CP photo by Celine Roberts
Last call: Acacia’s Duc Fyffe cocktail, photographed for City Paper’s Booze Battles in December
Acacia, the speakeasy-style cocktail bar in South Side, announced that it will be taking a break from service and closing up shop, for now. Acacia is owned by Lynn Falk, who was also one of the owners of renowned former cocktail bar Embury. His talents were at full display at the Carson Street hide-away, which which offered excellent drinks in 1920s-style atmosphere.
Acacia won City Paper
's "Best of Pittsburgh" awards
several times for Best Bar (South). It has been widely heralded as one of the best cocktail bars in the city.
Per Acacia's official Twitter account, the group says this closure is only temporary and that "this isn't goodbye, it's see you soon." It's unclear whether the bar is currently closed or will be closing soon. This writer, who cut her cocktail drinking teeth at both Embury and Acacia, certainly hopes Pittsburgh will be seeing something new from Acacia in the future.