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Put away your pumpkins, we’re going on a cocktail trail

Put away your pumpkins because this year, we’ve got a better way to celebrate the season. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Pittsburgh City Paper have partnered up on the perfect way to experience fall: a cocktail trail.

From Oct. 15-25, you can support the Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant scene on the first-ever Downtown Fall Cocktail Trail, sponsored by Bacardi.

During the ten day event, select restaurants — all with indoor and outdoor dining and many with takeout options — will offer an autumn-inspired cocktail featuring Bacardi Spiced Rum, Cazadores Tequila, or Grey Goose Vodka, with seasonal dishes to match. Plan your trail with the official trail map, which can be found at the City Paper booth during the Market Square Farmers Market on October 15 and 22. And, find the event on Facebook for even more trail fun.

Check out what our 16 participating eateries are offering.

August Henry's Burger Bar*

946 Penn Ave.
Photo: August Henry's Burger Bar
Apple Chai Margarita
Cazadores Reposado Tequila, chai tea, Soergel’s apple cider, and a cinnamon sugar coated orange slice
Menu pairing
Apple Bacon Jam Burger: Angus burger with caramelized apple slices, bacon jam, maple honey dijon, sharp white cheddar, mixed greens, and served with fresh cut fries


940 Penn Ave.
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Photo: Bakersfield
Cazadores Tequila, Campari, house sour, jalapeño, and blood orange San Pellegrino
Menu pairing
Pollo Diablo- Arbol Chili Glazed Chicken: Chipotle lime cream, pickled white onions, queso fresco, radish, and cilantro

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

146 Sixth St.
Photo: Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
Foliar Than Thou
Grey Goose Vodka, St. Germaine, Aperol, lemon juice, cinnamon honey syrup, and egg white
Menu pairing
Wood-fired octopus with rosemary roasted fingerling potatoes, pickled cranberry, spiced walnut and arugula

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks*

301 Fifth Ave. at Piatt Place
Apple Cinnamon Mojito
Bacardi Spiced Rum, granny smith apples, cinnamon simple syrup, mint, and fresh squeezed lime juice
Menu pairing
Fig glazed cedar salmon with risotto

Meat & Potatoes

649 Penn Ave.
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Photo: Meat & Potatoes
Warm & Fuzzy
Grey Goose Vodka, pear, allspice dram, cardamom, and Prosecco.
Menu pairing
Braised short ribs

Penn Cove Eatery &
The Warren Bar & Burrow

245 Seventh St.
Photo: Penn Cove Eatery and The Warren Bar & Burrow
Bacardi Spiced Rum, Nux Alpina walnut liqueur, St. Elizabeth allspice dram, housemade sage syrup, fresh lime juice, Fee Bros walnut bitters, and fresh grated nutmeg
Menu pairing
Farmer’s Market Pork Ribs: Potato cakes, beet puree, short ribs, butternut squash, and arugula

Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room

139 Seventh St.
Southern Migration
Grey Goose Vodka, Lillet, pineapple juice, lemon, and a Pinot Noir float garnished with an apple slice.
Menu pairing
Harvest Pizza: Wood-roasted butternut squash chunks, spicy Italian sausage, house-made fresh mozzarella, a creamy butternut sauce, and crispy sage leaves.

Redbeard’s on Sixth*

144 Sixth St.
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Photo: Redbeard's on Sixth
Original Sin
Grey Goose Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, apple cider, cinnamon, and a lemon rind.
Menu pairing
Fuji Apple Salad: Artisan salad mix, golden beets, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, and thin slices of Fuji apples topped with house made apple cider vinaigrette.


242 Forbes Ave.
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Photo: Revel
Blackberry-Sage Margarita
Cazadores Reposado Tequila, agave, lime, and rosemary salt.
Menu pairing
Crispy Brussels sprouts: Smoked bacon, bleu cheese, candied cashews, and yuzu mayo.

Scarpino by Scott Walton*
(pop-up at Ten Penny)

960 Penn Ave.
Not Your Dirty Chai
Bacardi Spiced Rum, oolong chai tea, irish cream, brown sugar syrup, fall spices, and aromatic bitters.
Menu pairing
Pasquale Parmigiana 28: Pennsylvania Amish chicken, mozzarella, basil, cured tomato, and provolone piccante.


214 Sixth St.
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Photo: täkō
Smocus Pocus
Cazadores Blanco Tequila, mezcal, grapefruit, lime, and rosemary syrup
Fall Frozen Poison Apple-rita
Cazadores Reposado Tequila, allspice dram, apple cider, honey, lemon, apple bitters
Menu pairing
Chicken Tacos and papas bravas


425 Sixth Ave.
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Photo: Talia
Goose Down N’Bound
Grey Goose Vodka, Amaro Nonino, Averna, orange juice, ginger syrup, honey simple, cinnamon syrup, orange twist and a pinch of nutmeg. (Served hot.)
Menu pairing
Meat Ball Sliders: pork, veal, and hot sausage blend meatballs with pomodoro sauce, provolone, mozzarella, arugula, and fresh challah buns.

The Lemonade Stand
at Market Street Grocery

435 Market St.
Photo: The Lemonade Stand at Market Street Grocery
Harvest Cocktail
Bacardi Spiced Rum, pear, maple, lime, and sparkling wine.
Menu pairing
Fall Chicken: Maple buffalo, sage aioli, cheddar

The Simple Greek*

431 Market St.
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Photo: The Simple Greek
Not Your Mama’s Apple Pie
Bacardi Spiced Rum, Apple cider, apple juice, Bacardi 151, cinnamon, whipped cream, and garnished with a cinnamon stick.
Menu pairings
Rizogolo: Gooey rice pudding made in house.
Tyrokafteri: spicy feta dip served with warm pita.

The Speckled Egg*

501 Grant St., inside the Union Trust building
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Photo: The Speckled Egg
Pittsburgh Is A Zombie Town
Cazadores Reposado Tequila, Maggie's Farm 50/50 dark rum, BLY Silver 105 Proof rum, grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, apple acid, and nitro muddled sage.
Menu pairing
Sweet potato waffle: Fried chicken breast, Maggie’s Farm Rum barrel aged syrup, and crispy sage.

The Standard*

947 Penn Ave.
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Photo: The Standard
Easy As Pie
Grey Goose Vodka, cream, pumpkin pie purée, maple syrup, with a graham cracker rim.
Menu pairing
Chocolate chip and pumpkin bread pudding with a housemade salted butterscotch caramel sauce.

*Denotes cocktails to-go

All restaurants will be following COVID regulations. Participants will offer their cocktail and menu pairings during regular business hours. Visit their websites to find the most up-to-date information.

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