Inside Wodka Bar, a Lavish Eastern European-Style Watering Hole in Over-the-Rhine
OTR's Wódka Bar — from the Team Behind Babushka Pierogies — carries an ambitious selection of vodkas, stocking upward of 60 types including many Russian, Polish and Ukrainian brands that are lesser known in the United States. There are also several dozen house-infused vodkas with flavors lent from ingredients like Russian Caravan black tea, caraway seeds, pine needles, rosemary, berries and citrus zest, among many others. Plus, the bar has a rotating cocktail list as well as a small selection of other spirits, European wines and a single draft beer: O.K. Beer, a Premium Lager from Brzesko, Poland’s Okocim Brewery.
Bar snacks are mandatory, of course, but forget about french fries and beer cheese. Instead, you can chase your shots with bites of caviar, pickled vegetables and dill butter on dense, dark rye bread. Sarah Dworak, bar owner, also offers her popular pierogies in addition to a variety of Slavic dishes like the Kielbasa Bowl, with a late night menu starting at 10 p.m.
Wodka Bar is located at 1200 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Find more info here.| Photos by Hailey Bollinger