Drink in PNC Park with All-Star Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival
What’s better in the summertime than heading to the ballpark and having a nice, cold beer?
How about unlimited samples of hundreds of craft beers, wines, and cocktail brands?
Experience everything wonderful about Pittsburgh’s PNC Park — without fear of the home team losing — at the All-Star Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival set for June 29. The event will take place inside PNC Park and on Federal Street on the North Shore.
Now in its second year, the festival is expanding to two sessions — 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7-11 p.m.
Because it’s all to do with alcohol, it’s a 21-and-over-only event. And for the $44.95 admission, you get the unlimited samples, a commemorative glass, ability to walk the bases and the warning track, a change to take a photo in the dugout, a pair of vouchers for tickets to a Pirates game this season, live entertainment, games (giant Jenga, Connect Four, cornhole), pierogi races, and giveaways. All that, and the Pirate Parrot will be hanging out.
The VIP admission ($59.95) gets you in a half-hour earlier for each session, along with access to exclusive samples and other areas of the park (including some private restrooms and lounge areas). Then there’s the Ultimate VIP package ($79.95), which adds on access to a rooftop lounge, meet-and-greet with Pirates alumni, more exclusive samples (“the good stuff,” the release claims), and an event T-shirt.
It’s a rain-or-shine event, so be prepared. The usual PNC Park rules apply, so you are allowed to bring one bag into the ballpark (purses, fanny packs, backpacks, etc.), provided the bag is soft-sided and 16” X 16” X 8” or smaller.
Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .