Dayton Dive Bar Directory

Scoundrel’s Field Guide only reviews dive bars, diners and breweries after an in-person visit. Because of that, we don’t have deep reviews for every dive bar in America (yet). For cities we haven’t yet visited, we’ve scoured all available sources to take a stab at the dive bars we’d like to visit if we could. Divided into must haves and further options, let’s stress again, these are our best guesses without visiting in person. Have a better idea? We’re all ears. Let us know through the form below.

Absolute Must Visit Dayton Dive Bars


Slyder's Tavern

836 Watervliet Ave
Dayton, OH 45420
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Southern Belle

134 N Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH 45402
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East Dayton

Clancy's Tavern

5514 Burkhardt Rd
Dayton, OH 45431
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White Sail Inn

1509 Barney Ave
Dayton, OH 45420
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Oregon District

Blind Bob's

430 E 5th St
Dayton, OH 45402
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Oregon District

Hole In The Wall

423 E 5th St
Dayton, OH 45402
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Shroyer Park


1018 Irving Ave
Dayton, OH 45419
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Other Dayton Dive Bar Options

Adrienne's White Rabbit Lounge

889 S Main St
Centerville, OH 45458
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Boone Saloon

3490 Dayton Rd
Springfield, OH 45506
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Diplomat Lounge

2766 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, OH 45419
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707 Watervliet Ave
Dayton, OH 45420
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Frank's Tavern

1669 Webster St
Dayton, OH 45404
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G&J's Highspot

2285 E Central Ave #2281
Miamisburg, OH 45342
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Grill's Tavern

4949 N Union Rd
Dayton, OH 45426
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2529 Patterson Rd
Dayton, OH 45420
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Katz Lounge

1221 E Stroop Rd
Dayton, OH 45429
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King's Point Pub

4660 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, OH 45440
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King's Table

2348 Grange Hall Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45431
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2 E Center St
Germantown, OH 45327
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Mack's Tavern

381 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Washington Township, OH 45459
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Maggie's Place

6515 N Dixie Dr
Dayton, OH 45414
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443 Patterson Rd
Dayton, OH 45419
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Patterson Pub

970 Patterson Rd
Dayton, OH 45419
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Phone Booth Lounge

1912 E Whipp Rd #2920
Kettering, OH 45440
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Red Carpet Tavern

3301 Wayne Ave
Dayton, OH 45420
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Shag's Tavern

1926 S Smithville Rd
Dayton, OH 45420
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Shroyer Inn

1028 Shroyer Rd
Dayton, OH 45419
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Sparky's Lounge

822 Watertower Ln
West Carrollton, OH 45449
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Sure Shots Inn

3121 E Dorothy Ln
Dayton, OH 45420
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Tank's Bar & Grill

2033 Wayne Ave
Dayton, OH 45410
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Taylor's Tavern

5539 Dayton Springfield Rd
Springfield, OH 45502
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The Fieldhouse

1126 Brown St
Dayton, OH 45409
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