Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list - and treat yourself to dinner, a show and a drink while you're at it. Downtown's Oregon District has it all.
Many of these businesses are offering specials during the holiday season, making it an even better time to explore Dayton's premier entertainment district. Holiday specials and information about Oregon District businesses are below. Contact businesses directly to book holiday parties and email
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Bonnett's Book Store
502 E. Fifth St.
Bonnett's accepts trade-ins to help save you money on used, collectible and hard-to-find comics, magazines, books and movies of all types and prices, many of which will make that perfect gift or stocking-stuffer that you can't find anywhere else in the Miami Valley. The 2013 holiday season leads up to the store's 75th anniversary in 2014, when Bonnett's will feature a variety of specials you can tap by stopping in or watching the store's social media and apps. Receive 20% off for checking in on Foursquare.
464 E. Fifth St.
Brim offers a wide selection of hats for ladies, gents and kiddos from major brands to small artisan makers. Brim’s accessories collection — which includes grooming supplies, jewelry, textiles and fine leather goods — is based around small makers and unique finds, with a strong focus on American made.
Clash Consignment Co.
521 E. Fifth St.
This store features vintage and modern clothing, local art, and handmade goods. During Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, Clash will feature live screen-printed shirts and tons of specials. Receive a raffle ticket with every purchase for a chance to win a huge Clash gift basket. During the Dec. 6 First Friday, Clash will feature pictures with Santa and his elves. And while you’re shopping for holiday gifts, it's not too early to select a fancy cocktail dress for New Year’s Eve!
510 E. Fifth St.
Featuring art, antiques, jewelry, vintage items, furniture and everything in between. Weekly holiday specials will be listed on the store’s Facebook page. Don’t miss Mr. Butters, Eclectic Essentials’ pet goat!
Exotic Fantasies / The Annex
444 E. Fifth St. / 429 E. Fifth St.
(937) 228-3584 / (937) 226-1775
At Dayton’s oldest and friendliest adult bookstore, save 25% off any clothing purchase of $25 or more from Nov. 15-30. In December, buy any DVD at regular price and get a sale DVD for free.
Feathers Vintage Clothing and Antiques
440 E. Fifth St.
This store has featured men’s and women’s vintage clothing and accessories for more than 30 years. Call for extended holiday hours. Find very cool gifts for yourself AND yours!
Found Treasures 4 You and Treasures Boutique
501 Wayne Ave.
Find vintage treasures — anything and everything, from gift items to clothing to furnishings.
Gallery 510 Fine Art
508 E. Fifth St.
Gallery 510 features a selection of fine art, fine crafts and jewelry with an emphasis on supporting local artists. Gallery 510 Fine Art loves its Oregon District neighbors! Purchase something from another Oregon District retail shop, show your receipt and receive 20% off any Gallery 510 pashmina/scarf. Plus, the store offers free gift wrapping.
Glenn Scott's Tattoo Team
452 E. Fifth St.
Glenn Scott’s, one of Dayton’s oldest and most experienced shops, provides quality custom tattoos and piercings in a friendly and clean environment.
605 E. Fifth St.
This store features 20th century vintage modern furniture, art and décor. Holiday specials and more will be featured on Jimmy Modern’s Facebook page.
318 E. Fifth St.
Omega Music features new and used vinyl albums, CDs, audio equipment and more. Visit Omega’s Facebook page for holiday shopping specials.
The Record Gallery
438 E. Fifth St.
Find collectable musical gifts, including vinyl LPs, 45s, books, CDs, DVDs, memorabilia and posters.
438 E. Fifth St.
This local music store specializes in sales, repairs and lessons for instruments of all shapes and sizes. Staff can help you pick out just the right gift for the musician in the family. It holds an annual Black Friday sale, as well as special daily deals all throughout the entire holiday season and running to the New Year.
