Since it’s inception, Whim was meant to go above and beyond what the average club goer would expect. Holding an impressive 1100 people, Whim was designed to hold the biggest parties Pittsburgh could offer. The largest nightclub in Pittsburgh had to have the largest sound, so we put in over 60,000 watts of JBL SRX powered sound. Our JBL system has been separated into the 3 types of sound; Bass, Mid-Range, and Treble through the use of 18 inch subwoofers, hanging 15 inch and dual 15 inch 2-way speakers and individual hanging 3 inch tweeter packs. We have done this so that the audio you hear is as accurately reproduced as possible, and that each audio range has been maximized. Our private VIP rooms also hold their own private sound system for your enjoyment. With the biggest sound comes the most lights and Whim’s lighting rig is second to none. Our installation houses 28 concert venue lights that power your emotions over our dance floor. Putting our lights into a nightclub is considered to be completely over the top! Our centerpiece is our one of a kind, 6 legged 30 foot diameter spider truss, which has been utilized to hold our brightest lights and command your attention throughout the night. All of the lights tie into our multi-touch screen and midi interface, which allows our lighting designers to give you countless displays and interactions. Our lighting system is not automatic like most clubs; light designers Jonathan and Kamil have full control via the DJ booth, so that they are in constant communication with the DJ to tailor the lighting for each song.
Holding 1100 people can generate quite a heat wave, so Whim currently houses the only double jet Kryogenifex system in the city. Our cryo jets put out a nitrogen blast over the dance floor and cool it to 40 degrees within a matter of seconds! To please the masses, Whim provides 5 full service bars, 21 indoor VIP sections and a few extra outside on our deck that overlook the city. To re-fuel yourself, the famous Lou Dogg hotdog, along with an assortment of other finger foods are available to you.
Whim is an open format nightclub, which means we play anything from Top-40, to 80’s hits, to electronic dance music. Resident DJ’s DeVera, CK, Enn Era, Starr and Digital Dave have no rules when it comes to what music they can play, so they have unlimited ways to keep your party going all night! We invite you to find out why we have won best dance club for three years in a row. Come experience Whim!
At Whim, we are not only a nightclub venue, but also a special event powerhouse. We offer Wedding Reception packages, Corporate Events, Sporting Events, Birthdays, Bachelor/Bachelorettes, Fundraisers and many more. Celebrities and companies such as Jay Z, Bingo Players, Kevin Hart, Laidback Luke, The Chainsmokers, Feed Me, BT, Adventure Club, Jameson Bartenders Ball, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Animal Friends, Susan G Komen for a Cure, Chelseas of NY, MTV and many more have all utilized Whim to it’s fullest potential. As a special event renter, you are not limited to only Thursday – Saturday’s either, you can have your event on any day you wish. Ask our events coordinator for options for your event!
Dress Code & Policy
We welcome all to enjoy our nightclub but we do ask that you follow a few simple guidelines. No plain white t-shirts, wife beaters or ill fitting tank tops. No excessively baggy attire (this includes but is NOT limited to pants/shorts sagging below the waist line). Work boots and tennis shoes must be laced and work properly. If these guidelines are not met, you will not be allowed to enter. Everyone without exception is to provide our doormen with valid ID. Whim has no toleration for underage drinking and/or being under the influence of any type. We reserve the right to press charges in any circumstance that requires police intervention.
You must be 21 years of age to enter on Friday and Saturdays (Unless otherwise noted). Thursday is our 18 and over night in which case you must be 21 to drink, but only 18 to enter. We accept the following forms of identification for our under 21 patrons: State ID, College ID, Military ID and Passport. Proper identification (ex. wristbands) will be given to 21+ patrons on 18 and over nights to allow them to access the bars that serve alcohol.