Work is done, the kids are out of school, and the house is clean—it’s time to chill. Whether you want to relax with a glass of wine or get out and have some fun with your friends, there are lots of amazing places near our Kettering apartments where you can completely let loose. So, put on your favorite outfit and let yourself live a little at these nearby bars, pubs, and taverns, just a short drive from Dovetree.
Timothy’s Bar and Grill
Open since 1965, Timothy’s Bar and Grill is a quick 15-minute drive from Dovetree. Known as Tim’s, Timmy’s, TI’s, and many other endearing nicknames, this local watering hole has been named one of the Best College Bars in the country. Guests will find cold beer, great food, and tons of entertainment at this raucous University of Dayton pub. Watch sports, play bar games, or just throw back a few pints—it’s nothing but ‘fun’ at this bar. View the menu and check out the event calendar at the Timothy’s Bar and Grill website.
A campus favorite since 1976, Flanagan’s Pub is the place to go to watch the big game and drink draft beer with your buddies. Offering a full bar and wine as well, this solar-powered neighborhood pub is no-frills and all fun. They offer basic pub fare in an Irish tavern setting. What more do you really need? Visit the Flanagan’s Pub website to view menus and see upcoming events.
Just over 10 minutes from our apartments in West Carrollton is the Dublin Pub. This one-of-a-kind establishment is located in a former Shell gas station with a historic church addition that adds 2,200 square feet of incredible space. This Irish pub has been voted the Top 10 Pubs in the U.S. as well as Best Fries in Dayton and largest St. Patrick’s Day in Ohio. Basically, it’s the place to be. Head over to the Dublin Pub website to view menus and see when the next live music or open mic night will be.
Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery
Located in Dayton’s Historic Oregon District, Lucky’s Taproom and Eatery has been open since 2011. With 20 revolving beer taps, the welcoming and comfortable atmosphere is the perfect place to post up on a Friday night for a great meal and a crisp craft beer. Sit at the bar top and watch the game while eating a burger, chicken and waffles, or fish and chips. Visit Lucky’s website for all the details.
Step into another world when you visit Troll Pub, less than a 15-minute drive from our apartments in Kettering. This popular, family-friendly gastropub features elevated American eats, handcrafted cocktails, and ice-cold beers. The hideaway pub has exposed brick and beams with doors behind bookshelves. When you visit this well-known establishment, it’s more than a meal and a drink—it’s an experience. Check out the Troll Pub website for menus, a virtual tour, and more.
Ned Peppers Bar
Get in touch with your inner cowboy…or take a trip to the islands at Ned Peppers Bar. This traditional western bar has 12 beers on tap and a wide array of liquors and spirits—or, head to the back where guests will find a Tiki bar with a full island theme. There is also a dance floor with incredible sound system. As if that wasn’t entertaining enough, you could also sneak into the Hole in the Wall Bar next door for a laid-back and chill experience. The Ned Peppers Bar website has all the details.
For a traditional, simple, Irish bar experience, head over to Harrigan’s Tavern. The famous establishment opened its doors in 1967 and has been a neighborhood favorite ever since. Offering pub eats and cold pints, you’ll find eye-catching memorabilia decorating the walls, live music on the stage, and TVs playing the big game. It’s the place to go when you want a tasty slice of pizza and your favorite adult beverage. Visit the Harrigan’s Tavern website for menus, events, and more.
Dance, drink, and be merry at one of the many bars and pubs near our apartments in West Carrollton. Stop by Dovetree today to tour our spacious and gorgeous floorplan options.