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New Lock 27 brewery next to Dayton Dragons field now open

Play beer! The Lock 27 brewery and restaurant in downtown Dayton is ready to throw out the first pitch.

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The highly anticipated debut of the brewery and restaurant’s second — and much larger — location has finally arrived, Tuesday, Sept. 5, according to Lock 27 founder Steve Barnhart. 

How close is Lock 27 Brewing to the Dayton Dragons’ Fifth Third Field? About this close. MARK FISHER/STAFF (Staff Writer)

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The brewery and restaurant on East Monument Avenue occupies about 12,000 square feet of the Delco Building’s basement and first floor. It will open with about 50 employees, Barnhart has said. The original Lock 27 location on Ohio 48 in south Centerville remains open.

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The highly anticipated opening of Lock 27 brewery and restaurant adjacent to Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton will come on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 4, Lock 27 founder Steve Barnhart said today, Aug. 25. The pub will host some “soft-open” activities during the week leading up to the official opening, Barnhart said. MARK FISHER/STAFF (Staff Writer)

Lock 27 will be the third restaurant/beer pub to open in the space of about two months within a stone’s throw of the Dayton Dragon’s baseball stadium, joining Canal Street Arcade and Deli and Mudlick Tap House. But Lock 27 is a working brewery in addition to offering food service, and it shares a main plaza with Fifth Third Field, overlooking the Dayton Dragons’ stadium.

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The Lock 27 brewpub will seat about 120, and will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week, Barnhart has said.

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Barnhart is a native of Chicago who moved to the Dayton area in 1984. He spent 15 years working in corporate development at NCR. An avid home-brewer since 1997, Barnhart opened Lock 27 in Centerville in June 2013.

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The highly anticipated opening of Lock 27 brewery and restaurant adjacent to Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton will come on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 4, Lock 27 founder Steve Barnhart said today, Aug. 25. The pub will host some "soft-open" activities during the week leading up to the official opening, Barnhart said. MARK FISHER/STAFF (Mark Fisher)

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