Pittsburgh Magazine's Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival

Fri. Sep 24, 2021
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Join Pittsburgh Magazine for this year’s Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival! The 2021 event will feature premium spirits from around the world – whiskey, scotch, bourbon, tequila, gin, rum, vodka, and so much more.

Whiskey Fest is an upscale fusion of premium spirit brands, fine cuisine and unforgettable entertainment for both true spirits aficionados and more casual cocktail fans. 

The Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival will feature:

  • Premium distilled spirits including whiskey, scotch, vodka, gin, rum, tequila, cordials and handcrafted cocktails

  • Exclusive Product Sampling

  • Meet & Greets with Distillers and Brand Ambassadors

  • Interactive Spirit Lounges

  • Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store for Onsite Purchases

  • VIP Early Access

Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2021 Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival is scheduled for Friday, September 24 at the Rivers Casino Event Center.

VIP Tasting 5:00-6:30pm - SOLD OUT


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 a buffet dinner.

Grand Tasting 6:30-9:00pm - SOLD OUT


The Grand Tasting will feature more than 250 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 a buffet dinner.



Q: What spirits will be sampled at the event?

A: The full product list will be available in early August.

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

A: Yes!  Distillers, brand ambassadors 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 a buffet dinner.

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.

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 5-9pm, and Grand Tasting ticket holders from 6:30-9pm.


To ensure public safety, event policies and pandemic related restrictions are subject to change.  We will continue to monitor local transmission rates and take the recommendations of the CDC, County and State Health Departments into consideration.

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. 

When possible we encourage all attendees to practice social distancing during the event.

If the event is cancelled by Pittsburgh Magazine, exhibitors and ticket holders will be refunded.

Mask Mandate

Per CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines:

- Masks are optional for individuals who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19.

- Masks are required for individuals who are not vaccinated or only partially vaccinated from COVID-19.

Indoor Air Quality Upgrade

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh has recently upgraded its HVAC system to include airPHX®, a patented technology that continuously disinfects indoor air and eliminates coronavirus on surfaces. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh also features AtmosAirTM, an indoor air quality purification system.

Click here to view all of the Rivers Casino COVID-19 updates.

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Rivers Casino Event Center 777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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