We all know Timothy’s, it has been part of Dayton’s landscape since 1965. We all know the legends of the nightlong parties, the raucous crowd and the headache inducing ‘the Wall’ signature cocktail. But, look out UD, you are about to get elevated!
On the second floor of the much-beloved Timothy’s, is the entrance to Dayton’s newest, and arguably, most beautiful ultra-lounge. Finished with California reclaimed wood, subway tile and wrought iron trestle work, the Double 18 Lounge transcends the normal UD bump and grind. “This gives people an alternative to Tim’s downstairs. It’s definitely a different vibe.” says Marty Brown. Along with business partner Paul Kennell, Brown has a vision of something nicer in the building. “Even the bathrooms are great up here.” And they are.
Everything about the space has a certain elegance, and they have thought it through. “When you enter, you will see a neon sign (which is being reconditioned in Cincinnati) that we found when we uncovered the old space. The neon blinks Double 18 Lounge, which was it’s original name years and years ago!” Brown stated
Windows in the lounge make a huge difference, allowing amazing views of Patterson Homestead, and then there’s the new deck! “Yes, this balcony style deck off the back, is 1200 square feet, with a spectacular view of campus!” The balcony is crazy big, and you can see the martinis and manhattans flowing on a summer night…perfect spot to chill.
“We will have live music, acoustical style. You know, more like a lounge, where Tim’s will maintain with their DJ’s!”
What else is different upstairs? Food….a fun combination of sliders (10 varieties) and some interesting sides from Tim’s Tater Tots to Fried Banana Peppers…YUM!
Brown shared that the hours look to be Wednesday-Friday, opening at 4pm and Saturday, opening at noon. They are also looking into Happy Hour ideas. The opening of the lounge is set for sometime during the week of March 5th!
Since taking the reins of Timothy’s in 1996, Brown and Kennell have seen Brown Street boom! “Everyone down here seems to be doing well. It’s great to see so much business.”
The renovation of Double 18 has been mastered by Moda 4 and Greater Dayton Construction Group.
From someone who went to UD, I can assure you, this place is a game changer for Brown Street. Oh, but if you are a Tim’s fanatic, fear not…it’s exactly as you left it!
For more information call 937.222.7666 or follow their progress at Timothysbar.com