Where to Grab a Beer (and Brunch!) After the Philadelphia Marathon


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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 are no more than a half-mile from the finish line. You earned it.

The 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: 10 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: 9 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: 1836 Callowhill Street., 215-568-1818.
Opens at: 10 a.m.

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

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

Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too
Where: 1840 Callowhill Street, 215-636-9061. Opens at: 8 a.m. (Note: This brunch spot is the bomb but you’ll have one of your trusty spectators bring the booze.)

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

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