BrewRiver GastroPub – a bit of the Crescent City, here in the Queen City

Aside from the unique location and gorgeous Ohio River views, Architectural Salvage and Design Re-Use projects are the highlights of the New Orleans style decor at BrewRiver GastroPub. It’s obvious that the ownership team here has a lot of love for Louisiana’s Crescent City from food to decor. Although there are multitudes of nuances that make the space cozy and warm including the fabulous colors they chose, two things really stand out.
First, the Antiques. Beautiful old pieces that were the unexpected discoveries of the ownership team during a salvage exploration trip to Philadelphia. The back-bar has lots of carved characters, and other special features that accentuate this repurposed Italian Buffet circa 1890. There is a tall-boy upstairs that has an awesome presence and lots of neat little spindles that remind you of river-boat paddle wheels, and also a Victorian marque above the kitchen service window which was the former center piece for a built-in armoire. Downstairs there are several more pieces that really stand out including pub signs from the original Theakston Public House in the UK which feature hand-painted characters, and an original beer engine from the Old Elephant & Castle pub in London. On either side of the double doors are two large formerly gas-burning sconces which have been converted to electric and now feature hand blown glass globes that glow over the bar area.
The second stand out aspect of this attractive space is the woodwork and other relevant local artwork that keeps the eye moving around each room. The backbar shelves on either side of the center piece feature baluster shelf-supports which were hand-carved by Cincinnati’s own Phil Smith of P.K. Smith Woodcarving. Phil was also the artist who created each of the hand-carved corbels that add depth to many of the windows and doorways at BrewRiver. Upstairs, there is a main dining room which features the artwork of Mr. Bob Greiwe, which was completed during the development of the Covington Landing project created by Cincinnati’s Wach’s family who also built Kings Island and Coney Island. Also upstairs is a very unique space called the Theater Room, where the artwork of E.V. Dinerman formerly of the Cincinnati Enquirer, circa 1930′s – 1940′s, highlights the walls. These prints represent one of the largest local collections of original theatrical and movie related memorabilia on display anywhere in Cincinnati. Truly a one-of-a-kind space with a great vibe.
See for yourself what a treasure the BrewRiver GastroPub is, and experience fantastic food, a great view of the Ohio River and authentic pieces of history in every room. A bit of ‘Nawlins right here in the Queen City!
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