Philadelphia Marathon: Where to Drink (and Brunch) Near the Finish Line

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Fact: There’s no reward for 26.2—or 13.1, for that matter—quite like an ice-cold beer. Marathon runners often swear off the stuff for weeks or months leading up to the event. It dehydrates. It slows recovery. But, gosh, does it taste good.

So if you’re jonesing for a brew after you cross the finish line on Sunday, here’s a list of watering holes (most serve brunch, too!), all of which  no more than a half mile from the finish line. You earned it.


Belgian Cafe
Where: 601 North 21st St., 215-235-3500.
Opens at: 11 a.m.

The Bishop's Collar
Where: 2349 Fairmount Ave., 215-765-1616.
Opens at: 11 a.m.

Brigid's
Where: 726 North 24th Street, 215-232-3232
Opens at: 11 a.m.

Fare
Where: 2028 Fairmount Avenue, 267-639-3063
Opens at: 10 a.m.

Hickory Lane
Where: 2025 Fairmount Avenue, 215-769-2420
Opens at: 10 a.m.

Jack's Firehouse
Where: 2130 Fairmount Avenue, 215-232-9000.
Opens at: 11 a.m.

The Kite and Key
Where: 1838 Callowhill Street., 215-568-1818
Opens at: 11 a.m.

La Calaca Feliz
Where: 2321 Fairmount Avenue, 215-787-9930.
Opens at: 11 a.m.

Lemon Hill
Where: 747 North 25th Street, 215-232-2299.
Opens at: 10 a.m.

London Grill
Where: 2301 Fairmount Avenue, 215-978-4545.
Opens at: 10:30 a.m.

McCrossen's Tavern
Where: 529 North 20th Street, 215-854-0923.
Opens at: 10:30 a.m.

Pizzeria Vetri
Where: 1939 Callowhill Street., 215-600-2629
Opens at: 11 a.m.
(Note: This is not your typical bacon and eggs brunch, but I think you deserve some pizza after a race like that. Am I right?)

Rembrandt's
Where: 741 North 23rd Street, 215-763-2228.
Opens at: 10:30 a.m.

Urban Saloon
Where: 2120 Fairmount Avenue, 215-232-5359.
Opens at: 11 a.m.

>> Looking for somewhere else brunch after the race? Check out Philly Mag's humungous brunch guide here.

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  • johnny

    how about catahula , kennet and or for petes sake? duh