History

Historic Hudson Ohio

Kepner's Circa 1900

Hudson's Tavern Since 1919

Kepner’s Tavern is one of the longest continuously running eateries and taverns in the City of Hudson, Ohio.  In the beginning it was called Lockhart’s Saloon. The original building was destroyed in a devastating downtown fire in 1892.  A.W. Lockhart used the insurance money to rebuild. This is where the current tavern stands today.

In 1919, the business was sold to the Kepner family.  As anyone who has grown up in Hudson or attended Western Reserve Academy can tell you, it is the fabric of downtown Hudson and one of the most well-known eateries in the area.

Kepner's was sold to the Arnold family in 2018.

Family Tradition Continues Today

Kepner’s Tavern has always been a family business serving families all over Northeast Ohio. It has American food, great drinks, and a hometown historic atmosphere. As we approach our 100-year anniversary, our family intends to improve upon the legacy left before us. If you haven't been here, stop in today and find out why Kepner's Tavern has endured the test of time.

We look forward to serving you at Kep’s real soon!