Khyber Pass Pub | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Khyber Pass Pub
Excellent based on 24 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: NikkTwist (28) | Taps: 22 | Bottles: 20+

Khyber Pass Pub

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Beer Available At Khyber Pass Pub (arranged by most recent)
Stoudts Smooth Hoperator 95, Bear Republic Tartare 98, Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 99, Lost Abbey Devotion 94, Victory Hop Ticket #3 Dry Hopped Pils 92, Brotherly Suds 5 , De Molen Vuur & Vlam (Fire & Flames) 96, Great Divide Titan IPA 98, Bells Smitten Golden Rye Ale 87, Left Hand Oak Aged Widdershins 94, 21st Amendment Bitter American 92, Smuttynose Short Batch #18 Durty 96, Saucony Creek Stonefly IPA 61, Abita SOS (Save Our Shore) 77, Abita Bock 34, Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA 98, Philadelphia Kilty Pleasure 74, Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout 99, Flying Fish Exit 1 96, Shawnee Apiarius 46
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24 reviews for Khyber Pass Pub
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  82%
 Selection  85%
 Food  82%
 Value  77%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind  (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | February 21, 2012| Updated February 22, 2012
I have a 22 year love affair with the Khyber Pass. I drank my first Yuengling Porter and Sierra Nevada while sitting at its beautifully worn bar. Iíve seen more bands play there than I can remember. The Khyber was my spot to bring a date drink at the bar or see a show. The stage, sweat, smoke and live bands are long gone. The old jukebox and eclectic beer selectiion remain. The current Khyber Pass Pub is a beer bar that has a dining room. Staff is attentive, taps are plenty and you can still get a bottle of PBR like the old days. In my personal beer and music history the Mighty Khyber while always rank high with me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1330) 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 N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JCB  (223) Durham, North Carolina | July 27, 2014
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.
ben4321  (256) 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 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer  (194) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1500) 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 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon  (217) Boisbriand, Quebec | June 28, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
PBEMichaud  (1) | April 1, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
AaronDaniel  (9) Connecticut | January 25, 2013
If you love beer, and you find yourself in dowtown Philly: you NEED to hit this place up!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau  (77) Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | December 17, 2012
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).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1  (83) Minnesota | November 12, 2012
Stopped in to grab some lunch while visiting the city. Sort of a dive-ish kind of bar, dark and not very well lit. Nice selection on tap and I went with a Sculpin. Menu looked decent but I asked the bartender for a recommendation and I went with the Chicken Po Boy with a side of Mac. Good stuff. Cool bar.

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