“A tribute to the rich history of this city and neighborhood”
At the turn of the 20th century, 6' tall Kentucky-born Carrie Nation ravaged bars across America. Wielding a hatchet, she claimed a divine ordinance to promote temperance by smashing any tavern and saloon that crossed her path. The slogan All Nations welcome but Carrie became a bar-room staple. Between 1900 and 1910, Carrie was arrested 30 times for her 'hatchetations' until she arrived in Cincinnati. Receiving word of her impending visit, Over-The-Rhine bar owners braced for the worst. Yet upon her arrival Carrie took one step onto Vine street, turned around and left. When asked why she did not follow her usual path of destruction, Carrie's response was “ I would have dropped from exhaustion before I went one block for all the bars in this city. Nation serves as a tribute to the rich history of this city and neighborhood. It is meant to be an extension of your living room, a place for gathering neighbors, and a foundation for building community.
This place is great. Not the biggest of spots but lots of little nooks and crannies to sit at, as well as a patio. The food was delicious and there is a very nice local beer selection. I highly recommend the quesadilla burger, its incredibly tasty!
Nation is the first burger focused joint in the downtown area. I highly recommend checking out their Sweet Pot Tots and brunch menu. But be warned, they have become quite popular for weekend brunch. So either go early or late around peak hours and you should be fine.
Great summer spot with the patio. I've also heard legends about their Sunday brunch which is currently ~$25 for bottomless Mimosas with a side of food. if you're familiar with the area, Nation extends the "Vine St. vibe" to Pendleton. Had a black bean burger which was surprisingly delish.
Listen to me. Go for brunch and get the breakfast tots. Just do it. I got a breakfast burrito instead, which was fine, but the tots were outstanding. Mimosas and Bloody Marys are on point too. Nice space and atmosphere.
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Nation Kitchen and Bar
- Mon - Thu: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Fri: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
- Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
- Sun: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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