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39 Reviews
Khyber Pass PubKhyber Pass Pub

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(215) 238-5888 | map

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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 75
Reviews by rfgetz:
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4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Atmosphere retains a slight amount of the grittiness of its past. Dimly lit, well aged dark hand crafted wood bar is the centerpiece of the room with a mish-mash of beer logo adorned signs and flags on the beat up walls. Beers available on draught hang above the bar on individual pieces of slate with the name written in white chalk. Dinning room ajacent to the main bar in a sparsely decotrated, again dark room.

Nice selection of 25+ drafts, solid mix of local and domestic craft and Belgian beers, could use some solid non-Belgian imports thrown in. Bottle list is available, with a focus on Belgians and domestic craft. Nice list of events, with something fun going on on almost a twice a month basis.

Food menu is outstanding. Southern fare with a good mix of cajun, creole and BBQ. The Po Boys and Muffaletta were some of the best outside of New Orleans, the BBQ was fantastically juicy and flavorful without being overly charred or smoked. Fantastic rotation of specials for sandwiches and sides.

Fantastic reinvention of a bar which maintains character but expands on the beer and takes it to a whole new level with the food.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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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%

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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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4.34/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, PA
4.05 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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