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Khyber Pass Pub

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

38 Reviews
Khyber Pass PubKhyber Pass Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(215) 238-5888 | map
www.thekhyber.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
91
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
74
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Taps:
22
Bottles/Cans:
71
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 74
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bmf5581
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tmac
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bruce5
4.13/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of barleywin
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of MtnSoup
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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).

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of damndirtyape
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

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Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Robjvoorhees
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kneary13
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of imhoudinibitch
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of RPH2327
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of TommyTheCat
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tbeckett
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of spointon
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Lorianneb
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, PA
91 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.
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