Black Forge Coffee House

Darkness Brewing Eternal | Pittsburgh, PA

Black Forge Coffee House | Darkness Brewing Eternal in Allentown, PGH Since MMXV

Hours:

Mon - Fri 7am - 8pm

Sat 8am - 8pm

Sun 9am - 6pm
 


DIVA Soul Sundays
Jul
23
5:00 pm17:00

DIVA Soul Sundays

DIVAS Soul Sundays!
When: the second and fourth Sunday of each month from May 28 to December 10 at 5 p.m.

The show: Glam drag queens perform covers of hit songs and embody celebrities.

The divas: a rotating cast of female & celebrity impersonators hosted by VyVyan Vyxn as Cher, Reba McEntire, & Liza Minelli, joined by special guests as Etta James, Adele, Apple Brown Betty Bette Midler, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and more. For a schedule of performers, please visit www.DivasDoPGH.com. 

The drinks: This is an all ages event, hosted in a local coffee house serving freshly brewed teas and coffees, as well as healthy snack options. Guests over 21 with valid ID can sip on complimentary mimosas and bloody mary's and their own BYOB selections.

Black Market Brunch
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Black Market Brunch

We're coming back to Black Forge Coffee! The menu includes Slow-Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwich on a homemade biscuit, Sweet Potato Hash, Tourte Milanese, Vegan Quiche made with local seasonal veggies, Candied Bacon, our homemade Beef Jerky (of course), and a wide variety of homemade baked goods including plenty of vegan treats!

Speedfreak/Portrait People/Surf Bored
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Speedfreak/Portrait People/Surf Bored

On Thursday, July 20th,
when the clock strikes 6pm,
there will be music being performed at Black Forge
& you can see these performances for $5
& the performers will be:

Speedfreak (experimental punk from Kent, OH)
https://speedfreakmusic.bandcamp.com/album/instincts

Portrait People (local curb stomp pops)
portraitpeople.bandcamp.com

Surf Bored (local punk stuff to bebop to)
https://surfboredryan.bandcamp.com/

+ TBA !!

A Moment in Pompeii
Jul
15
5:00 pm17:00

A Moment in Pompeii

Moshpit Presents

9:20 - 9:45 A Moment in Pompeii
Metal
For fans of August Burns Red, Counterparts

8:40 - 9:05 JayZee Tumberlake
Illuminati
For fans of Brand New, The Goo Goo Dolls

8:00 - 8:25 Arboreta
Acoustic / Pop Punk
For fans of Dashboard Confessional, The Rocket Summer

7:20 - 7:45 Jaywalking In Venice
Acoustic Punk / Pop Punk
For fans of Death Cab For Cutie, The Front Bottoms

6:40 - 7:05 EverAfter
Alt Rock / Acoustic
For fans of Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin

6:00 - 6:25 Hüston
Hip Hop / Horrorcore
For fans of XXXTentacion, Marilyn Manson

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$10 Presale / Day of Show
$0 with your MOSHPASS.
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YOUR TICKET IS A PASS FOR ALL OTHER MOSHPIT EVENTS DURING THIS CALENDAR MONTH. Go to any event we make this calendar month. See a Moshpit event earlier or later in the month than this one you’d like to attend? Bring your ticket and go to both! Or all of them! You can attend as many Moshpit events as you'd like in the month of this show. See a current list at http://www.posishows.com/.

All Ages. No outside food or drink.
Arrive early. Admittance is subject to capacity. Times and artists subject to change.
Sponsored by Horeyezon Clothing

Earthling/Ether/Devthmvtch/Pummeled
Jul
14
6:30 pm18:30

Earthling/Ether/Devthmvtch/Pummeled

Steel Bridge Promotions presents...

A BIRTHDAY SHOW FOR MATTHEW SCHANG!!!!!

Earthling (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
https://earthlingva.bandcamp.com/

Ether (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
https://etherriffs.bandcamp.com/

Devthmvtch (Plantation, Florida)
https://devthmvtch.bandcamp.com/

Pummeled (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
https://pummeled.bandcamp.com/releases

ALL AGES!!!!!
BYOB!!!!!

When: Friday July 14th 2017
Where: Black Forge Coffee House
Doors: 6:30 PM
Bands: 7:00 PM
Admission: FREE

Come out and celebrate Matthew Schang's 28th birthday! Even if you dont know the bastard its a free show with rad bands. Its gonna be a blast!

