October 06, 2020

Inside Nation Kitchen & Bar's Westwood Location, Tucked Inside a Historic Firehouse

Nation Kitchen & Bar's  much-anticipated new, second location will host its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 9. The restaurant is located in a revitalized historic firehouse in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Westwood on 3435 Epworth Drive. Nation first opened in Cincinnati's Pendleton neighborhood five years ago and has become an important piece of the city's culinary scene. The restaurant, which takes its name from axe-wielding Temperance warrior Carrie Nation, is known for its excellent burgers and bottomless weekend brunches. Their burgers have been voted in the top 10 Best Overall Burger (Non-Chain) for CityBeat's Best of Cincinnati issue for several years, and won No. 1 best burger in 2020. Their new restaurant will carry over all of their popular burgers, and will add some "West Side-specific sandwiches" as well. Additionally, they will offer a kids menu, featuring a single-patty cheeseburger, mini corn dogs, grilled cheese and non-alcoholic kiddie cocktails.
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Exterior of the new Westwood Nation Kitchen & Bar, housed in a revitalized historic firehouse
Hailey Bollinger
Exterior of the new Westwood Nation Kitchen & Bar, housed in a revitalized historic firehouse
Nation Kitchen & Bar's  much-anticipated new, second location will host its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 9
Hailey Bollinger
Nation Kitchen & Bar's  much-anticipated new, second location will host its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 9
The space offers plenty of outdoor dining space
Hailey Bollinger
The space offers plenty of outdoor dining space
Inside Nation Kitchen & Bar's Westwood Location, Tucked Inside a Historic Firehouse
Hailey Bollinger
Tables wrap around the firehouse-turned restaurant
Hailey Bollinger
Tables wrap around the firehouse-turned restaurant
The garage door opens to create a fluid dining room between the two spaces
Hailey Bollinger
The garage door opens to create a fluid dining room between the two spaces
Outside, guests can enjoy a fire pit with their drinks and bites
Hailey Bollinger
Outside, guests can enjoy a fire pit with their drinks and bites
Nation's Temperance cheese burger with tots
Hailey Bollinger
Nation's Temperance cheese burger with tots
Indoor dining space
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Indoor dining space
Dining tables and booths
Hailey Bollinger
Dining tables and booths