Spirit Cruises 2019 Leaderboard

All Aboard the Craft Beer Express, March 10

All Aboard the Craft Beer Express, March 10

Oftentimes, pub crawls are sad affairs – a bunch of sloppy sippers tripping over each other to seek out the next cheap brew – but this is something entirely different. The semi-annual Craft Beer Express is a ticketed tour of some of the cities best beer bars, complete with regularly scheduled shuttle buses, in-depth tasting events and more.

Working from the Fishtown counter-clockwise around the city, this winter's route includes Kraftwork, Johnny Brenda's, Standard Tap, The Institute, Bishop's Collar, Kite & Key, Jose Pistola's, Sidecar Bar, P.O.P.E., Devil's Den, Brauhaus Schmitz and the Race Street Cafe. Select the bar where you'd like to start your adventure and purchase a $10 bracelet (online or at the pub itself), and from 11 AM–9 PM this Saturday, March 10, you can ride the bus all day long.

Drinks are pay-as-you-go, but expect some interesting lineups on taps at participating taverns: Kraftwork will host Goose Island goodies, Standard Tap wants to wake you up with a "big wood weekend," Firestone Walker fun awaits at Kite & Key, and Brauhaus Schmitz is touting 10 German beers that have never been poured before in Philadelphia.

Because tickets are required, you can expect crowds to be a manageable size. After all, what's a better way to spend a Saturday than tossing back great craft brews at your favorite bar? Doing it at a dozen of them!

Pre-order your Craft Beer Express T-Shirts now for $10 and they'll be ready for you at Standard Tap or The Institute!


     Front                                                           Back





How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!


Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!