Inside Homemakers Bar, Your New Home Away From Home in OTR

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Cincinnati hospitality mavens Julia Petiprin and Catherine Manabat have opened Homemakers Bar at the corner of 13th and Walnut streets.

Former Los Angelenos turned passionate Cincinnatians, Petiprin, director of operations and design for Circle Hospitality Group and its first venture, Sundry and Vice, and Manabat, part of the opening bar team at Metropole at 21c Museum Hotel, have come together to create a space inspired by a retro vibe and the domestic cocktails of the 1950s through the 1970s.

Homemakers Bar unites their unique focus on design and nontraditional spirits with a cocktail program featuring lesser-known liqueurs like "Italian bittersweet tinctures, herbal and fortified wines, and low-proof cocktails," says a release. There are also classic drinks complemented by modern and refreshing takes. The food menu offers delightfully nostalgic bites like finger sammies, homemade snack mix, dips and more.

According to the same release, the name was inspired by "the natural spirit that lives within each and every one of us: the raw passion to create and usher a welcoming sensibility through the artful hand and eye of food, beverage, hospitality and design." The aim of the bar is to honor and unite the innate makers, doers and individuals in the community via fun drinks and a fun space.

Homemakers Bar, 35 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine, homemakersbar.com.

| Photos by Hailey Bollinger