While people come for the DJ, fancy bar food and great wine selection, they'll be impressed by the stunning architecture in this Rice Village lounge. Owners Adam and Alexander Kliebert have paid the most successful tribute to the building's mid-century modern origins. Adam found inspiration for the design-driven establishment from years spent living in Barcelona and Milan, and the Mediterranean influence shows in the lounge's clean, unpretentious gloss.
The food includes Asian chicken noodle bowl, ceviche, pork lollipops and shortrib nachos-- certainly not your standard bar fare. Hudson also hides a few other suave tricks up its sleeve, such as flat screen televisions behind the bar, that when not in use for curated film content, are shielded from view by one-way mirrors. A pavilion in the back stores a stash of wine chosen by Keith Thompson (formerly of benjy's and The Tasting Room) and is available for busy nights and VIP events. It's a far cry from the building's former uses as an office and the Southampton Montessori School.