Toxic Brewing Co.

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

431 E 5th St
Dayton, Ohio, 45402-2911
United States

(937) 985-3618 | map

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Ratings by TheRougeBastard:
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Rated by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Aug 22, 2014
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25
Was in a neat section of Dayton where the street is closed to pedestrian traffic. The brewery is located in an old school main street building. There were skeletons draped all over which seemed it should have been a pirate themed brewery. The main bar was large with plenty of surrounding seating. Most of the patrons got "walk around" beers...meaning they can walk the pedestrian street without issue. There was plenty of different beers to choose if one couldn't find something then they don't belong. Overall it is a cool place in a cool location with average to above average beers. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
Aug 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Jb-13a

1.78/5  rDev -55.2%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 1.75 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 1.25
One of the worst breweries in Dayton. The atmosphere is great for 20 somethings, but not adults. The beer is mediocre, at best. Unruly bartenders and manager will throw you out, for looking cross-eyed. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money or time.
Jan 02, 2020
Rated: 3.29 by YonderBrew from Ohio

Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

May 30, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Sep 09, 2017
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Reviewed by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Inline location in small hip downtown area. Long bar with a good amount of tap selections. A few guest taps as well. Sort of macabre art on the walls fits the vibe. Beers were solid. Good stop if you're in Dayton.
Apr 06, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by zsiefker from Ohio

Dec 28, 2016
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Reviewed by RockRuler from Mississippi

3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3
Easy to find and park on a Tuesday evening. Fairly light crowd. Had some metal music playing on the speaker system. The bar tender was friendly and helpful. Cool art on the walls. Both beer and mixed cocktails are available. Wish they had more of their own beer on tap. Had an outdoor area in front that opens up to the street which is great for people watching. Worth a visit.
Aug 04, 2016
Rated: 4 by gutbuster from Kentucky

Jul 11, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by WesM63 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 5 by kko12 from Ohio

Sep 09, 2015
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Reviewed by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Quirky spot, right in the Oregon district, Dayton's coolest neighborhood. The beer was pretty off the charts on my first few visits. As I went back, the quality went down just a little. It's still a great place to have a beer and they are fiercely loyal to their community. Still a top five Dayton brewery.
Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by bhwk from Ohio

Aug 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Fireboy from Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Relaxing atmosphere with a mix of regulars and visitors. Owner was there and very willing to talk beer. Nice that you can get 4oz, 8oz, and 16oz on most beers. The place felt comfortable and friendly and had interesting local art on the walls....oh, and free popcorn and shuffleboard!
Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by Dan_1414 from North Carolina

Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by DeFaz from Ohio

Jun 07, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by frazbri from Ohio

May 10, 2015
Rated: 4.65 by udfan07 from Ohio

Apr 05, 2015
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
Nice location in the Oregon District of downtown Dayton (for what it is...). Place was relatively quiet since I like to hit microbreweries in the middle of the afternoon. Overall, had more of a bar atmosphere than a microbrewery atmosphere, but was still very relaxed and casual while I was there. Reasonable selection of beers. Friendly staff. Due to the bar atmosphere, there didn't seem to be a real opportunity to talk beer with the folks behind the bar like I would at some other microbreweries. In any case, certainly worth a visit if you are in Dayton.
Jan 18, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by synesthesiam from Indiana

Oct 29, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by TheWiredDJ from Ohio

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 3 by ohiobeer29 from Ohio

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by recovery_beer from Ohio

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by chezhed from Louisiana

Jul 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ThatsStout from Michigan

Jul 21, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by indirectly_direct from Ohio

Jun 29, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by vermilcj from Ohio

Jun 26, 2014
Rated: 4 by James_Bowers from Colorado

Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 5 by ryanlgrooms from Ohio

Jun 15, 2014
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Reviewed by nickfl from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
This place was a very pleasant surprise for Dayton OH. In a seemingly trendy neighborhood they are located in an nicely updated older building with character. There is plenty of parking and the taproom is reasonably spacious. Service was good, but it wasn't exactly crowded on a Sunday afternoon, orders at the bar only as far as I could tell. They had about 12 beers on tap and all were solid with a few that were very good. I wasn't necessarily expecting much but this place turned out to be someplace I would go out of my way to visit any time I am in Dayton. When it comes to unknown local places I find that most fall into two categories, the ones that know what they are doing/ understand the modern beer scene, and the ones who have absolutely no clue. These guys definitely know what they are doing.
Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BuckeyeSlim from Ohio

May 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by wildcatboy from Ohio

May 19, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Vilash from Ohio

Apr 05, 2014
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Reviewed by Yetiman420 from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Stop #417 on my world brewery tour.

Wednesday afternoon around 4:30. Sat at the bar with two other guys who seemed to be regulars.

Did two flights which covered all the beers.

Five Rivers Pale Ale
Imperial Orange Cream IPA
Practice Yoga Session IPA
Gem City Ruby Amber
Black Tonic Stout
Dank Dunkel Dark Wheat
ISO-Heaven IPA
Abby Belgian Blonde
Porn or Pawn Pepper Pale Ale

All the beers except for the stout were very well done. The stout was a bit thin for style. Enjoyed the pepper pale ale and it's perfect, balanced heat. The amber, which I would usually avoid as a pint, was very well done for the style. Clean with a firm malt backbone.

Old rehabbed building (former pawn shop) in a historic and artsy area of downtown.

The brewery was "custom" built by a local fabricator who I suspect was not a specialist in brewing equipment. It was probably the most unusual hot-side set up I've seen.

Well worth the visit and I look forward to return trips as I pass through Dayton.
Mar 12, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Feb 09, 2014
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