Nice cozy little spot with a very solid tap list (think I came the day after their anniversary) Service is attentive and friendly. Menu is pub fare with a flare but I didn’t eat. Prices are fair. Dig it and it’s a regular stop in the area.
Another great hole-in-the-wall style Philly craft beer pub. Lots of surprises - I wandered into the place with a friend without realizing it was a beer destination while on a pub crawl. Some good stuff from good breweries not readily available in most situations. Service is good, and a friendly Philly crowd.
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 I’d head out of the way for.
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, I’ve been here 4 times from a Saturday night to Monday lunch and it hasn’t 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 I’ve been happy with the quality of choices around. Nitro and cask options are available with a varied tap list. Food: I’ve 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 I’m 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, what’s that? Looks like the Slayer logo and font but it’s 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 hadn’t 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 (248) 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.
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.