Winterforge Promotions has a show at Gooskis featuring Undergang and Necrot directly after this show. We HIGHLY suggest going! This show will start at 10 PM:
https://www.facebook.com/events/609423129250811/

Cobalt/Aseethe/Nullum
Jun
30
7:30 pm19:30

Cobalt/Aseethe/Nullum

Black Forge Coffee House presents:

COBALT w/ Aseethe & Nullum

Cobalt is an American black metal duo from Greeley, Colorado, founded in 2002. Cobalt have only toured once in 2013 in the United States, including a performance at Maryland Deathfest.

Doors @ 7:30pm
Bands at 8pm
All ages welcome
Tickets - $13.50 in advance | $15 at door

Don't miss this once in a lifetime chance to see these amazing bands in such an intimate space!

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DIVA Soul Sunday's
Jun
25
5:00 pm17:00

DIVA Soul Sunday's

DIVAS Soul Sundays!
When: the second and fourth Sunday of each month from May 28 to December 10 at 5 p.m.

The show: Glam drag queens perform covers of hit songs and embody celebrities.

The divas: a rotating cast of female & celebrity impersonators hosted by VyVyan Vyxn as Cher, Reba McEntire, & Liza Minelli, joined by special guests as Etta James, Adele, Apple Brown Betty Bette Midler, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and more. For a schedule of performers, please visit www.DivasDoPGH.com. 

The drinks: This is an all ages event, hosted in a local coffee house serving freshly brewed teas and coffees, as well as healthy snack options. Guests over 21 with valid ID can sip on complimentary mimosas and bloody mary's and their own BYOB selections.

 

NIL Presents: An Evening of Experimental Music NO. 2
Jun
22
6:30 pm18:30

NIL Presents: An Evening of Experimental Music NO. 2

NIL Presents: An Evening of Experimental Music No. 2
Black Forge Coffee House, NIL Presents: An Evening of Experimental Music No. 2
Black Forge Coffee House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Thursday, June 22, 2017

This is the second in a series of FREE Experimental Music
Shows presented by NIL @ Black Forge Coffee House

Black Forge Coffee House
1206 Arlington Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(Next To Zone No. 3 Police Station, Allentown)

Public Transportation: Port Authority
www.portauthority.org

Downtown - South Side - Allentown
48 - Arlington (Every 20 Minutes*)
*Bus Stop Directly Across Street From Black Forge!!!
Arriving At Black Forge: Arlington & Warrington Avenues:
5:50PM / 6:10PM / 6:30PM

48 - Arlington (Every 30 Minutes)
Departing To Downtown: Arlington & Warrington Avenues:
10:10PM

You can Also Take The "T" From Downtown And Connect
Directly To The 48 - Arlington Bus At South Hills Junction!
48 - Arlington
Departing South Hills Junction to Black Forge Coffee House:
5:58PM
Arriving At Black Forge: Arlington & Warrington Avenues:
6:03PM
Black Forge Coffee House Is right Around the Corner!!!

Buses Within Walking Distance To Black Forge:
43 - Bailey (Downtown)
Arriving At Warrington & Beltzhoover: 5:52PM / 6:18PM
0.3 Mile Walk / 8 Minute Walk
Walk Up The Hill - Warrington Avenue To Arlington Avenue
Black Forge Coffee House Is right Around the Corner!!!

54C (Northside - East End - Oakland - South Side)
Arriving At Warrington & Beltzhoover: 5:55PM
0.3 Mile Walk / 8 Minute Walk
Walk Up The Hill - Warrington Avenue To Arlington Avenue
Black Forge Coffee House Is right Around the Corner!!!

NIL Presents: An Evening of Experimental Music No. 2
Black Forge Coffee House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

6:30-6:45 THURSTON MOORE III (Guitar)
www.facebook.com/ThurstonMooreIII

6:50-7:10 ECHO LIGHTWAVE UNSPEAKABLE (Guitar)
echolightwaveunspeakable.bandcamp.com

7:10-7:30 SKELETONIZED
https://soundcloud.com/skeletonizedpgh

7:35-7:55 DuNE KUNKEL (Guitar)
https://youtu.be/gp3NkApmnyw

8:00-8:20 WASP NEST HEAD DRESS (Guitar)
waspnestheaddress.bandcamp.com

8:25-8:45 RUSS HOFFMAN
http://soundcloud.com/rh2y

8:50-9:10 MUNZI ム ン ジ ー (Guitar)
Debut Gig!!!

