Toothsome Taverns: The Khyber
Hipster Den and Beer Binge Checkpoint
AARON STELLA The mélange of entertainment enterprises that comprise Old City’s corridors wouldn’t be the same without the dive-bar sensation The Khyber. As one of the original rock venues in the city, The Khyber has stood the test of time, and continues to deftly accommodate their patron’s voracious appetites with the continuous blare of rock ‘n’ roll and a limitless supply of premium brews. Like any dive bar, the Khyber doesn’t so much concern itself with décor; however, that doesn’t mean it lacks atmosphere. The bar relies more on the people than the wallpaper to make their bar, not to mention their veteran and cordial staff. Of the brews procurable, you have a cornucopia of domestic and imported, and a category enticingly titled “The Good Stuff”, under which their finest in-house beers are reserved. And you can’t beat the deal at happy hour (5-7pm): $2 Kenzinger pints, $1 domestic bottles, $2 off all drafts, and $1 off everything else. A tour through the Khyber’s quarters will reveal the stages, where the bands that jam on them give pull to why Philadelphians consistently crowd this vivacious vender night after night. Even tourists to the city make it a point of popping in on return visits. For a calendar of upcoming performances visit The Khyber’s web site. Of course, seeing is believing, so stop by the Kyber and lose yourself in the mirth of good people, good brews and rockin’ tunes.
Aaron Stella is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Philly Broadcaster. After graduating Temple University with a degree in Literature, Aaron has written for several publications in the city, including the Philly Gay News, Phawker, City Paper and AOL’s City’s Best. While a writer by trade, Aaron has devoted his talents toward developing the careers of writers and artists in the city in hopes that one day Philadelphia is regarded not just as an arts mecca, but as a city of artists with business acumen who can compete in the new economic landscape.