Fri., Oct. 4; 7 – 10 p.m. (Ages 21+)

Bring out your bier steins! Dust off those lederhosens! Get ready to "prost!" to a night of spirited revelry in our tropical paradise. 

Gather your friends and head to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for a healthy dose of revelry and rejuvenation as our Tropical Forest Conservatory transforms into one of the city’s most unique nightspots. At this reoccurring party, you can make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails and seasonal beer selections, dance to the beats of a live DJ, and unwind amidst lush greenery and rushing waterfalls. You won’t find a venue like this anywhere else in the ‘Burgh!

October Theme: Oktoberfest 

Our October Party in the Tropics pays homage to a fun, fall celebration — Oktoberfest! Enjoy a variety of seasonal beers available for purchase provided by Vecenie Distribution Company as you stroll through the Tropical Forest at this exciting celebration. Guests are encouraged to wear their best festive German attire. 

Entry to these special events is free with Phipps admission, but space is limited: if the event space fills to capacity, admission may be temporarily closed until more space becomes available. A variety of appetizers and drinks will be offered for purchase throughout the night. Open only to guests 21 or older with a valid ID (passport or driver's license). Limited free parking is available in the center island on Schenley Drive and in the metered spaces along the street after 6 p.m. 

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More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Halloween Happenings

    Fri., Oct. 25; 4 – 8 p.m.

    Bring costumed kids for a boo-tanical bash as we offer a host of fun family activities and healthy snacks, all free with Phipps admission!
  • Gifts and Greens Market

    Dec. 5 – 7; Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m..; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    From the glasshouse to your house, we're offering a large selection of fresh holiday greens and boutique gifts for loved ones at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. This event is free and open to the public!
  • Member Shopping Hours and Discount

    Sat., Nov. 30 – Sun., Dec. 1; 8 – 10 a.m.

    Members: have the Shop at Phipps all to yourself as we open early just for you and take an extra 10-percent off on top of your member discount.