All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.
It can be an enjoyable adventure — exploring your bourbon palette, getting to know your likes and dislikes — as long as you are able to remember the journey.
Lucky for us, Dayton could almost be considered a destination for such ventures, as we boast many charming bars with tons of bourbon options and an exclusive bourbon bar, The Century Bar, that’s regularly mentioned in national bourbon “best of” lists.
Here’s some of the best places in the Gem City to grab a bourbon or a Mint Julep during Derby weekend:
10 S. Jefferson St., Dayton
Here’s the skinny on our top pick for the best place to get bourbon in Dayton:
The Century Bar is almost definitely Dayton’s best-kept secret. Although it’s not much of a secret anymore after all the recognition it has received for its phenomenal whiskey and cocktail menu. Tucked away on South Jefferson Street, the bar has a humble exterior entrance that places you in a different era once you step inside. Soon, it will have a new and bigger home.
Century refreshes their seasonal menu many times a year, and features one-of- a-kind concoctions for their loyal patrons to try.
Century might be at the top of our Dayton bourbon destination list — and for good reason — but there are many bars in the area serving something strong and memorable:
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2414 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood
797 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton
329 E. Fifth St., Dayton
613 E. Fifth St., Dayton
250 Warren St., Dayton
515 Wayne Ave., Dayton
20 S. 1st St., Miamisburg
2450 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek
531 Wayne Ave., Dayton