Thursday, May 14, 2009

Welcome HAMVENTION; Check this out!

For a good time after Hamvention hours check out Fifth Street in Dayton's Oregon Arts/Historic District (aka the Oregon District) for food and fun that is uniquely Dayton.

Friday is Urban Nights in downtown Dayton. We'll be open until 10 PM for this event. Urban Nights is a celebration of downtown offerings. Some of our favorite destinations are on Fifth Street, park once and it's walking distance to all these Dayton originals (in no particular order):

(Search for these businesses on Google, Facebook, MySpace, etc., for up-to-date information & hours.)
  • Oregon Express; FREE PIZZA (with purchase) for Friday Happy hour, live music later.
  • The Trolley Stop Bar; good food, live music, and a rotating selection of quality drafts.
  • Blind Bob's Tavern; the new place on 5th, for a juicy burger selection and more.
  • Smokin' BBQ; try the pulled pork sandwich, or perhaps fried bologna is your mood.
  • The Dublin Pub; excellent Irish stew, 'Perfect Pints' of Guinness, and Irish pub charm.
  • Thai 9; Nine levels of 'hot' for your meal, excellent menu
  • 5th Street Wine & Deli; great sandwiches, snacks, candy, plus carry-out beer & wine.
  • Pacchia; fine dining with drinks, jazz, and a coffee shop.
  • CafĂ© Boulevard/Le Monde; fine dining/bar.
  • Jay's Seafood & Steaks; not on Fifth, but right next door. Excellent fare.
  • Franco's Italian Ristorante; Italian fine-dining.
  • Shaneak's; a quality food cart for burgers and more.
  • China Buffet; a Chinese buffet.
  • Newcom's Tavern; bar/night club.
  • Ned Pepper's/The Hole in the Wall; bar/night club.
  • Sloopy's; dance club/bar.
  • VEX; dance club/bar.
  • Feathers Vintage; clothing, knick-knacks, electronics, a great place for unusual gifts.
  • Gem City Records; batteries, accessories, plus new & used CDs, DVDs, and LPs.
  • The Neon Movies; independent/art house theater (2 screens).
  • Jimmy Modern; vintage modern furniture, art, and more.
  • Exotic Fantasies; batteries, adult novelties, and much more.
  • and, of course, Bonnett's Used Book Store, vintage comic & magazines, recent novels, collectible & rare books, classic erotica, & more.
Also check out "A World A'Fair" at the Dayton Convention Center all weekend long. It's a celebration of cultural diversity featuring live performances, food, and arts & crafts from around the world.

We hope to see you this weekend.

Bonnett's Hours:
Friday: Noon - 10 PM for Urban Nights (normally Noon-8 PM)
Saturday: Noon - 8 PM
Sunday: Closed