Kite & Key | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Kite & Key
Excellent based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

1836 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19130 [ print map ]
215 568 1818

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Hours: 11 am - 2 am daily


Mayor: callmemickey (1) | Taps: 17 | Bottles: 40


Kite & Key

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Beer Available At Kite & Key (arranged by most recent)
Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 100, Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils 95, Victory Golden Monkey 97, Yuengling Traditional Lager 26, Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale 46, The Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale 68, Southampton Pumpkin Ale 82, Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA 100, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin 98, Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale (DBA) 84, Allagash White 94, Founders Pale Ale 86, North Coast Red Seal Ale 91, Founders All Day IPA 96, Samuel Adams Verloren 75, Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) 100
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12 reviews for Kite & Key
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  82%
 Selection  79%
 Food  77%
 Value  75%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  85%
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66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (453) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 5, 2014
Visited late on Friday night and found it pretty crowded. Itís a large place that seems to attract diners and drinkers in equal measure. The clientele was a little bro-heavy, but not annoyingly so. Founders mustíve recently had an event, as the tap list was pretty crowded with their offerings. Prices were a bit high, which didnít encourage me to stick around. I had a decent pour of Breakfast Stout then moved on.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Sudsphilly  (1) , | February 7, 2014
This is definitely my go to spot in the city. Here is how I see it: Tap List- one of the best in the city! Constantly rotating and always balanced!! Food - Mussels are the best in the city! Veggie burger and fried pickles are great Service- (I mostly sit at the bar so this is what I can comment on) Bartenders and knowledgeable and are to suggest a solid beverage Price - Fair especially for the product they put out.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman  (122) Mount Airy, Maryland | July 6, 2013
Old bar building that is dark but enjoyable place forces beer. Classic bar food which was good... Burger, fish and chips. Service was very good, friendly, and available. Not the most taps, but excellent choices.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (158) Pennsylvania | June 6, 2013
Stopped in here earlier this week for their Fonderís event, my first visit here. Much larger on the inside than it looks from the outside. Warm, inviting space with people all over the place enjoying the event. Service was quite good. We werenít there for very long yet we were checked on no less than five times to see if we needed anything. Quality, from what little I experienced, seemed to be quite high. All of our drafts were poured in the correct glasses and the food I saw walking past me looked really good. Selection was pretty good, it had better be with a Founderís event going on. I ended up ordering a KBS but we also sampled some Doom and a Spite. No time for food this time, I did check out the menu and I noticed quite a few things on it that I would love to try. Value was pretty good, at least on par with all of the other places in the area. Overall another awesome beer bar that I will definitely return to in the future.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93  (120) Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania | March 17, 2013
Nice little bar located a little off the beaten path. It sits just outside Center City but is worth the walk. Had a good selection on tap and offered many different bottles. Visited at lunch on a Friday and it was full and everyone was grabbing drinks, which led to a somewhat festive atmosphere. Kegs rotate frequently. Good spot I will put on my normal rotation as the food was good but not great(typical bar food). Very quick on the drinks, when the bartender noticed me getting low he came out and made sure I had a fresh one before I was finished.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7  (45) Pennsylvania | January 16, 2013
Really solid food, better than standard bar fare. Servers and bartenders are always friendly. Beer selection is sometimes hit or miss but there is always something good on draft and some real gems from time to time. Used to live around the block from the place and havenít been in a while until tonight and nothings changed.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Capa  (270) Manama, Bahrain | August 20, 2012
Very crips and clean decorations which really didnít bother me but left me with a bland feeling about the place originally. The barkeepers Iíve had are always friendly and knowlegable about the beers. Tap list is generally solid with a good selection of locals as well as constant west-coast offerings. Puts on some fun events throughout the year. Can be full of Center City suit wearers due to its location, not that itís a bad thing. Can sometimes feel a bit like a higher class frat party, but generally has a more neighborhood vibe. Open concept with the rear section a bit elevated for dining. I usually stop in when I make my way to Fairmount.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GMCC2181  (76) Newark , Delaware | March 11, 2012| Updated March 18, 2012
Stoped here duirng the craft beer express tour. They were having a Firestone take over! Probably not the normal tap list but it was cool with me. Had an app.. homemade chips/salsa... pretty tasty. Good service, the place was loud but mainly due to the crowd. I will be back.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn  (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | February 20, 2012
Not a hard place to find and the parking wasnít bad at all .... Clean and new looking (Founded in 2008) ... main bar area was pretty much the same size as most of the other good beer bars in philly with a decent sized area of high top tables ... then there is a second section of tables ... not a bad sized place lots of tvís to watch games .... service was prompt and friendly ... the selection was mostly IPAís and Stouts when I went with a mix of local micro and american micro (Firestone, Founders, Bellís, Duck Rabbit, Lost Abbey) bottle selection was pretty standard with no rarities .... Food was gastropub (salads, sandwiches and a few simple entrees) and was good I had the chicken cutlet sandwich and my lady the fish and chips but the fries sucked .... most menu items were in the $8-$16 range and the beer was $5-$7 a pint which isnít too bad at all .... I would definitely come back again when its warmer or they have an event
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond  (210) Manhattan, New York | February 19, 2012
Iíve only been to Kite & Key once and it was during Philly Beer Week 2011 for the Founders event. This event always stood out in mind, particularly because it was executed very well. Essentially, they had a deck of cards and the first 52 people who showed up would get one card each. Once they tapped the CBS and KBS, everyone with a card got to choose either CBS or KBS (or something else if you pleased) and once all the cards were returned, they would serve the rest. The CBS keg still managed to kick in under 12 minutes, but the place was jam packed, and if they hadnt executed the pouring the way they did, I think the entire event wouldíve been a mess. Great staff, very friendly and accommodating. I would like to visit this place again when Im back in Philly. Maybe PBW2012.

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