Harrah’s Philadelphia, today announced plans to roll-out significant property enhancements, including a brand new gaming and entertainment space, The Block, which will feature live table game action and nightlife; a signature restaurant by chef, restauranteur, and New York Times best-selling author, Guy Fieri; a quick-service, fresh food concept; an enhanced sense of arrival with a new entrance atrium; and updated retail, including the area’s first Starbucks. 

The development will begin this fall and all phases of the expansion project will be completed by spring 2017.

“These upgrades will provide us an incredible opportunity to further evolve Harrah’s Philadelphia as the premier casino in the area not only for gaming, but as a destination of choice for first-class entertainment, nightlife and culinary experiences, all under one roof,” explained Jacqueline Grace, Assistant General Manager of Harrah’s Philadelphia. “Enhancing our product offering to include more diversity in our non-gaming amenities reaffirms our commitment to the metro Philadelphia market.”

The Block
This Fall, Harrah’s Philadelphia will debut its new gaming and entertainment space, The Block, offering live music and concerts year-round, a party pit with live table game action, and a brand new bar and lounge.  Already boasting an impressive lineup of stellar concerts and events all year long, the music venue at The Block will offer Harrah’s customers a uniquely intimate concert experience, bringing fans closer to the artists than ever before.  A state-of-the-art, audio-visual system and dramatic lighting will enhance performances at The Block by today’s hottest deejays and up-and-coming bands. 

At the center of The Block experience will be a 1,550-square-foot bar and lounge, offering signature cocktails with the freshest ingredients, daily drink specials and special happy hour menus, in an atmosphere of non-stop action, high-energy and excitement.  The Bar will also feature large screen LED TVs, making it the perfect spot to cheer on your favorite sports team and watch the games all season. Guests can also create their own personalized playlists from a selection of over 10,000 music videos via their mobile device, and create their own personal party within the larger experience.

Surrounding The Bar will be a lively and interactive party experience, including blackjack tables and roulette games, offering a fun atmosphere with the hottest table game action in the area.  

Guy Fieri’s Philly Kitchen & Bar
Flavortown comes to Philadelphia this fall, when Guy Fieri’s Philly Kitchen & Bar makes its debut at Harrah’s casino.  Featuring Fieri’s trademark culinary style, the menu will offer robust, bold-flavored dishes and signature, over-the-top culinary creations such as the award-winning, bacon mac-and-cheese burger.  The restaurant will also feature unique takes on regional favorites such as the Philadelphia cheesesteak and a smoked cheesesteak and roast pork & broccoli rabe sandwich with Italian sweet peppers.  Open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, Guy Fieri’s Philly Kitchen & Bar will offer a delicious blend of casual foods, including an extensive variety of burgers, wings, tacos and small plates for sharing.  Additionally, the restaurant will offer a diverse list of wine and spirits, a creative collection of signature cocktails and over 16 craft beers. 

The Market
Harrah’s renovation will also boast The Market, a unique, quick-service culinary concept with high-quality grab-and-go specialties, crafted with the finest, freshest ingredients.  Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining options, The Market will feature delicious salads, pizzas, Italian-style deli sandwiches, baked pastas, panini and other made-to-order specialties. Additionally, The Market will offer customers a selection of house-made soups daily, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit and juices.

The project will also include the area’s first and only Starbucks, offering Harrah’s Philadelphia customers a premier coffee shop experience offering the finest coffee, espresso and food selections.