You’ve got to visit this speakeasy bar hidden in a Cincy video store

You read that right: there’s a speakeasy hidden inside a Cincinnati video store.

The Video Archive is a video store “inspired by Quentin Tarantino, making independent films accessible to everyone, through the universal language of movies,” according to its Facebook page

Located at 965 E. McMillan St. in Cincy’s Walnut Hills neighborhood, it specializes in grindhouse, indie and cult classic videos, according to

But the real intrigue lies beyond the rows of movies. There’s a speakeasy bar located behind the shelves, with a gritty-yet-glam dive bar vibe and what looks to be some fantastic drinks.

Who's ready to #SundayFunday with us?! [Secret] door opens @ 2PM just in time for you to drink off that hangover 🍾🍹🍺

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It's FRIDAY NIGHT and you need to be @ The Archive!! #ThatGrindhouseBar

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The bar is owned by Gorilla Cinema co-founder Jacob Trevino, who’s also the mind behind the popular Overlook Lodge, a bar inspired by the hotel in Stephen King’s “The Shining.”

Want to go?

WHAT: The Video Archive

WHERE: 965 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati

INFO: Facebook |

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