9:15-9:40 HAUNTED CONSTELLATION (Guitar)
from Columbus, OH
hauntedconstellation.bandcamp.com

9:45-10:00 OM-BOT
www.youtube.com/user/OmBotCult

A Midsummer's Night Solstice Poetry Reading
Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

A Midsummer's Night Solstice Poetry Reading

The poetry event is a free, all-ages event
(Suggested $5 donation appreciated but not necessary. No BYOB.)

The Summer Solstice is nearly upon us. Come and celebrate with us at Black Forge on June 20th! This event includes several local women, nonbinary, and genderqueer poets, who will be reading some of their works. Enjoy one of Black Forge Coffee House's amazing cafe drinks and share the good vibes.

Poets:
Eva Diodati D-pa
Andy Goldberg
Amanda Oaks
Jay Bachelder
Rachel Gamble
and more TBA!

Hosted by Sheena Carroll

See Through Dresses/Blod Maud/Rchrd Prkr/Naked Spirit
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

See Through Dresses/Blod Maud/Rchrd Prkr/Naked Spirit

Steel Bridge Promotions & Don't Let the Scene Go Down on Me! Collectivepresents...

See Through Dresses (Tiny Engines/Omaha)
https://seethroughdresses.bandcamp.com/

Blød Maud (Pittsburgh)
https://bldmd.bandcamp.com/

Rchrd Prkr (Pittsburgh)
https://rchrdprkr.bandcamp.com/

Naked Spirit (Pittsburgh/Punxsutawney)
https://nakedspirit.bandcamp.com/

ALL AGES!!!!!
BYOB (21+/$3 FEE TO DRINK)

When: Monday June 19th 2017
Where: Black Forge Coffee House
Doors: 6:30 PM
Bands: 7:00 PM
Admission: $5-$10 (Pay what you can)

All Local Showcase
Jun
17
5:00 pm17:00

All Local Showcase

Moshpit Presents
ALL LOCAL SHOWCASE
Electric Army
9 Stitch Method
+MORE TBA
$10 advance / Day of Show
$0 with your MOSHPASS.
YOUR TICKET IS A PASS FOR ALL OTHER MOSHPIT EVENTS DURING THIS CALENDAR MONTH. Go to any event we make this calendar month and swap it at the door for a Moshpass. See a Moshpit event earlier in the month than this one you’d like to attend? Swap it at that show and go to both! Or all of them! You can attend as many Moshpit events as you'd like in the month of this show. See a current list at http://www.posishows.com/.
All Ages. No outside food or drink.
Arrive early. Admittance is subject to capacity. Times and artists subject to change.
Sponsored by Horeyezon Clothing

Solarburn/ Tartarus/ Death of Kings
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

Solarburn/ Tartarus/ Death of Kings

A night of metal at the mighty Black Forge Coffee House!

Doors at 6:00
Show starts at 6:30
Tickets $10

21+ BYOB

Solarburn

Tartarus

Death of Kings

More information will be announced soon!

DIVA Soul Sunday's
Jun
11
5:00 pm17:00

DIVA Soul Sunday's

DIVAS Soul Sundays!
When: the second and fourth Sunday of each month from May 28 to December 10 at 5 p.m.

The show: Glam drag queens perform covers of hit songs and embody celebrities.

The divas: a rotating cast of female & celebrity impersonators hosted by VyVyan Vyxn as Cher, Reba McEntire, & Liza Minelli, joined by special guests as Etta James, Adele, Apple Brown Betty Bette Midler, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and more. For a schedule of performers, please visit www.DivasDoPGH.com. 

The drinks: This is an all ages event, hosted in a local coffee house serving freshly brewed teas and coffees, as well as healthy snack options. Guests over 21 with valid ID can sip on complimentary mimosas and bloody mary's and their own BYOB selections.