261 Wayne Ave.
Sew Dayton offers fun fabrics, sewing classes and custom orders. The store is an authorized Brother Sewing Machine dealer and has a handful of already-made gifts to buy. Visit the website for information about the Sew Dayton Holiday Party from noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. In addition, Sew Dayton will host fun sewing classes for all ages throughout December; come sew the perfect gift!
8 Brown St.
Spice Paradise features international spices and herbs, custom spice blends, soup and dip mixes, cheese, fresh yogurt, and butter, along with micro-brewed sodas. Cooking classes are now available for groups or individuals. Give the gift of a cooking class! The store also will feature specialty brine mixes for the holidays, as well as international seasonal sweet treats.
The Sterling Studio
511 E. Fifth St.
Featuring new sterling jewelry and repairs of jewelry, along with jewelry and designs and creating custom jewelry. Stones and incense also are available. Store hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Hours are extended during the holidays and layaway is extended through Christmas.
FOOD & DRINK
5th Street Wine and Deli
416 E. Fifth St.
This deli features traditional and original deli sandwiches made to order using Boar's Head Meat and bread baked daily. The Deli also has an extensive craft beer and wine available for carry-out. Let us cater your holiday party!
430 E. Fifth St.
This tavern features good beer, good food, good times, and the best local and touring musicians. Lunch and dinner served. Enjoy Bob’s cool outdoor courtyard with a warm fire for the holidays.
Deaf Monty's Wine
22 Brown St.
This wine bar and retail shop offers wine tastings from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, as well as a variety of wines by the glass or bottle and a small selection of beer to enjoy in a relaxed setting. Deaf Monty’s, located inside a B&B, also offers space for small holiday gatherings in its dining and living room spaces. Guests can bring their own food items, and Deaf Monty’s provides the beverages to accompany them.
The Dublin Pub
300 Wayne Ave.
The Dublin Pub is your local neighborhood pub and home of Dayton’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party! The Pub will host a Night Before Thanksgiving Day Party. In December, the Pub will feature Christmas Sundays with Viva La Strings playing a mix of classical music, Celtic music, Christmas carols and pop music. At the Pub’s Irish New Year’s party, you get the chance to ring in the new year twice: once with Ireland and then again at midnight!
Franco's Ristorante Italiano
824 E. Fifth St.
This family-owned restaurant features authentic Italian food from Franco’s family recipes. The restaurant can accommodate large groups with a back dining room that can seat 63 people and a bar area perfect for appetizer parties. Franco’s also has pan items to-go for your parties as well. When you purchase a gift certificates, receive an extra 5% added to each purchase of $50 or more.
George Newcom's Tavern
418 E. Fifth St.
Newcom’s Tavern is host to Dayton’s largest parties on Friday and Saturday nights. Check the Facebook page for info on Newcom’s New Year’s Eve party.
Jay's Seafood Restaurant
225 E. Sixth St.
At Jay’s, seafood and wine come together. Typically only open for dinner, the restaurant will be open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Dec. 2-23. Jay’s will host a New Year’s Eve party with live music from Puzzle of Light from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jay’s can accommodate up to 35 guests for private dining and any size party for its dining room.
Lucky's Taproom & Eatery
520 E. Fifth St.
Lucky’s features “food from scratch with craft beer to match,” hosting special cask tappings on Thursdays and, as always, 20 rotating American craft beers on tap.
329 E. Fifth St.
Lily’s Bistro is a casual-upscale restaurant in the Oregon District serving eclectic, modern American food in a comfortable atmosphere with a focus on seasonal food and drinks. For every $50 gift certificate purchased, receive a bonus $5 (so a $50 gift certificate will become $55, or a $100 gift certificate becomes $110). During First Friday and every Thursday in December, Lily’s will be offering complimentary Christmas cookies with food purchase. Lily’s has a semi-private party room that can seat up to 12, a bar that is fabulous for cocktail parties and can accommodate sit-down dinners for up to 50 guests.
336 E. Fifth St.
This tavern, celebrating 30 years, offers lunch specials, food and nightly entertainment. Booking holiday parties now; parking next door.
