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.
Having snack options at the movies other than popcorn are great, but popcorn is still our snack of choice. We just wish these restaurants and bars sold their varieties of popcorn in theaters.
Here are our votes for best popcorn in Philadelphia.
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.
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]
Though the name’s been around for around 40 years, Khyber Pass Pub is celebrating its 2nd birthday since its glorious rehabilitation back in 2010. Tomorrow, November 28th, Old City’s iconic pub will be throwing a party full of outstanding beers, great food, and old school music to commemorate Khyber’s rich musical heritage.
They’ve collected an assortment of rare, craft brews on reserve that include Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, Heavy Seas Winter Storm, Stone Double Bastard, Avec Les Bons Voeux, Twisted Pine Pioneer Pumpkin. Every couple hours a selection of drafts will be just $2.
It isn’t often that a grade school’s fall festival is worthy of a post on Foobooz but tomorrow’s Harvest Festival at St. Peter’s School at 3rd and Lombard is no ordinary school event.
Of course there will be games, face-painting, pony rides, and baked goods from the students mothers but there will also be some serious eats. Names like Percy Street BBQ, Cantina Dos Segundos, Federal Donuts, Khyber Pass Pub, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, JAVA coffee, and even Whole Foods will take this small, unassuming street fair to the next level.
Food will be served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St, Peter’s School Harvest Festival [Official Site]