Pittsburgh Magazine's Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival

Wed. Oct 23, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
21 and Over
$40.00 - $135.00
21 and Over
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Event Stats
$40.00 - $135.00
21 and Over
Event Description

Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2019 Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 at the Rivers Casino Event Center.

VIP Tasting 5:00-6:30pm


Experience Pittsburgh Magazine’s Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival in an exclusive way. Our VIP tasting will grant ticket holders early access to the Festival from 5:00-6:30 PM and a voucher for $10 off a $30 purchase at the on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store. VIP Guests are invited to continue their experience during the Grand Tasting from 6:30-9:00 PM. Tickets also include access to dinner at the Grand View Buffet.

Grand Tasting 6:30-9:00pm


The Grand Tasting will feature more than 300 premium distilled spirits from around the world including whiskey, scotch, bourbon, tequila, gin, rum, vodka, cordials and handcrafted cocktails. Guests can converse with industry representatives and experience interactive spirits lounges. Tickets also include access to dinner at the Grand View Buffet.


Q: What spirits will be sampled at the event?

A: Click here to view the full product list.

Q: Will the spirits representatives and distillers be at the event?

A: The distillers or a local representative will be present at the tables all night and will be on-hand to answer questions and discuss their spirits with guests.

Q: Can I purchase spirits at the actual event?

A: Yes. The event will feature an on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store where you can purchase your favorite spirits from the evening with some discounted prices! You can also place an order for special-order-only products.

Q: Will food be served at the event?

A: Yes, tickets include access to dinner at the Grand View Buffet.

Q: What is the attire for the evening?

A: Business casual or cocktail attire is suggested.

Additional Event Info

All attendees must be 21+ to enter the casino. 

The Event Center is located on the 2nd floor just passed the buffet. 

  • VIP Tasting – Doors open at 5pm

  • Grand Tasting (General Admission) – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    • Please note- Designated Driver tickets valid for Grand Tasting only- admission at 6:30 p.m.


Free parking is available in the Rivers Casino Parking Garage.  Valet parking is also available at Rivers Casino for a nominal fee.

Please note the scheduled road closures happening Downtown on Wednesday and plan your route to the festival accordingly.

For those who plan to sample and do not have a designated driver present, please travel responsibly. Consider traveling by bus, the T, zTrip (a traditional cab, now available through the app) or use a ride-share service like Uber or Lyft

Event Check-in

Event check-in will take place in the Rivers Casino Drum Bar on the 1st floor beginning at 3 p.m.  Avoid traffic, arrive early and enjoy the Casino.


Tickets include unlimited access to the Rivers Casino Grand View Buffet throughout the festival. VIP ticket holders may come and go as they please from 5-9 p.m., and Grand Tasting ticket holders from 6:30-9 p.m.

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Venue Details
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Rivers Casino Event Center 777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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