Join us at Cincy's newest experience, DIY BAR.
There’s a brand new bar opening this month in Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine that’s in a category all its own: DIY. Consumer demand for experiences is at an all time high, and owners of Queen City Alchemy and The Evergreen Designs aim to bring the social benefit of hands-on experiences through Do-It-Yourself to OTR. Hence, the DIY Bar was born. Emily Little, owner of Queen City Alchemy curates and manufactures responsible, sustainable, and handmade premium skin care products. She is committed to using only safe, non-toxic, and cruelty-free ingredients and sharing all things wellness.
The Evergreen Designs owners, Brittany and Ryan Kauffman, offer wood signs and trays, pillows, and welcome mats that can be personalized with custom made stencils. The two businesses share a storefront space at 1808 Race Street and have come together to create the ultimate DIY Bar experience giving customers the option to create handmade projects on-demand.
The DIY Bar officially opens on Saturday, March 16th from 11am – 5pm. Patrons are encouraged to stop in to peruse the DIY and retail offerings or stay and get creative. Some customers might like to experiment with blending a revitalizing facial serum or soothing facial mask with clean, botanical ingredients, while others will prefer to hand paint a custom sign or pillow to keep, or give as a gift. “What makes the DIY Bar so exciting is that everyone, regardless of skill, can create something beautiful,” said Little. “Studies show that working with your hands lends itself to spontaneous, joyful, and creative thought. We’ve seen that first-hand in our store as customers put phones aside and get lost in the process of creating.” Queen City Alchemy and The Evergreen Designs’ DIY Bar is adjacent to Findlay Market making it a convenient destination for market shoppers and lunch goers. The DIY Bar is ideal for teambuilding or any group looking for a unique bonding activity. “There is such high demand for experiences these days, I think because it puts people back in community with others. There’s something comforting about sitting with a group of friends and working on a project. It draws people together,” said Kauffman.