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.
BEER RUNNERS FILM

BEER RUNNERS FILM

Filmmaker Justin Wirtalla has released BEER RUNNERS online for rent or download! The film has been to 3 festivals, had 4 nominations, and won 1 award. It’s been receiving high praise from runners and non-runners alike. Please spread the word and let us know if your running group, bar, or...
"America's Coolest Running Club" - Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run

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

Award winning author and barefooted running rock-star, Christopher McDougall, published some very kind words about FBR on his blog. In a piece about FBR’s role in the running of the Hammer of Glory during Philly Beer Week, Chris wrote, “I’ve run and beered with the Beer Runners, and apart from...
What is Beer Running

What is Beer Running

The Fishtown Beer Runners® combine responsible running with responsible drinking 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.
The Mission

The Mission

The primary mission is to test the results of a scientific research study conducted by Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, Professor of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, at the University of Granada. The study said that beer and water have similar rehydration effects under the conditions of his study which compared...
Time and Location

Time and Location

Runs are Thursdays @ 7:00 PM sharp. Start location is 2346 E. Susquehanna Avenue in beautiful Fishtown. Click here for upcoming run destinations
To The Professor

To The Professor

Catholics have patron saints, sports teams and schools have mascots, and The Fishtown Beer Runners have The Professor. You will all be happy to know that FBR’s “patriarch” is a very cool, leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding, generous, kind and humble man. The professor is Dr. Manuel Castillo-Garzon of the...
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April 04, 2019 - Glory Beer Bar

April 04, 2019 – Glory Beer Bar

We return to Glory Beer Bar & Kitchen in Old City! Beer Specials: $5 half liters of Krombacher, Weihenstafaner and Kostritzer. Possibly a few others but that will be a game time decision. Food Specials: Two BBQ Chipotle Pulled Chicken Sliders with slaw for $5 The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at...
April 11, 2019 - Shamrock

April 11, 2019 – Shamrock

The Shamrock Pub has been sold and Freddy wanted us to run there one last time! Let’s send the Shamrock out in FBR style! REMEMBER the Shamrock Pub is CASH ONLY! The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different starting locations throughout the city (http://fishtownbeerrunners.com/when-and-where/): Palmer Park in Fishtown Courtyard of...
April 18, 2019 - Philadelphia Runner (Shirt Pick Up)

April 18, 2019 – Philadelphia Runner (Shirt Pick Up)

FBR runs to Philadelphia Runner for our shirt order pickup & then heading to a bar (TBD)! We are doing a t-shirt and singlet sale through our good friends at PHILADELPHIA RUNNER (1601 Sansom St, Philadelphia) . We are offering men’s and women’s Brooks Podium series short sleeves and singlets for $24.00. The ordering period...
April 25, 2019 - Bardot

April 25, 2019 – Bardot

May 02, 2019 - Mifflin Tavern

May 02, 2019 – Mifflin Tavern

We run to Fette Sau in support of the Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia programs and The Young Professionals Committee – SOPA Philly. Fett Sau is donating  $1 per drinks sold and $5 donation gets you a the Fette Sau Happy Hour special which is half off all draft beers, all sizes. $5 Manhattans and Old...
March 14, 2019 - Second Street Irish Society (CASH ONLY)

March 14, 2019 – Second Street Irish Society (CASH ONLY)

                  Join FBR for our 4th Annual Thursday before St. Patrick’s Day Run to the Second Street Irish Society! Remember it is CASH ONLY! The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different starting locations throughout the city (http://fishtownbeerrunners.com/when-and-where/): Palmer Park in Fishtown Courtyard...
March 21, 2019 - Mainstay Independent Brewing

March 21, 2019 – Mainstay Independent Brewing

We run for the first time to Mainstay Independent Brewing Company! The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different starting locations throughout the city (http://fishtownbeerrunners.com/when-and-where/): Palmer Park in Fishtown Courtyard of City Hall 7th & Bainbridge in South Philadelphia Palmer Park Routes: Short 0.97 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2396950660 Long 5.11 miles –...
March 28, 2019 - Brauhaus Schmitz

March 28, 2019 – Brauhaus Schmitz

                      We return to Brauhaus Schmitz, we have not been here since November 2015! The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different starting locations throughout the city (http://fishtownbeerrunners.com/when-and-where/): Palmer Park in Fishtown Courtyard of City Hall 7th & Bainbridge in South...
February 07, 2019 - Guppy's

February 07, 2019 – Guppy’s

February 14, 2019 - Les & Doreen's

February 14, 2019 – Les & Doreen’s

Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap is one of the last old school Fishtown bars left in the hood. Doreen still owns the establishment and her sister Sharon will be behind the bar Thursday night running the show. Sharon is very excited to have FBR coming in again! This is a CASH ONLY run but don’t...
February 21, 2019 - Butcher Bar

February 21, 2019 – Butcher Bar

We run for the first time to Butcher Bar!  We will be in their back patio area and we will have the place to ourselves! The patio is covered and heated. There will be 6 different drafts for $4 and four food specials! The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different...