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The new bar, which seats about 50, opened quietly just before Thanksgiving, Baker told this news outlet.
“We’ve had nothing but positive feedback so far. We have a nice, friendly atmosphere,” Baker said. “There’s really nothing quite like it around here.”
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The Old Mason Jar Tavern includes an upstairs space that has a “Speakeasy” feel, Baker said.
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While acknowledging that “We’re no Century Bar,” the Old Mason Jar Tavern boasts an extensive list of bourbons and whiskeys, including several small-batch and single-cask offerings.
Plans call for opening a cafe in an adjoining space in the months ahead. It will be open to the public in addition to serving as the bar’s kitchen, Baker said.
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The tavern’s hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday noon to 1 a.m.
The bar will be deeply involved with the community and will follow a service-oriented philosophy similar to that of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow Fellows organization, a chapter of which was previously housed in the very same West Xenia Drive building that is home to the Old Mason Jar Tavern, Baker said earlier this year.
“I’m seeing a lot of positive movement in Fairborn, and I want to be a part of that,” Baker said.
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