Skeletonized/Xylen Roberts/Johnny Jitters/Qancel
Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Skeletonized/Xylen Roberts/Johnny Jitters/Qancel

A fun Friday night of psychedelic experimental musical madness at Black Forge Coffee House with:

Skeletonized (rhythmic electro- noise free jazz freak out band)
https://skeletonized.bandcamp.com/

Xylen Roberts (genre-defying experimental vocalist/producer/songwriter/multiinstrumentalist)
https://soundcloud.com/xylen-roberts
https://telesticrecords.bandcamp.com/

Johnny Jitters (experimental electronic jams)
https://soundcloud.com/johnnyjitters

Qancel (experimental electronic)
https://soundcloud.com/user-907783284

$5 cover, paying more is optional.
Doors at 6, Show 7-11:30pm.

Be there or be square rooted to infinity by a vibrating pyramid maaaaaaaaaaaan.

Good Morning Bedlam/Ferdinand the Bull/Nameless in August
Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

Good Morning Bedlam/Ferdinand the Bull/Nameless in August

Good Morning Bedlam is performing at Black Forge Coffee with Ferdinand the Bull and Nameless in August!

Good Morning Bedlam's show is an explosion of energy with soaring harmonies, a banjo player that scissor-kicks in the air, a string bass that will shake your chest, and a beat that will have your foot stomping through the floor. Every song is a unique twist on what is generally dubbed as folk music. One moment they are blasting through a jubilant bluegrass tune, headbanging and careening around the stage, and in the next, Sophia, their fiddler is dancing the Charleston during what can only be described as a modern folk swing dance song.

Pittsburgh is a town built on the American dream. Our grandparents wereamong the legions of blue collar workers that worked the long hours in the steel mills, and laid a foundation of a brand of people unafraid to get their hands dirty. In the wake of the collapse of the once-booming steel mills, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as a hub for technology, education, and innovation. As the face of the city has evolved, the Pittsburghers' tradition, work ethic, and quest for continuous improvement has only grown stronger. Fewer musical acts encompass the young heart of old-school Pittsburgh as completely as Ferdinand the Bull.

Nameless in August is a folk rock quartet hailing from Pittsburgh featuring banjo, electric bass, acoustics & harmonies. The central focus of NiA has always been an attention to songwriting and arrangement, aiming to bring their music to life through an energetic and sincere live show.

All Ages | $5 | 7pm

Diva Soul Sundays
May
28
5:00 pm17:00

Diva Soul Sundays

DIVAS Soul Sundays!
When: the second and fourth Sunday of each month from May 28 to December 10 at 5 p.m.

The show: Glam drag queens perform covers of hit songs and embody celebrities.

The divas: a rotating cast of female & celebrity impersonators hosted by VyVyan Vyxn as Cher, Reba McEntire, & Liza Minelli, with special guests such as Brooklyn Bottomvitch as Etta James, Lady Jezelle VanCartier as Adele, Apple Brown Betty at Bette Midler and various special guests bringing the best of Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and more. For a schedule of performers, please visit www.DivasDoPGH.com. 

The drinks: This is an all ages event, hosted in a local coffee house serving freshly brewed teas and coffees, as well as healthy snack options. Guests over 21 with valid ID can sip on complimentary mimosas and bloody mary's and their own BYOB selections.

Xasthur acoustic/unplugged live at Black Forge Coffee House
May
27
7:30 pm19:30

Xasthur acoustic/unplugged live at Black Forge Coffee House

Xasthur acoustic/unplugged live at Black Forge Coffee House
W/ Johanna Warren
Local support TBA

$15 in advance
This is an all ages show | BYOB for 21+ with a $3 corkage fee

Xasthur is a band that thrives on taking risks. From its early days of bleak and disturbing black metal up until the confrontational and dark acoustic folk blues music of today, it has always been a musical project that has been keeping people guessing.
Xasthur started in 1996 through Scott Conner’s desire to express the negativity in life to listeners. Over the span of a decade, he released 8 albums and dozens of other releases through labels like Hydra Head Records. After putting the band to rest in 2010, Scott decided to change his musical style from black metal to acoustic folk and blues music and went on to start Nocturnal Poisoning. After a few years, Scott revived the Xasthur name in May of 2015 and now has a full band that comprises of vocalist and second guitarist Christopher Hernandez and bassist Rachel. This new reinvention of the band plays in the same vein of the style that was established with Nocturnal Poisoning.
Xasthur’s music today can be described as a fingerpicked barrage of notes with varying moods and tempos. From the faster songs that paint pictures of urban desperation to the slower songs that mold into moments of solitude and depression, Xasthur is a band that keeps audiences locked into a dreary state of mind that will not let go until long after the music has stopped playing. With songs that confront drug abusers, homelessness, and the misery of city life, Xasthur’s music reminds us that the real nightmares are the ones we experience in everyday life.

