Bars & Pubs At Put-in-Bay
Often referred to as the Key West of the North Put-in-Bay offers appealing entertainment for all ages!
YOUR GUIDE TO ALL BARS & PUBS ON THE ISLAND
Put-in-Bay has no shortage of great Bars & Pubs! From craft beer & pizza in the Key West of the north to a live entertainment experience, you will find the vibe to seek from the list below. Many of our island Bars and Pubs offer indoor and outdoor patio seating.
BLUE MARLIN BAR & GRILL
Located within the Put-in-Bay Resort complex, the Blue Marlin Tiki Bar is one of Put-in-Bay’s most popular bars for both guests & islanders alike. Offering thirst-quenching frozen tropical drinks and a full-service bar, this hot spot will surely cool you off. Voted the island’s best pool bar! The Blue Marlin Grill serves some of the best food available on the island. Be sure to stop by and swim on up to the bar and cool off with us. The pool and bar are open to the public. Don’t miss out on this Put-in-Bay favorite!
Phone: (419) 285-7427
No Crawl of Put-in-Bay Bars And Pubs would be complete without a stop at Mr. Ed’s! The happy hour prices are unbeatable, with some of the best on Put-in-Bay. Mr. Ed’s hosts some of the best Put-in-Bay Live Entertainment, and the rooftop bar, the Green Room, offers a stunning view of downtown Put-in-Bay. Enjoy the sports bar feel of the afternoon, where you can eat wings and watch the game on one of 15 big-screen TVs, and by night, the pulsing beat of the rooftop DJ or live band on the main floor.
Phone: (419) 285-3101
A tropical shangri-la at Put-in-Bay, Mojito Bay is the ideal location for mojitos on Put-in-Bay. This captivating, rustic tiki hut welcomes guests at the corner of Catawba & Delaware Avenue. Enjoy one of their many flavored mojitos. The circular bar is surrounded by swings instead of bar stools suspended from the ceiling; visitors gently swing & sink their toes in the sand while enjoying live local entertainment. One of the outdoor bars & pubs, a light jacket may be helpful in Spring & Fall!
Phone: (419) 285-5282
Located in the Boardwalk waterfront restaurant complex, Rita’s Cantina offers a large selection of Tequila’s, Hand Crafted Specialty Margaritas, and unique Mexican & Latin-influenced foods. One of our Put-in-Bay Bars and pubs that offers an excellent view of the Put-in-Bay waterfront and marina district docks.
Phone: (419) 285-3695
JOES BAR AND GRILL
When it’s local color, you seek Press House Joe’s is the place to seek out. Located in the Red Building near the entrance to the State Park, Joes’s has a variety of great ice-cold beer with inside & outside seating! Think 5-Star Dive Bars! Located near the South Bass Island State Park. Ample Golf Cart Parking is provided!
Phone: (419) 285-5637
FROSTY BAR & PIZZA
Enjoy a crisp and refreshing ice-cold island beer in one of Frosty Bars’ frosted beer mugs! For over 60 years, the Frosty Bar has been an island tradition. This Put-in-Bay Bar is also a popular place for breakfast and a Bloody Mary with a view of the park and Put-in-Bay Docks. In the evening, entertainment is often featured.
Phone: (419) 285-3278
GOAT SOUP AND WHISKEY
This popular Put-in-Bay Bar is located in the island’s center and features inside, outside, and patio bar options. Formally a winery, the Goat is well known for their freshly made soups and sauces, perch tacos, meatloaf, and an extensive menu with a large selection of premium quality Whiskys! A great place to stop for a beverage while touring Put-in-Bay!
Phone: (419) 285-4628
Locate the world’s longest bar, the Beer Barrel Saloon, and right on the corner, you will find Tippers Bar. This well-known Put-in-Bay Restaurant is also one of the local’s favorite bars and pubs &serves up delicious surf and turf in a friendly, hospitable environment. Tippers is known for its weekend buffets, a local favorite!
Phone: (419) 285-8477
THE OLD FORGE
Alongside an impressive and varied menu, The Old Forge Offers visitors a relaxing place to stop for a cocktail. The Forge, located on Catawba Avenue in downtown Put-In-Bay, is an excellent choice any time of day! Serving breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with indoor seating or some of the best people-watching seats on the island!
Phone: (419) 285-0022
Topsy Turvey’s is a comfortable waterfront bar & grill in downtown Put-in-Bay. Guests of Topsy Turvey’s will enjoy the beautiful views of the waterfront and Gibraltar Island, home to Cooks Castle. It features spectacular lake views and is known for its delicious drinks and food options. It is also a lovely retreat from the bustling downtown and a relaxing place to visit after a day of boating. For sure, this friendly bar delivers.
