Pittsburgh’s Original Libations Tour- “Walk, Learn, Imbibe, Repeat!”
As featured in Table Magazine! Not your average bar crawl in Pittsburgh, folks. We invite you to join Marta Mazzoni from Marta on the Move Podcast as she weaves you through some of her favorite spots for drinks in Pittsburgh’s Strip District! Roll solo or get the crew together to learn some hidden history of Pittsburgh, play engaging games, win prizes, and meet some new folks all while sipping on Pittsburgh’s various own crafted beverages.
Offering an intimate, and engaging walking tour between 6 to 12 guests that showcases Pittsburgh’s Strip District, and it’s vibrant and growing alcohol industry.
We are from Pittsburgh and we have the cultural knowledge of the town we would love to share with you. Along with local inside information about where to shop, eat, stay or drink while in town.
It is our hope you will walk away with a new respect for Pittsburgh’s libation history and possibly a new friend! Memories are what makes an experience, and through ours we hope to provide a great and interactive one for you.
Tours last from 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours and include a chocolate pairing, prizes, various snacks, tasting flights, and a cocktail! We will all meet at a disclosed location that will be emailed to you before the tour begins. Locations vary from tour to tour!
Rain or shine. Guests will have to fill out a waiver prior to joining the tour. Private parties available. Contact PghOriginalLibations@gmail.com or Facebook for information
“One of the best ways to spend your Sunday! A must do for travelers and locals. The hosts are amazing and share inside knowledge of the area. We had the best time!”
Some stops we may frequent include-
“Allegheny Distilling is an urban distillery located in the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh and maker of Maggie’s Farm Rum, the first commercially-available Pennsylvania-made craft rum since Prohibition. Maggie’s Farm is more about what it isn’t, a corporate entity where marketing gimmicks and bottom lines trump taste and quality. Maggie’s Farm is an independent craft distillery founded without the support of banks or venture capitalists.
All of our rums are distilled from turbinado, a raw cane, rather than molasses and pot-distilled for body and flavor on 100% copper Spanish-made stills. We produce our rums using Caribbean-derived yeasts with long fermentation times for high ester production. Even our white rums are lightly aged for additional smoothness and ester development. All of our aged rums are now pushing two years old and aged in neutral rum casks, same as most Caribbean distillers do, to preserve the flavors and aromas produced by tertiary esterification. This is in contrast to the sometimes overly oaky flavors produced by new charred or ex-whiskey casks used by most American craft rum distillers. And all of our stills and manufacturing processes are on display right behind the cocktail bar in our distillery’s tasting room located in Pittsburgh’s industrial Strip District, so you know exactly where your rums are coming from.”
“PITTSBURGH WINERY IS NESTLED IN THE CELLAR OF AN OLD BANK BUILDING, WITH ONSITE PRODUCTION, STORAGE AND SEATING AMONG THE BARRELS OF AGING WINES. TASTE WORLD CLASS DRY WINES IN OUR QUAINT LITTLE CALIFORNIA STYLE TASTING ROOM OR IN OUR ROMANTIC CELLAR SETTING AS WE PROVIDE YOU WITH A UNIQUE, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE WINEMAKERS AND OUR FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU”
“Wigle is hell bent on creating a vital, educated community around the highest quality, most inventive, bursting-with-terroir fermented and distilled products in the world. We’re strong believers of investing in our communities to support the agricultural, social and economic systems of which we are a part. Our innovation team devotes enormous amounts of resources into research and make each one of our dozens of regionally inspired spirits from scratch with organic ingredients whenever possible. We never purchase spirits from bulk suppliers.”
“Pennsylvania Libations is a family driven craft wine, spirits, ciders, mead and beer sales company. We support and sell only Pennsylvania made products. It all started as a broker company with one distillery and quickly grew to a full blown sales and representation company with a retail location. Pennsylvania Libations proudly supports and sells the largest portfolio of craft libations in the state of Pennsylvania. We start as a sales force across the state with distribution to strengthen and build brand equity. We represent the products that so many dedicated and talented producers put all of their passion and education into a bottle (or keg:). With our retail location, this is where we solidify our base model of a full circle sales program. We now can present craft libations located from all four corners of the beautiful state of Pennsylvania to the public.”
“Craft distillery, cocktail bar and premier event venue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Features live jazz”
Frequently asked Questions-
Is this a pub crawl? Will we be walking a lot?
No, this is not a pub crawl. This tour is set up at a pace to sip, learn, and get to know your guides, learn about the area, and drinks plus connect with others in your group. Please wear comfortable shoes. Total walking time is about 10 minutes between each location and will vary with refreshing stops in between.
Are Drinks Included on the Tour?
Yes, tastes of various drinks will be included on this tour at each stop.
Suitable for Children?
This tour is designed for 21+ No one under that age will be allowed on the tour.
Is Food included on the tour?
Some snacks will be provided on this tour, not a full meal, so come prepared after a large breakfast!
What is the total time of this tour?
The tour usually runs about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
How much time will we spend at each location and how many locations will we be visiting?
We will be visiting between 3 or 4 locations depending on the date and size of the group. Each location we will spend aproximately 30 minutes.
Do you offer private tours?
Yes, we do! Please email Martafoos@gmail.com for more information.
Why should I take your tour?
We offer inside knowledge about the city we grew up in and watched flourish over the years. We would love to share that knowledge with you. You also bypass the lines of at normal locations, and recieve an intimate experience along with tastings not offered to the public. Trust us that you will enjoy yourself whether you are local or traveling. THIS is the best way to experience Pittsburgh.
Do you offer refunds?
This event is rain or shine. We do not offer refunds UNLESS there are less than 4 bookings for the event.