New lounge to open this weekend in former space of Therapy Cafe in Dayton

Credit: Natalie Jones

Credit: Natalie Jones

The Reserve on Third, downtown Dayton’s newest lounge, is opening its doors on Saturday, Jan. 6 in the former space of Therapy Cafe at 452 E. Third St.

Dayton native Erin Parrott and her fiancé, Edward Joiner, were planning to hold a soft opening on Dec. 23, but due to unforeseen circumstances the owners had to push it back. The owners are looking forward to bringing “a luxury experience without the luxury price tag” to Dayton.

Credit: Natalie Jones

Credit: Natalie Jones

“It gives people the space to cultivate socializing again,” Parrott previously said. “We felt like downtown was missing that space where you can go and make new friends, create new experiences and have a good time.”

The 4,000-square-foot lounge will serve those 25 and up Saturday through Wednesday. Parrott said their goal is to create a niche environment where older, mature people can feel comfortable. On Thursdays and Fridays, the lounge will be open to those 21 and up.

“What’s going to differentiate us from other bars and lounges in our local proximity is that we are going to allow people to also have an exclusive experience,” Parrott said.

Guests will be able to have premium bottle service, concierge service and sections available for reservations, Parrott said. The Reserve on Third can be described as a cocktail lounge during the early evening and starting at 10 p.m. on the weekends there will be a DJ giving a nightclub vibe, she said.

Parrott recalled the downtown Dayton area having a rich nightlife when she was growing up with several clubs including Masque, Club Vex, Foundry, The Vault Nightclub, Pulse Nite Club, A-List Lounge and Club Aquarius.

“There was a niche that used to be there that currently has dissipated and needs to be filled,” Parrott said. “It’s something the city needs and once it’s open, I feel like it’ll actually help put Dayton, as far as the nighttime scene, I think it’ll help put Dayton on the map in regard to that.”

The Reserve on Third will feature two outdoor patios in addition to the indoor space, several picture-worthy moments, a warm and inviting environment, cocktails and a small kitchen menu, Parrott said.

She added that the lounge will look nothing like it used to, but the bar will be in the same place.

“To be able to create a space like we’re creating for the city of Dayton, I just feel extremely blessed and so does Eddie,” Parrott said. “We’re super excited for people to see and be in the space and experience everything that we’re going to have to offer. It’s going to be incredible.”

For more information about The Reserve on Third, visit or the lounge’s Facebook or Instagram pages.

About the Author