Bar Owners & Managers:

The Fishtown Beer Runners combine responsible running and consumption in the interest of science. We gather once a week to run three to five miles, and conclude each run at a pub for a beer or two.  Would you like to have 100 thirsty and hungry new customers patronize your business?  Well,  invite us over and we will spend a couple of hours and our money with you!  Contact us.


  • Run weekly on Thursday evenings
  • Arrive between 7:30-8:00 pm (depending on mileage)
  • Stay about two hours
  • Run rain or shine, all-year-around
  • Will list your business and link to your website

We Are:

  • Connoisseurs of quality beer and food
  • Mature, polite and friendly
  • Active and community-minded
  • From all areas of the city
  • Supporters of local businesses and usually return with our families and friends

You Provide:

  • Beer specials
  • Pitchers of water
  • A diverse beer selection including local brews.


“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 lastnight.   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
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