Phone: (419) 285-4511
THE GREEN ROOM AT MR. ED’S
Ready for a magical evening under the stars dancing at Put-in-Bay’s busiest nightclub? The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s ensures your visit is one to be remembered. With beautiful views of Lake Erie, DeRivera Park, & downtown Put-in-Bay Marina District this is the spot to be when the sun goes down on Lake Erie. The heightened energy vibe pulses through the dance floor as patrons get down & get dancing to the area’s best DJ’s.
Phone: (419) 285-3101
The Round House Bar is summer on Put-in-Bay, defined in one classic, iconic bar. Put-in-Bay is the oldest operating establishment for over 140 years. Visitors flock here when they see the red “Whiskey” light illuminated each April. That means the season has officially started. This iconic round tavern is open daily from 12 pm – 2 am during summer. Located on Delaware Avenue across from DeRivera Park and next to the Chicken Patio.
Phone: (419) 285-3581
A personal and refined old-fashioned speakeasy, the Red Moon takes patrons back to the to the days of Prohibition. Found next to the Round House Bar and Chicken Pation, this spot feels like your own private refuge. Speakeasy, or “speak easy,” is a bar term. This term was used to stimulate folks to act relaxed when consuming illegal booze. The Red Moon offers craft cocktails and a limited menu. A great place to sneak off and getaway from the crowds.
Phone: (419) 285-3581
THE FISH BOWL
The Fish Bowl at Put-in-Bay is an excellent place to hang out for island visitors. This historic building, once a hardware store, was recently renovated, providing island guests with a comfortable, relaxed environment. A large expanded deck on the south side of the building is a great place to grab a bite, sit and people-watch! The downtown location overlooks the DeRivera Park next to Mossbacks Restaurant, keeping you close to everything!
Phone: (419) 285-8888
THE REEL BAR
In 2014The Reel Bar was opened by local musician Ray Fogg & Andy Christiansen. The Reel Bar rapidly built its reputation as one of the favored bars and pubs on Put-in-Bay. Referenced by locals affectionately as a “Reel New Bar in a Reel Old Place,” this congenial bar is decorated to honor all things fishing. The Reel Bar is located at the same site as Tony’s, an aged favorite on the island. The Reel Bar is neighbors with the Old Forge Restaurant on Catawba Avenue.
Phone: (419) 285-1318
BEER BARREL SALOON
Home to the longest bar in the world, Put-in-Bay’s Beer Barrel Saloon is a lively venue with excellent live music & the largest of Put-in-Bay Bars And Pubs. Located on Delaware Avenue, this spacious venue is home to the finest live shows on the island. Nationally known acts tour here along with local entertainers. Beer Barrel Saloon offers live entertainment April thru October. Beer Barrel Saloon is open from 11 am – 1 am every day. Live music starts in April on weekends & expands to a daily schedule in June thru the end of August.
Phone: (419) 285-7281
MARGARITAS ON THE ROCK
Located on the east end of the village of Put-in-Bay and across from the Perrys Peace Memorial Visitors Office, Margaritas On The Rock serves up tasty hand-crafted Margaritas under a tiki hut. They frequently have live entertainment with smaller, more up-close entertainers. Their outdoor seating is a perfect place to people-watch or take in the stunning views of the Perry peace Memorial Monument. They feature a tasty menu with a Latin Flair. Ample Gole Cart Parking is provided making this an easy stop!
Phone: (419) 285-3040
BOATHOUSE BAR & GRILL
The Boathouse Bar on Put-in-Bay has been one of the island’s longest-serving bars and pubs. They have been offering great drinks & live entertainment for over 50 years. Good eats & great bands is their motto & they certainly live up to it. The location is nothing short of perfect! The Boathouse is located in downtown Put-in-Bay on Hartford Avenue. The Jet Express terminal & downtown marinas are just a short stroll away. A favorite among Put-in-Bay boaters due to the proximity to the docks!
Phone: (419) 285-5665
Located in a pleasant, comfortable environment, Mossbacks serves tasty meals of high quality. Mossbacks has a neighborhood bar with an antique bar, warm oak paneling, and time period correct fixtures. The bar offers specialty cocktails & a large variety of beer and wine. Mossbacks shares the same building as the famous Fish Bowl & was once the home of the Put-in-Bay Hardware Store.
Phone: (419) 285-8888
BIERGARTEN AT THE BOATHOUSE
Oktoberfest is a daily event at the fun Biergarten at the Boathouse. One of the newest additions to Put-in-Bay Bars and the restaurant scene, The Biergarten at the Boathouse serves German food that’s hearty and filling! Enjoy a tremendous international drink menu featuring liqueurs and beers from around the world. Located downtown on Hartforn Ave near DeRivera Park & Jet Express Ferry
Phone: (419) 285-2113
Found at the Adventure Bay complex off of Main Street behind the Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel. The Sand Bar is your favorite fun pool bar with all the amenities you would expect and then some. They offer a large Tiki-style bar entirely surrounded by white Florida Beach Sand. Beach volleyball, corn hole, pool games, cabanas, and a great menu will keep you happy all day long. Go Carts, Batting Cages, & more!
