Warped Wing Brewing Company will open its doors at 1 p.m., 4 hours earlier than its normal time, to welcome the Drunksgiving Eve crowd.  (Photo source: Facebook)
Photo: Andrey Armyagov
Photo: Andrey Armyagov

Bottoms up: These are the places to be on ‘Drunksgiving’ in Dayton

It’s that time of year again! During Thanksgiving, it’s almost a requirement that copious amounts of alcohol are consumed around friends, family, and well, anyone else who happens to be in your direct vicinity. So, to extend some of that cheer to other parts of the week, Drunksgiving (Thanksgiving Eve) was created.

But first, a friendly PSA from your friends at Dayton.com: don’t drink and drive. Get a designated driver, call an Uber or Lyft, or get a cab. It’s that simple.

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Whether you’re mentally preparing to endure a sober Thanksgiving with your entire family or you just want to get out and have some fun, we’ve uncovered the places to be on Drunksgiving Eve in Dayton. These are the best events going on in Dayton on Drunksgiving Eve:


What to expect: In what has become a Thanksgiving Eve tradition of sorts, Dayton’s favorite jam bands, including Subterranean, Oh Kee Pa (A Celebration of Phish) and Kommunity Service will be performing at The Brightside Music & Event Venue in Dayton. All ages are invited to enjoy the show.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 27, doors open at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is as follows:

8:30 p.m. - Oh Kee Pa (a Celebration of Phish) 

10 p.m. - Kommunity Service 

11:30 p.m. - Subterranean

Where: The Brightside Music & Event Venue; 905 E. 3rd St., Suite B in Dayton.

Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance at www.soundvalleydayton.com, and $15 at the door.

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 What to expect: For those who may not want to completely drink the night away, there is a non-alcoholic way to have fun: Attend the opening night of the Gem City SoberBar Popup! Whether you’re in recovery or just avoiding the liquor before Thanksgiving, the Gem City SoberBar has enough live entertainment, mocktails, bubble tea and other treats to keep you out all night. Guests can look forward to performances by local artists Alec Snead, The Nautical Theme and DJ Etch. The food provided is from the Dayton-based meal prep start-up Picnk.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 6-10 p.m. The following is a schedule of the musical performances:

6-7 p.m. - Alec Snead

7-8 p.m. - The Nautical Theme 

8-10 p.m. - DJ Etch

Where: Taking place at Lore, 116 W. Fifth St. in Dayton
Cost: Free

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Derek Warfield (center), who has been singing Irish ballads and rebel songs for more than 50 years, brings his group the Young Wolfe Tones to the Dublin Pub in Dayton on Wednesday, Nov. 27. CONTRIBUTED
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What to expect: The debut performance of Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones in Dayton is taking place at the Dublin Pub on Drunksgiving Eve. The group has toured all over the world, performing their classic Irish tunes. The night will feature a quality musical presentation of Irish patriotic songs and traditional music.  

When: Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: The Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave. in Dayton
Cost: $20 per ticket and cost of refreshments
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What to expect: Desi Banks is an actor, comedian and social media influencer based in Atlantaa. He is best known for his characters Lil Johnny, Keisha, Grandma Reese, Uncle Earl, Parlay and more. Banks was featured on the You’re My Boyfriend tour with fellow online personalities B. Simone and Pretty Vee. On Wednesday, he will be performing in Dayton for the very first time.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 8-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

Where: The Dayton Funny Bone; 88 Plum St. in Beavercreek
Cost: $25 per ticket

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What to expect: If you’re especially thankful for beer this holiday season, pay tribute to this gratitude with a deconstructed beer infused with all of your favorite Thanksgiving Day fixings at the Fifth Street Brewpub in Dayton. Beginning at 2 p.m., guests can sip on their favorite Thanksgiving Day flavors , including:

Roland Stuffing: Lager with stuffing herbs 

Smoked Turkey: Smoked beer with poultry herbs 

Ramona Sweet Potato Casserole:  Brown ale with marshmallow and vanilla 

Ice Breaker Cranberry Sauce: IPA with cranberry 

Apple Pie: Mighty McIntosh ale with apple and cinnamon

When: Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 2-10:45 p.m.

Where: Fifth Street Brewpub; 1600 E. Fifth St. in Dayton 

Cost: Just the cost of beer or any other fixings at the pub

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What to expect: Now considered to be a local favorite, Dayton band Strungover is throwing a monumental party at the Miamisburg Moose Lodge on Wednesday. The band will perform a number of hits spanning several genres to ensure that every person in the crowd can sing along. 

When: Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 8-11 p.m.

Where: Miamisburg Moose Lodge 1645; 2110 E. Central Ave. in Miamisburg

Cost: Free

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