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Khyber Pass Pub

Not Rated.
Khyber Pass PubKhyber Pass Pub
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

60 Ratings
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Taps: 22
Bottles: 71
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

56 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106-2810
United States
phone: (215) 238-5888

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @khyberpasspub

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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%

Staff made the difference. Plus a fried green tomato blt that was truly exceptional. Loved it. Nice range of options for beer - I tend to be picky but found plenty of options, including a pricey Norwegian snifter that was twice as expensive as all other beers - but surprisingly worth it for the experience. Funky area of Philly. One of few I found recommended here on Advocate.com worth a repeat visit.

KXS, Apr 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

brewcifix, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

InspectorBob, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

JKWBMH, Feb 22, 2014
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4.17/5  rDev +1.5%

This place is the bomb. The wife and I bar-hopped around Old City on a Saturday evening and this was our favorite joint. So different, and far removed from the suburban-white-kid-and-fratty-drunkenness crowded atmosphere of other bars in the area.

This is more of a South Philly corner bar, cool and quiet. 20 taps and 2 casks, with some stunning stuff from Goose Island (I assume they had a Goose event): Bourbon County, Bourbon County Barleywine, Matilda, Pere Jacques, Illinois... plus Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Sly Fox...

Funny music (80's Hall & Oates-style tunes), nice bartenders and bouncer, perfect table by the window looking on 2nd street and all the action. I dig this place. j

Prices weren't so cheap for the Bourbon County stouts... $10 each. But the regular brews are fine at around $6. Definitely a gem in Old City I will return to often.

DoubleSimcoe, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

oglmcdgl, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

hoppymcgee, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

seanchai, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of SudsTerkel
3.78/5  rDev -8%

I was in Philly on biz and found myself in Penn Landing neighborhood on a Tuesday night, intending to go to Trinity which I discovered was closed on that evening. [By way of commentary, that's mighty pricey real estate to allow to lie fallow but I suspect they have their reasons for doing so.] Going around the corner to 2nd St., I spotted the beer signs in Khyber Pass Pub's windows and headed over.

It has a small bar area with a adjacent separate dining room. I headed over to the dining room and checked out the beer list and menu. KPP has a very deep and well thought out beer list of about 25 offerings. I always try to have beers from the local area so I ordered a Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Easton which was very satisfying, along with a Philadelphia Brewing's "Kenzinger," finishing up with a Wells Bombardier ESB on cask, which though lacking local origins, I couldn't pass up.

The service was good & efficient; I also had a bowl of their Jambalaya which was generous and satisfying. The staff know their offerings and are well prepared to make recommendations to their patrons.

One thing I'd offer to management: both the dining room and the bar are too dark; I could hardly read the beer list and the menu. Also - a matter of personal preference - the music was too loud. It wasn't a big deal as I was by myself but if I was trying to carry on a conversation with somebody, it would have been challenged.

Overall, a solid establishment deserving your attention and I'll have to hit Trinity the next time.

SudsTerkel, Dec 04, 2013
Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.