LINK Streetscapes: A return to Covington brings new surprises, old favorites

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Streetscapes has covered nearly every nook and cranny of Covington: From Madison Avenue to Scott Boulevard and Main Street, we’ve nearly seen it all. One of the best parts about this series is tracking the evolution of Northern Kentucky and its ever-booming businesses. This Streetscapes takes a trip back to Covington’s West Seventh Street for coffee and cocktails. 

The Well 

Since its debut in January, The Well has become one of the hottest spots in an already popular area. With neighbors like the ever-popular Agave and Rye; it’s tough to create your own name, and The Well has certainly done that. 

The Well is a hybrid of a cocktail lounge, casual eatery and sports bar. On an average weeknight, there is a laid back, elegant ambiance and details are much more noticeable. Velvet seats next to the fireplace are perfect for date night and sipping cocktails, and guests who visit during a Reds game won’t have to miss a minute of action or excitement since there’s plenty of TVs and seats for fans to enjoy. 

The patio is bound to be one of the most popular places this summer. While guests anxiously look ahead to warmer days, The Well has fire pits outside for those who just can’t wait. Their drink menu covers the basic bar necessities while crafting some unique drinks of their own. The spicy sunset, a Bourbon beverage with lemon juice, simple syrup, pineapple orange juice and jalapeno, will keep guests warm until summer comes. 

Although fairly small, their food menu should not be overlooked. Hanky panky balls and philly cheesesteak tots are a match made in heaven after a night of drinks.

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Rich’s Proper Food and Drink

If you haven’t figured out from their name, Rich’s looks to bring “proper” food and drinks to the Covington area. The food, service, drink and overall dining experience is elevated yet inviting. There’s often a mix of crowds: Guests getting a drink before a wedding across the street, or those looking for a filling dinner before hitting other bars in the Cov. They have rotating cocktail slushies that are perfect for cooling down in the warmer months, as well as an ample cocktail, bourbon, beer and wine menu.

Rich’s menu is primarily American pub with hints of creole and southern food. They’re most famous for their oyster menu which brings patrons from all over to experience what is typically only found in coastal cities. 

Their outdoor seating offers a front row experience to the hustle and bustle of a lively area, while their interior offers a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere. 

Left Bank Coffeehouse 

Founded nearly 10 years ago, Left Bank Coffeehouse has been a community staple since its establishment. Family owned and operated, this coffee shop serves some of the most delicious drinks and decadent treats, all sourced from local businesses. 

The atmosphere at Left Bank is truly unique, as they share their space with their sister store, Maison Covington. While waiting for coffee, guests can browse Maison’s many home décor items and knickknacks. Selling jewelry, cards, and bathroom and kitchen essentials; Maison is a one-stop shop for unique gift shopping. 

Left Bank is well known for its love of Harry Styles, too. (Honestly, who doesn’t love the king of modern pop?) They pay homage to him in nearly everything they do. They even have a not-so-secret Harry Styles inspired menu rightfully named “Harry’s House.” 

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Left Bank’s eclectic atmosphere radiates positive energy and good vibes from the moment guests step on the Harry Styles doormat. 

Have a street, city or business you want to see next? Email Maria Hehman at [email protected] and it could be featured on the next installment of LINK Streetscapes.

What To Know If You Go

The Well

Location: 8 W. Seventh St.

Hours: Sunday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Monday closed, Tuesday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Phone: (859) 279-3948

Rich’s Proper Food and Drink

Location: 701 Madison Ave.

Hours: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday closed, Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Phone: (859) 415-0069

Left Bank Coffeehouse

Location: 701 Greenup St.

Hours: Sunday and Monday closed, Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Phone: (859) 431-4655

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