History

Historic Hudson Ohio

Hudson's Tavern Since 1919

Kepner's Circa 1900Kepner’s Tavern is one of the longest continuously running eateries and taverns in the city of Hudson, Ohio.  Originally called Lockhart’s Saloon, the original building was destroyed in a fire that originated there in 1892.  A.W. Lockhart used the insurance money from the fire to build the current building which houses the current tavern today. 

In 1919 the tavern was sold to the Kepner family and has had the name Kepner’s ever since.  As anyone who has grown up in Hudson or attended Western Reserve Academy can tell you, it is a piece of the history of the city of Hudson and one of the most well-known eateries in town. 

Today, Kepner's is owned by the Arnold family. 

 

Family Tradition Continues Today

Since 1919 Kepner’s Tavern has always been a family business, with a family atmosphere, simple tavern food, great drinks, and a home-town historic atmosphere. As we approach our 100 year anniversary, it is the intention of our family to continue and improve upon that legacy.  

If you haven't experienced our hometown tavern, stop in today and find out why Kepner's Tavern has endured the test of time.

If you haven't been to see us in awhile, we look forward to seeing you at Keps soon!