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Ripple Wine Bar brings 'laid-back,' stylish vibe to Covington's growing dining scene

Posted at 5:26 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 17:26:11-04

COVINGTON, Ky. — The husband and wife team behind the recently opened Ripple Wine Bar promise first-time visitors something a little different compared to surrounding establishments in Covington's downtown business district.

"We have found great joy in watching the revitalization of the city, and we are thrilled to bring something unique to the neighborhood," said Matt Haws, who opened Ripple with his wife, Kathleen at 4 W. Pike Street on April 12.

In a press release, the lifelong Northern Kentucky residents and hospitality veterans said Ripple fills a gap in Covington's growing entertainment scene by making wine more approachable to the average drinker through education and tastings.

Ripple opened with a 40-bottle Cruvinet system in order to serve that many wines by the glass at any given time.

The Haws drew inspiration for the wine bar's vibe, and name, from one of their favorite Grateful Dead songs.

They describe Ripple as "a laid-back, stylish wine bar featuring a rotating list of curated vintages and a seasonal small-plate menu."

"We source our wines from producers who care, our staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and our creative kitchen serves small plates that are just as beautiful as they are flavorful," Kathleen Haws said.

The Haws worked with Orleans Development on the remodel of the bar's nearly 100-year old space that features high ceilings, original beams, exposed brick, black and white hexagon penny tile and a long, hand-crafted butcher-block bar.

Ripple Wine Bar is open 4-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; and 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The bar is available for private events on Sundays and will accept reservations for its second-floor seating area during regular business hours.

For more information visit ripplewinebar.com.