One final party before Bayardstown Social Club closes for good

Updated 2:03 p.m. Nov. 3

This is it for Bayardstown.

The Strip District social club on Wednesday created a Facebook event for a Thursday evening party — and announced it was closing for good.

It saddens me to announce that Bayardstown Social Club is no more. It’s been a fun ride but the land owner has decided to redevelop the land. Sooooo We calling it quits.

I spoke to the landlord today to see if I could continue but they have other ideas for the land. Thanks again for your continued support and I’ll see you at Weather Permitting or Pandemic.

On Thursday, Bayardstown provided more details:

Born out of our team’s love for making new friends, backyard BBQs, and having a beer around the campfire, we created Bayardstown three years ago. It was a labor of love—the Deeplocal team, our family members and friends, and the supportive city of Pittsburgh and its residents helped to make our dream a reality. And for the last two years, our good friend Pandemic Pete has operated the social club—bringing amazing bands and events to members in a way that only he can.

Sadly, this is the last year for Bayardstown—and while we don’t know our landlord’s development plans for the lot next year—we do know that we’ve all made so many friends and fond memories there. We couldn’t be prouder of what the social club has become— it’s because of all of our members that it has been a place where everyone’s accepted and friendships are formed openly and often.

Celebrate the final evening of Bayardstown tonight, Nov. 3, free of charge! Doors will open at 6pm and close at 8pm; to thank our members, we’ll be giving out the remainder of our Bayardstown swag, while quantities last.

For another fun venue, keep an eye out for events at Weather Permitting, created by Pandemic Pete.

What Musicians, BYO gear. Everyone else, BYOB and BYO seats. Price "includes nothing but the threat of rain and the smell of campfire."
Where Bayardstown Social Club at 3008 Penn Ave. (Strip District)
When November 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How much Free

Bayardstown Social Club billed itself as being a members-only, outdoor space where people could BYOB or BYOM (“bring your own meat” to grill), enjoy an open fire pit and live entertainment or play games like cornhole, giant Jenga, stump and washer toss.

The club came from an idea at Deeplocal’s weekly cocktail hour, Pop City reported in June 2013.

The brainchild of Pittsburgh innovation firm Deeplocal, the combination shared outdoor space and social club offers members a place to grill, drink and talk in atmosphere that’s open, yet intimate.

“Members and their guests paid a nominal fee to enter and it quickly became a popular warm weather spot for live music, impromptu cook-outs and other gatherings,” noted the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which first reported the closure Wednesday.

The Incline has reached out to Deeplocal for comment.

As recently as Monday, Bayardstown posted to Facebook, “Hopefully we will see you next spring.” It also called for people to appear today at a zoning hearing for a stage, but called that off.

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