This 4 star rating is based off of past times here and my interaction with the general manager. If it had solely been on this visit it would have been a lot lower because of one reason - the music. Ok, so after randomly stumbling across this place a couple of years ago it has become the go to spot for my friends and me. When the time came to chose a spot for my friends 30th birthday bash, Perlé was our obvious choice! I got in contact with Sharon, the manager, about reserving a table for bottle service and she was absolutely fantastic. Planning for a party, especially as an out of towner, is never easy but she made it so great! We corresponded for a couple of weeks and she got us set up with what we wanted. Prices were what you'd expect for Pittsburgh bottle service, so we were happy and excited! Sharon even said we could bring in decorations (balloons, banners, photo booth props) and not only that but when we came to drop them off Sharon took everything and set it up for us so we could get to our dinner reservation! Above and beyond our expectations! She did an amazing job and made our night so special! The only downside, however, was the music. Normally when we've been the DJ was fantastic and the place filled up with tons of people looking to dance...this time, though, you couldn't dance if you wanted to. It was an odd techno remix of every song that came on. It felt out of place. I'm sure it's great if you like that style, but it felt more like listening to someone who is practicing for a rave and not a DJ concerned with filling a bar or playing fun music to dance to. We couldn't dance at all which was pretty disappointing. We even saw a couple bachelorette parties leave because of it and the place never even filled up, making the need for bottle service in the fist place kind of obsolete. Hopefully the next time we go in the music is better, but if it isn't we might have to find a new go to spot. Overall we still had fun, and the staff and management team was so accommodating it really helped us make the best of the night. We've seen how much fun we can have here so we'll be back for sure, but I'm hoping the music is better! I'd hate to lose this place!!
Very neat place to visit and drink but is very expensive. The atmosphere is awesome and the staff is very friendly. When they were closed they invited us to come back for a free drink which we very much appreciated. They do offer other things besides champagne for those who don't like it.
As of late July, Perle will operate as a banquet hall for private events. It is no longer open to the public as a Champagne Lounge.
I was here Thursday evening for a private event / industry holiday mixer, and I thought the place was very nice. The door is at ground level in Market Square, and when you go in, you walk up the steps to the club level (from what I understand, there are no alternatives to the stairway for disabled or handicapped patrons). They have a coat-check if you so desire, but I just found a table and placed my coat over the seat. When I arrived at the bar, I asked to see the draught list, but they have no beers on tap, just champagnes. They do have a small selection on beers sold by the bottle. I chose a German Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse off the beer list, which was $6.75 (+ $2 tip = $8.75), which I thought was a little pricey, considering I can buy a whole six pack of this beer for $9.99 at Shop N Save, but I digress. I saw that they had a food menu, but I didn't order anything. The club itself is very nicely decorated, music was good, and not overpoweringly loud, and I loved how the windows at the front of the building overlook Market Square. The bathrooms were modern and clean, and were nicely decorated with a very cool and colorful tile design. I had a nice time mixing with some of my industry professionals, said goodbye, and then I walked over to the Original Oyster House for a little (inexpensive, deep-fried) snack, and then went home. Would certainly come back again to Perlé if the occasion arose. Cheers!
Okay, I didn't go here during prime time (it was before 8:00 pm) but the club looks great and the bartenders are awesome. We had a couple of delicious specialty drinks and enjoyed talking to the staff. The fact that they have champagne on tap is pretty cool. The best part is that the delicious cocktails don't break the bank, but maybe I'm just used to NY prices. In any event, if I wanted to go someplace a little fancy for a night on the town in Pittsburgh, I'd go here.
I came here for drinks for a friend's birthday on a Saturday night. I have never been to a Champagne Bar and had no idea what to expect. When we arrived, we realized we were a little under dressed, so I would be cautious of that when you plan your visit. The dance floor was pretty big and they played great music. I loved their Champagne Mojito- it was a twist on a classic drink and was really good. My boyfriend doesn't drink Champagne, but he was able to get another drink at the bar. It is a little on the pricey side, so I would just be prepared for that before you visit. Overall, for a special occasion- we had a great time.
Wandered in after hearing some music pouring out of the door. Discovered it was Latin music night. Looked to be mostly a group of students and teachers, but we thought why not let's jump in. Ended up having a whole a lot of fun, enjoying a few dances and some great drinks from the bartenders. Always fun to see what twist can be thrown your way down in Market Square!
