PHOTOS: Look Inside Nick and Drew Lachey’s New Sports Bar

01/05/2015 at 02:10 PM ET

Nick Lachey
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The Lachey brothers are officially in the restaurant business!

To mark the grand opening of Lachey’s – Nick and Drew Lachey‘s Cincinnati-based sports bar – the brothers and 98 Degrees bandmates celebrated with a VIP party.

Playing the dutiful host, Nick even took over as bartender for the occasion. “The best thing about owning your own bar is that no one can stop you from getting behind the bar!!” the soon-to-be dad-of-two wrote on Instagram.

Located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, the 4,000-square-foot space is a reflection of the Lacheys’ interests and hometown spirit. Equipped with 20 televisions and a running sports ticker (for watching their beloved Cincinnati Bengals, who fell to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday) the bar is a sports lover’s dream.

Don't look now, but @lacheysbar is getting ready to open 1/1! #Lacheys

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The menu, curated by chef Brian Duffy, includes game-ready appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads and entrees like maui maui and honey-ale marinated chicken. The chef Instagrammed a few tasty dishes such as a slow cooked cuban, tequila chicken flatbread and a bison burger.

The restaurant, the focus of Nick and Drew’s upcoming A&E reality series, Lachey’s Bar, also includes 14 craft beers, six wines, and signature cocktails including the #17, named in honor of the bus route the brothers used to take to get to the nearby School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Just a couple of the beers on tap at @LacheysBar . 3 days and counting.

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Drew, who lives in Cincinnati with wife Lea and his two kids and Nick, who splits his time between his hometown and L.A., seemed to enjoy celebrating with friends and family. And, although Nick’s wife, Vanessa Lachey, was too pregnant to make the trip out from their California home, she did send her support. Posting a photo of the ribbon cutting ceremony on Instagram, she wrote. “Sooo proud of these brothers! Love you boys!”

–Michelle Ward

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Has Been on

Nick’s career is all over the place. He can’t get it right. He’s desperately clinging to his 15 minutes. Another reality show for him is so tacky. All the years he blamed it for his failed marriage, he re-marries on TLC and now and another show to copy the Wallburgers. He doesn’t even own this place (he lent his name that he loves saying). He is a washed up 41 year old man still thinking he’s got it!

Cate on

Drew is the most unattractive looking troll I have ever seen! Nick has been MIA throughout Vanessa’s pregnancy’s and she is trying to gain her own attention on twitter posting pics of their son. I bet he gets drunk and fools around with a young hottie at the bar while Vanessa is back in CA with the kids.

Virginia on

I don’t remember his nose being this big on Newlyweds. How is he still famous?

Casey on


Shelley on

I love Nick! He is one gorgeous man. Wish I lived in OH to enjoy but I wish them all the luck in the world.

Molly on

Wow! You people are rude, mean and nasty; work on becoming better people. You’re all just horrible and should be ashamed of yourselves. What have they ever done to you? Oh wait, are you all 12?

ace11 on

So this is what he I spending the money he stolefrom Jessica on?

Kelli on

I agree with Molly… what terrible people some of you are. Maybe leave your mother’s basement and do something with your life instead of criticizing people who are doing something with theirs. I think it’s great they’re doing something they’ve always wanted to do and hope they have a lot of success with it!

slawson on

Wow…People are so miserable and unhappy, you cannot be joyful and wish them success? The food looks amazing. I bet a million bucks both brothers look better then your f-ugly mugs any day. Stop sitting on your huge butts brow-beating others with your broke pathetic selves. I wish them success and happiness in their new business adventure. If I go to Cincinnati I will eat there. The food looks crazy AMAZING!!!

laughing on

The assertion that he stole Jessica’s money is laughable. She’s the one that didn’t want a prenup, and she didn’t want a prenup because when they got married, he had more money. Her career was floundering at best and she only became popular because of her reality show with Nick. She was nothing without him, and if she didn’t want to divide things up legally in a divorce, she probably should have given her marriage a shot. She probably also should have tried staying faithful, but I suppose that’s another story. Good for Nick, opening a business… hope they do well!

Ashley on

Nick and Drew’s dream has been realized. Wishing them great success. As for Nick, can’t wait for the return of the Big MorningBuzz in February.

Hope on

I’m hungry. Good luck to the Lacheys.

vero on

I’m glad for the two of you. HOpe all goes Well.

Mary Alice on

Congrats! Nick and Drew. Wishing your business and you the best..

Lacey on

Everye either ends up dying young or old and unattractive. There is no escaping it. Just remember that when it happens to you.

lizzy3433 on

I was there last week and had a great conversation with Drew who was very sweet. They definitely aren’t just putting their name on the place, they are also very involved with the day to day. The bar looked great and the staff was really nice.

carbono on

Damn that food sure looks good! I’d definitely stop in for a brew & any of those sandwiches. Looks like a cool joint. Also cool that they still keep their roots in their hometown. Good luck Gents!

Tool on

Nick lives in NY as a lame host of Morning Buzz, Vanessa is unemployed and lives in Nick’s house in CA. When is he going to be at this bar? He only goes when a camera is around to film. A real owner is more involved than that. He can’t do anything without involving the camera. Jessica is worth One Billion dollars, Vanessa is worth nothing and Nick tries soo hard to bring in $1 mil a year!

Drew on

I bet he puts his dorky looking kids on his new reality show. There is nothing sadder than a parent who will pimp his family out to make a buck. Vanessa is dying to recreate Newlyweds 2.

Polly on

I bet he puts his dorky looking kids on his new reality show. There is nothing sadder than a parent who will pimp his family out to make a buck. Vanessa is dying to recreate Newlyweds 2.

cvoor on

That’s a nice bar. Hopefully it will be succssful.

Maxie on

Jealousy is such an UGLY color, on who ever wears it. Please go take that off. It doesn’t do anything for you, but makes one look hideous, shallow, and sucks the life right out of one. Try wearing something else, if you are capable of it.

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