Khyber Pass Pub | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Khyber Pass Pub
Excellent based on 33 ratings
Type: Bar

56 South 2nd St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19106 [ print map ]
215 238 5888 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Daily: 11am - 2pm

Mayor: BeerdedDave (2) | Taps: 22 | Bottles: 20+

Khyber Pass Pub

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Beer Available At Khyber Pass Pub (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #99: India Farmhouse Ale 84, Birra del Borgo Caos 70, Bullfrog Jong Bruin Kriek Cafe 63, Hanssens Oudbeitje 93, Birrificio del Ducato Chrysopolis 93, HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk 98, LoverBeer Madamin 94, Founders Centennial IPA 98, Fullerís Old Winter Ale (Cask) 80, Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Cask) 45, Shawnee Black IPA , Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter 96, Philadelphia Kenzinger 33, Bullfrog Toad Licker , Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus 77, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98
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33 reviews for Khyber Pass Pub
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  81%
 Selection  84%
 Food  83%
 Value  77%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2077) Washington, Washington DC | September 10, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1510) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 20, 2014
Visited May 31, 2014.

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
Awaiting reprisal
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1046) Boomtown!, Australia | April 10, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (857) Tourist Town (West), England | August 31, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (662) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (564) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 4, 2014
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.
ben4321  (348) Hoboken, New Jersey | November 18, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Capa  (336) Kitsap, Washington | August 22, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | January 27, 2012
nice spot, good american micros on tap, 2 firkins. Pulled pork sandwich & fries were solid. Attentive service
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | January 18, 2015
When I visited: Late September 2014. What I had: Buxton Black Rocks, Sly Fox Pikeland Pilsner, and Freigeist Abraxxxas on tap, Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork plate with collard greens and coleslaw for me, North Carolina-style BBQ Pulled Porked sandwich and a few glasses of 2010 Creisen Sauvignon Blanc for my fiancť. What I liked: Dimly lit ambience at the bar, plenty of seats available, good crowd that minds their own, excellent draft list with some harder to find imports, killer barbecue, bartender was happy to provide samples, had a great chat with one of the patrons, awesome experience all around. What I disliked: Service was a little cold at first but improved substantially as the night went on. Would I go back? Definitely. Khyber was one of the better bars that we visited during our time in Philly. Overall Rating: 92

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