From its live music roots to its new craft beer scene Khyber is a great place to stop when in the area. Its kind of small and dimly lit, with plenty of beer paraphernalia all over the place. The bartender was incredibly friendly and very attentive. They have a good selection of beers from local stuff to imports to weird one off brews. The food is also something to try as they have a nice handwritten chalkboard menu with mostly artisanal and original Cajun selections.
Ambiance: Small but open, Iíve been here 4 times from a Saturday night to Monday lunch and it hasnít felt congested. The place is dimly lit in the eating area, even more dim in the bar area. Perhaps a bit too dim in the bar area. The place feels cozy though, in a good way. Service: Service has been fair here, not great but not bad at all. Selection: Overall Iíve been happy with the quality of choices around. Nitro and cask options are available with a varied tap list. Food: Iíve eaten here twice and the food is excellent. Get the smoked duck sandwich if available. Value: Not the best value, but certainly worth your money. Overall: This is my new go-to bar when Iím by the riverfront. This place is simply a great place to hang out and grab some beers with good friends.
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.
Pretty cool place in a nicely quirky pocket of downtown. Small, dark, and woody, just my flavor. Bellied up with my pal to watch some World Cup, and was very pleasantly surprised to find a range of excellent craft brew, heavily local. Enjoyed it and would prioritize a return visit.
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.
nearbeer (231) 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 poí boy, wild mushroom etoufee, fried okra, and hush puppies with molasses butter we had were all great and nicely priced for the quality.
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.
Visited for the first time June 19, 2013, in the afternoon. We were supposed to go to Triumph close by, but they were close until 4 PM, so we whent there and Iím happy we did. Itís a bit like Monks Cafe in Centrel Philly, but bigger. Very good tap list, with two on cask. Service was equally good, very friendly bartender. The best beer bar in the old part of Philly.
I was there for lunch on a Wednesday. The place was empty except for a trio of suited workers and two grannies. It soon got busier. Pretty sure the ambiance is more alive at night. The food is awesome, southish style, nothing subtile. I had their fried macín cheese po-boy (sandwich) with a pint of Bellís Hopslam. It kinda made my day.
Stopped in early on a Saturday night. Sat at the bar. Fairly dark and pretty loud place although it wasnít even 7pm. Food was good although I did not try one of their more complex specials they had on the board. Tap list wasnít too bad, didnít check bottles. Had a good balance between bar food and beers although the atmosphere was distracting (guess Iím getting a bit old for places like this).