Two historic central Ohio cabins being renovated for wine bar and cigar & bourbon lounge

Sav McKee

Two historic, 1830s cabins are getting quite the face lift.

Todd Corwin, his wife, and his brother Mark Corwin recently bought two adjacent properties at 30 and 32 South High St. in Old Dublin, and they have big plans for these properties – and they’re taking us along for the renovations, every step of the way, on their Facebook.

30 S. High St. is transforming to The Apothecary Cigar and Bourbon lounge, with the historic cabin itself acting as the humidor. They’re adding a 20×40 addition on the back side of the cabin for restrooms and a bourbon bar, too. “We have to cover the outside of the log structure with siding, but we’re going to keep the inside looking original,” said Todd. “My brother and I are going to sandblast and repurpose the logs so everyone can enjoy some of Dublin’s history when they visit!”

Outside, the brothers are building a deck, and the large green space out back allows plenty of seating throughout the summer months, where you can enjoy a cigar you picked out from the humidor. Although they’re not allowing smoking inside of the building, there will be a nice smoking pavilion outside, which will also be heated for the winter months.


For those who prefer wine over bourbon and cigars, no worries – right next door at 32 S. High St. will be the bar Uncorked Wine Tastings, with self dispensing wine machines. You can choose from over 48 bottles of wine! If you find one you like, you can purchase a bottle right there on the spot. And if your friends are next door, the backyards of both the wine lounge and cigar/bourbon lounge are shared.

Small snacks, like charcuterie boards, will be available at Uncorked, and Corwin said they’ll absolutely allow food from other restaurants to be brought in, or have it delivered. “We’ve talked to the restaurants around old Dublin and we have some ideas on how to work together to make this a great experience for everyone,” Todd emphasized.

The Corwins are expecting to open their new spots in the Spring of next year, as the process for renovating cabins from the 1830s isn’t something that happens quickly. To follow along on their progress, follow Uncorked and The Apothecary on Facebook!

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