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 Brewpub’s ‘tap takeover’ today benefits Jackie O’s workers

The Fifth Street Brewpub will host a Jackie O’s tap takeover and fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, Wednesday December 17.The event, which also includes two raffles, will benefit employees of Jackie O’s Public House, who are out of a job because the Athens, Ohio bar-restaurant was devastated ...

Eudora Brewing Co. will release this special collaboration bottling on Dec. 20. Submitted photo

Local brewery to release special bottling Saturday

Eudora Brewing Co. will release a special collaboration bottling —Coffee Thunderball Oatmeal Stout infused with coffee from Wood Burl Coffee Roasters — starting at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 20.The brewery at 4716 Wilmington Pike will release the beer in 22-ounce bottles, which will be sold as part of a ...

Yellow Springs Brewery’s tasting room. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Yellow Springs Brewery to release 2 special bottlings

The Yellow Springs Brewery at 305 N. Walnut St. will release special barrel-aged holiday brews in bottles at the brewery’s tasting room on Dec. 17 and Dec. 24, brewery co-founder Lisa Wolters said this morning. This will be only the second and third time that Yellow Springs Brewery has released ...

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The former Filling Station sports bar in Riverside will soon reopen as Smokin’ Aces Bar & Grill. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Sports bar springs back to life in Riverside

The former Filling Station Sports Bar & Grill at 4317 Linden Ave. in Riverside, closed since last winter, is being renovated and will reopen in the coming weeks as Smokin’ Aces Bar & Grill. If all goes well with license transfers, renovations and inspections, the new sports bar could open ...

Dec. 19 event will crown ‘Dayton’s Best Brewery’

Several Dayton-area breweries are participating in an event dubbed “Beer!” to be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Yellow Cab building at 700 E. Fourth St. east of downtown Dayton.Attendees will receive an 8-ounce beer sample from each of eight local breweries and a local ...

File photo Esther Price Candies.

Esther Price, Warped Wing collaborate on new beer

Esther Price Candies and Warped Wing Brewing Company have collaborated to create a special holiday ale called “Esther’s Lil Secret,” brewery and candy company officials announced this morning. The Scotch ale’s secret ingredient: Esther Price caramel. Warped Wing at 26 Wyandot St. will host a release party at 5 p.m. ...

Former Kettering sports bar heads to auction block

The former Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill at 4090 Wilmington Pike south of Stroop Road in Kettering, which has been closed since August, will be auctioned at noon on Dec. 11.The 5,800-square-foot building on 1.2 acres across from a Meijer store previously housed the Starlite Diner and, before that, a ...

New Fricker’s coming to Ohio 741 near Dayton Mall

Fricker’s will open a new restaurant in the former Lone Star Steakhouse space at 251 N. Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) near the Dayton Mall in Miamisburg next spring, a spokesman for the Miamisburg- based restaurant chain said this afternoon. The new restaurant will employ more than 100, according to Jim ...

Warped Wing brewery inks lease on second facility

Less than a year after it opened its doors, Warped Wing Brewing Company has signed a lease on a second facility to accommodate the stronger-than-projected thirst for its beers.The downtown Dayton brewery has signed a lease on 14,000 square feet of space at 1226 Schaeffer St. that was formerly part ...

Ribbon-cutting today for newly expanded pub

The Dublin Pub at 300 Wayne Ave. in Dayton will host a ribbon-cutting today and special events tonight to help introduce an expansion completed last month that nearly doubles the pub’s seating capacity. The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for about 5:15 p.m. today, Oct. 24, with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, and ...

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Hauntfest 2014: monsters, ghouls, creatures to invade Oregon District

Organizers of Hauntfest 2014 are calling all mummies, werewolves and creatures from the Black Lagoon to the 29th annual bash set for Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon District from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Ghost, goblins and characters of all sorts are invited to the Dayton area’s ...

Sampler from Star City Brewing in Miamisburg. Staff photo by Mark Fisher

Miamisburg brewery may add winery, distillery

Star City Brewing, which opened last November at 319 S. Second St. in the 14,000-square-foot building that once housed the Peerless Mill restaurant, has applied for licenses that would allow it to make wine and to distill spirits at the brewery, co-founder Justin Kohnen said this morning. “In the year ...

2 local breweries to host anniversary bashes

Two Dayton-area breweries will host first-anniversary bashes Nov. 1, and one is already looking to expand to a second facility — the third local brewery in recent months to announce such expansion plans.“Our growth was quicker than we expected — we’re ahead of schedule,” said Matt Harris, co-owner of Hairless ...

Wiley’s sale final; opening night tonight

The sale of Wiley’s Comedy Club was finalized Thursday, and one of the club’s new owners said this morning that he will headline the grand opening tonight and Saturday night.Steve Hofstetter, one of the seven-person new-ownership group and a comic himself, said he accepted a booking nearly a year ago ...

Rave Cinemas to remodel, add beer and wine

The parent company of the Rave Cinema in Huber Heights will renovate the 16-screen cinema and will add beer, wine and frozen cocktails to the concession stand menu, Cinemark officials announced this morning. Cinemark Holdings, owner of the Rave Cinemas Huber Heights 16 at 7737 Waynetowne Blvd., said the multiplex ...

Belle of Dayton Vodka retails for $24.95. Glassware ranges from $5.95 to $11.95. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)

Dayton distillery poised to release 2 new spirits

The Belle of Dayton distillery in the Oregon Historic District has won a silver medal for its flagship vodka and is moving closer to releasing a specialty rum and a pepper-infused vodka, co-owner Murphy LaSelle said this morning. The distillery’s Belle of Dayton Vodka was awarded a silver medal in ...

The sign taking shape on the side of what will be a new bar on East First Street near Fifth Third Field.

New bar in the works near Fifth Third Field

A new bar called “Proto Build Bar” is moving toward opening at 534 E. First St. near Fifth Third Field.The bar is the brainchild of Chris Wire, owner of Real Art Design Group at 520 E. First St. — next door to where the new bar is being renovated for ...

Dublin Pub unveils historic expansion

The Dublin Pub at 300 Wayne Ave. in Dayton will host a “Grand Reopening Celebration Weekend” this weekend, Sept. 26-27, to unveil an expansion that nearly doubles the pub’s seating capacity. The 2,500-square-foot addition and renovation includes a private-events room, expanded patio seating, kitchen prep space and a 40-seat second-floor ...

 Cadillac Jacks morphs into ‘Caddy’s Tap House’

The Cadillac Jacks location at 2760 Towne Drive in Beavercreek has been transformed into Caddy’s Tap House, with 47 craft-beer taps, a new food menu, and a significant makeover to its interior.Cadillac Jack’s co-founder Billy Joe Deck said the total cost of the project reached $250,000. An existing patio is ...

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