15 W. 14th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours of Operation:
MON - FRI
4PM - 2:30AM
12PM - 2:30AM
4PM - 10PM
Low Spark, the new Over-the-Rhine bar from 4EG, is a neighborhood bar with a ’70s vibe and a resident octopus.
Located at 15 W. 14th St. at Republic Street, Low Spark was named after Traffic’s 1971 song, “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys.”
Orange high-back chairs, checkered tile, red leather padded walls and beveled mirrors create a ’70s feel in the space, which seats 39 (capacity is 46). The original tin ceilings have been painted gold. A vinyl record player broadcasts eclectic tunes.
In the center of the room, a square bar was designed to facilitate conversation and help create a neighborhood bar feel. The bar needed a centerpiece, and an aquarium, designed by Cincinnati Aquarium Design, fit the bill. Its occupant is Sheila, a small octopus. Low Spark will eventually host feeding parties on Tuesdays so that patrons can watch her eat live shrimp.