Bacon Grease Popcorn at the Khyber Pass Pub.
Having snack options at the movies other than popcorn are great, but popcorn is still our snack of choice. And since it is National Popcorn Day, we figured it was a good day to list our favorites.
Here are our votes for best popcorn in Philadelphia.
Best Popcorn in Philadelphia »
Commemorative t-shirt by Paul Carpenter
The Khyber Pass Pub in Old City is just the latest iteration of the storied bar. And this successful beer bar and restaurant with the Southern leaning menu is turning five today. And they’ve got an all-day celebration planned. The bar is kicking it all off at 11 a.m. with an impressive beer list and limited edition commemorative T-Shirts by Paul Carpenter Art.
Join the crew at the Khyber and try at least a couple of beers from this impressive list.
Keith Raimondi at Townsend | Photo by Neal Santos
For seven years now we’ve polled bartenders, beer reps, booze writers and professional drinkers of all stripes, and asked them to pick their most-loved bars in the area. We then add our own favorites, do a little cocktail-napkin math and come up with the 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia. This year the Best Bars list includes dives, gastropubs, cocktail lounges and even an awesome little spot in Port Richmond.
This year’s list features a new number one bar, but that’s far from the only interesting tidbit on the list.
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Photo by Arthur Etchells
The Khyber Pass Pub makes Esquire’s list of the best bars in America. The bar is one of 15 new bars on the list, and the only one from Philadelphia. Esquire describes the bar from David Frank and Stephen Simons as:
Back in the 1980s, the Khyber was where all the punk bands played. Nowadays the bands are gone and it’s a lot cleaner. But there’s still a great rock ‘n’ roll jukebox, decent New Orleans food (and cocktails), and a whole lot of craft beer on tap.
The Khyber is the first Philadelphia bar to make the Esquire list since 2007.
Other Philadelphia bars to make the Esquire list »
Photo by Michael Gruber
Some of life’s questions are simply too great to ever be answered. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? But this week, two different groups are tackling the age old question: does beer or wine pair better with food?
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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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The Wells Banana Breadettes will be at The Cambridge tonight at 6:30 as their first stop on their US Freshly Bakes Tour. There will be music, giveaways and the chance to meet Emily, Jane and Diane.
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In honor of the Winter Olympics, Khyber Pass Pub is celebrating Russian Imperial Stouts today. The annual event has already kicked off with sixteen high-alcohol beers on tap.
Check out the full beer list and get into the Old City bar in order to purchase a 2014 Tsarpower t-shirt.
The beers »
Every Sunday from 10 p.m. to midnight the Khyber Pass Pub is offering a special Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey happy hour. During that time, the Old City bar will be offering $6 Old Fashioned and $7 Manhattan cocktails.
Khyber Pass Pub [Foobooz]
ESPN is highlighting some of its favorite college basketball venues, and of course Philly’s Palestra is on the short list. Dana O’Neill offers her memories:
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