BigCartel: www.xasthur.bigcartel.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Xasthur-acousticunplugged-824188390951258/?fref=ts
Instagram: @xasthur_official

Xasthur acoustic/unplugged Live at Black Forge Coffee House
May
27
7:30 pm19:30

Xasthur acoustic/unplugged Live at Black Forge Coffee House

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Black Forge Coffee House is proud to present:
Xasthur acoustic/unplugged w/ Johanna Warren live at Black Forge Coffee House

Local support TBA

$15 in advance - www.purplepass.com/xasthurBFCH
This is an all ages show | BYOB for 21+ with a $3 corkage fee

Xasthur is a band that thrives on taking risks. From its early days of bleak and disturbing black metal up until the confrontational and dark acoustic folk blues music of today, it has always been a musical project that has been keeping people guessing.
Xasthur started in 1996 through Scott Conner’s desire to express the negativity in life to listeners. Over the span of a decade, he released 8 albums and dozens of other releases through labels like Hydra Head Records. After putting the band to rest in 2010, Scott decided to change his musical style from black metal to acoustic folk and blues music and went on to start Nocturnal Poisoning. After a few years, Scott revived the Xasthur name in May of 2015 and now has a full band that comprises of vocalist and second guitarist Christopher Hernandez and bassist Rachel. This new reinvention of the band plays in the same vein of the style that was established with Nocturnal Poisoning.
Xasthur’s music today can be described as a fingerpicked barrage of notes with varying moods and tempos. From the faster songs that paint pictures of urban desperation to the slower songs that mold into moments of solitude and depression, Xasthur is a band that keeps audiences locked into a dreary state of mind that will not let go until long after the music has stopped playing. With songs that confront drug abusers, homelessness, and the misery of city life, Xasthur’s music reminds us that the real nightmares are the ones we experience in everyday life.

BigCartel: www.xasthur.bigcartel.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Xasthur-acousticunplugged-824188390951258/?fref=ts
Instagram: @xasthur_official

Black Forge Open Mic
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

Black Forge Open Mic

We are bringing back the monthly open mic here at Black Forge! Merissa will be your host and this is an All Ages open mic! We are also a BYOB venue with a $3 corking fee. Bottle of wine or 6 pack per person. This open mic will be held every 4th Thursday every month!

The Spectators w/ more TBA
May
20
5:00 pm17:00

The Spectators w/ more TBA

Moshpit Presents
The Spectators

LOCAL ARTISTS TBA

$10 advance / Day of Show
$0 with your MOSHPASS.

YOUR TICKET IS A PASS FOR ALL OTHER MOSHPIT EVENTS DURING THIS CALENDAR MONTH. Go to any event we make this calendar month and swap it at the door for a Moshpass. See a Moshpit event earlier in the month than this one you’d like to attend? Swap it at that show and go to both! Or all of them! You can attend as many Moshpit events as you'd like in the month of this show. See a current list at http://www.posishows.com/.

All Ages. No outside food or drink.
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Tarot Readings w/ Merissa
May
14
10:00 am10:00

Tarot Readings w/ Merissa

My name is Merissa. I am an artist, witch, & intuitive tarot reader.
A professional oracle & slave to the muse.
An existentialist by nature, I am a seeker of the intrinsic mysteries of life; a friend to the angelic dark, & a lover of all things exquisitely strange.

My journey with tarot began in 2003 in the form of a gift. 10 years later, after being blessed to have worked closely with other readers, I took skills once reserved only for close friends and extended them to the public.

I approach tarot as a tool. It is a mirror with which we can reflect on our lives; past, present, & future.
My goal is to encourage, motivate & empower. 
I am honored to create a safe space to facilitate my clients’ personal growth & help them gain clarity.
Any information offered by my clients is kept in the strictest confidence.
My reading style is as nurturing & empathetic as it is no bs.

My cost for readings is $40 for one ½ hour, and $60 for one full hour.
You can make an appointment with me on Sundays from 10am-4pm. 
Or just come enjoy some coffee! 
We can chat it up about magick, music, anarchy, gardens- or just the weather.
Can’t wait to see you