The Kitchen Bar

The Kitchen Bar

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Find out more about OTR’s newest bar, offering craft cocktails, hospitality, and the escape you didn’t know you needed.


The escape you didn’t know you needed is located right in the heart of Over-the-Rhine. The Kitchen Bar is the perfect place for you to try not only a new venue, but a new drink as well. Homemaker’s Bar just recently launched its grand opening in June 2019. Even though the establishment is new to the OTR area, their impact they are making is wide-reaching. 

“Homemaker’s Bar is its own, unique experience. Whether you want something more intimate, offered by the Kitchen Bar, or an all-night dance party fueled by world class cocktails – everything is done within the spirit of Homemaker’s and a fun, playful energy,” says Julia Petiprin and Catherine Manabat, founders of Homemaker’s Bar. “It’s a stitched together, perfectly imperfect, well-traveled but not-so-well-mannered vibes and forever a place where the welcome mat truly welcomes.”

The Kitchen Bar is an extension of Homemaker’s Bar’s passion for craft cocktails and hospitality. The inspiration from the Kitchen Bar came from the desire to create a unique space within Homemaker’s that allowed the team to craft cocktails and hone in on hospitality skills while offering an alternative experience for guests looking for something new private and intimate. 

The Kitchen Bar’s specialty is world-class drinks and small bites. “Currently we are inspired by Baja California (Surfer’s on Acid). Guests will have a chance to try a variety of spirits and ask questions. Take our Peel Out, a beachy cocktail made with banana-washed rum and mezcal, pequeno pepper tea, coconut syrup, and a H. Made mole tincture; which pairs perfectly with fresh rooted vegetable salsa and pico de gallo,” says Petiprin and Manabat. The menu is constantly changing, but the intimacy and commitment to creating a memorable, one-on-one experience will always remain constant.

Want a taste of the action? The Kitchen Bar takes reservations beginning at 8:30pm for a minimum of two guests. Walk-ins are welcome after 9pm, but seating is limited. If you want the full experience, make a reservation using this link.

“At the end of the day, we want our guests to feel like they have made a real, lasting connection with out team and with each other. We want them to leave feeling like they’ve surprised themselves by learning and trying something they weren’t sure about,” says the owners.

The Homemaker’s Bar + The Kitchen Bar can be found at 39 E 13th Street in Over-the-Rhine. The main bar is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm to 2am, Fridays from 3pm to 2am, Saturdays from 1pm to 2am, Sundays from 1pm to 12am.

For more information on visit their website.

Hattie Martin
Hattie Martin is an editorial intern at Cincy Chic. She attends University of Cincinnati, majoring in Public Relations and Fashion Studies, complimented with a Creative Writing Certificate. When she is not found writing, you can find her at your local coffee shop or spending time in her hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky. Contact her at