Over-the-Rhine's Kaze & 36 Chambers Bar Closing to Make Way for New Thunderdome Concept

Kaze's last day will be New Year's Eve

click to enlarge Over-the-Rhine's Kaze has been open since 2013; the restaurant and bar's last day will be New Year's Eve. - Hailey Bollinger
Hailey Bollinger
Over-the-Rhine's Kaze has been open since 2013; the restaurant and bar's last day will be New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve will be your last chance to dine at Over-the-Rhine's Kaze, a Japanese Izakaya-inspired restaurant and bar. 

Known for their killer happy hour and lush garden patio, the space is closing to make room for a new dining spot in 2020 backed by Thunderdome, the restaurant group that bought Kaze in March 2019. In July, they rolled out a revised menu and introduced a Wu-Tang Clan-inspired bar, 36 Chambers. 

To bid farewell to Kaze, which has been open since 2013, they're throwing a "badass" NYE bash. Among the goodbyes, expect drink specials, dancing and, of course, eats. DJ Smokeface will provide the music. 

“We’ve been in talks with 3CDC about this from day one,” says Joe Lanni, Thunderdome Restaurant Group Co-Founder, in a press release. “We’re excited to finally take this space and fully realize the vision we had in mind for this Vine Street storefront when we acquired it earlier this year.”

Thunderdome also owns Bakersfield, The Eagle, CityBird, Krueger's Tavern and Currito (just to name a few). 

According to the press release, all Kaze and 36 Chambers employees will be reassigned to one of Thunderdome's other establishments starting Jan.1, when the space will shut down for redevelopment. 

Located at 1400 Vine St. in OTR, the farewell party begins at 9 p.m. and stretches through 2 a.m. You can start grabbing a bite (or drink) starting at 4 p.m. For more info, visit kazeotr.com.

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