10 Places to Eat, Drink and Party Before Or After The Taylor Swift Concert
Get ready for a weekend full of Taylor Swift-themed festivities to celebrate her stop June 16-17 at Acrisure Stadium for the Eras Tour.
From brunches and specialty cocktails to parties and scavenger hunts, there’s no shortage of Taylor-themed fun to have before you head over to the main attraction at Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore. Even if you aren’t going to the concert, Pittsburgh will be a Swiftie heaven for the days leading up to and after the concert.
Here are some Taylor-themed activities for the die-hard fans in town for the concert:
Pregame at Blue Sky Kitchen and Bar
Need somewhere to amp up before the concert? From 2- 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, Blue Sky Kitchen and Bar in East Liberty is welcoming all Swifites to celebrate with a themed brunch.
Acrisure Stadium is about a 20-minute drive from this relatively new restaurant — you’ll be far enough away from all of the North Shore commotion but close enough to get there early to beat the crowd (if that’s even possible).
Taylor Swift Brunch at Coughlin’s Law
If you’re in town this weekend for the show, Coughlin’s Law Kitchen and Ale House in Mount Washington has got you covered. “Grab your cardigan and get ready,” the Taylor Swift Brunch is on June 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
With Taylor-themed food, drinks, and tunes, you’re sure to meet a fellow Swiftie before the concert. Make sure to visit the Mount Washington observation decks on Saturday to see the crowds gathering on the North Shore.
Swiftie Party at the Bulldog Pub
If you’re a PIttsburgh local, or in town a few days before the concert, party and meet Swifites at the Pre-Concert Meetup in Morningside. The party is held just before the Eras Tour weekend, so you can still enjoy all of what the weekend has to offer.
Taylor Swift Yoga and Brunch at Bakery Square
Concerts can be stressful, especially if you paid a thousand dollars for a ticket. Relax and unwind before the concert in Bakery Square in Larimer with Taylor-themed yoga, followed by brunch.
The event will take place on June 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yoga begins at 10:30 and ends at 11:30. Brunch begins after yoga at Tako Torta and will feature a DJ playing Taylor’s hits. Food and drink specials will be announced closer to the event on Bakery Square’s social media.
If you’re coming for yoga, make sure to bring your own mat. You must register, free of cost, ahead of time to fill out a waiver. Parking will be validated for attendees.
The Taylor Swift Drag Brunch at Kingfly Spirits
For all the “fierce and fabulous” Swifites, S&S Productions will be holding a Taylor-themed drag show and brunch at Kingfly Spirits in the Strip District on Saturday, June 17. An event full of die-hard Swift fans and performers, the event is a great way to start off your concert celebration.
Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m., where you can grab a cocktail and grub from the featured food truck and find your seat for the show at 12:30 p.m. The event will take place in the loft of the venue.
The show will feature local, national and televised talent. You must reserve a ticket in advance. The ticket prices start at $25 and will be sold by the table. You must be over 21 to purchase.
Taylor Swift-Tea at Atithi Art Gallery
For those in town after the concert, fear not, the Swiftie? events keep coming. Atithi Studios in Sharpsburg is holding a Taylor-themed event with Adda Coffee and Tea on Saturday, June 24, after the concert commotion dies down.
The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will feature Taylor-inspired treats and mocktails, tea, jewelry-making of friendship bracelets and more. You must reserve a ticket to attend.
Taylor Swift Summer Blast-Off at Hard Rock Cafe
Another event after the concert, Hard Rock Cafe in Station Square is welcoming all Taylor Swift fans for the summer blast-off party. The 21+ event will feature “dancing, videos, giveaways, photo ops, special mixes” and music from Taylor all night long.
“Gather your friends and come party and celebrate the music of your favorite obsessions with a room full of obsessed fans,” Saturday, June 24 from 9 p.m. – midnight.
Be sure to wear your best summer and beach outfits. The event will be held outside in Bessemer Court, weather permitting, and the Hard Rock kitchen will be open and offering themed drinks. Admission is $10 at the door.
Taylor Swift Scavenger Hunt at Carnegie Science Center
After you’re done enjoying a bite to eat at one of the Swiftie brunches, have some more fun at the Carnegie Science Center, right next door to the stadium.
The science center will be holding a scavenger hunt during the weekend of the concert, where “visitors will be tasked with finding 10 tiny Taylor Swifts, each dressed to her ten albums, hidden in the Miniature Railroad exhibition,” according to WPXI.
The hunt will take place on Friday, June 16 and Sunday, June 18. The scavenger hunt is included with the purchase of a general admission ticket at the center.
Taylor Swift-Themed Night at Shorty’s
Another stop to check out if you’re in town early is Shorty’s in West Homestead. On June 14, Tap x Taco at Shorty’s Waterfront location will host a one-day-only Taylor Swift pop-up event. The all-day event will take place during Shorty’s regular hours of operation.
The event promises a Taylor Swift oasis with experiences such as karaoke, cocktails, friendship bracelet-making and trading, and prize opportunities. 96.1 Kiss will be broadcasting live from 5-7 p.m. to give away Taylor Swift Eras Tour concert tickets. The winner must be at Shorty’s Tap x Taco to win.
Taylor Swift Cocktails at Ritual House
Stop by Downtown’s newest modern American restaurant before the concert on June 17 to enjoy any of their one-night-only specialty cocktails.
Just a 5-minute drive from the stadium, Ritual House in the Union Trust Building offers the special event between 4-7:30 p.m. Enjoy Taylor-themed drinks such as: Meet Me at Midnight, crafted with coconut rum, lychee, strawberry, lemon Prosecco, activated charcoal and finished with a black sugar rim; Bad Blood (vodka pina-colada); Lavender Haze (purple gin and lychee) or Red Album (strawberry tequila).