THE RUDYARD KIPLING 

AKA THE MOTHER LODGE, FROM A POEM BY THAT NAME BY RUDYARD KIPLING, CELEBRATING A PUB IN COLONIAL INDIA WHERE  SOLDIERS, MUSLIMS, HINDUS, IRISH, AND EVERY VARIETY OF MEN CHATTED AND SMILED AND VIEWED EACH OTHER WITH WARMTH AND RESPECT. 

Food, drink, music, theatre from all around the world.

Located in an historic old home on Oak Street where Temple Bodley cherished letters of the George Rogers Clark family, where from the second floor the Stites family watched boats ply Oak Street in 1937, "The Rud" preserves old brick, art glass, woodwork, and traditional Kentucky recipes blended with new music, theatre, warmth and welcome.

We want to be your "great good place"--the French cafe, the German biergarden, the hangout of your youth--where you will be comforted and refreshed in body and spirit.

We offer fresh wholegrain PIZZA CRUSTs, unique soups, Kentucky cuisine (with our famous burgoo,  soupbeans and cornbread, Boonesborough snappy cheese, Hickory jalapeno Bucketown blackberry dressing); Bloody Mary, sangria, imported beers...
We have live music and often present classic and avant garde theatre. Call 502-636-1311(after 6:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays)  for music and theatre information and reservations. 


We're at 422 West Oak Street in Louisville, Kentucky 40203. Email us @ Rudbooking @ gmail.com


WE ARE OPEN THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS 6:00 TO MIDNIGHT,  AND FOR SPECIAL EVENTS ON OTHER DAYS.  USUALLY THE DOORS WILL OPEN for the special events AN HOUR BEFORE THE PLAY OR CONCERT IS TO BEGIN.  PLEASE SEE OUR GOOGLE CALENDAR ON THE MUSIC AND PLAY PAGES TO CHECK THE SCHEDULE.

TO BOOK A SHOW PLEASE CONTACT JULIA DAVIS: Rudbooking@gmail.com