Khyber Pass Pub
Taps: 22 / Bottles: 71
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
2.71/5 rDev -34.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
They've ruined the Khyber.
Yes, they now specialize in serving craft beer and microbrews, but they used to do that anyway. Now they serve food. Ok fine. The Khyber used to be a great small venue for underground music acts, and now there aren't live shows anymore. They now focus on being a beer bar, but #1 - again, they already served a fine amount of local brews, and #2 - Eulogy is right across the street, as is Triumph and the Croc Bar, with the Irish Pol not too far away. Do we REALLY need another competing bar right in Olde City? I do not approve.
05-04-2011 16:55:08 | More by Rifugium
3.41/5 rDev -17%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
go to this place if you really wanna see a band there
located in olde city parking is rough....
it is also half a block from eulogy and triumph... so ... there are other places to go
the bartenders are usually friendly, they have an older hipster door guy who is flat out rude
the beer selection is pretty good, have some really cool domestics on draft , stuff like allagash, dfh, yards.. the draft list changes alot and they have a small bottle list
the grimiest batrhoom will you will find in the city
the rest of the bar feels like it hasnt been swept or cleaned since Rico Suave was tearing up the charts..
its one of the cheaper places to drink ,you can get pbr for dirt cheap
but its just really hard to go here with such other great beer bars less than a block away
12-07-2008 23:28:04 | More by gdfan47
3.49/5 rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $
This one of my favorite places to drink in the douchey section of Olde City. Usually the bars here are rope off with jocks waiting in line for half a block to get in. On one hand this place is cool because it's laid back, they serve a very good variety of local craft, and awesome indie music, especially live acts but on the other hand it's often filled with pretentious asshole hipsters who only drink PBR.
The service is the same as any other small bar/club that has live acts. This means that there is no interaction, just them serving the next person waving a bill in front of them. They are usually quick to fill your glass but not over friendly, talkative or knowledgeable.
The selection isn't really that great either. They have PBR for the hipsters as well as a decent selection of regional craft that you can get anywhere else.
This is a really cool place to see shows and probably the best place in Old City for beer, except Eulogy. Go for the music and enjoy some decent craft while there.
10-16-2009 07:52:32 | More by corby112
3.58/5 rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
A very interesting pub to say the least. Looks like it could be a biker bar, but has a real nice physical bar and some good beers on tap. This is the kind of place where when I went to the bathroom, I was expecting a good old fashioned trough. The taps selection was quite good and when we went in the afternoon it was pretty quite. Supposedly a really good place for live music, but I can't comment too much on that.
01-03-2003 18:53:15 | More by jreitman
3.58/5 rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
WOW...I have not been here in years. Last time was when they still had shows about 12 years ago. I really liked the old dumpy place with horrible bathrooms and good cheap beer. Oh well , things change. Still have the jukebox but not sure whats in it as I did not look. Music that I heard was good though.
A..A bit too loud to sit and hang out and a bit dark. Sat in the "band" room not at the bar. Cant comment on how the bar is but happy to say its the same bar that has been here for ever. This place needs to put some sound deadening material up.
Q..Pretty good quality on the food and the beer side. No complaints
S..Pretty poor. Our waitress could give a shit about us. Worst part was that there were only a few tables sitting. Cant imagine how poor it would be if it was busy. Maybe we get a better server next time.
S..Very nice beer selection. I counted 22 beers on the tap list. Did not notice if there was a bottle list. Back in the day the bottle list was great and well ahead of its time for back in the 1980's. Good selection of locals and out of state beers. I also like that the list gives you the price, glass size and ABV. I wish every bar would do this. I saw Clown shoes, Founders, Brooklyn( a few types), Yards, Philadelphia Brewing, Bruery, Boulder, Deschutes, Stoutds, Stillwater, Duclaw, Duvel, Petrus, and a few others.
F..food is mostly cajun and BBQ. LOTS of vegan and veggie options. We were all happy with our food, veggie and meat. $10 for a nice sandwich and side was much less than what I was expecting. There is a board with specials as well as the menu.
V..I would go back. Beers were $5.5-7 for tulips and pints. I think Kenzinger was $4.50 a pint. Food was priced well for what it was and where we were.
There are many other options in the area and even more if you want to walk a little bit. If you have never been here go check it out.
08-29-2013 20:42:29 | More by Giantspace
3.76/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
From the outside, Khyber Pass looks like an anonymous Old City dive bar, where tattoed grifters can hoist a few Yuenglings while waiting for the detox clinic to open.
Well, true; however, walk inside, into the narrow and dimly lit bar area, and cast your eyes upon a row of twenty-two tap handles that offer a thirsty patron a well-chosen selection of quality craft beers like Deschutes, Cigar City, Founders' and Goose Island - too name a few (along with a decent selection of Belgian beauties).
Add to this mix: correct glassware, efficient and knowledgable servers who keep your water glass filled along with a food menu heavy on meaty grub (In my case, a massive muffaleta sandwich) and you are in for a very great time at one of Philadelphia's classics.
If you are in the midst of a crawl, Eulogy is a few steps away. Enjoy.
06-25-2014 21:26:25 | More by jjboesen
3.78/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Located conveniently close to the River Link ferry and Penn`s Landing is the Khyber Pub. This is a dive bar with a great happy hour special and a good range of beers. You will see a crowd with bike messengers, music fans, the young and the old. They carry beer From bottles of Yuengling to a couple nice belgian bottles and some local PA craft beers on tap from Yards and others. Service is very good, bartenders manage to keep up well with a loud and thirsty crowd. A great spot to have a couple inexpensive pints/bottles of American beer.
06-21-2009 14:31:00 | More by mltobin
Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.