This special Dayton Dining episode features one of downtown Dayton’s newest restaurants: Mudlick Tap House. Owner Jennifer Dean sits down with Dayton Dining’s Lisa Grigsby and GCP host Libby Ballengee to discuss the unexpected way she became a restauranteur, the inspiration behind the name, her decision to move downtown, and advice to diners, small business owners, and those dreaming of owning their own restaurant! It’s a food for thought, for sure!

Mudlick Tap House is a “gastropub,” pouring high-end beer and cocktails served with chef-inspired food. They are all about getting back to the best type of cuisine… food made from scratch. Their culinary creations are regional variations of traditional pub and tavern fare. They’ve created an inviting, industrial, rustic space with our sleek stainless steel countertop bar, exposed brick walls and handmade wooden tables that lend to an intimate and comfortable dining experience sure to become your favorite spot for good company and good libations. 

Jen started the restaurant with her partner Forrest because they wanted a place they could hang out in their hometown, Germantown. The quick success lead them to expansion and relocation to the heart of downtown Dayton. 

Before her venture into restaurant life, Jen graduated from Wright State, and then spent years in the Dayton area working in the nonprofit sector raising funds and planning events for local organizations. Forrest is a University of Dayton graduate, who worked in the automotive industry, running high end auto shops. He is also a musician and long time member of Funky G and the Groove machine.

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Daily and Weekly Specials:

Enjoy Happiness Hours

Monday – Friday – 3-6pm Come in to Mudlick Tap House to unwind with sip and snack specials. These will be the happiest hours of your day.

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Upcoming Events:

Christmas Eve Brunch – 

New Year’s Eve Brunch

New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner

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Intro: Able Danger – Chaos

Outro: Caamp – Ohio