It’s the 2014 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia

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Bob & Barbara’s | Photo by Trevor Dixon

We asked 25 of the city’s best chefs, bartenders, beer geeks, cork dorks and professional drinkers to weigh in on the best bars in Philly. Here, in order, are the 50 best places to drink in a city made for drinking. Philadelphia, meet the 50 Best Bars Class of 2014.

Foobooz 50 Best Bars by the Numbers

13 bars are new to the list from last year.

18 bars have been on the list for all six years we’ve compiled it.

Another 4 bars have been on the Best Bars list at least 5 years.

A.bar was the biggest mover, jumping 38 spots on the list.
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It’s the 2013 50 Best Bars of Philadelphia

Alla Spina, one of the Best Bars in Philly | Photo by M.Edlow for GPTMC

Alla Spina is one of the best bars in Philadelphia | Photo by M.Edlow for GPTMC

For the fifth year in a row we’ve polled a diverse panel of Philadelphia’s drinking scene in order to determine the best bars in Philadelphia. The polled include our favorite writers, bloggers, twitterers and even just drinkers for the 2013 Foobooz 50 Best Bars list.

Foobooz 50 Best Bars by the Numbers

Seven new bars made the list this year.

23 bars have made the list in each of the five years it has been published.

0 repeats at number one. Each year a different bar has held down the top spot.

For the first time ever a bar from New Jersey made the list.

Loco Pez was the biggest mover on the list, jumping 32 spots.

Methodology and the 50 Best Bars » 

Meanwhile, Over On The Philly Post: Son Of Former Khyber Pass Owner Convicted In Mumbai Attacks

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David Headley, whose mother once owned the Khyber Pass Pub, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his involvement in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India that killed 164 people, including 6 Americans. They’ve got the whole story over on the Philly Post, but here’s the nut of it:

Headley seemed to leap at the chance to spill secrets following his 2009 arrest by the FBI in Chicago and continued providing details even after the U.S. government agreed not to seek the death penalty or allow extradition in exchange for his cooperation.

You can read the whole story over on the Philly Post right now.

Former Philadelphian Gets 35 Years In Mumbai Terror Attacks [Philly Post]

STORE: Vintage Khyber Pass T-Shirts Are on Sale Now

Today the Foobooz Store unveils the first in our vintage tees collection. The shirt is a recreation of Khyber Pass’ first-ever t-shirt from the ’80s, adorned with the classic “Get Your Ass to Khyber Pass”slogan. The $15 shirt, available in men’s and women’s sizes was printed for the Khyber Pass Pub’s second anniversary, when these shirts sell out, they’re gone forever.

Get Your Ass to Khyber Pass [Foobooz Store]

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