Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

45 W. Alex-Bell Road
Centerville, Ohio, 45449
United States

(937) 438-8081

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Reviews by Gritsak:
Photo of Gritsak
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Ive been to thirsty dog several times seeing that its only about 10min from my house. The place itself is medium sized with a nice outside patio for warm days. In the main part of the resturante they have a clear glass wall into the brewing area so you can see everything thats going on.

This last time i went i got a chance to try out their seasonal wheat beer which was nice. Only problem i had with the selection was the fact that two of the other seasonal beers i wanted to try they ran out of. One was the anniversary rye esb, and they also had a double IPA, which i didnt even know they brewed. Needless to say i was extremely dissapointed when the waitress came back and said the double IPA was tapped out.

The food is also good and served in pretty big portions. Nothing here to really reccomend but ide say you would be safe ordering just about anything on the menu.

Pints are $3.75, which is pretty average. Im not sure what there happy hour specials are but im going to check into that for future reference.

Overall its a nice, clean and enjoyable place to hang out. Dont forget to try the sampler of 8-9 beers served on the dog bone shaped platter. Also, you can try any beer in 3-4 oz glass for only 50 cents! great deal there.

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Photo of beerceller99
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Fairly easy to find , at the intersection of I-675 and state road 48, the Thirsty Dog is in an adobe type building which used to house a Mexican restaurant. It's a large, open floor plan with plenty of dark wood trimmings and a long bar that runs almost the length of the building. There's an outdoor seating area off to the side of the front entrance. The brewery tanks are at the back of the building.
The atmosphere was family style; mom and pop with the kids and very few people ( besides my group ) drinking the house beers.
Had the brewery taster to start with, all the beers tasted fresh and had no off flavors. I ask about their rotating taps - two of them on this 5th of July ... a double IPA and Siberian night, oh yeah baby ! we hit the jackpot ! Had a pint of both of these and it was one of the best one - two punches I've had at a Brewpub , both were excellent brews.
Service was good as was the thin crust pizza.They had bottles to go as well as brewery glasses and t-shirts.

This is a great place for beer, and atmosphere if you like the kicked back type.

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Photo of kirok1999
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Nice little restaurant/pub. Beers are high quality, it's nice to see them bottling them and getting them out to the public.

Hoppus Maximus is a nice smooth, hoppy beer and my staple at the bar. Old Leghumper is another nice choice, malty and sweet with enough hops to counter the malt. The "bone" sampler is a great way to find your favorite. Friendly staff and a nice clean establishment.

Food is a little on the greasy side, hard to find something that isn't deep fried. Salmon is nice and well cooked. All portions are generous. Their home made chips have enough grease to oil your car so you might want to stay with the lighter fare and just enjoy the beers.

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Photo of clvand0
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here on a recent trip to Dayton. Pretty difficult to find, as its address is slightly misleading. Very nice, new building. The inside is very nice. Very clean and well organized. The bar is excellent - dark wood everywhere and sparkly clean. Some TV's embedded in the back behind the bar. Awesome atmosphere. They had 14 of their brews on tap, which is a huge number, in my opinion. Very good selection, from Imperial Stout down to Raspberry Ale and Light Lager, with tons in between. The bartender knew her stuff, as we asked several questions most wouldn't know and she answered without hesitation. Very helpful. I had a small thin-crust pizza and it was excellent. If you're in the area, I highly recommend this place - wish there was one closer to my home.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped here on the way back from Dayton today. First, this place was an incredible bitch to find. It is off an access road, not on Alex Bell Rd, as the address says. Coming in from the north, we drove past it and could not find it for the life of us.

Once we found it, we sat at the bar, which had a bank of TV's behing it. It was a very long, beautiful wooden bar with metal taps. We were there between lunch and dinner, so there was a very minimal crowd. Our server was very attentive to us, but not pushy. She joked with us while we sat and had a few beers and some food. We asked some questions about the beers and she was able to answer with more knowledge than a normal brew pub worker. Very nice to see that. There were 14 house beers available, including their blends, plus what ever they keep in bottles. I had a 9 inch pizza for 6 bucks, a couple of beers and got out for under 15 before the tip. Very reasonable. My pizza was really nice. I enjoy the extra crunchy thin crust. This was a great beer experience. I am looking forward to getting back when the DIPA is on tap!

