Hey friends! My name is Dara and I’m interning here at the Kimmel Center this summer. I recently went on a mission to scout out the very best places to take selfies at the Kimmel Center while visiting the beautiful new Balcony Bar. Choosing 5 was incredibly difficult but here are my top choices:
First stop is of course the new Balcony Bar. If you are looking for a great summer hang out, this is definitely the place to be. It’s located on Tier 2 of the Kimmel which makes for one incredible view. The bar is open Wednesday to Friday from 5-9 pm and is a Center City Sips location on Wednesdays from 5-7 pm. In this pic I’m soaking up some sun on the balcony. Be sure to bring your shades!!
Here’s another pic from a different angle at the Kimmel Center’s Balcony Bar. Here you can see the beautiful view of the city and the hustle and bustle of Broad Street. Behind me is City hall, the Academy of Music, the Merriam Theater, and more. And if you like to people watch like I do, this is the hang out for you. Whether you are attending an event at the Kimmel Center or not, the Balcony Bar is the perfect place to chill this summer.
So once you’ve chilled at the beautiful Balcony Bar, make your way down to the far right side of Tier 1 of the Kimmel Center, directly above the Commonwealth Plaza stage. There you will find the most beautiful piece of art by Stuart Netsky called Monet’s Haystacks: Billboard Flickers on Plastic Panels of Wood (1991). This gorgeous piece makes a very colorful background for a selfie or even an usie. ;)
Also on Tier 1, there is some amazing lighting by the windows facing Broad Street. Behind me you can see the beautiful Kimmel Center facility which is another great background for any selfie.
Now if you know me, you know that I LOVE a bathroom selfie. And I just love the mirrors in the Lower Lounge restrooms at the Kimmel. The illuminated mirrors make for some great selfie lighting.
Well that wraps up my top 5 selfie locations at the Kimmel Center during my visit to the Balcony Bar! Don’t forget to check out these spots during your visit this summer. Also be sure to check out some of our great programming such as Wicked which will be showing July 26th through August 27th at the Academy of Music. The Balcony Bar will be serving “Defying Gravity,” a delicious Wicked-themed drink. Make sure to check out the Kimmel Center website for more ticket information and enjoy these awesome selfie locations!