Bellevue's Nomad Will Serve Cocktails, Coffee and Late-Night Donuts in a Vintage Double-Decker Bus

The forthcoming bar will offer craft cocktails, coffee and carefully-selected wine and beer — plus tasty late-night donuts — out of a renovated vintage double-decker bus and dreamy oasis courtyard.

Sep 23, 2019 at 3:26 pm
Team behind Nomad - Photo: Meagan White
Photo: Meagan White
Team behind Nomad

A unique, new evening gathering space will be opening soon in Bellevue, Kentucky.

Nomad will serve craft cocktails, coffee, carefully-selected wine and beer and late-night donuts out of a renovated vintage 1976 Bristol double-decker bus and a dreamy outdoor courtyard.

The space is meant to bring together the adventurers in life to relax, connect and reflect on their journeys. 

"Welcoming to the traveler, the thinker, and the doer alike, Nomad is a gathering place for the eclectic and adventurous seeking a place to relax," says proprietor Kelti Ziesei.

The bar will take over the space across the street from Darkness Brewing, where Mama C's Buttercream & Sprinkles bakery was formerly located. 

The concept behind the bar was the brainchild of Bellevue business owners Kelti and Tanner Ziese of Coda Co. and two other neighborhood couples. 

"We love Bellevue and we all live here. It’s a city infused with a ton of historic charm and an endearing neighborly community. It’s the city that brought us all together as friends," Kelti Ziese says via email about the location. "We’ve had our business here for 2 years and as a group (of 3 couples total), we want to continue building the community here. It’s a wonderful place that truly supports small business and we want to do everything we can to help introduce more people to our lovely river town."

Nomad will help casual wine and coffee drinkers learn about the beverages in an approachable way; for connoisseurs, it will offer a new way to experience them. According to Ziese, guests can expect donut and drink flights that will leave them craving more. 

The bar is slated to open officially this spring, but they plan to host soft opening events throughout the fall and winter leading up to it.

Nomad, 225 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Kentucky.