breaking news

Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders; Champaign Co. man died after ship collision

Here’s a sneak peek inside Dayton’s next beer pub


The owners of Mudlick Tap House are hard at work on what will become the restaurant and beer pub’s second location in the former Club Aquarius space at 135 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton.

“This place is cool, and it’s going to be VERY cool when we’re done with it,” said Forrest Williams, co-founder of Mudlick along with Jennifer Dean. The two also own Mudlick Tap House in Germantown.

Renovations are underway, and plans call for an opening next spring, Dean and Williams said.

Dean showed us around the building, pointing out the locations of the bar, kitchen and dining-room seating, along with second-floor space that can be utilized for private dining and special events. Mudlick Tap House’s downtown Dayton location initially will occupy the first two floors of the three-story building, each floor containing about 4,500 square feet and an occupancy of about 100, Dean said.

Plans call for a restaurant that will stay open later than most. It will offer a broad menu, all dishes made from scratch, ranging from sandwiches to entrees. The tap house will have about a dozen beer taps, all devoted to craft beers, and will serve cocktails and wine as well.

>> CONFIRMED: Mudlick Tap House moving ahead with downtown Dayton plans

Dean is the co-owner of the AleFest event, the outdoor beer festival held every summer in downtown Dayton, as well as the AleFeast event held in the winter in Dayton.

The Mudlick owners had applied for a liquor license to build a restaurant and tap room from the ground up on a vacant plot of land in Springboro, but Dean said she and Williams realized the Dayton plans are a better fit for Mudlick’s concept.

“We’re both big fans of downtown Dayton,” Dean said.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Driver trapped after semi overturns in Xenia
Driver trapped after semi overturns in Xenia

Federal Road is shut down at Wilmington Road after a semi rig overturned leaving the driver trapped, according to Greene County Sheriff’s dispatch. A semi driver is trapped after the rig overturned on state Route 72 at Federal Road, east of Xenia. According to Greene County Sheriff’s dispatch, Crews were dispatched just before...
White House physician releases official report with details of president’s exam
White House physician releases official report with details of president’s exam

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, the physician to the president, released the particulars of President Donald Trump’s physical exam in an official report Tuesday. It was Trump’s first periodical physical as president and was conducted last Friday at the Walter Reed Army National Military Medical Center. The results were released with...
Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders
Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year. The USS John S. McCain collision resulted in the death of Champaign County sailor Jacob Drake. Drake was a Petty Officer 2nd class. The charges are to be presented at what the military calls an Article 32 hearing...
Manager pleads guilty in Franklin strip club case
Manager pleads guilty in Franklin strip club case

The manager of a Franklin strip club pleaded guilty on Tuesday to trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, two counts of permitting drug abuse, and illegally operating a sexually oriented business. Judge Timothy Tepe is to sentence Michael Reese, 37, of Miamisburg on March 9 in Warren County Common Pleas Court. In January 2017, Reese, a night...
Miami Valley unlikely to experience the kind of false alarm that rattled Hawaii
Miami Valley unlikely to experience the kind of false alarm that rattled Hawaii

Last weekend’s false alarm in Hawaii that sent people scrambling for cover is a mistake that is unlikely to be repeated in the Miami Valley, according to Jeff Jordan, director, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management. Saturday morning, people were alerted by the Hawaii emergency management agency that a missile attack was imminent. ...
More Stories