Donít let the name fool you, this is a traditionalmold inner city bar with lots of wood an great gargoyles. Oh, and Cajun food, if you can believe that. Twenty well chosen beers with plenty of local stuff. Definitely worth a visit.
In the front window they have a variety of neon beer signs and a list of events. Hmm, whatís that? Looks like the Slayer logo and font but itís not. Actually the whole list is written like that. Kind of cool. On the right side they even have Reign In Beer written. I had this song stuck in my head the entire time..<cue thunder and rain sounds> dundundundun na-na-na na-na-na na-na-na.
Trapped in purgatory
A lifeless object, alive
Death will be their acquisition
Anyway, it could be worse I guess. For the start of Philly Beer Week they had a Victory Brewing event going on with several beers that I hadnít tried. Kind of cool. From the sounds of it they usually have a pretty good selection. Not that Victory is a bad choice but having a lot of one brewery is probably not very representative of their usual lineup.
Cool place with a good beer selection, but sadly no Slayer on the radio.
Awesome bar in the Old City. Fortunately, I was staying only a few blocks away so this became my ílocalí for the week. Great tap selection with not only a diverse range of beers, but also fast turnaround of the tap lines. The food is Southern style and really quite tasty. Happy hour delivers good deals on drink and food too - $2 off all drafts. The staff are great - super friendly and happy to have a chat. Great bar.
Stopped by around 10pm on 26/05/12 - memorial day weekend Saturday, it wasnít too busy and we were two of only 6 at the bar.
Decent selection from the 20 or so taps, I didnít need to consult the bottle menu. Service was prompt and friendly, samples given, not busy mind as previous. Food looked great as we drooled over a burger that someone else at the bar was eating. Will definately re-visit.
GT (672) Oceanside, California | January 10, 2012| Updated March 5, 2012
Dark, easy to overlook beer bar in historic downtown Philly catty-corner to Eulogy Belgian tavern. Kyber Pass I think has a small sign out front that just says "Khyber." Inside is more of a local hangout with a long, easy to navigate bar with an adjoining room with tables. English Pub decor but extensive American craft beer list with lots of specialties showing up. Last time I was here they had a Ballast Point tap takeover with special one-offs. Typical tap list seems to have more consideration than Eulogy and is my first stop for beer bars in the historic area. A little gem worth stopping into. I havenít eaten here but Iím sure the food is an upgrade from Eulogy as well. From their website, they upload a daily screenshot of their tap list, which is pretty much badass.
Popped in here for a quick drink during peak hours on a Friday night. Both the upstairs and downstairs areas were rammed. Very dark space filled with random beer bric-a-brac. It seemed that Founders had done a bunch of events in the area, as this place had yet another heavy concentration of their beers on. There were probably 20 taps overall, with a decent range of styles represented. I had a cheeky pour of Breakfast Stout then moved on to find a place that was a little less crowded. Overall, not a place Iíd head out of the way for.
Visited twice late April/early Mat 2016. Dark place with a long bar and some seating in the back room. Fast friendly service. Nice tap list. Very close to one brewery and two other beer focused bars, so easy walk in between. I liked the place and would go back if in Philly again. Kind of metal music playing, helps with me feeling welcome.
The service leaves a bit much to be desired but a really strong draft list makes up for it. Nice variety between local and national stuff thatís hard to get with a generous pour and price. Iíd come back but not out of my way to come by.
Visited this place fairly early on a Saturday evening, and it was decently crowded, but still with some seats available as well. Darker looking place, more dive style than classy. Bartenders were friendly and seemed to know their beer, and the selection was pretty solid as well. We enjoyed our visit.
Khyber is my personal favorite in Old City. It boasts a healthy beer list with a nice variety of brews; both local and long-distance. Usually a few Belgian brews on, too. They have two cask offerings and usually something you donít normally see on cask is pouring from at least on of them. The service has always been stellar when Iíve been. The interior is dark and the bar area is not that big. When busy it feels very cramped. They have a seating area for those who wish to dine, as well. I was a little weary of the place on my first visit as I thought it came off as a touch pretentious but soon I figured out that was a misguided thought and the joint is really relaxed and easy going. A great bar for great beer.