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Great Place to Hang

This place is a great place to meet up with friends, great food and excellent bands! If you are in... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Maggie S
Trying to find some action

With friends trying to find something to do. We heard amazing blues music and headed in. The band... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Corine D
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23 Jul 2016
“Great Place to Hang”
19 Jul 2016
“Great band and friendly staff”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Patterson Blvd, Great Little Blue Bar, Dayton, OH 45402
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place is a great place to meet up with friends, great food and excellent bands! If you are in the area, stop by, you will not be disappointed...if you're not in the area...it's worth the drive!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We arrived at 11 and there were no patrons except 3. Band went on break and those 3 people left, so band decided to quit early. We did hear 3 tunes and they were really great. Wish we could have heard more. Were expecting actual...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

With friends trying to find something to do. We heard amazing blues music and headed in. The band "Doug Hart" was playing. They had heart. We were not disappointed and I am not even a "blues " person. I will be back, and the next...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Didn't eat here as hit Oregon District for that and on an impulse, stopped in. Heard a great band and the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. Place gets busy about 9pm and stayed that way until we left after midnight!

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank eutopiadreamer
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to meet some friends early on a Saturday night. There were aproxamately 15-20 customers and two bartenders. We sat at the bar. We were ignored for at least 15 minutes and then asked by one of the bartenders if there was something we...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank onceandawhile
Mike S, Owner at Riff Raff Tavern on the Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2016

We are sorry that you feel service was bad. Although no matter what our employee did they could not make you happy from the drinks being watered down to at Century Bar they do this they do that. You also went to pay said you...More

Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Great food, great Blues music, and fun people! Located on the Canal in Dayton right next to the Dayton Dragons ballpark. You definitely need to stop here if you're in Dayton!

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

They have the best burgers around! The live music is great too! You can't tell by the outside of the building, but it's a sweet spot in Dayton. The place is very clean, and we had a great time there.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank SherryW1265
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We have been the a couple of times for the Sunday BBQ and Blues shows and they aim to please! If you love the blues its a great place to go. The place has lots of items to look at around the tavern. I feel...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Sherry1871
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Lorie R
Dear Mr. Once and a While, I preface my rant by saying I have no dog in the fight, I am just an out of towner who has an issue with your review. You sound like a very entitled, arrogant, and rude man who expects bartenders, servers, and any others employed in the sevice industry to bow at your feet. I feel your review could potentially deter others from going to Riff Raff Tavern which could be harmful to their establishment and livelihood, shame on you. You didn't give a review of the actual food or the drink you had. With all due respect, this is a website to critique those qualities of a restaurant primarily for food and drink quality. Both of which you did not provide. Customer service is important but I tend to lean toward the version of the story Chris explained regarding your behavior. I feel sure the bartender did not "ignore" you for 15 minutes. Come on, I realize it could have seemed that way if you were super thirsty for a beer or maybe a single malt scotch neat. The young man or lady were probably helping other patrons they know tip well. Fun fact of a former bartender, TIP well and your bartender will make you a priority. If you are in fact the high maintenance bar guest that leaves peanuts as tips, learn the process. You also reiterated the phrase "lack of basic customer service," are you a customer service training expert by trade? Your review on trip advisor came off as narcissistic and childish. I am so glad Mike called you out for your rude, disrespectful behavior. Well done Mike!! Can't wait to head over to Riff Raff Tavern this week while I'm in town.
11 April 2016|
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Response from Mike S | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your response, trying to make Riff Raff the best music venue is our goal and try to please all our customers is top priority. This gentleman let staff know that he worked for urban development as though... More