My friends and I arrived at about 9 on a Saturday and the place was pretty dead with terrible electronic music playing. It wasn't an awesome intro to the place. But we were able to get a couch since it was so dead and that was nice. The menu has many options for champagne cocktails. I've been to Paris several times and when I saw they had Kir Royale I automatically ordered it. Then it arrived and I nearly spit it out. It had Hennessy in it - not a classic ingredient to a real Kir Royale. In a total accident -non coincidental to not liking my drink - my drink spilled and our waiter quickly cleaned everything up and and did give me a new drink. It was the Champs Elysees had strawberry syrup with champagne. Much better. Overall the decor was cute with lots of circles and made me think of champagne bubbles. There was an open door and balcony out to Market Square. That would be nice in the spring or summer. But all in all the place was just "meh". I'm not sure if I'll be back.
Good music, stuck up customers, mediocre drinks, unfriendly bartenders. Left after one drink.
The place was SWANK and the vibe is forming when you arrive at Perle. Hip, fancy, timey take on a bar in DT Pitts. I really enjoyed the look of the entryway staff (bouncers); they were in character with the vibe the place seems to want to giveaway. But the female bartenders up in the champagne bar could use a bit of improvement in attire and still keep it comfy; just seemed very casual compared to the VIP staff and welcome staff. They were also kinda bickering w/ other staff members- big boo for mood killers but serviceable to CUstomers so that was a good comeback! The drinks were delicious. Prices are reasonable. I saw some champs by the glass that were minimally up-charged from original bottle price- ching ching win for guests. The customers were interesting altogether. Some exuded clear pretentiousness while others fit well with a fashionable look and a mere intent to sip the bubbly and have a good time! Yea! I enjoyed the DJ spinning and smiling the great house mix, loungy music. The décor is so pretty and chic! Loved the bar area and seating. We got complimentary small plates of chocolate covered strawberries. They have a cool balcony overlooking the square which is a pretty urban scape. It did seem as if the place is new?? so maybe a few more months and more promo could crank up the headcount. Hubby and I were perfectly fine with being able to sit at the bar and enjoy a bubbly cocktail before hitting our dinner reservation at 10pm Sat. They have a speakeasy that was closed for a reserved party later that night but I, of course, peeked behind the curtain and it looked cool. Would love to have a spot like this in DT Cincy.
Perle is my fav. It sticks out here in Pittsburgh for two reasons. I absolutely love the service here. The staff are friendly and quick to recommend food to eat and help you navigate their champagne cocktail menu. My favorite is their sparkling sangria that is in the top five when it comes to the best sangria. I've tried lots of sangria but the sparkling aspect is freaking genius. I also love the music and the decor. As soon as you walk up the stairs of Perle it's almost unexpected for it to be so nice. The balcony view is also a great view of the square Perle sits in. I always have a great time when I check this place out. Their drinks are a little on the pricey side but it's worth every penny. Their food comes from their sister restaurant Nola and Nola is great food.
My bad experience stemmed from a bartender initially quoting us for a $60 bottle of rosé and then once the bill came, changing it to a $100 bottle. Continued to insist I was wrong while not being able to point to the correct bottle we bought on their list. Additionally, the place is dead on a Friday night. It's not worth going to.
Went at 6pm on a Thursday so didn't expect the place to be dead. Walked in and there were 4 others... an hour later, we were the only two at the bar. Fine with us, but strange being there alone. Bartender was wearing shorts so strange dynamic ordering $20+ glasses of fine champagne without the staff and ambience to match. Since it was empty the staff also restocked water while we were there so they were sliding packs of water down the bar. Not the best environment to hang out it. Despite the odd vibe, the champs was delicious. Good selection of champagne, wine, beer and champagne cocktails. We stuck with the pure bubbly. Bartender said the place picked up around 10 so maybe we were there too early. Would like to try this again but maybe later on a weekend. It has potential, just didn't quite meet our expectations.