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Photo of granger10
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

I stopped by here after a big dinner with the family in Ohio. Kind of hard to find right off the highway. Very family like atmosphere with one side devoted to dining and one side to the pub, but even the pub offered all the dining options. A few tvs scattered about, a foosball table and a few arcade games for entertainment. The selection seemed decent so I decided on the sampler. The sampler was an awesome deal, 8 4oz (seemed more like 6oz) samples for only $4! Unfortunately most of the beers seemed catered to the masses and the sampler did not include the amazing Siberian Night, the hoppus maximus, or their specialty beer, which was an average rye pale. I got the S.N. and rye pale after the sampler. Food portions looked huge but since I already had dinner I did not have any. Decent place, but too mainstream for my liking.

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Photo of wailingwench
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Cheers: Fire hydrant bathroom sign. Dog theme with a bone shaped sampler. Bartendress taped Growler caps. Friend whom previously only drank Bud (currently purchases Canadian, a sure step in the right direction) ordered 2 beers and loved them. Chips served in a doggie bowl. You are allowed to bring your dog to hang out with you on a certain weeknight. Leghumper and Hoppus are worthy. Leghumper coaster features a dog staring at hot legs.

Jeers: You could easily get lost driving in here. Good luck trying to find the access road, its off the main highway. Should adopt new slogan, "Get your bone on." Beer should be served in a doggie bowl. Dogs are not allowed to sit at bar. Police officers in Ohio are not friendly. Order of deep fried veggies served with dip must be the most unhealthy way to "Strive for 5" (5 servings of veggies per day).

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Nice looking place inside, however not that exciting. The brewing equipment is in the back of the place in an enclosed area. It is appealing to take a look at it. The beers here generally are a good quality, some more than others They proudly display posters with medals that some of the beers have won at the GABF. Service has always been good here. The servers seem to be at least somewhat knowledgeable. Good selection of beers, as they usually have 10 or so of their own beers on tap. Food is nothing outstanding, just typical pub grub. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This Thirsty Dog location is in a suburb of Dayton. We had a heck of a time getting to the driveway because the sign that points to the access road is VERY easy to miss, and if you do you have to go past it, turn around and try again.

The atmosphere at this location is reminiscent of the Canton location. I'm not sure if this locale used to be a Mexican restaurant as well, but it has the same kind of stucco look. The brew works are in the rear of the restuarant. The bar is on the left, and the majority of the space is restaurant seating. They have several TVs, and a couple interesting pieces of breweriana.

Thirsty Dog keeps at least 15 beers in rotation at any given time, and that's not a bad thing. Even better, you can get a sampler of 15 beers served on a bone-shaped tray for only $7.50! That is an amazing deal. Their ales run the whole gamut from American Lite Lager to Imperial Stout, and everything in between. I'm sure they have some bottled stuff too, but who cares.

The staff is generally knowledgeable about the beers and the service has always been good when I visit.

The food is typical pub grub. The Thirsty Dog chips are an interesting appetizer that is actually served in a dog bowl! The pulled pork sandwich is decent too.

All in all this is definitely worth a stop if you find yourself in the Dayton area.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A good location in the south suburban Dayton market. Wide variety of house brews and standard bottled beer. Family style restaurant pub with ample waitstaff and a knowledgeable publican on duty during my visit. The beers are somewhat less flavorable than similar brewpub style outlets, but fresh and appropriately served. Personalized mug service and frequent reduced-price nights and happy hours. The brewery itsellf is located in a substantial glassed in area at the rear area of the eating area. You can't miss it if you're headed to the facilities, which you likely will be if you try their large selection of brews. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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