Van Buren Room To Open in August in Oregon District

Belle of Dayton Distillery will soon be expanding operations to include craft cocktails featuring its locally distilled spirits. The distillery’s craft cocktail room is driven by House Bill 351 passed in 2016 sponsored by State Representatives Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) and Anthony DeVitis (R-Green), allowing Ohio distilleries to serve their distilled spirits and other alcoholic beverages by the glass to be consumed on the facility’s premises.

The ‘Van Buren Room’ located at the Belle of Dayton (122 Van Buren St., downtown Dayton), will be adjacent to the distillery operations in the current tasting room/gift shop. The Van Buren Room will be an intimate space, including windows looking into the federally bonded distillery, with an early 1900s look and feel. The cocktail room will pay homage to the original Belle of Dayton bottle uncovered in pile of broken glass across from the secret downtown Dayton Prohibition-era speakeasy.

The Van Buren Room menu will feature classic cocktails with Belle of Dayton spirits along with rare and experimental releases. The craft cocktail bar will also showcase locally produced craft beer in cans and bottles, other Ohio distilled spirits, and an extensive selection of the highest quality Gins, Bourbon, Scotch, & Rye Whiskies.

Since opening in 2014, the Belle of Dayton Distillery has won numerous international awards and recognition for its pot distilled, small batch spirits along with the prestigious Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco Wine and Spirits- the Best Spirits in the World. The Van Buren Room will be set up and held to the same standards of quality, along with flawlessly executed drinks to create a world-renowned craft cocktail bar right here in Dayton.

The Belle of Dayton will continue distilling and bottling throughout renovations, but the tasting room/gift shop will be closed to the public until tentative opening date set for August 2018. The Belle of Dayton is currently looking for qualified candidates for Bartenders who share the same creative passion for spirits. Interested? Email your resume to



FULL ARTICLE:   Author: Lisa Grigsby

Belle of Dayton

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