Obscura reinterprets a forgotten classic - "the cocktail lounge": offering refined guests
an ideal atmosphere to enjoy intimate conversation, artfully infused libations,
elegantly presented aperitifs and sweets, and ambient music styles from around the
globe selected to enhance the social experience.
Like the scenes portrayed in the many "moving portraits" hanging on its walls, Obscura's exquisite beauty will transport you to a captivating world of surrealistic encounters. The grand space majestically imposes itself in the form of a French Chateau fit for Napoleon. Deep wing back arm chairs, marble top bistro tables, and a grand player piano give the room a cozy but sophisticated feeling. This combined with the subtle warm glow of French Empire crystal chandeliers and white Italian table lamps create an enchanting and welcoming environment.
Beneath Obscura, the hushed deep red decor of the Jim Thompson Room, offers privileged guests the perfect rendezvous: Decadent wines, bourbons by the barrel, liquor cabinets and lavish leather surroundings. And then there is the Bengal Tiger, which hovers above, overlooking the gathering. Named the Jim Thompson Room after the most famous American businessman living in Asia at the time of his mysterious disappearance in Thailand in 1967, Jim's spirit reigns supreme. Discover the many Cincinnati sightings, such as Jim at the Aronoff, at Jeff Ruby's having dinner, or hidden in the backdrop at Washington Park in the OTR. These black and white images all add to the mystical aura of the place and make it truly Jim Thompson.