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#PghWhiskeyFest Facts You Need to Know

Health & Safety Guidelines

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.

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.

Tickets & Arrival Times

The event is SOLD OUT.  Tickets will not be available at the door.

Remember to check your tickets, arrival time and bring a valid ID (you will not need an ID for event check-in, but it may be needed when you enter Rivers Casino).

VIP Tasting – Doors open at 5pm

Grand Tasting (General Admission) & Designated Driver – Doors open at 6:30pm

Please note- Designated Driver tickets valid for Grand Tasting only- admission at 6:30pm


Rivers Casino Event Center, 777 Casino Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15212

All attendees must be 21+ to enter the casino.

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


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 busthe TzTrip (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.

Arrive early and enjoy the Casino!  Event attendees can begin checking in at the Drum Bar at 3pm to receive their event wristband.


Tickets include unlimited access to a buffet dinner located in the Grand View Buffet throughout the festival. VIP ticket holders may come and go as they please from 5-9 pm, and Grand Tasting/Designated Driver ticket holders from 6:30-9 pm.

Fine Wine & Good Spirits On-Site Store

Tickets include access to the Fine Wine & Good Spirits on-site store.  VIP ticket holders have access when the doors open at 5pm, and Grand Tasting/Designated Driver ticket holders can visit the store starting at 6:30pm.

See you at the Festival!

Follow along with the festival action all night via #PghWhiskeyFest on Instagram and Twitter.