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Downtown bar makes ‘best of’ national list

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 10:44 AM
By: Amelia Robinson

The hits just keep coming for one of downtown Dayton’s favorite watering holes. 

For the fifth consecutive year, The Century Bar at 10 S. Jefferson St. has been named one of “America’s 80 Best Bourbon Bars” by The Bourbon Review’s website.
Here is how the Century is described:

No TV’s. No jukebox. Just 115 Bourbons and over 300 whiskies total to choose from while you listen to music from the 1930’s. The home of the former Kette & Sons Rye Whiskey Distillery, Century Bar also regularly holds blind tastings.

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    The Century dates back to 1942 under that name and that location. The location’s history as a bar dates back even before then.

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    Steffen’s, a male-only “coffee shop,” opened three years after the Great Dayton Flood of 1913. 

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    The continuing recognition from Bourbon Review is not the only national acclaim that has been heaped upon the Century. In February 2015, Men’s Journal magazine’s website declared The Century one of the “10 Best Bourbon Bars in America,” describing it as “a small bar with a huge bourbon list, The Century is as devoted to the whiskey as any other place in America.”

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    And in October 2014, The Century made a list of the 15 best bourbon bars in America assembled by travelandleisure.com.

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