“America’s Coolest Running Club”Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run

 

“I will tell you I am not a runner; but I guess I am by way of brute force, sheer will and a lot of inspiration.  I’m inspired everyday by the people I’ve met through Fishtown Beer Runners. They are distance runners, 5k runners, daily runners, casual runners but most importantly friends and they have dragged me happily into their world where I plan to run along side them for many years to come.” – Trish Houck, Philadelphia

 

“Thank you for choosing our bar as your destination. The staff said your group was a pleasure to host. When ever you want to schedule another event don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks again!Michael Bradley, General Manager,  Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant, Philadelphia

“FBR is an unbelievably supportive community of runners and friends. It changed my life because not only did I make a new group of friends in the neighborhood, but I’ve reached new running goals without even trying. Last year, I cut 15 minutes off my marathon time just by trying to keep pace with some of my friends on Thursday nights. ” – Rachael Harr, Philadelphia

 

“The Fishtown Beer Runners have a knack for making even the most far-reaching goals seem attainable. While I initially joined the group as a way to meet new people in a new (to me) city at a point in my life when finishing 3 miles was a feat, FBR motivated me to push myself harder and further than I ever had before (the beer at the end of every tunnel didn’t hurt). I fully attribute my decision and motivation to tackle my first marathon this Fall to the overwhelming positive support of my fellow beer runners–and the beer I share with some of my dear FBR friends, training buddies, and fellow runners at the end of that race will taste better than any other.” – Jessica Clegg, Philadelphia

 

“Right about this time last year, I ran for the first time with Fishtown Beer Runners. It was less than a three mile run to the bar, and I struggled with it. Now, one year later, I ran 14 miles after work and could have easily done more.  For years I would start running and then fall off after about 6 weeks. FBR keeps me running, even in the rain and snow and now for the first time in my life (I’ve started running in 1982) I am a good position to not only run and complete my first full marathon, but do it well.” – Tim McCloskey, Doylestown

 

“Thanks for last night, I had a great time.  I can see why Erin and you are involved with this group…Dave is a great host, everyone was very friendly and there was a really really cool vibe to the night.  I am thinking of moving to Fishtown, so I can do it every Thursday!” – Bob, Glenside, PA

 

“On behalf of the editorial staff at Philadelphia magazine, it’s my pleasure to inform you that you are featured as a winner in our 2013 “Best of Philly” edition in the following category:  Best Running Club.  For 40 consecutive years, “Best of Philly” has been the recognized mark of  excellence in Philadelphia.   Your “Best of Philly” designation signifies that in the estimation of our editors, you’re the very best at what you do.  We’re proud to include you among our region’s elite this year. Congratulations!”Tom McGrath, Editor, Philadelphia magazine

 

“We sincerely mean this when we say Fishtown Beer Runners are a pleasure to have at our bar. The amount of people that come and the manner in which they conduct themselves is truly nothing short of AWESOME!! A classy respectful group that are welcome back anytime. It was the coldest night of the year and they came out in droves, which shows their love for running or should we say “beer running”!!! Thank you so much!!” – Jim and Tiffany, owners, 2nd Street Brew House

 

“Your people are an absolute pleasure to serve.  Even with the craziness of the first half hour they are cool,  patient,  fun and very appreciative folks.  I hope they all had a good time…..and thanks again.  I’ll hope to see you out and about soon.”  John Bryne, Kelliann’s Bar

 

“The FBRs are so much fun that I decided to get out from behind the bar and start running with them.”Joe Galester, Owner, Llama’s Tooth

 

“I would like to thank all the runners who came to Kung Fu Necktie last
night.   I had fun running for all of your drinks. Once again, thanks
for your business.”Bob Walker, Bartender

 

Businesses We Love and Who Love Us (short list):

Johnny Brenda’s
Standard Tap
The 700
Philadelphia Brewing Company
South Philly Tap Room
American Sardine Bar
Cherry Street Tavern
Druid’s Keep
Doobies
Llama’s Tooth
Ortlieb’s Lounge
Frankford Hall
Khyber Pass Pub
2nd Street Brew House
Kung Fu Necktie
New Wave Cafe – Queen Village
The P.O.P.E
Morgan’s Pier
Memphis Tap Room
Green Rock
Murph’s Bar
East Girard Gastro Pub
City Tap House
McGillin’s Olde Ale House
Interstate Draft House
Kelliann’s Bar
Twisted Tail
Perch Pub