Sundry and Vice Bar Cincinnati, Guide & Review
In the heart of Over-the-Rhine is Sundry and Vice, an apothecary-themed cocktail bar. It is inside the Bottleworks hotel, which has many other restaurants and bars. The place pays tribute to the pre-Prohibition era, where alcohol was mixed with their medicine of choice to make it taste better. Or the experience, at least. Sundry and Vice found theirs quickly among places that struggle to find their niche in the cocktail scene.
Drinks include ‘Divine Frequency,’ ‘Seeds of Spring,’ ‘Dolomite Heights,’ and ‘Little Jack’ with many more options. ‘Seeds of Spring’ has a mix of gin, sotol, lemon, pineapple, cinnamon, toasted sesame, and a fortune cookie, which, we won’t lie, sounds intimidating at first, but you HAVE to try it out. There’s also a list of classic draft cocktails if you’re not in the mood for experimenting tonight.
They have added many historical elements to the decor to add more character to the space. Hand-painted Moroccan tiles, booths with jade upholstery, and medicine and prescription bottles were scattered as props. They are serious about their theme. The dim light and iron lamps create a different mood as soon as you step foot in this place. Can you guess what their wallpaper is? Hand-written medicine prescriptions from the 20s and 30s! Imagine collecting all of those. All of this fits in perfectly with the historic architecture around this space.