Wayne Avenue’s long-awaited wine bar opens

There’s a new, sparkly place near downtown Dayton to wine down and even chow on oysters.

Silver Slipper wine bar held its grand opening Friday at 1105 Wayne Ave. in Dayton. In the works since founders Lorelei Fink and Simon Gifford came into ownership of the building in 2019, the bar has held some private events and pop-up markets while waiting for the approval of its liquor permit.

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After finally receiving that approval on New Year’s Eve 2021, Silver Slipper is ready to fully open its establishment to oyster and wine connoisseurs in Dayton.

“It’s been cool to be so many people’s first oyster,” Gifford said.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

In addition to its curated wine menu, the bar will feature a few select beers on its menu as well as a mocktail option. The oyster menu is the culinary focal point of the bar to start, but in the future, Gifford said they will expand to include charcuterie, fish en papillote, salads and more.

Though the name implies a dress code type of establishment, Fink and Gifford said Silver Slipper will be walk-in only with a “real casual bar style.” For more information on the bar or how to book the space for private events, visit thesilverslipper.club.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

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