Welcome to Herb & Thelma’s Tavern!

Herb n Thelma’s was a Beer only bar from the 1950’s until 2018. ┬áHerb n Thelma’s Tavern is now serving select Bourbon, Vodka and Wine along with its fine selection of Cold Beer

The History

Herb & Thelma’s has been serving the best Burgers and Coldest Beer for the Northern Kentucky community and travelers from all over, for 78 years! We buy all of our products locally and our Hamburger Patties are made fresh daily!

Below is a timeline and brief history of Herb & Thelma’s Tavern!

Scan 10
In November of 1939, Henry “Heine” Boehmker and his wife Marie, pictured above, open Heine’s Cafe at 718 Pike St in the Lewisburg neighborhood of Covington, KY.

herbie
In 1965, 26 years after opening, Heine’s Son and Daughter-in-Law, Herb and Thelma, buy Heine’s Cafe from Marie and rename it Herb n Thelma’s Tavern.

Scan 2
In June of 1969, Herbert “Chip” Boehmker begins working at Herb & Thelma’s Tavern and 13 years later, in 1982 he takes over the reins of Herb n Thelma’s.

chipretirement
In 2012, after 30 years of owning and running Herb n Thelma’s Tavern, Chip retires and sells the Tavern to noted Beer Historian, Richard Ritchie.

img_2547

On January 1st, 2015, The Fessler’s become the owners of Herb & Thelma’s and are currently running it today with the help of Family and Friends!