Chappyís in Dayton, OH has been open for close to two years now I would say. Very very good food imo with a large variety of Americana type foods...burgers, chicken, shrimp, appetizers, ect. A little bit for everybody. Tons of LCD TVs all over the place to watch sports. Service is excellent.
Beers! Yes, tons of beers on tap and a gazillion bottles. Always something rare on tap with weekly or monthly tappings of something new...for example, Bells Poolside ale or Stoneís Russian Imperial Stout where I attended both. They also have a beer club. 100 beers with prizes along the way.
My only complaint is the price. Beers are anywhere from 3.00 for the simple lagers upwards to 8.00 for the rare ones. In comparison, South Park Tavern has much of the same beers on tap for 4 to 5 dollars max! So, I gave value a low score but this is def a great place to drink beer.
The first thing that stands out about Chappyís is the incredible beer selection. By my count, they have approximately 14 craft brews that are always on draught, including some great selections such as Dogfish Head 90 IPA, St Bernardus 12, Hoeggarden, Chimay White, Southern Tier Unearthly, Oak aged Arrogant Bastard and more. In addition, they also have at least another 5-10 rotating drafts of seasonals and other beers, not to mention around 100 or so bottled selections. Many of the beers are served with the glassware from the brewery. Staff is friendly and cordial -- there are many TVís in the bar and restaurant area, but they are typically placed in corners and high on the wall -- I wouldnít necessarily classify it as a sports bar. They often have special events going featuring a particular brewery or special -- check their website and mailing list for these! In the past year, theyíve added a frequent beer club promotion -- you get a card and they check off beers from a list of 100 as you drink them. This definitely helps move their bottled beers and keep them fresh as well as encourages the customer to try something different. My only critique, is although the food is good, it would be nice if they had a little more variety with some healthy and/or a vegetarian option.
I absolutely LOVE Chappyís. For awhile, we came every Friday. We know many of the servers there, the bartenders and the owners now. They always talk to you and are extremely friendly.
Chappyís atmosphere is great. They have a very "upscale" setting with the low lighting and classy colored finishes. The bathrooms are clean and so are the glasses and silverware.
The food is great, I love it. We go there so much though, that sometimes I just feel like Iím eating the same food all the time. Their chicken tortilla soup is the best, get it with extra tortilla strips.
The beer selection is good, they often rotate their taps and get new stuff in. Make sure you ask your server, because sometimes things are out or new things just got tapped - they may have something not listed!! Their beer club is cool, but you may end up having to drink some beers that you just never have wanted to drink.
I really like chappyís, if you are in Dayton, check it out. Itíll be a fav in your book too.
Iíve been twice now and I do like the place. Probably the best draught selection in the Dayton area. I have NOT been to the new Bostonís Bistro location but if the old one was any indication my hopes are not high. The ambiance here is what you might expect in a suburban strip mall. On my last visit I had the St Bernardus 12 (the draft is never as good as the bottle on this one) and a Goose Island Matilda (excellent). Only open for lunch on Fridays. Iíll definitely be back
February 2009 - This place looks promising on the outside, but the inside ambience is 1970s Dennys. Get past it, though, and get to the list of 30 rotating taps of micro/imports (only 2 crappy ones) and a nice list of 100 bottles. I didnít find anything completely outside the box, but it was a nice selection. The service was OK and knew a little bit about beer. Food (standard pub fare) was OK, too. So far the best Iíve found for a bar in Dayton.
Best beer bar in Dayton, but that isnít saying much, Dayton sucks. 30 beers on tap, most are solid. Non-descript place, friendly but slightly slow service, EXCELLENT FOOD however. A little pricey, but what isnít nowadays. I would like to see more hoppy beers on the rotating taps.
Besides being closed on Monday I canít think of something bad to say about the place. Excellent tap lineup and a great bottle selection, also. They actually care about the quality of the beer in your glass, which is something not all beer bars tend to do. The food was excellent and if I didnít like beer Iíd go back for just that but i love beer so Iím heading back for another pint. Pretty busy when I was there (following alefest), the live music was very nice and at the proper level to keep conversation going. I love it.