I tried to write this blog as impersonal as possible but I know with this post, I won’t be able to. To say yesterday’s news of Lachey’s Bar closing was devastating to me and my friends is an understatement. With a tweet and a facebook post, Lachey’s Bar announced that they were closing permanently on February 11th (we’ve heard that this date is not correct, that it is actually closing on February 10th). Since that moment, my phone blew up with texts, tweets, facebook messages, and facebook notifications. Everybody has the same question as me, “why?”. As of this moment, I don’t have an answer to that question and to be honest, does it really matter? Lachey’s Bar is closing. This blog has posted all the milestones of the bar since the conception was made known. We visited the site during construction, we toured it before it opened, we went on opening day (3 times!), we went to watch the A&E show about the bar, we went for football games, we went for the Anniversary party, we went for the after parties for “Cincy Sings” and both 98 Degrees concerts in Cincy, and we went every Friday night to watch “Live at Lacheys”. We got to know the entire staff and we laughed and cried, celebrated and supported. It wasn’t just a bar to us, it is our second home. Friday nights became known as “Beer and Drew hugs” and often led to a release and escape from a long work week. To be honest, we don’t know where we’re going to go without our second home.
I just want to thank Drew and Nick, 4EG and all the amazing people who made Lachey’s Bar home. I know this is probably more heart wrenching to you than us. Thank you for always being accommodating. Thank you for always being an escape. Thank you for always making sure we had beer and the best tot bowls ever. Thank for you the laughs and the tears. Thank you for the hugs and the chats. You will all be missed dearly. See you Friday and Saturday to go out in style.
What a celebration it was! Who knew there was going to be an impromptu 98 Degrees reunion last night?! It apparently was a big surprise for Drew and Nick too! The bar hit capacity at 730 and a line formed all the way down to Vine Street to take pictures with the Lachey brothers! But the party was amazing! Congrats to Drew and Nick and the entire Lachey’s Bar staff for a fantastic year!
City Beat magazine has come out with its annual “Best of Cincinnati” poll and Lachey’s is nominated in several categories and we think you should cast your vote and help to make them win! You can vote by clicking here – registration is required and you have until February 9th to make your opinion count.
Here is a list of categories that Lachey’s is nominated for and ones that we suggest writing them or their staff in for (before you write in, make sure they haven’t been added to the category first):
Overall Restaurant – write in Lachey’s
Neighborhood Restaurant (Downtown/OTR)
Appetizers – write in Lachey’s (I mean, come on TOT BOWLS!!!)
Overall Burgers -write in Lachey’s
Neighborhood Burger Spot (Downtown/OTR)
“Cincinnati Burger Week” Restaurant
Business Lunch – write in Lachey’s
Chef with Restaurant Affiliation – write in Orlando Caraballo (Lachey’s)
Waitstaff/Service – write in Lachey’s
Overall Bar/Club – write in Lachey’s
Bar/Club Staff – write in Lachey’s
Bartender (Female) – write in Kyla Wykoff (Lachey’s)
Beer Selection Draft – write in Lachey’s
Beer Selection Bottles and Cans – write in Lachey’s
Happy Hour Drinks – write in Lachey’s
Happy Hour Food – write in Lachey’s
Trivia Night – write in Lachey’s
Last but not least, there’s always a category for favorite Cincinnatian… – write in Drew Lachey
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – join Drew and Nick for a party at Lachey’s Bar to celebrate the one year anniversary of their successful bar venture.
We will update here when more information becomes available and check the Lachey’s Bar twitter or facebook to keep up to date on all things going on with Lachey’s!
UPDATE: Lachey’s Bar announced that the party starts on Saturday at 8PM with a red carpet entrance; prizes and memorabilia. There will be plenty of opportunities to mingle with Drew and Nick. Also, if you’re planning to come to town for this event or just want to get the party started earlier, head down to Lachey’s on Friday night for Live at Lachey’s with a live Q102 broadcast from 6-8PM.
We will be at the event and as always look forward to bringing pictures and videos to all that cannot make it out! But if you can make it, make sure to tweet us and let us know, we’d love to meet everyone!! And make sure to RSVP on Lachey’s fb page here.
The Skivvies put on a tremendous performance at the Ensemble Theatre Cincy on Friday, October 23, 2015. They kept the crowd entertained with their take on songs we all knew. I was fascinated with the instruments they played and the way Lauren and Nick meshed so well together. They brought out Dylan Mulvaney and Sara Mackie, saving the best, Drew, for their last special guest. Of course Drew’s performance was superb. Check it out on youtube here.
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati announced Wednesday that Drew will be joining the Skivvies NYC as they perform there on October 23, 2015 at 11:00 PM. If you know nothing about the Skivvies, they perform eclectic covers and eclectic originals stripped down to their well, skivvies. So, here’s hoping Drew joins them in his underwear! Tickets are only $30 and selling fast! They can be purchased by calling 513-421-3555 or online at: Ensemble Theatre Online Ticketing
Some photos of Drew, Nick, and Q102’s Jon Jon from Friday night’s live broadcast on Q102 at Lachey’s Bar. If you haven’t had a chance to get down and join in the fun at Lachey’s, whatcha waiting for?! If Cincinnati’s too far for you, you can always stream the broadcast on Fridays from 6-8 PM – Q102 Listen Live
Street Vibes Music Fest was a fantastic event for an amazing cause!!! The performances were out of this world and Justin emceed the event. Drew came up on stage to announce the winners of the raffles. Here’s a few pics of Drew and Justin:
Drew will be the special guest at the Street Vibes Music Fest. The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition is celebrating its newspaper, “Street Vibes” 20th birthday with this fun musical fundraiser. “Street Vibes” is a alternative newspaper focusing on homelessness and social justice issues. It is published twice a month and sold primarily on the streets of Cincinnati by individuals experiencing homelessness or poverty. Its editor is none other than Justin Jeffre.
The Street Vibes Music Fest is August 15, 2015 at 5:30PM (doors at 5PM) at the Woodward Theater on Main Street in Over the Rhine.
More information can be found on the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless’ facebook page
This is just a start of the media coverage, watched Nick do an interview at the bar last night and Drew told me he did 4 interviews yesterday, I will post as more become available: