Pohlar Cafe Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

Pohlar Cafe Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

Located on Vine St. in Over-the-Rhine, between 15th and Liberty Sts., the old Pohlar Cafe building features sweet lettering and a quasi-Bavarian facade just a couple of doors north of the Krappy Kroger.

The candy-colored facade improvement is part of Future Blooms by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. In the distance, you can catch a glimpse of the amazing Cincinnati Color Company ghost sign:

Pohlar Cafe Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

6 thoughts on “Pohlar Cafe Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

  1. I mentioned Pohlar Cafe in a blog post; it was included in design research I did for a Master’s degree in Architecture at UC. My blog discusses where, how, and why people drink — illuminating connections through drinking culture in the areas of product design, music, architecture, fashion, careers/industry, history, and many more areas of culture. I hope you enjoy it, and feel free to leave comments!

  2. My great-great Grandfather, Daniel Pohlar, opened this place. I don’t know when he stopped running it (he died in 1955) or who took over, but I was shocked when I first saw the sign. It was exactly where my grandma said it was. I haven’t lived in Cincinnati for a number of years (although I visit frequently); I wonder if you folks ever visited there when it was still open? I’d love to know what it was like. (FYI, this is your instagram friend @phenweber…didn’t know you all blogged here, but I’m glad to have found you!)

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