Over-the-Rhine's New Pour-Your-Own-Drink Bar Copper & Flame Sets Opening Date

The bar, which boasts 68 self-pour taps of rare draft beers, plus handcrafted cocktails and wines, officially opens June 3.

click to enlarge Pour-your-own-beer taps at Copper & Flame - Photo: copperandflame.com
Photo: copperandflame.com
Pour-your-own-beer taps at Copper & Flame

A long-anticipated new bar concept has set its opening date on Over-the-Rhine's Vine Street. Pour-your-own-drink concept Copper & Flame will welcome thirsty guests starting Thursday, June 3. 

The bar boasts 68 different taps of draft beer, plus craft cocktails and wine — all priced by-the-ounce and poured by the individual. Co-owner Kathy O'Connell says this concept allows customers to explore new styles of drinks and try as little or as much as they want.

"You don't have to commit to a full glass or full cocktails, you can kind of taste through and see what you like, or if you love an IPA and you see a really fun IPA, you can commit to a full one," she tells CityBeat

The draft beer list will feature a range of national and local brands, with a strong focus on unique brews close to home.

"On the local side, you'll see most of your favorite breweries that are around town, especially if they distribute. We even have a couple that don't necessarily distribute all the time, but we were able to get a few," O'Connell says.

But don't expect to see familiar brews  — Copper & Flame is highlighting rare beer varieties that you likely won't find on draft lists around the neighborhood. 

When visitors enter Copper & Flame, they can load money onto an RFID card, which they can use to buy their drinks.

"When you walk past the hostess stand, you will see walls of taps with iPads," O'Connell says. "You simply walk up to the wall, decide what you want to sip and scan your card on the iPad and pour by the ounce."

Downstairs will focus on pour-your-own taps, and the upstairs space will feature a small bar where guests can order specific drinks like highballs and shots. 

In addition to sips, the bar will offer a menu of elevated street food, with a fusion of Central/South American and Southeast Asian flavors by chef Sydney Fisher. 

The bar will be open seven days a week: 4-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 4 p.m.-midnight Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. 

For more info, visit copperandflame.com.

Copper & Flame, 1115 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. 


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