I've been holding off on this one. I want to like it. I think like it. Sometimes I do. I'm not sure. I'm very bipolar about it, as you can see. It's something I'd theoretically love! I love champagne and I love a good chill lounge. But what I love is turned into something I don't like here. Delicious champagne is mixed in with some not so delicious ingredients. I will say, I love mimosa's and bellini's. So going in I was excited to order some really exciting looking champagne cocktails. But, they were not good. They were actually really bad. So I switched the next time I went in to a Bellini. Again, not good. What's wrong? I don't get it! So the next time I went in (yes, I've been there multiple times) I just stuck with champagne. I went with a friend's suggestion and it was awesome. The ambiance lacked a little. It wants to be a club sometimes with thumping house music. It wants to be a lax happy hour other times. But then something magical happened. I got buzzed. It was a Friday night, the place was packed and the music was thumping. I had some delicious Spiropolous and I just couldn't resist getting more. It was incredible! So maybe this place isn't so bad. If you find the right drink, go with the right people and throw caution to the wind. That's my advice to you, use it wisely!
We went here last night after the super awesome Yelp event to have a cocktail. We were greeted by Shawn, a very hospitable bartender. He was great! My friend and I were literally the only people there! The ambience was like a nightclub with neon lights and modern furniture strategically placed to leave enough for a dance floor. It was a little too bright for my liking. We didn't try any of their food or their champagne cocktails. I was in the mood for beer. I had a Southern Tier Pumking with a side of Fireball. Yum! Perfect ending to my evening! Would definitely go back to visit Shawn and try some of their menu.
Decor is fresh an fun, plenty of space an seating. I was part of a private party on a Saturday evening, everyone was friendly a attentive. Would have been a 5 star experience but the food wasn't that awesome. Ordered the California ... It was 3/4ths bread, 3 shrimp an a dash of avocado. The ingredients make for a tasty mix but the huge shell the wrap this way to huge for the tiny portion of ingredient Overall great place, I'll just be sure to grab a bite to eat before.Men's Much How O'polo Marc Shirt Blue BtxdxU
This is a nice space, with a dance floor a little balcony, and a 'speak easy' in the back. Like most other downtown bars however, the people here are ... old. The DJ set the mood with some classic Eurotrash hits but the girls on the dance floor made me question why I came out at all. I do like the idea of a champagne bar, and fortunately pouring a glass of champagne is hard to mess up. Their website says they have a happy hour on Fri 10-12, though I don't know what it is.
Pretty good Downtown Pittsburgh spot, awesome place to go to after a Downtown dinner. I've been here a handful of times and have always had a good time. The drinks always seem to be pretty strong. Good service and attentive wait staff.
The best part of Perle is not Perle. I really like the bar in the back of Perle, called Speakeasy (you walk all the way through Perle to access Speakeasy). Chill vibe, fun old-fashioned drinks, and great service. Overall, the drinks at Speakeasy and Perle are tasty and reasonably priced. They also both carry a good selection of craft beers. Perle itself, though - eh. It's the only champagne bar in Pittsburgh, so gotta give them that. And the price point is great. But the clientele is mostly cougar-central, and not being quite of cougar age yet, not sure if this is really my scene. There is an older white-haired gentleman that patrols both bars, introducing himself as your host for the evening. I don't know if this guy actually works there, but he is super-cool and I aim to be just like him when I hit my 80s. He's got some killer dance moves, too! He alone is worth a star. And the DJ? Awful. I felt like he was actively trying to get people to leave. That seriously can be the only explanation for his terrible music choices.
I am visiting Pittsburgh for my sisters engagement party. This place was just opening when I moved from Pittsburgh to Tampa. My sister reserved an area for all of us and it was a nice set up. Nice lounge feel and the food we had was unique and flavorful. I really liked every thing that I tasted. I heard for their happy hour they offer the food similar to what we ate for $1 each. So you could order a whole tray for $20. When I glanced at the drinks they were very reasonable. I don't drink alcohol but everyone seemed to think they were reasonably priced. Not very strong though. They waitress was able to give me coffee. The only thing was the music was playing low and like 80s music at one point. It was weird. Kind of a boring crowd but nice for a pre game spot or the starting point for a celebration. The balcony they have looked over market square and it is a nice scenery for pictures. I also saw the have a back speak easy room with a flat screen tv. I am not sure if everyone is allowed to go back there. We ended up staying there until 11 and hitting up another spot. I am pleasantly surprised at how much downtown Pittsburgh has improved.
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