As the weather warms up and the Dragons come out of their slumber, the rumblings from Fifth Third Field will be a regular sound here in Dayton. It’s truly one of the many pleasures of summer in this town. Getting a burger and a drink after the game has to be one of my summer favorites.
Well-known bar Brixx Ice Co.
seems to be gearing up for the baseball season with fervor. Perched on the corner of right field, this downtown landmark is the place to go; its second-story view of the games is just about fantastic. But it’s the food that first brought me here, and the food that will keep bringing me back.
I have tried and loved many burgers in Dayton, but really, on a summer night, nothing in the world beats a burger fresh off the home grill. In that regard, it’s like Brixx has read my mind. Those burgers are just a little smoky, with an ever-so-slight hint of charcoal flavor in them, it’s fantastic. Then you top it with veggies, and call it a deal. There’s a build-your-own option, but to me, nothing tops the bacon and ranch variety. Go all out and grab some waffle fries while you’re at it.
Of course, if you’re out with your buddies you’ll want a drink to go with that. Grab one of the Brixx signature drinks, most of which seem to be perfect for summertime drinks. The Brixx Sunset, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Amaretto, Banana Schnapps mixed with orange and pineapple juice. Bright and very summery. I’m partial of course to the Blue Hawaiian, which is a mix of Absolut Vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Bacardi Silver Rum, Blue Curaco, Island Blue Pucker and some lemonade, sour mix and Sierra mist. Really, these are fruity drinks a man would love. And, of course, there are a huge selection of beers to go along with them.
Whether or not you like baseball or frequent downtown, there are many things to do in this city in the summer. Brixx is the perfect place to cap off a summer day.
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