Bar Menu

Monday-Friday | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 2 1/2 Hours Before Performances | 1 West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 937-222-0623 or make reservations online.


Try our full bar for a creative cocktail or a glass of wine.

Join us Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and for dinner 2 1/2 hours prior to most performances at the Schuster Center and some performances at the Victoria Theatre.

If you’re looking for something light, try one of our small plates or salads.


House-Made Soup

Tomato Bisque $5
A Citilites favorite – rich and savory, served with crostini

Starters/Small Plates

Crab Cakes $13
Fried crab cakes topped with corn tartar, garnished with mixed greens and tossed with a lime vinaigrette

Fried Brussels Sprouts $9
Fried Brussels sprouts tossed with a sage Dijon cream sauce, topped with toasted sliced almonds and New York white cheddar cheese

Beef Tartare $12
A traditional dish of a chopped fresh filet mignon mixed with unique pairings such as salted blackberries and crème fraîche

Beet Oysters $11
Five beet-fed oysters with a fennel beurre blanc, pickled beet ribbons and savory de-sec beets

Fried Corn Pudding $9
Crispy corn fritters filled with a creamy corn pudding

The Garden

Add Chicken +$5, Two Crab Cakes +$8, or Salmon +$8

Citilites House Salad $5
Mixed greens, vegetable garnish with choice of dressing

Kale Caesar Salad $6/$11
A bed of baby kale topped with garlic rosemary croutons, Parmesan cheese and sweet potato chips

Wintergarden Salad $7/$13
A Citilites classic with mixed greens, diced apples, bleu cheese, dried cranberries, carrots and spiced pecans, served with sweet-herb vinaigrette

Speciality Drinks

Melodrama Ginger Margarita
A combination of Jose Cuervo Gold and Dayton Belle’s “Hells” Vodka muddled with fresh lime and a ginger simple syrup, finished with our house-made sour mix

Blackout Blackberry Bourbon Collins
Double distilled small batch Watershed Bourbon mixed with muddled blackberries and our house sour mix, then finished with club soda

Amarula Vodka Espresso Act
Amarula is made of the fruit from the South African marula tree, locally known as the elephant or marriage tree — we mix this creamy liqueur, with hints of caramel and chocolate, with Belle of Dayton Vodka and espresso then serve it over ice

Gaffer Green Apple Gimlet
Locally distilled Belle of Dayton Small Batch Vodka shaken with green apple cordial and lime garnished with a fresh Granny Smith apple slice

Skeleton Crew Key
A blend of Stillwrights Bourbon, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and ginger beer served over ice and finished with fresh lemon and Angostura bitters

The Muse Maple Whiskey Mojito
We take Knob Creek Smoked Maple Small Batch Bourbon and muddle it with fresh mint and lime, then finish with club soda

Broadway Berry Breeze Mule
Columbus distilled OYO Vanilla Bean-Honey Vodka mixed with Buckeye Distilleries Raspberry Liqueur, fresh berries and lime juice, then finished with ginger beer and served in a copper mug

Stage Right Butternut Squash Side Car
A classic cocktail with an autumn twist — we mix Hennessey with Cointreau and add a fresh butternut squash puree, a little simple syrup and fresh lime, then we finish with a dash of nutmeg

Twirl Martini
The house favorite martini made with Buckeye Vodka, Godiva White & Dark Chocolate Liqueurs, crème de cocoa, and cream served in a martini glass swirled with chocolate syrup

Sparkling Cocktails

The House Bourbini
Our house sparkling wine with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and peach puree

Red Wall Reprise
Our house sparkling wine with Chambord finished with a splash of cranberry juice

Citi Sparkler
Our house sparkling wine with sugar, Angostura bitters, cava, lemon


House Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Grigio

White Wines

Moscato – Castello, Italy
Riesling, Dr. L – Mosel, Germany
Pinot Grigio, Chloe – Valdadige D.O.C, Italy
Sauvignon Blanc, Echo Bay – New Zealand
Chardonnay, Seaglass, “Unoaked” – Santa Barbara, California
Chardonnay, Hess Select – Monterey, California
Chardonnay, Kendall-Jackson – California

Red Wines

Petite Syrah, McManis – California
Pinot Noir, Erath Resplendent – Oregon
Pinot Noir, Kenwood – Russian River Valley, California
Zinfandel, 7 Deadly Zins – Lodi, California
Zinfandel, Brazin, “Old Vine” – Lodi, California
Red Blend, Riddler Magician – California
Malbec, Broquel – Mendoza, Argentina
Merlot, Rodney Strong – Sonoma, California
Merlot, Pull – Paso Robles, California
Cabernet Sauvignon, Raymond “R Collection” – California
Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Stallion – Napa Valley, California

Rosé Wines

White Zinfandel, Berringer – California
Rosé, Terra d’Oro – Sonoma, California

Sparkling Wines

Cava, Poema NV Brut Reserva – Penedes, Spain
Wycliff, Brut, Sparkling Wine – California
Prosecco, La Marca – Italy

Captain’s List

Sauvignon Blanc, Prophecy – New Zealand
Pinot Grigio, Kris
– Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
Chardonnay, Darcie Kent, “Unoaked” – California
Chardonnay, Cakebread – Carneros, Napa Valley, California
Torrontes Reserve, Piattelli – Argentina
Meritage, Lock & Key – California
Zinfandel, Edmeades – Mendicino County, California
Cabernet Sauvignon, Joel Gott – California
Cabernet Sauvignon, Kith & Kin – Carneros, Napa Valley, California


House Beer

Bud Light 
Yuengling Lager
Michelob Ultra

Craft Beer & Import Beer

Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter
Stella Artois

Local Breweries

Rhinegeist Featured Selection
Warped Wing Trotwood Lager

Warped Wing Gamma Bomb IPA
Warped Wing 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout 

We are proud to feature Ohio Amish Chicken, sustainably farmed Scottish salmon, and to work with local vendors including Hydro-Growers, Hill Family Farms, Evans Bakery, Rhan’s Bakery, and Warped Wing Brewery.