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Beer Run is the quintessential downtown Charlottesville family restaurant. Family owned and operated, Beer Run was founded in December 2007. Beer Run is located on the edge of the Belmont and Woolen Mills neighborhoods, and serves countless families every week.

Step-brothers Josh Hunt and John Woodriff, with the encouragement of their parents, wanted to open a retail craft beer and wine store.  That idea blossomed into not only Charlottesville’s most extensive craft beer bottle store but one of Draft Magazine’s America’s 100 Best Beer Bars 2014 and 2015.

Beer Run is a craft beer bottle and wine shop, restaurant, and bar all wrapped up in one. It is kid friendly, pet friendly, and an overall great neighborhood hangout. The food menu is carefully planned to maximize seasonal, locally sourced and organic ingredients.

Looking for more seating and venue space for holiday parties? Visit Beer Run’s second Charlottesville venture, Kardinal Beer Hall and Garden at 722 Preston Ave!



John Woodriff

President, CFO & Do-it-all


John manages the day to day goings on at Beer Run and the finances. He is always seen working hard.

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Josh Hunt

Vice President & Relations


Josh keeps Beer Run sane and focused on realistically good relations with the public, our employees and our vendors.


Mary Ann Parr



The whole thing was Mary Ann's idea and she still has more coming, especially about good organic food and a healthy decor.

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