In 1947 the United States Air Force was formed, Jackie Robinson was named Rookie of the Year, the Mayor of Dayton was Edward Breen, and Lonnie’s Bar on Brown Street was purchased and reopened as The Pine Club. Dave Hulme bought The Pine Club in 1979 and has worked hard to maintain the heritage and principles of the restaurant while recognizing the need to adapt to the changing demands of its customers.  To this day The Pine Club appears the same as it did in 1947! In this era of updating, consolidation and changes, The Pine Club remains focused on the ambiance and standards of 65 years ago. However, while we are proud to remember our past, we continually search for new and better ways of providing the “unique dining experience” and “consistent value” our customers have come to expect over six decades. To be recognized as “One of the Great Steakhouses in the Country,” “A Landmark in Dayton,” and offering “One of the Most Outstanding Restaurant Wine Lists in the World” by The Wine Spectator is testimony to our wonderful customers and an incentive for all of us, as The Pine Club is really the vision of hundreds of thousands of loyal customers cultivated over 65 years of experiences. This Dayton Original has developed a national reputation!

One Response to “The Pine Club”

  1. Terri Doepel
    25 January 2017 at 10:14 am #

    Love this history! My uncle was Lonnie Allford, the owner of Lonnie’s Bar before it became the Pine Club.