Khyber Pass Pub

Khyber Pass PubKhyber Pass Pub
BA SCORE
92%
Liked This Place
4.13 w/ 75 ratings
Khyber Pass PubKhyber Pass Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(215) 238-5888 | map
thekhyber.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
75
Liked:
69
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 39
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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.

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vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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.

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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.

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vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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.

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Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, PA
Place rating: 92% out of 100 with 75 ratings
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