Overlook Lodge to add to business rejuvenation in Pleasant Ridge

Jacob Trevino has years of experience at Molly Wellmann’s bars, as well as Bistro Grace in Northside and the new 16+Bit Bar and Arcade in Over-the-Rhine. He’s also one of the masterminds behind Gorilla Cinema, which brings one-night movie events to different parts of the city. Most recently, Trevino and his crew hosted a Willy Wonka event, complete with candy-inspired food and drink.
He’s still working on a permanent home for Gorilla Cinema, but he’s now also planning to open a bar concept, Overlook Lodge, in Pleasant Ridge. The neighborhood has seen an uptick in new businesses, including Nine Giant Brewing and Share: Cheesebar, and Trevino is adding to that rejuvenation.
Overlook Lodge is being designed after the mountain lodge featured in The Shining, with lots of wood accents and retro wallpaper as well as a large hearth area. Trevino plans to have live bluegrass and country music on the weekends, which will add to the bar’s intimate setting.
The menu will feature rustic craft cocktails with simple but bold flavors. The signature drink, The Hatchet, is made with tequila, ginger and lime and is rimmed in Spanish spices; another drink, The Writer’s Block, will be coffee-based.
There will also be a series of “twin” drinks that reference the split personality of Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining.
Although Overlook Lodge won’t serve food, trail mixes and jerky will add a twist on your typical bar snacks.  
Trevino is aiming to open Overlook Lodge on Oct. 31. Keep tabs on the bar’s Facebook page for upcoming details.
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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.