Tale of the Tape: Khyber Pass Pub

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The Khyber Pass Pub is the latest incarnation of the landmark Old City bar. The bar’s craft beer roots are being played up and the food has a definite Southern flair. Think of it as The Royal Tavern with a touch of Southern flavors. And that’s a good thing.

Read on for more, including what’s happening with happy hour.

The Space

  • The front room is unchanged. The ornate old bar is still the overwhelming centerpiece.
  • A new 20-tap draft system is in place
  • The back or side room has been completely overhauled.
  • The stage is gone and windows now look out to 2nd Street.

The Food

  • Southern flavors
  • Imagine the Royal Tavern in Louisiana or Mississippi
  • Chef Mark McKinney (Royal Tavern, Dos Segundos)
  • Southern favorites like:
    • Fried chicken
    • Po-boys
    • Gumbos
    • briskets and pork butts smoked for 12-14 hours
  • Bar staples like:
    • Burgers
    • Fries
    • Wings
    • Chili
  • Vegans and Vegetarians are well taken care of:
    • Grilled vegan sausage sandwiches
    • Onion rings
    • Fried green tomatoes
    • Vegan popcorn
  • Louisiana french bread comes direct from Leidenheimer Baking
  • Like the Royal and the Cantina, vegans and vegetarians are well taken care of
  • Khyber Pass Pub Menu

The Beer

  • Twenty beer taps
  • Two beer engines
  • Almost All-American selection
    • Franziskaner is the lone European beer.
  • Highlights include:
    • Ballast Point Sexton Oatmeal
    • Sierra Nevada Harvest
    • Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin
    • Victory Hop Devil
    • Lost Abbey Avant Garde
    • Founders Back Woods Bastard

Happy Hour

  • The Khyber’s happy hour was always a legendary bargain and it’s still a good deal.
  • 4pm-6pm Monday through Friday
  • $2 off all drafts
  • $1.50 domestic bottles
  • $1 off everything else

The Khyber Pass Pub
56 S 2nd St
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Open 7-days a week
Serving food till 1am.