This Weekend in Pittsburgh: Oakmont Brewery Beer, Shop Dogs, 3 New Cocktail Spots & Civil War Sites

Headed to Light Up Night? We’ve got the details on two new spots to sip a cocktail downtown. Say hello to the shop dogs of Pittsburgh. Inner Groove Brewing is collaborating with Oakmont bakery on a holiday beer. Learn about the Civil War sites in your neighborhood. And, Monday is Taco Night at Cinderland’s Warehouse.

by Lindsay Patross
November 21, 2019

FOR GOOD: Light up the dance floor 
Looking for an alternative to Light Up Night? Instead of just looking at the lights, dance with the lights. The November In Bed By Ten Dance Party takes place on Friday night at Spirit inside of The Vault. The Vault is an installation that fills the room with lights that respond to the music.

BEER: Oakmont Bakery Beer
Inner Groove Brewing in Verona is releasing Ginger Bell Rock, a brown ale brewed with 10 dozen gingerbread cookies from Oakmont Bakery.

PODCAST: Beyond the battlefield
In Episode 03 of our podcast, “The Slaw: Staying on Top of Pittsburgh,” we talk with Rich Condon aka Civil War Pittsburgh about some of the Civil War Historic sites that you pass every day in the City of Pittsburgh. We also highlight the collaboration between Make+Matter and Burghwood on the interior design of their Lawrenceville shop. Listen here or subscribe in iTunes.

PUPS: Pittsburgh’s friendliest shopkeepers
Meet the four-legged greeters around town in our roundup of the shop dogs of Pittsburgh. From breweries to barber shops, these pups are some of the hardest workers in town.

DRINK: some new places to sip cocktails

🍸 Commerce Bar // East Liberty – Just a reminder that the Commerce Bar, a new speakeasy behind Bird on the Run opens today.

🍷 Mimi’s Modern // Downtown – Located in the lobby of 11 Stanwix St., this coffee shop and wine bar is a great place to meet for Light Up Night away from the crowds.

🥃 Tina’s (Holiday) // Downtown – Tina’s, the popular Bloomfield cocktail spot, is opening a holiday pop-up bar in the Americus Club on Smithfield Street. You can head to Tina’s Holiday pop-up bar starting this Saturday inside the Americus Club. Tina’s (Holiday) opens on Light Up Night and will be open Thursday – Sunday through Christmas.

VIDEO: The oldest farmers market in town

The Farmers Cooperative of East Liberty has been open since 1941. The building in East Liberty is located just across the street from Home Depot. Stop by on Saturday morning to pick up fresh produce, meat and more.


This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday // November 22

Pittsburgh Guitar Night with Danny Rectenwald & Friends @ Mr. Smalls Fun House

See three of Pittsburgh’s solo guitarists, Danny Rectenwald, Jagtime Millionaire, and Glenn Strother, perform on one night at Mr. Smalls Fun House. Tickets are $10.

Saturday // November 23

I Made It! Market @ Edgewood Towne Center

This weekend the “I Made it! Market” pops up at Edgewood Towne Center. Buy unique gifts and support local artists. Check out our guide to holiday markets in Pittsburgh for a complete list of upcoming markets.

Sunday // November 24

Yoga Under The Vault @ Spirit 

Can’t make it to In Bed By Ten on Friday but want to check out The Vault at Spirit? Sign up for this unique yoga class. Tickets are $15. After you stretch, stick around for brunch at Spirit.

Monday // November 25

Taco Night @ Cinderlands Warehouse

No need to wait for taco Tuesday. Every Monday, The Cinderland’s Warehouse in the Strip District has a special taco menu. Check out our preview of the Cinderland’s Warehouse here. Looking for a beer to drink? We think the Squish Pale Ale goes well with everything.


📷A Christmas Tree in two parts. This is the Christmas tree that goes in the center of the skating rink in PPG Plaza.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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