Best Dayton, OH Nightlife

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    10. Canal Street Tavern

    If you're looking for an intimate venue where you can go to hear emerging musicians from the local and national scenes, Canal Street is just the place. There really is no such thing as a bad seat here, and the...

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    9. Trolley Stop

    What you'll notice initially upon entering this eclectic establishment is its comfortable atmosphere. Other perks include great food, an extensive list of micro-brewed beers, and live acoustical music. In addition, a...

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    8. Boston's Bistro and Pub

    Whether you prefer imports or microbrews, with over 140 bottled beers and 11 rotating beers on tap, Boston's will undoubtedly have just what you're looking for. In addition to beer, this pub has a fine selection of...

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    7. Pacchia's Jazz Room

    It may be tiny, but Pacchia's Jazz Room packs a big punch. It's everything a jazz club should be: dark and hazy, with good acoustics. The overall ambience is continued from the restaurant — stylish and...

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    6. Dublin Pub

    Locals and visitors alike enjoy the friendly atmosphere at this comfortable pub. During lunchtime, you can enjoy salads, soups, or sandwiches from the unpretentious menu. As nighttime approaches, the ambience becomes...

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    5. Sloopy's

    You never know what the night may hold if you're planning to spend it at Sloopy's. Of course, plenty of TVs mean that you can catch just about any big game — and find folks of like mind cheering along. If that...

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    4. Jazz Central

    Jazz fans take note — this is the place to be on Sunday evenings! The open jam session is a long-standing Dayton tradition that simply must be experienced to be appreciated. The house musicians play Big Band...

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    3. Gilly's

    Call ahead for the latest schedule of jazz, blues, country, and acoustic folk artists who will grace Gilly's stage. The ambience is upscale, and the music is of the utmost quality. Great talents like Freddy Cole (Nat...

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    2. Katz

    The closer you get to the weekend, the more the atmosphere changes in this popular establishment. Monday through Thursday, it's the place to meet your buddies, shoot some pool, and watch the latest game. It's not...

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    1. Flanagan's Pub

    This popular pub offers everything a college student could want, including good food, a variety of games, and live music every Thursday night. The atmosphere is casual, and the prices are reasonable.

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