Photo: Belle of Dayton
Photo: Belle of Dayton

You can get a FREE tour of iconic Dayton distillery tonight 

The Belle of Dayton is pulling back its curtains.

The distillery of the Van Buren Room is bringing back its popular tours to give customers a behind-the-scenes look into Belle of Dayton, located at 122 Van Buren St. in Dayton. The tours will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $5 per person. The tour includes drink samples.

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The Van Buren Room, a 1900's-inspired cocktail bar connected to Belle of Dayton distillery at 122 Van Buren St., will open on Friday, Oct. 5. The room is next to the distillery operations and designed to pay homage to the original Belle of Dayton bottle discovered in a pile of broken glass near a Prohibition-era speakeasy that once operated in downtown Dayton. AMELIA ROBINSON / STAFF PHOTO

On this First Friday and every First Friday, there will be bonus tours that are free. Simply show up at the Belle of Dayton at 5 p.m. and receive a free tour of the distillery. The tour is for patrons 21 and older, only. 

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“Enjoy a sample at the end of the tour, or purchase a handcrafted cocktail in the Van Buren Room, mixed with Belle of Dayton spirits,” according to a press release from the Downtown Dayton Partnership.