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 – a bowl of rich and savory bisque served with crostini

Starters/Small Plates

Shrimp and Scallop $16
Oven-roasted shrimp and scallop, fried shrimp, fresh avocado, mango sphere and chili gel

Corned Duck $10
Corned duck, purple mustard, sweet garlic, pickled raisins, rye toast

Blueberry and White Cheddar Fondue $11
White cheddar, fresh blueberries, balsamic reduction, lemon zest, crostini

Stuffed Squash Blossoms $14
Fresh squash blossoms stuffed with house-made Boursin cheese and fried in a light batter, paired with a smoky butternut squash puree

Lobster Beignets $12
Lobster and bleu cheese beignets served with an avocado cream

Crab Cakes $13
Fried crab cakes topped with a tomato and corn tartar, garnished with orange segments and mixed greens 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 N.Y. white cheddar cheese

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, spiced pecans, and carrots, served with sweet-herb vinaigrette

Speciality Drinks

Torch and Ice Margarita 
A cucumber- jalapeño margarita made with Jose Cuervo Gold, Belle of Dayton “Hells” Vodka, muddled with fresh cucumber and a  jalapeño reduction, finished with our house-made sour mix

Thai Spring Musical Mojito
A non-traditional mix of Bacardi Light Rum, fresh mint simple syrup, basil, ginger reduction and lime, finished with club soda and garnished with fresh mint, served over ice

Broadway Berry Breeze Mule
OYO Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka mixed with raspberry liqueur, fresh berries and lime juice, then finished with ginger beer and served in a copper mug

Classical Cucumber Basil Gimlet
The classic combination of Belle of Dayton Gin, lime juice, and simple syrup gets fresh with a boost of cucumber

Schuster Swizzle
A delicious combination of Stillwrights Bourbon, absinthe and mint

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

Blackout Berry Vodka Collins
CÎROC Red Berry Vodka shaken with raspberries and house-made sour mix, topped with soda water and garnished with a Luxardo cherry

Twirl Martini 
Buckeye Vodka, Godiva White and 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

Pinot Noir, Le Grand – Limoux, France
Pinot Noir, Erath Resplendent – Oregon
Petite Syrah, McManis – California
Pinot Noir, Kenwood – Russian River Valley, California
Zinfandel, “New Age,” Whiplash – Lodi, California
Red Blend, Motto – California
Malbec, Broquel – Mendoza, Argentina
Merlot, Rodney Strong – Sonoma, California
Merlot, Pull – Paso Robles, California
Zinfandel, Brazin, “Old Vine” – Lodi, California
Cabernet Sauvignon, Raymond “R Collection” – California
Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Stallion – Napa Valley, California

Blush Wines

White Zinfandel, Berringer – California
Rosé, Belleruche, Chapoutier

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


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.