Khyber Pass Pub

Khyber Pass PubKhyber Pass Pub
Khyber Pass PubKhyber Pass Pub
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

56 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106-2810
United States

(215) 238-5888 | map

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Reviews by JohneHoodlum:
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JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jun 10, 2015
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slasich from Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -24%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

May 16, 2020
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cratez from Canada

4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

What I had: Buxton Black Rocks, Sly Fox Pikeland Pilsner, and Freigeist Abraxxxas on tap, Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork plate with collard greens and coleslaw for me, North Carolina-style BBQ Pulled Porked sandwich and a few glasses of 2010 Creisen Sauvignon Blanc for my fiancé.
What I liked: Dimly lit ambience at the bar, plenty of seats available, good crowd that minds their own, excellent draft list with some harder to find imports, killer barbecue, bartender was happy to provide samples, had a great chat with one of the patrons, awesome experience all around.
What I disliked: Service was a little cold at first but improved substantially as the night went on.
Would I go back? Definitely. Khyber was one of the better bars that we visited during our time in Philly.
Overall Rating: 92

Jan 30, 2020
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Steins_68 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Oct 20, 2019
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The Khyber Pass is my kind of bar. Dark and gloomy inside until your eyes adjust. Long bar to the left with lots of knick knacks and beer momentos. Nice and relaxed, no blaring TVs or music to overpower.

Beer selection was really solid, and about 20-22 taps deep, with everything from Miller to Allagash Ganache. Great variety and the bottle list was no slouch either. Service was great, quick, witty and friendly, as was the general vibe. I got the feeling of a bar with plenty of recurring patrons, very familial feel. Didn't try the food, but it looked good.

Overall, a great neighbourhood kind of bar, almost a little divey, but in the best possible way. Would love to go back.

Jan 05, 2019
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zbelair from Pennsylvania

4.79/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Dec 12, 2018
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jgiordano88 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 11, 2018
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dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jul 18, 2018
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SunDevilBeer from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Vibe: A bit dark for my tastes, but I got used to it after a bit. Lots of beeriana about, very welcoming.

Selection: Nice, well thought out selection of local/regional/national brands and various styles.

Service: Female bartender very attentive and sweet. Knew a lot about beer too. Manager stopped by too, was cool, offered free samples of various beer.

Food: Southern smoked BBQ. Had the brisket Sammy which was very tasty. Hand cut fries undercooked first try, had to send back. 2nd try were fine.

Enjoyed my visit here, would definitely prioritize on a return visit to Philly.

Oct 19, 2016
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bmf5581 from North Carolina

4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Jul 26, 2016
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metter98 from New York

3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Apr 24, 2016
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Apr 24, 2016
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tmac from New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Feb 21, 2016
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Bruce5 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

Kyber was the first stop for what promised to be a full day leading up to the Eagles game. Kyber is a local institution having survived while many of their neighbors have come and gone. Has that dive bar feel which is great except they could add a little lighting and still retain the "feel".

Great beer selection with around 20 taps including Cigar city always one of my favorites! Extensive bottle selection however never get past the tap list.

Service was great, but the food was just mediocre and not up to standard, otherwise a must stop when in old city.

Dec 27, 2015
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barleywin from Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Sep 25, 2015
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Fatehunter from Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Made a late night/early morning visit. Small place, but excellent selection. Two English cask ales plus ~20 more on tap with some tougher to find brews. Outstanding food. Good service.

Jan 09, 2015
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MtnSoup from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Love the vibe at this beer-focused bar. They had several Cantillon bottles available (Gueze and a few others), and lots of variety when it comes to draft.

Food is top-notch as well - don't be fooled by the divey-ness of this place - take a chance and eat here along with drinking - you won't be disappointed.

I'd rate it higher if the staff were better. If you're looking for a good help experience - walk around the corner to Eulogy. Our waiter didn't know Cantillon from Sierra Nevada, but was a nice guy all and all (when he was paying attention to us, anyway).

Dec 04, 2014
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Dietrich from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

Nov 28, 2014
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FightinIrish88 from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

Nov 12, 2014
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damndirtyape from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

A good hole in the wall place. Not very well lit, but certainly cozy and clean. Extensive beer selection on tap – never got a bottle menu but understood the bottle menu to be extensive as well. The place smelled just right of smoked BBQ, and for a place this far north, they hit southern style pulled pork perfectly – it needed no sauce. Just right smoke flavor, hint of spice, and not at all dry. Very good food. With happy hour – 2 beers and a full pulled pork platter - $23. Very good pricing.

Had a Wookey Jack Black IPA on draft and a Wells Bombardier from Cask.

Oct 24, 2014
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Gavage from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon and the fisrt thing I noticed was the place was very dark. Big wooden bar seats about 20 and there are a bunch of tables in the room. Two large TVs showing college football games. Loads of Belgian beer flags and beer signs line the walls.

There were about 20 beers on draft that covered a nice mix of styles. Service was good and friendly depsite the large afternoon crowd. Defintely a cool place to stop in Old City.

Oct 23, 2014
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stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%

Sep 30, 2014
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Robjvoorhees from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Sep 10, 2014
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SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Aug 26, 2014
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kneary13 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Aug 18, 2014
Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, PA
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