The Bourbon Affair bar

. January 8, 2016.

A perfect antidote to a hectic day of parenting recently opened in downtown Findlay.

The Bourbon Affair, 121 B. East Crawford St., is a throwback to the bygone era of speakeasies, flapper dresses and bartenders who know your drink. While it features more than 120 different kinds of bourbon, The Bourbon Affair also offers wine and cocktails.

Crave an Old fashioned? You can get it here. For those who just want adult conversation with friends, The Bourbon Affair offers an intimate atmosphere where you are more likely to hear music from Frank Sinatra than cellphone ringtones.

“We wanted to go back to a simpler time, when we weren’t distracted by things like cell phones,” said co-owner Dave Spridgeon, who owns the bar with his wife, Angie, and Ryan and Staci Leonard. “Back then the bartender was as important as a doctor or an attorney.”

The bar’s motto is “Party Like It’s 1939,” a theme that’s continued with bartenders who wear cufflinks and greet customers by name. On the weekends servers wear flapper dresses and bowties. The wood of more than 60 ash trees cut down in Hancock County lines the room.

We have been told repeatedly that we completely re-created 1939,” said Spridgeon of The Bourbon Affair, which opened in October. “There is nothing like it.”

Hours 3-11pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 3pm-1am Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
567-250-9162 |