Century Bar’s downtown speakeasy coming, owner says

Century Bar in Dayton has once again made the Bourbon Review’s top list of Midwest bourbon bars. Photo source: Facebook.

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Century Bar in Dayton has once again made the Bourbon Review’s top list of Midwest bourbon bars. Photo source: Facebook.

Work continues on the The Century Bar’s much-anticipated speakeasy.

Joseph Head, the bar's co-owner, said the wait for Kette's Kandies Spirited Treats will be over sooner than we know it.

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He anticipates that the Prohibition-era speakeasy-themed cocktail bar will open to the public in late fall.

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Saturday, Dec. 5 marked the 82nd anniversary of the end of Prohibition. Accordingly, The Century Bar celebrated in style, with a festive Prohibition-themed cocktail menu. Plus, members of its Century Club and those who saw the password on its Facebook page, were granted a special, one-night glimpse of its upcoming speakeasy next door. (ANDREW SMITH/STAFF)

Saturday, Dec. 5 marked the 82nd anniversary of the end of Prohibition. Accordingly, The Century Bar celebrated in style, with a festive Prohibition-themed cocktail menu. Plus, members of its Century Club and those who saw the password on its Facebook page, were granted a special, one-night glimpse of its upcoming speakeasy next door. (ANDREW SMITH/STAFF)

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Saturday, Dec. 5 marked the 82nd anniversary of the end of Prohibition. Accordingly, The Century Bar celebrated in style, with a festive Prohibition-themed cocktail menu. Plus, members of its Century Club and those who saw the password on its Facebook page, were granted a special, one-night glimpse of its upcoming speakeasy next door. (ANDREW SMITH/STAFF)

When completed, Kette's will operate in a 2,000-square-foot space behind the Century, 10 S. Jefferson St. It will be about 600 square feet larger than that Century.

Plans for the speakeasy were announced in late 2015. Construction began in spring of 2016.

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The Century Bar is expected to open a a Prohibition-era speakeasy-themed cocktail bar. ANDREW SMITH / STAFF

The Century Bar is expected to open a a Prohibition-era speakeasy-themed cocktail bar. ANDREW SMITH / STAFF

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The Century Bar is expected to open a a Prohibition-era speakeasy-themed cocktail bar. ANDREW SMITH / STAFF

>> Construction to begin on Century Bar's new 'speakeasy' in downtown Dayton

The businesses are located in the Fire Blocks District, being developed by The Ellway Group.

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The Century Bar plans to open a Prohibition-era speakeasy-themed cocktail bar. STAFF

The Century Bar plans to open a Prohibition-era speakeasy-themed cocktail bar. STAFF

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The Century Bar plans to open a Prohibition-era speakeasy-themed cocktail bar. STAFF

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