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Kimmel Center Announces New "Balcony Bar @ The Kimmel" for Summer 2017

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Introducing “Balcony Bar @ The Kimmel” – new outdoor pop-up bar by @KimmelCenter & @GarcesGroup for @CCDSips + added hours #KCBalconyBar

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Amanda Conte, Kimmel Center


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Corie Moskow, Gloss PR


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New Outdoor Pop-Up Bar with the Best Views and Delicious Cocktails Overlooking Broad Street


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, June 5, 2017) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Garces, announces a new pop-up bar on the second tier outdoor balcony of The Kimmel Center. The new Balcony Bar @ The Kimmel will be open for happy hour Wednesday through Friday throughout the summer beginning June 14. While the bar will serve as a Center City Sips location Wednesdays from 5–7 pm, it will be open for expanded happy hours Wednesdays from 7–9 pm, and Thursdays and Fridays from 5–9 pm (weather permitting). Admission is free and beer, wine, liquor, and select food by Garces will be available for happy hour prices (below).

Guests at the Balcony Bar @ The Kimmel will enjoy free WiFi, music, and the best happy hour above Broad Street. The Balcony Bar will be open throughout the season as the perfect complement whether attending the Kimmel Center’s robust summer programming including Fun Home, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and Wicked, or making the Balcony Bar their happy hour destination.

“We are excited to launch this initiative amid a summer bursting with fantastic programming at the Kimmel Center,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Center City Sips has become a beloved tradition in our neighborhood and we’re delighted to join in the fun, offering people extended happy hours replete with a beautiful view.”

“We love partnering with the Kimmel Center and are excited to introduce the Balcony Bar," said Chef Jose Garces. “We are excited to provide a new outdoor offering to allow Kimmel guests and the public to experience Garces hospitality all summer long."


Sips Pricing (Wednesdays, 5–7pm): $3 beer, $4 wine, $5 liquor

Happy Hour Pricing (Thursday/Friday): $5 beer, $6 wine, $7 liquor



Seasonal Pickles

Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

Meatball Sliders

Black Bean Burger Sliders
Margherita Pizza


Shoestring Fries

Volvér, the Kimmel Center’s Campus restaurant by Chef Jose Garces, will be open and will also feature the Balcony Bar happy hour pricing in the bar area. The restaurant will have a special summer menu available.


Garces is a Philadelphia-based hospitality group specializing in personal dining experiences rooted in the rich cultural traditions and culinary vision of renowned Latin-American chef Jose Garces. Taking a heartfelt and creative approach to time-honored recipes and dishes, Garces operates more than 15 restaurants across the country, including 24, Amada, Distrito, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, Volvér, Rural Society, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda and Mercat a la Planxa (in partnership with Sage Hospitality). The eponymous group also offers additional services through Garces Events, a full-service catering and event division; the Garces Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community; and Luna Farm, Chef Garces’ 40-acre farm in Bucks County, PA. For more information about Garces Restaurants, Garces Events, the Garces Foundation, Luna Farm or founder and James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces, please visit and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (Chef Jose Garces), Instagram (Chef Jose Garces), Pinterest and LinkedIn. Garces Events runs more than 800 events per year, including weddings, social gatherings, corporate events and fundraising galas for 10 to more than 5,000 guests.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

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