Khyber is such an amazing place to go. The food specializes in barbeque for me, and they have tons of vegan foods for my fiancee as well.
The beer list is awesome and gives great descriptions, too.
The jukebox there is full of 70s music likie the Stooges, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, etc.
aj1451 (12) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 10, 2012
A food menu that tries something new and does it well. A great taste but not for everyone, especially if you don’t like pork.
On the stereo was a constant 60’s garage soundtrack, it totally fit.
The beers are great and everything from Dog Fish Head to Victory to Lagunitas and Lost Coast. on tap with an ever changing fresh sheet. Half empty or at capacity, the srevice didn’t change for me on my few visits here. It’s worth it.
Don’t 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.
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 fiancé.
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
This is the first craft beer bar in the Philly area. It has a great corner tavern feel and a staff that makes it like that. The beer selection is always top notch, lots of locals and always a couple of rare ones for the east coast anyway. The food is always good, try the bacon pop corn. The prices are decent for philly. I will stop every time when in Old City.
JCW (149) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 7, 2011| Updated March 19, 2012
Nice place to have a beer. Lots of micro’s and Belgians. Must have 10-15 different taps that constantly rotate. Conveniently located katty-cornered to the Eulogy Pub. Frankly I liked it better than Eulogy although Eulogy had a few more Belgian’s in bottles than Khyber does. I didn’t try the food although it looked like typical pub grub.
Awesome bar in the Old City. Fortunately, I was staying only a few blocks away so this became my ’local’ 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.
nearbeer (233) Knoxville, Tennessee | November 4, 2013| Updated November 9, 2013
Nice selection of crafts and regionals on the 20-odd taps and two casks, plus very good happy hour prices in this comfortable neighborhood atmosphere bar/restaurant. Somewhat varied but old-school blues and punk music selection in the background was nice at first, but later became tedious, loud and overbearing dinosaur rock. Good service at the bar and an excellent, somewhat eclectic southern and Cajun menu. The catfish po’ boy, wild mushroom etoufee, fried okra, and hush puppies with molasses butter we had were all great and nicely priced for the quality.