Sundry and Vice, Cincinnati

Nestled in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, this bar melds the aesthetics of soda fountains and apothecaries, lending to its retro-meets-modern charm
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Posted October 14, 2015

Sundry and Vice, Cincinnati. Click on the photos above, or read the details below, to learn more about this bar, inspired by apothecaries and old school soda foundtains. Click here to view it in our digital edition.

LOST & FOUND
“There were [sections of] the wall where the plaster had crumbled away naturally and created these amazing, organic shapes,” says Julia Petiprin, founder and lead designer, PRN Interior Design (Los Angeles), about the empty space before Sundry and Vice moved in. Keeping the deterioration for a sense of authenticity, the designers mimicked the decay on other walls for a consistent feel.

TANTALIZING TIN
In order to implement some bygone details while keeping the ambience contemporary, this ornate tin ceiling is finished in a high-gloss lacquer, and reflects light around the environment, both day and night. “It creates this cool, textural experience,” says Petiprin. 

MAIN SQUEEZE
Patrons’ eyes are drawn to the highlighted product that pops against the black-painted back bar. Each bottle is illuminated from the bottom and arranged to create a gradient, with darker bottles toward the base and lighter ones at the top.

CARBONATION SENSATION
These retro soda fountain arms aren’t just for decoration – they’re functional. Using their high- or low-powered streams, Sundry and Vice makes boozy floats and milkshakes with the nostalgic fixtures.

KNOCK ‘EM BACK
Featuring a brass foot rail and a die wall with double-trimmed molding, the traditional style of the main bar was an important segment of the overall theme, Petiprin says. The stools, modeled after genuine soda fountain seating, complete the look.

PROJECT SUPPLIERS
Retailer
Sundry and Vice, Cincinnati

Design
PRN Design, Los Angeles

Architecture
Drawing Department, Cincinnati

Ceilings
American Tin Ceilings, Bradenton, Fla.

Fixtures
Duravit, Hornberg, Germany
Kohler, Kohler, Wis.
American Soda Fountain, Chicago
Norwood Hardware and Supply, Cincinnati

Millwork
Stanton Millwork, Cincinnati

Furniture
Restoration Hardware, Corte Madera, Calif.
Restaurant Seating Source, Los Angeles
Fashion Seating, Bayonne, N.J.

Audio/Visual
Simptech, Cincinnati

Flooring
Villa Lagoon Tile, Gulf Shores, Ala.
Daltile, Cincinnati
Schumacher and Co., Cincinnati

Lighting
Rejuvenation, Portland, Ore.
Freeway Salvage, Los Angeles
Lamps Plus

Props/Decoratives
Everything But the House, Cincinnati
Grand Antique Mall, Cincinnati
Salt City Antiques, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Revival Furniture, Los Angeles

Signage/Graphics
Decal Impressions, Cincinnati

Materials/Wallcoverings
DeNovo Wall, Fairlawn, Ohio
Westin Mitchell Design Group, Los Angeles
Daltile, Cincinnati
Creative Illusions, Cincinnati

Custom Metal Work
Contemporary Images, Cincinnati

Fabric
Innovations, Los Angeles

General Contractor
Core Resources, Cincinnati

Photography: Aaron Conway, Cincinnati