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Photo: Courtesy Lex Haynesworth
Lex Haynesworth of Goodlander Cocktail Brewery
Pittsburgh nightlife feels like waking up from a hibernation. With “On the Tahn”, Pittsburgh City Paper documents the return of DJs, dance nights and live music to some of our popular venues. A popular way to get personal events back to town is with block parties. These outdoor events tend to have better social distance than traditional dancing in a bar or club.
And a new venue, Goodlander Cocktail Brewery, is following that spirit with their annual Good Fest, a free block party at the Goodlander Larimer location on Saturday October 9th. Attendees can expect to headline some of Pittsburgh’s favorite acts, delivering music and grooves all night, in addition to the signature Goodlander cocktails.
Goodlander opened in May and is located in Larimer right next to the KLVN Coffee Lab. The room serves cocktails on tap, which are served at parties, barbecues and happy hours. Most of the ingredients are made from fresh products in-house and used as the basis for delicious cocktails.
Goodlander is owned by Wes Shank, who opened local bars like Hidden Harbor, Wigle’s Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden, and Butcher & The Rye. The entire team includes Shank, Jay Denat, and operations generalist Lex Haynesworth.
Haynesworth describes Goodlander as a “first” cocktail brewery of its kind.
“It’s a similar business model to a traditional brewery, we just make kegs with cocktails instead of beer. We specialize in highball-style cocktails (the bubbly ones) like Moscow Mules and Mojitos, “says Hanyseworth.” Everything is made from the ground up with fresh ingredients and drinks are served at the Goodlander and across town in places like the Spirit Lounge , Gaucho. sold on tap, and the summit. “
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The crew of the Goodlander Cocktail Brewery
The Goof Fest is hoping to become an annual event and the Goodlander folks are open to having more parties in the future, but for now they are focused on making the Good Fest a success.
“The driving force behind the composition would probably be my passion to see the company succeed,” says Haynesworth. “I came up with the idea of having a free event with great DJ talent, food vendors, and just plain good vibes. And boom, Good Fest was born. Flyspace Productions is helping us close the street and set up the stage, lights and everything else. Stunt Pig and Disfrutar will be on site with dining options. We will have the East End Brewing beer for sale and KLVN Coffee will also be open. ”
The setlist for the Good Fest is curated and directed by Arie Cole. Here is the official schedule:
- 4 p.m. – PAV
- 5:30 p.m. – HUNY
- 7 p.m. – Big Phil
- 8:30 p.m. – Arie Cole
HUNY was recently named one of the city’s most popular DJs in Pittsburgh City Paper’s Best Of Pittsburgh poll. The Good Fest takes place on a section of Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. Haynesworth says to expect what to find at any block party, but with a Goodlander surprise.
“Like any good block party, it’s outdoors and everyone is welcome. Participation is free and should be a blast. We’re closing the street on Hamilton Avenue for this free music festival, ”she says. “It’s designed so people can spend the day relaxing. We’ll have some seating, some lawn games, a photo booth, but mostly it’s all about the music. Goodlander is also presenting a brand new cocktail on this day. ”
Good Fest: Oct 9, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. 6614 Hamilton Ave., Larimer. goodlandercocktails.com
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