Philly is definitely place to be during the summer. You have PHS Pop Ups, traveling beer gardens, and of course, Spruce Street Harbor Park. Now, the Kimmel Center and Garces Events have partnered up to provide you with the Balcony Pop Up Happy Hour - the perfect perch to view Broad Street's cultural hub.
The GF and I stopped by to preview the Happy Hour and appreciated that there was plenty of seating throughout the balcony. Easy to post up with a drink and sample some small bites before heading off to dinner, a show at Academy of Music, or perhaps the most obvious, a Kimmel Center concert.
They had two drinks on offer at the preview event. The pictured Terrace cocktail was easy drinking, featuring Effen green apple vodka, with the citrus being more pronounced from lemonade and a smooth undertone from almond liqueur. They also have The Balcony, which highlights Effen's blood orange vodka, with the addition of pink peppercorn for a subtle kick and enhanced spice from the ginger beer. Both are perfectly refreshing for a summer happy hour. During HH (5-7PM), house specialty cocktails are priced at $7, house wines are $6, and draft beers are $5.
And you know you're going to be indulging in some great bites because after all, this is a Garces Events production. If you're like me and simply adore heat, you'll need to try the Iron Chef's take on hot chicken. The Nashville hot chicken slider is crisp, juicy, and with a lingering burn that is somewhat tempered by the sweet bread and butter pickle. The meatball sliders were just as juicy, with a sweetness from the red sauce and a gooey provolone fondue. Vegetarians rejoice for there are black bean burger sliders - hefty in their own right, with pickled red cabbage, avocado, and thousand island dressing. And you can opt for all three for a reasonable $10! The pierogies will satiate - deftly fried, featuring potato-cheddar within and accompanied by fried pickles and ranch. Other available bites include seasonal pickles, a margherita pizza, and shoestring fries!
So if you're looking for the new spot to bring your HH crowd, look no further. The Balcony will be open on Wednesdays to Fridays, from 5-9PM. Pro-tip: They'll also be participating in SIPS!
FTC Disclaimer: Thanks to Gloss PR and Garces Events for inviting us. Regardless, my opinions are mine alone and, therefore, unbiased.