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Arnold's Bar & Grill to get visit from national cable network

Posted at 2:28 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 14:28:02-04

CINCINNATI – Television crews from a national cable network will visit the Queen City's oldest continually operating bar at the end of May.

General manager Chris Breeden shared on social media that The Travel Channel will visit Arnold's Bar & Grill at 210 E. Eighth St. on May 31.

Breeden said when The Travel Channel contacted Arnold's about the visit, the network said he could tell people the network was coming. The network asked Breeden not to share which Travel Channel show Arnold's will appear on.

The Travel Channel is not the first national media outlet to contact the 157-year-old establishment. In June 2013, Esquire Magazine named Arnold's one of the "16 Best Bars in America." Arnold's also made lists of iconic American bars in Travel and Leisure Magazine and Men's Health.

Chris Breeden's mother, Ronda Breeden purchased Arnold's in 1998 from former Cincinnati city councilman Jim Tarbell.

Arnold's has continually operated as a bar since 1861, when Simon Arnold bought and renamed the property that had formerly housed a brothel, according to Michael Morgan, president of Queen City History & Education, Ltd.

Most recently, Arnold's hired Kayla Robison, the former chef at Nation Kitchen and Bar in Pendleton, to revamp its food menu.

While the executive chef at Nation, Robison appeared in the "Flavors of Cincinnati" episode of "Cheap Eats" on the Cooking Channel last year.