We had an opportunity last night to visit West Chester, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. Does the name sound familiar? It might because its home to the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congressman John Boehner (R – OH). It’s also home to the Grand Ole Pub (GOP) – a new bar and restaurant dedicated to American politics and history.
The GOP is the brain child of West Chester residents Bill and Pat Langdon. They noticed the large number of English and Irish themed bars, but couldn’t find one dedicated to America. “English and Irish pubs will display the flag and memorabilia from either country. We wanted to duplicate that with an American theme, so we started with the Constitution, the Betsy Ross flag, the Boston Tea Party, ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’…We just wanted to tell the story of America’s founding on the walls,’” says Langdon.