Housed in the former studio and manufacturing facility of the world-renown Rookwood Pottery Co., The Rookwood Bar & Restaurant opened its doors in 2008. Featuring a menu of freshly prepared food and craft beverages. A source of pride for every Cincinnatian, this unique Mt. Adams location housed one of the greatest ceramics brands the world has seen. Rookwood pottery was started in the late 1870s by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer as a way to market her hobby - the painting of blank china. Through years of experimentation with glazes and kiln temperatures, she eventually built her own kiln, hired a number of excellent chemists and artists who were able to develop premium color glazes that could be applied on a massive scale.