The Barrel House celebrated Dayton's 222 birthday by tapping beer from local breweries, serving food from Underdogs Mobile and featuring entertainment by Dayton musicians on Saturday, March 31. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Tom Gilliam
Photo: Tom Gilliam

New Barrel House owners to celebrate two-year anniversary with another EPIC party 

The Barrel House has undergone several different iterations, most notably when owners Gus and Sara Stathes purchased it from Jeff Heater at the end of 2017. 

Since then they've implemented many creative changes, including adding a new patio and hosting events aimed at bringing the Dayton community together.

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The Barrel House 2.0 Two Year Anniversary Party celebrating “two years of friends, beer, music and donuts” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Barrel House crew promises its “wildest taplist yet.” 

Fork & Greens food truck will be on hand from 12-10 p.m. 

Sara Levin and Gus Stathes, owners of The Barrel House in downtown Dayton. SUBMITTED

“The past two years have been full of long hours and hard work. Rewarding work, but hard work all the same. We’ve made some incredible relationships, weathered some pretty intense storms alongside our community, and have done our best to give back to the city and its always inspirational people. We’re hoping to celebrate the strength of our city, our crew, and maybe even pat ourselves on the back a little bit with this party,” Sara and Gus wrote.

What’s next for The Barrel House?

“Looking forward to year three and beyond - we’ve got some growing to do. We’ve got some plans and tricks up our sleeves that’ll come to light as the details get ironed out. We don’t ever plan to stop our charitable fundraising efforts, and we’ll never stop hunting for the best beer to put on our taplist and our shelves. It’s what we do. We like to think we’re pretty damn good at it,” they wrote.

The pride they feel isn’t just for their business, but for their community.

“Yeah, we’re proud of our business, but our main source of pride and inspiration is this city. For real. Y’all are some of the strongest, most supportive people on this planet. 2019 has been extremely rough for Dayton, but the community has banded together in ways that have left us speechless. There’s still a lot of work to do for sure, but if anyone can accomplish that mission, it’s the people of Dayton, Ohio.”

The Barrel House celebrated Dayton's 222 birthday by tapping beer from local breweries, serving food from Underdogs Mobile and featuring entertainment by Dayton musicians on Saturday, March 31. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Tom Gilliam


If this doesn't mesh well with your calendar, there are several other Barrel House events coming up: 

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 Nov. 21: Wine Tasting 

The Last Thursday of every month is Wine Night at The Barrel House. The wine tasting on Nov. 21 from 6-8 p.m. will feature four wines from Tramonte & Sons. 

Nov. 29: Big Bad Black Friday

After your Black Friday shopping marathon, head to the Barrel House to try one (or a few) of the eight versions of Epic Brewing Company's notorious Big Bad Baptist imperial stout that will be on tap. They open at 9 a.m. to cater to the crowds of early morning shoppers.

Nov. 30: Small Business Saturday 

November 30 is Small Business Saturday. Head downtown to shop and afterwards grab a beer, wine or cider. 

Dec. 6: Funky Friday

Every first Friday of the month, the Barrel House welcomes DJ Cooley from Omega Music to spin nothing but funk from 6-10 p.m. 

Dec. 20: Dessert Beer Fest 2019 

Barrel House will be tapping tasty treats from some of their favorite breweries, and they'll have no shortage of sugary snacks on hand. Special flights of all featured dessert beers will be available to help you create delicious pairings. 

Guests can expect the following treats at the fest: Streetside Brewery + The Barrel House - Interstate Pastry Fight, Fifth Street Brewpub - Mint Cookie, Omnipollo - AON, Moody Tongue Brewing Company - Caramelized Chocolate Churro, Wolf's Ridge Brewing - Cinnamon Toast Brunch, Branch & Bone Artisan Ales - Seasonal Friend, Platform Beer Co. - Doughlicious, Rusty Rail Brewing Company - Waffle Sauce.

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Wednesdays: Wu-Tang Wednesdays

Beer and unedited hip-hop from Wu-Tang Clan and others. Full draft pours are $1 off until 9 p.m.

Thursdays: Open mic night

Calling all musicians, comedians and poets. All are welcome to take over the mic to perform at The Barrel House. Sign-ups that day.

Fridays: Food Truck Friday

Every Friday, from 5-10 p.m.,visitors can get drinks and dinner at a special food truck situated outside.


What: BH 2.0 Two Year Anniversary

Where: 417 E. Third St., Dayton 

When: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Nov. 16

Cost: Free admission

More info: Facebook

Barrel House in downtown Dayton hosted another birthday celebration for Dayton, Ohio. Dayton celebrated 223 years with some of its closest friends on Friday, April 5, 2019. Here is who we spotted. DAVID MOODIE/CONTRIBUTED