Forrest Williams, co-founder of Mudlick Tap House along with Dean, told us in October, "This place is cool, and it's going to be VERY cool when we're done with it."
Mudlick Tap House’s downtown Dayton location initially will occupy the first two floors of the three-story building, each floor containing about 4,500 square feet and an occupancy of about 100, Dean has said. Plans call for a restaurant that will stay open later than most. It will offer a broad menu, all dishes made from scratch, ranging from sandwiches to entrees. The tap house will have about a dozen beer taps, all devoted to craft beers, and will serve cocktails and wine as well.
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Dean also is the co-owner of the AleFest event, the outdoor beer festival held every summer in downtown Dayton, as well as the AleFeast event held in the winter in Dayton.