Dayton’s Not Dead: Hairless Hare

Dayton's Not Dead: Hairless Hare Photograph:
Dayton’s Not Dead: Hairless Hare Photograph:

A Vandalia brewery recently announced that it has plans to expand.

The Hairless Hare, 738 W National Rd, Vandalia, plans to expand the kitchen, grow the brewery, and add a meatery, according to co-owner Matthew Harris.

“We’re going to come close to doubling our seating capacity at the tavern,” Harris said. “Everything has been pretty much on track from where our goals were originally.”

An old American Legion building is connected to the Hairless Hare will also be taken over by the brewery for renovations and expansions.

Due to the size of the brewery, it primarily focuses on in-house distribution. It also produces house beers for restaurants including Submarine House, Bunkers, Shins, and Longhorn on Miller Lane.

The brewery is well known for its unique pizzas, smoked meats, and wide variety of beers. “We really specialize in having a wide variety, so were able to keep a lot of different beers out,” Harris said. “we pretty much keep a wide variety on tap at all times.”

Happy hour specials run every Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. During happy hour most 12 to 16-ounce beers and appetizers are a dollar off. On Wednesdays the brewery offers an off the menu dinner, “It can be anything… whatever we can dream up. That’s become very popular,” Harris said. On Thursdays growler fills are ten dollars.

It is not clear at this time when expansion could be completed.