The Whiskey Fest Facts You Need to Know

Pittsburgh Magazine's Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival at the Rivers Casino is just one day away. Here's everything you should know to prepare.

The countdown to #PghWhiskeyFest is on — Pittsburgh Magazine’s Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival is tomorrow at the Rivers Casino Event Center. For those who have their tickets, here is everything you need to know before you get your sampling on. For those who don’t — what are you waiting for? Time is running out to sample more than 305 premium spirits, plus dinner, prizes and activities.

Don’t have a ticket yet, but want to join in on the fun? Grand Tasting (General Admission) tickets will be on sale at the door for $95 per person.

#PghWhiskeyFest Facts You Need to Know


Rivers Casino Event Center
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

All attendees must be 21+ to enter the casino. 

The Event Center is located on the 2nd floor just past 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. All festival attendees will receive an event wristband.


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.

See you at the festival!

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

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