“It seems like everyone is opening a sports bar these days,” Deck said. “We’re trying to stay one level ahead of everyone else.”
And that effort starts with the beer selection. Two of the 47 taps will always be Bud Light and Miller Lite, but the other 45 are devoted to craft brews, with a heavy, though not exclusive, emphasis on Ohio and Midwest breweries.
“I’m a huge advocate of local,” said Ryan Davis, the Caddy’s Tap House beverage manager. “We’ll have 15 to 20 beers from Ohio breweries, and we have eight from Dayton now.”
The current craft beer list includes brews from Warped Wing, Toxic Brew, Mad Tree, Rheingeist, Jackie O's, Brew Kettle and Great Lakes, among others.
Caddy’s has a growler-refill program and will give away its empty growlers, charging only for the beer inside the glass containers, Davis said. Plans call for adding 32-ounce “howlers” — half the size of the growlers — in the future.
The overhauled food menu includes Meatloaf, Ale-Marinated Bricked Chicken, Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Greek Kale Salad, Chicken Pot Pie, Caddy’s Bison Burger, a Black-Bean Burger, and specialty pizzas.
“We bake our own chicken, make our own meat loaf and even make our own pickles,” Deck said.
Another former Cadillac Jacks in Fairborn transformed into Hangar 18 last year. It will keep that concept, Deck said.
Caddy's Tap House serves lunch and dinner daily. It's open until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, check out the Caddy's Tap House Facebook page or call (937) 431-0240.