Philadelphia Marathon: Where to Get a Beer (or Brunch) Near the Finish Line

Oh, go on. You just ran a marathon—you totally deserve a beer.

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 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.

Jack’s Firehouse
Where: 2130 Fairmount Avenue, 215-232-9000.
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 a.m.

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

Where: 741 North 23rd Street, 215-763-2228.
Opens at: 10:30 a.m.
Tip: Don’t miss the terrific burgers here. The turkey burger was named Best of Philly earlier this year.

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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