Pulse Nite Club
613 E. Fifth St.
Pulse Nite Club is the Oregon District’s newest dance club, featuring spectacular visual effects with our DJs playing top 40s and dance music with drink specials every weekend. Check the club’s Facebook page for info on its New Year’s Eve Party.
Roost Modern Italian
524 E. Fifth St.
Roost features modern Italian cuisine offering fresh pastas, seafood, steaks and chops. During the holiday season, pamper yourself when you give to others! Buy a $100 gift certificate and receive $25 for yourself! Roost Modern Italian is accepting reservations for holiday parties for up to 30 guests. The restaurant is not open for lunch but will host private luncheon events.
Salar Restaurant and Lounge
400-410 E. Fifth St.
Reservations: (937) 203-3999
Restaurant: (937) 999-1430
Salar features an exciting menu of world-fusion cuisine with strong French, Peruvian and Mediterranean influences. In addition, Salar offers an extensive selection of hand-crafted cocktails featuring fresh-squeezed juices, fresh fruit and herbs, and only the finest spirits. We can host parties of up to 50 for seated dinners, 75 for cocktail receptions at the restaurant and can offer full-service off-site catering for any number of guests. Call now to book your holiday parties. Complimentary valet parking is available onsite at the restaurant.
11 Brown St.
Thai 9 is an upscale casual restaurant in the offering Thai cuisine and Sushi. Make your holiday party reservations now: The restaurant can handle up to 60 guests for your party.
Toxic Brew Co.
431 E. Fifth St.
Dayton’s first craft brewery in more than 50 years will be offering seasonal beers and selling holiday gift sets. Contact Toxic Brew directly to schedule holiday parties and events.
530 E. Fifth St.
This casual neighborhood tavern features fresh local food, “no crap on tap” and live music. Throughout the holidays, the Trolley is a great place to meet up with friends for lunch or a casual dinner, before and after dinner drinks, and late-night entertainment. Gift certificates are available. The staff’s favorite? A fun Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar on Saturdays accompanies “B-Movie Brunch.” On Nov. 30, the Trolley will host an All-Ohio Beer Brunch, featuring three Ohio breweries.
Wheat Penny Oven & Bar
515 Wayne Ave.
This new pizza-centric restaurant features rustic, creative dishes and a bar that serves up fresh, handmade cocktails — brought to you by the culinary-minded folks at Meadowlark Restaurant.
Call the restaurant directly for holiday party reservations for up to 18 folks, and make your reservations now to spend a special New Year’s Eve with Wheat Penny.
Inn Port Lodging
22 and 137/139 Brown St.
This B&B in a historical house provides lodging just steps from the tastes, sights and sounds of all the Oregon District has to offer. 10% off gift certificates purchased now through Dec. 21.
My Grandfather's Garden Bed and Breakfast
251 Green St.
Dayton’s oldest operating B&B features three private suites, airport pickup and WiFi. Available for smaller Christmas parties as well. By reservation only.
Wiley's Comedy Niteclub
101 Pine St.
Dayton’s first and Ohio’s oldest comedy club is celebrating 31 years. Wiley’s is available for holiday parties; call for info. The club hosts a huge New Year’s Eve party at 10:30 p.m. and a show early at 7:30 p.m.
601 E. Fifth St.
Ohio Budokan provides traditional instruction in Japanese martial arts at affordable prices. Ohio Budokan offers a free introductory class and reduced group membership rates.
Kamela & Company Realty
251 Green St.
Real estate specialists in historic, vintage and urban properties. Kamela Kordik and Michael Martin are certified as Historic House Specialists and can help you buy orsell your home. Be in a new home for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays – from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, the company will put your name in a drawing for a gift certificate to an Oregon District eatery if you are a pre-approved buyer and look at a home with us in the Oregon District or elsewhere in downtown Dayton! Multiple gift certificates will be awarded. Michael Martin, Designated as a Dayton Region Ambassador by the Dayton Area Board of Realtors®.