Phone: (419) 341-4716
Put-in-Bay Bars And Pubs: Important Things To Know!
In Put-in-Bay downtown alone, there are so many great put in bay bars and pubs you can please just about anyone! Each of our local bars and pubs features a brief menu sampling on our website to get your mouth watering immediately! Discover what’s happening in Put-in-Bay’s local bars and pubs. Our island entertainment venues attract some of the best nationally known traveling acts who come to Put-in-Bay each season to perform.
The Pool bars and swim-up bars at Put-in-Bay are the places to be and be seen in the Put-in-Bay summer season. The Spring Fling and Fall Ball held each year at the Put-in-Bay Resort are always a fun weekend to plan a Put-in-Bay Vacation. Some of our Bars And Pubs offer karaoke, live music, DJs, dancing, drink specials, cocktails, and more. There are plenty of bars and pubs at Put-in The Put-in-Bay Resort, voted the best pool bar on Put-in-Bay for eight straight seasons, is always a popular option.
No matter what your preference is, you’re certain to have fun! From casual to dress-up, club to bar atmosphere, indoor to outdoor, Put in Bay Bars and Pubs offer it all! Easy access from all over the island via Put-in-Bay Taxi Service.
Bars And Pubs For All Occasions
Whether spending quality time with your family or going for drinks with buddies, the bars and pubs in downtown Put-in-Bay come to life after dusk. After a long day of sipping Pink Catawba Wine, grabbing a beer and a few Tacos From Lesters Taco Shop is a great option. With bands every weekend and live music concerts during the day throughout the summer, the Put-in-Bay Bars And Pubs are better than ever.
Island Entertainment And Bands
Each weekend, Put-in-Bay sees an influx of DJs and live entertainment from all over Ohio and the Midwest. Watch a first-rate regional band in the incredible Beer Barrel Saloon next to the popular Mr. Ed’s Bar. Shows begin nightly at 7:30 pm. Somebody is almost always playing during the season from early April to late October.
Other evening hot spots in Put-in-Bay include the infamous Roundhouse Bar, Frostys, Reel Bar, and Fishbowl, all found in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay—easy walking from downtown Put-in-Bay Hotels And Resorts or home rentals. Check out the island’s favorite Irish pub, Hooligans! Also found on Catawba Avenue, the Reel Bar, and the Fishbowl rarely disappoint. Some Put-in-Bay Attractions are seasonal, so check specific locations for details.
At Joe’s Bar and Restaurant, located a Put-in-bay Golf Cart Ride away from downtown, you can rely on a festive time after the sun goes down, even without entertainment. Residents flock to this dive bar, and knowledgeable island guests stop by as well. There’s no view, but there is an excellent food and beverage menu! Enjoy dancing under the stars at the Caribbean-themed bar, the Keys Patio, most weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Grab a cocktail and appreciate the view!
Put-in-Bay Bars And Pubs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
What kind of bars are there on Put-in-Bay?
There are many various types of bars and pubs on the island! The main types of bars are Pool and swim-up bars, live music bars, dancing DJ-type bars, and casual bars! You can find whatever vibe you are looking for on South Bass Island. Check out the featured Put-in-Bay bars and pubs, or better yet, try them all!
How many bars and pubs are there at Put-in-Bay?
There are over 30 bars on the island including the two wineries, the iconic Joe’s Bar, Mr. Ed’s, Frosty Bar, and more! Most offer entertainment and all offer a great time!
Do I have to be 21 years old to go to Put-in-Bay?
No! It is noteworthy that each of the bars and pubs is independently owned, and each sets its policy regarding the age of admission. Some permit under 21 during daytime hours or when accompanied by parents. All bars and pubs strictly enforce Ohio law which states you must be 21 years of age or older to drink alcohol.
What is the best pool bar in Put-in-Bay?
Hands down the Best Pool Bar and Swim Up bar at Put-in-Bay is at the Put-in-Bay Resort. They have won the best of the bay awards for eight years running!
What bars have outdoor seating on Put-in-Bay?
Just about all of the bars and pubs on the island offer some type of outdoor or patio style seating. Many are known for being great places to people-watch!
What is the best place to grab a bite to eat at Put-in-Bay
There are so many wonderful put-in-bay bars and restaurants that it is difficult to determine the best. For Casual dining Lesters Taco shop is a must for every trip to the island. Enjoy one of their authentic Latin Tacos, Al Pastor in the park. The Boardwalk Restaurant Complex has four different dining options in one location and a great view. It also has great food options. Stop by the Fish Shack or Little Galley for a burger and fries or Rita’s Cantina for tacos or a burrito.