What the Neighborhood needed.

Opened in 2015, Nation Kitchen & Bar energized the revitalization of the historic Pendleton neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. As the first retail business to open it's doors in over a decade, there is no doubt that we're incredibly passionate about our community and the guests that visit it.

While we hang our hat on world-class burgers and cocktail program, it's our people are what make this place truly special.

Pull up a stool. Join the Nation.

"All other Nations are welcome, except for Carrie."


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.



(513) 381-3794



1200 Broadway
in Pendleton
Cincinnati, OH 45202


BAR Hours

M-F 11a–12a
S 10a-12a
Su 10a–12a


now serving lunch!

M-Th 11a-10p
F 11a-11p
-weekend brunch-
S brunch 10a-2p
S dinner 2p-11p
Su brunch 10a–2p
Su dinner 2p-9p


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(513) 381-3794 


1200 Broadway
in Pendleton
Cincinnati, OH 45202



Join Our Team

We are currently looking for part-time and full-time kitchen staff. If you are interested in working at Nation please complete the form below.

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Nation Westwood (Coming Soon)

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Thank you for finding your way to our website to learn more about our much anticipated Nation Westwood location. We are well on our way to opening, but we still have a lot of work to do. Construction should start in late summer or early fall, with a tentative completion date sometime this winter. We're excited to breathe new life into an already beautiful historic building, but we still have a lot of hammers to swing.

At this time we are not ready to announce an opening date or take any party reservations. We're holding off on sharing complete details of our build-out, but we will have normal bar and restaurant seating areas, like our spot in Pendleton, with some private room space for group reservations, and potential outdoor space for outdoor dining in the warmer months, pending city and neighborhood approval.

When we have more information to share, we will post it here and on our Facebook page. In the meantime, come on down to Pendleton and see what we have to offer!