New bar in Kettering will specialize in board games, craft beers

A bar called "D20: A Bar with Characters," which will offer board games and table-top gaming to accompany drinks, is coming this fall to Kettering.

The new bar will be located at 2144 E.Whipp Road in the Oak Creek Plaza, next to Peking Gardens.

“This will be very different from any other bar in Dayton,” said Andrew Sparks, co-founder of D20 along with Christine Cooper.

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The bar will not have any televisions, but will have more than 200 board games and table-top games available, ranging from Candyland to Risk to Axis & Allies, Sparks said. The intent is to create “almost a coffee-shop vibe,” he said. The D20 name refers to a 20-sided die — or dice — used in some role-playing games.

The 2,500-square-foot space, which previously housed a women’s fitness center and a cell phone store, will have occupancy for 60 to 65. The build-out and plumbing should be complete in three to four months, Sparks said. Plans also call for construction of a small patio, he said.

D20 will feature 20 beer taps as well as craft cocktails and wines.

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Sparks previously worked at Belmont Party Supply in Dayton and at Liquor & Wine Warehouse near Miller Lane in Butler Twp.

For more information, check out the D20: A Bar with Characters Facebook page.

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