Michigan Bars in Dayton Ohio

Submitted by tomer on March 22nd, 2018 at 1:03 PM

Good afternoon everyone!

I moved to Dayton just over a year ago, and haven't been able to find a place where Michigan fans gather to watch games. I did a little research, but the last post I found on the topic was from back in 2015.

So, are there any good Michigan friendly bars in the area? If so, is anyone going out to watch the game tonight?



The Maize Halo

March 22nd, 2018 at 1:13 PM ^

I would suggest trying the U of M Club - Dayton and going to their facebook page.  There is also an email contact on the main page, or you could message the FB, or you could see if they have somewhere they normally meet for games and guess at where it would be tonight.

Here is main page:


Here is facebook:


This is normally a good strategy for "Michigan bar in ____________ for _________" questions.

The Maize Halo

March 22nd, 2018 at 1:27 PM ^

Definitely -- hope either this or some other method leads you to finding a great spot for the game tonight.


There is also a "Michigan Bar Locator" tab under "MGoBoard" above that occassionally gets updated in the comments.  This post is from roughly 3.5 years ago, but it may still hold true:


March 22nd, 2018 at 1:37 PM ^

It may not be a "Michigan" bar but the last time I watched them play in the sweet 16 there we went on to the finals. At the time there were a lot of Michigan fans in there. There are actually lots of fans around here. (Springboro) I get multiple "Go Blue"(s) went I'm out and about wearing the colors. So that is where I will be watching. That bar in Kettering sounds cool also. 


March 22nd, 2018 at 1:51 PM ^

a comfortable seat in my house to watch the game? I’m thinking the sofa, but do I really need that much space? My Lazy Boy seems attractive, but it’s further away from a side table for my beer. Any help you can offer would be appreciated!


March 22nd, 2018 at 1:56 PM ^

Looking at the Alumni club in Dayton's website and Facebook page, they seem to hold their basketball and football watching events at Flyboy Deli in Oakwood. I have no idea what or where that is, but it seems like it's the place to be for U of M fans.


March 22nd, 2018 at 2:17 PM ^

I’ve lived here for over 20 yrs now (dad was stationed at Wright Patt and then retired)...while there will probably be plenty of UM fans wherever you end up if you hit a chain type place, there is no UM bar that I know of...


March 22nd, 2018 at 3:31 PM ^

Did undergrad/grad school in Dayton and I can honestly say in my entire time watching Michigan sports in that area (nearly a decade) there was never what you'd conside a "Michigan bar".  Did make good enough friends with the owners/bartenders at Tutys Bar & Grill (near WPAFB on Col Glenn Hwy) that they'd always throw on Michigan for me upon request.  Best pizza in the area, and the drinks are cheap.  Be warned though, Thursday night is college night there, enter at your own peril.


March 23rd, 2018 at 3:59 AM ^

I lived in Dayton for 7 years and happily watched many Michigan events in various Dayton bars. 

The key thing is that while there aren't any Michigan-centric bars, there won't be many "Michigan-hostile" bars either, given that it's NCAA Tournament basketball in March and the Buckeyes are long gone from the picture.

It won't be like wanting to watch a Michigan football game in a Dayton bar the middle of the football season.

 There will be plently of Michigan fans around, and the non-Michigan fans will be disinterested to the point of tolerance.