Authentic Tavern hospitality since 1981
Nick Sanders founded Tavern Restaurant Group starting with deSha’s Maysville, KY in 1981. Named for his father, Nick wanted to create a restaurant with a comfortable tavern feel and exceptional hospitality in a town he loved to visit growing up.
Inspired by the success of the Maysville location, Nick opened deSha’s American Tavern in Cincinnati in 1990.
After several trips to the UK, he decided to model his next concepts off of the warmth and hospitality he found in public houses throughout Europe. This led to the opening of Nicholson’s in 1997 and The Pub Rookwood in 2001. The Tavern Group currently operates all of its original concepts, The Backstage Event Center, and an additional seven Pubs in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida.
Private and Semi-Private Party Rooms
Authentic Restaurant & Bar
11320 Montgomery Rd. | Cincinnati, OH 45249
The Pub Crestview Hills
2853 Dixie Hwy. | Crestview Hills, KY 41017
The Pub Rookwood
2692 Edmondson Rd. | Cincinnati, OH 45208
Nicholson’s Tavern & Pub
625 Walnut St. | Cincinnati, OH