Can I rent Mixtape for a private event?
While we once did private rentals, Mixtape is currently not available for private events.
Can I have a party at Mixtape?
As mentioned on our homepage, Mixtape is not designed to accommodate large groups. We are small in size and have limited seating as our space is not a venue or large restaurant, but a single-room neighborhood lounge. Mixtape is a great place to meet some friends for drinks, but we may not be the best choice for groups of 10+ (depending on the night / event). Large, organized groups who arrive unannounced may be asked to leave if there is not space available or if they are disruptive to other customers. For any questions regarding parties please contact email@example.com.
Do you offer table or cocktail service?
We do not, but our bartenders and staff members are super-friendly and love to see you! Please visit the counter for service.
Do you take any reservations for seating?
No, we do not. Seating is available on a first-come basis.
Is Mixtape kid-friendly?
Kids are fantastic, however, Mixtape is, first and foremost, a cocktail bar and is designed for an adult crowd (don't let the bean bag furniture and board games fool you). During daytime hours, some customers like to bring their children in for a sandwich or smoothie, but we do not allow minors after 7pm sharp (no exceptions). Friday and Saturday evenings are strictly 21+.
*Children must be directly supervised by an adult at all times. Any adult (or group) who does not properly supervise or allows children with them to be disruptive in any manner, as determined by management, will be asked to leave. Please note, children who are not seated directly with an adult in their party are not properly supervised.
What's the deal with bringing outside food?
We always allow customers to bring in outside food (except during large events when stated / outside beverages are prohibited), but we do have to ask for a few courtesies. As a small cocktail bar and lounge, we strive to make our atmosphere as comfortable for all guests as possible. We ask that guests do not bring more food than will fit at your table as this is not a venue for large parties. Food (and food waste - boxes, napkins, etc.) left unattended will be discarded by staff. Stop in for a few drinks with friends and grab a pizza next door at Pizza Fiesta or bring your favorite carryout. We might even be able to hook you up with some hot sauce or utensils - please do not hesitate to ask or contact us with questions.
Will Mixtape host a fundraiser for a cause I support or an organization I'm involved with?
Charity work is very important to us. While we wish we could help everyone, our resources are limited and we strive to maintain consistency during our day-to-day operations. We donate all cash "tips" left at the bar to a featured local charity/non-profit and may occasionally host fundraiser happy hours for this featured organization. If you represent a local non-profit or charity and would like to be considered for our tip donations, please feel free to contact us via email (info@mixtapePGH.com). Note: We may not be able to respond to each individual inquiry due to the extremely high volume of requests we receive.
When do you have DJs at Mixtape?
Unless there is a special occasion, we only host DJs on Saturday nights (and during Unblurred / First Fridays on Penn if there is no band scheduled) Check out our calendar or Facebook page for upcoming events with guest DJs.
Can I DJ at Mixtape?
Perhaps! If you think you might like to DJ at our place, send us an email (music@mixtapePGH.com) with a little bit about your music and past venues/events you've performed.
Can my band play at Mixtape?
We typically only host live bands during Unblurred / First Fridays on Penn. If you're in a band and think you might like to perform, please send us an email (music@mixtapePGH.com). Be sure to include information about past shows you've played, what size crowd you expect to bring, how your band promotes performances, and samples of your music. Supporting local music is important to us - we prefer to book bands that are from the Pittsburgh area.