Get out your best striped attire and skeleton accessories because the Burton Bar has come to Pittsburgh! This limited-time pop-up bar has found its residence in the Bloomfield neighborhood. Find it on Penn Avenue inside the local favorite cocktail lounge, Mixtape.
The Burton Bar is serving up all sorts of spooky fun inspired by your favorite Tim Burton films. With family friendly sessions and 21+ sessions, the Burton Bar is a must-visit during this Halloween season.
Immersive Bar Experience
Put on by Hidden Pittsburgh, the Burton Bar is an immersive bar experience, meaning you don’t just go and order drinks like a typical bar. To visit the Burton Bar, you’ll need to purchase a ticket ahead of time on their website for the date and time you desire.
Tickets include a festive welcome adult beverage for 21+ sessions and non-alcoholic beverages for the family friendly sessions, or upon request for others. For only $15 per person, you will be transported into the whimsically spooky world of Tim Burton.
Upon arrival, staff will greet you for ticket confirmation, as well as your ID for 21+ sessions. Head through the bar to grab your welcome drink from the fabulous bartenders and start mingling!
Otherworldly Photo Ops
You’ll have some time to chat with others in your group and will no doubt want to take advantage of the iconic photo opportunities. Inspired by some of the well-known characters from Tim Burton’s films, you will find familiar faces, or skeletons, around the space to snap some photos.
You might find characters from films such as Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more! If you say his name three times, you may even be graced by Beetlejuice himself….
Tim Burton Trivia
After everyone settles in with their welcome beverage, there will be a chance for you to test your Tim Burton trivia. Believe it or not, Tim Burton has directed quite a few spooky and offbeat films.
Sweeney Todd, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, and Edward Scissorhands are just a few that you might be quizzed about during your visit to the Burton Bar. Be sure to brush up on your knowledge by watching some of the films before your visit. Or team up with some folks who have!
Demonic Drink Menu
Speaking of some of Burton’s most eerie films, Sweeney Todd is one of our favorites! Taking a look at the drink menu at the Burton Bar, you are likely to recognize some familiar names.
One of our favorite drinks was inspired by the one and only Demon Barber of Fleet Street! The Demon Barber is a cocktail composed of vodka, cherry liqueur, lime, and grenadine, and topped with a red wine float. Very suitable for the tale of Sweeney Todd!
Plenty of other drinks are available for purchase, inspired by some of the films mentioned above. If you aren’t familiar with Burton’s more spooky films, you may be familiar with his less spooky favorites, Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Each of the drinks goes beyond the typical cocktail. Whether it be the addition of glitter, boba, or a little gummy treat, these sips will be as delicious as they are Instagram worthy!
Nightmarish Non-Alcoholic Menu
If you are driving or want to opt for an alcohol-free beverage, worry not, the fun continues! With a menu of five signature non-alcoholic beverages, the Burton Bar is a stellar spooky time for all.
One of the non-alcoholic options features a warm apple cider with house-made chai syrup and chai tea. Talk about a cozy fall drink! Another one of the alcohol-free options is similar to a kombucha. With molasses, apple cider vinegar, honey, ginger, and lemon, the Peg Bog is a crisp festive sip.
Music + Monsters
Listen to music from all of Burton’s movies as you enjoy the bar experience and your festive beverages. If you’re lucky, you might even hear one of the most iconic Burton film tunes from Beetlejuice, Banana Boat!
Wear your best Burton-themed attire because there may just be a contest for who fits in the best with Mr. Burton’s films…
Book a Spot at the Burton Bar
Each session at the Burton Bar lasts 90 minutes, so be sure to make the most of it! There are dates available Wednesdays – Sundays beginning at 5:30pm on weekdays and 11am on the weekends.
Spots are filling up fast for this one-of-a-kind Halloween pop-up bar. So get your crew together and get your tickets now! The Burton Bar will be open now through the night of Halloween. Enter if you dare!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.