The Terrace Bar Opens on the 'Rocky Steps'

By Alexandra Leshner | May 29, 2013 | Homepage Latest The Latest

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Guests can enjoy an artisan cheese plate and fresh brew atop the Rocky Steps at the new Terrace Bar.

Just in time for the summer season, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will debut the Terrace Bar, a new outdoor seating concept atop the “Rocky Steps.” Museum-goers can get a first look at the innovative eatery when it opens for happy hour on June 5.

In conjunction with the museum’s current promotions—Pay What You Wish on Wednesday nights and Friday night’s Art After 5—guests can experience the world-renowned art collections while enjoying drinks and delicious food by culinary powerhouse Stephen STARR Events.

“We couldn’t be more excited to open up the Terrace Bar on Wednesday and Friday evenings this summer,” says Simon Powles, president of Stephen STARR Events. “Not only can guests enjoy the stunning collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during these special evening hours, but they can now sit outside on the Terrace and enjoy great food and drinks while overlooking our wonderful city.”

With an unmatched view of the Philadelphia skyline as a backdrop, diners can indulge in a variety of gourmet dishes inspired by Starr’s most well-loved restaurants. Bites like chicken and ginger dumplings (based on items at Buddakan), spinach and manchego empanadas (a nod to Alma de Cuba), and lobster mac and cheese (a hit at The Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar) will be served up each night.

Additionally, on the first Wednesday of each month, the Terrace Bar will host a happy hour from 5-7 pm featuring specially priced beers and glasses of wine, as well as signature cocktails. Among the libations served will be The Kir Royale, a combination of Champagne, cassis, and fresh raspberries, while Violent Femmes is a drink mixed with Smirnoff blueberry vodka, crème de violette, and lemon. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-763-8100

The Terrace Bar will be open from 5-8:45 pm Wednesday and Friday evenings through September.

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