330.676.1000 176 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio

About Us

The Franklin Hotel Bar is an upscale bar nestled away in the storied lower level of the Franklin Hotel. The plush bar features classic cocktails with the freshest ingredients, craft beers, fine wines and delicious small plate food offerings. It’s a perfect spot for an intimate evening out, Happy Hour with colleagues or before-and-after a show at the Kent Stage.


Baked Kale and Artichoke Queso

Caprese Salad

Chile-Cumin Lamb Meatballs

Shrimp and Chorizo Flatbread

Shrimp Cocktail

Seared Scallops*

Charcuterie Board

Cheese Board

Amaretto Sour



French 75

Hemingway Daiquiri

James Joyce



Moscow Mule

Old Fashioned

Tom Collins


Cherry Limeade



Holiday Cheer


Old Fashioned Kentucky Breakfast

Porch Rocker

Smokey, Bloody Mary

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Stormy Mai Tai

Winter Mule

Wine & Beer Menu

Franklin Hotel Bar sets aside a limited number of tables for reservations, however we also hold back space for walk-ins. So if this page indicates we're booked we still may have space for you. If you're on your way in, feel free to give us a call at (330) 676-1000 and we can save a spot for you.

We do not accept reservations on certain festival and holiday evenings. On those evenings please either stop in or call on your way.

Please call us directly to accomodate parties of over 8.