New downtown Dayton beer pub and restaurant now hiring

In this photo from October 2016, Mudlick Tap House founders Forrest Williams and Jennifer Dean stand at a first-floor bar of what will become Mudlick’s downtown Dayton location. MARK FISHER/STAFF
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In this photo from October 2016, Mudlick Tap House founders Forrest Williams and Jennifer Dean stand at a first-floor bar of what will become Mudlick’s downtown Dayton location. MARK FISHER/STAFF

A beer-themed restaurant and pub is now hiring as it gears up to open in the coming months in downtown Dayton.

Mudlick Tap House — which operates a pub in Germantown — is renovating the former Club Aquarius space at 135 E. Second St.

“We’re shooting for a soft opening around the first of March,” Mudlick co-founder Jennifer Dean told this news outlet today, Jan. 5.

"The new location in downtown Dayton is coming along quickly," Dean wrote on the Mudlick Tap House Facebook page. "So quickly in fact that we are starting to build the most righteous front of the house staff for our craft beer, spirit-centric, locally sourced tap house … . Beer Hipsters, Hopheads, and Beer Snobs need apply!

“Experience and knowledge of craft beer REQUIRED along with prior restaurant experience. Please send inquiries to jen@mudlicktaphouse.com or shoot us a (private message) and we will reply with the employment application.”

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.

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