Century Bar co-owner Joe Head pours his seasonal cocktail the Sleepy Holler. JIM WITMER/STAFF
Photo: Jim Witmer
Photo: Jim Witmer

The Century earns yet another ‘Best Bourbon Bar’ ranking

The Century Bar knows how to defend its turf.

The popular drinking spot at 10 S. Jefferson St. in downtown Dayton was named yesterday as one of “America’s 80 Best Bourbon Bars for 2016” by The Bourbon Review’s Web site. This is the fourth year in a row the Century has made the list, selected by a publication and web site dedicated to the bourbon-drinking lifestyle.

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Century Bar's seasonal cocktail the Sleepy Holler is made using Old Forester bourbon, vanilla simple syrup, pumpkin simple syrup and then it's garnished with nutmeg. JIM WITMER/STAFFJIM WITMER/STAFF
Photo: Jim Witmer

The Century was among 14 bars mentioned in the Midwest — and the only one in Ohio. Here’s what the magazine had to say about the downtown Dayton bourbon bar:

“No TV’s. No jukebox. Just 115 Bourbons and over 300 whiskies total to choose from while you listen to music from the 1930’s. The home of the former Kette & Sons Rye Whiskey Distillery, Century Bar also regularly holds blind tastings.”

Bourbon being served at the Century Bar in Dayton. Contributed photo

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The continuing recognition from Bourbon Review is not the only national acclaim that has been heaped upon the Century. In February 2015, Men’s Journal magazine’s website declared The Century one of the “10 Best Bourbon Bars in America,” describing it as “a small bar with a huge bourbon list, The Century is as devoted to the whiskey as any other place in America.” And in October 2014, The Century made a list of the 15 best bourbon bars in America assembled by travelandleisure.com.

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Joseph Head of the Century Bar in downtown Dayton. File photo by Jim Witmer
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