The Fish Bowl Bar

The Fish Bowl at Put-in-Bay is a cool place to hangout for island visitors. This historical building was recently renovated, providing island guests a comfortable, relaxed environment. An expanded deck on the south side of the building is a great place to sit, and people watch! The downtown location keeps you close to everything!

Photo of the inside of the Fish Bowl One of the Put-in-Bay Restaurants

The Fish Bowl Particulars

The Fish Bowl is located next door to Mosssbacks Restaurant right on Catawba Avenue. The building has served many purposes over the years, including the village hardware store. Historically it is known as the Valentine Doller building. The Victorian structure has the words V. Doller carved on the front. Valentine Doller was a Put-in-Bay luminary serving as both its first postmaster and eventually the mayor!

Across the street, DeRivera park and its well-manicured greenery is a great place to relax. This lovely park is a tribute to the islands founding father Jose DeRivera and the green heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. Just a short walk away is the Jet Express Terminal and the Boardwalk Restaurant Complex. 

Fish Bowl Specialities

• Giant Beverages Served in a “Fish Bowl.”
• Fun Staff
• Specialty Cocktails & Shark Shots
• Craft Beers

Fish Bowl Menu Specialties

• Commodore’s Favorite, Buttermilk biscuit topped with a cheesy hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, and bacon.
• Lake Erie Walleye Nuggets
• Steak And Eggs
• Fisherman’s Combo lightly battered walleye and perch
• Bratwurst and Pierogies
• Black & Blue Island Salad

The bar is quirky, eclectic, and lots of fun! With their massive fish bowl drinks, things are sure to get going late into the evening. The weekends always feature a popular DJ spinning the hottest track and the occasional live musician. The entire vibe is casual upscale! The bar features an antique finish of dark wood, classic decor, and a party atmosphere.


Mossbacks shares the same building and menu with the Fish bowl but also offers a more extensive drinks menu. The extensive wine menu includes house pours by Canyon Road, including, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Select from imported or domestic beers. The list of local craft beers is very impressive.

Put-in-Bay & Her Lively Downtown

Put-in-Bay plays host to many fun things to do. For groups of friends enjoying the weekend away, the entertainment options are practically limitless! The Fish Bowl is a great place to meet to get the night off to a great start. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and fish bowl sized drinks while chowing on their delicious menu.

Other nearby popular spots include Topsy Turvey, The Reel Bar, and the Put-in-Bay Brewery. All are just steps away. Put-in-Bay Taxis are always available to take your party home at the end of the night.

Lodging is also abundant in this small area, so you may not need that taxi after all! Bay Lodging Resort provides clean and modern, cozy rooms at an affordable price. The Edgewater Hotel centrally located with a variety of different sized rooms and was recently renovated.

Put-in-Bay Resort is the largest and newest hotel and the most modern hotel on the island. It is home to the famous Blue Marlin Bar & Grill, the island’s most popular swim-up bar.

Are you looking for a little more room? Try one of the Put-in-Bay Home Rentals. These luxury villas located right downtown feature 4 & 5 bedrooms with thee baths. They are the most sought after rental homes on the island and the only ones in town. No need to taxi back and forth!

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  • Address: 371 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

  • Website: The Fish Bowl 

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Fish Bowl Great service and food! I had the perch tacos. Fresh, flavorful. I asked what the sauce was but was told it’s a secret. Reuben Balls were also very good! We will be back!

Jeffery Frye

Stopped for a drink and appetizers. The cocktails were unique and very interesting. Basil mojito was the bomb. Had dinner of appetizers. They were very good. Would recommend Fish Bowl to anyone.

Deanna Briggle

Been coming to Put-in-Bay for years and never stopped in the Fish Bowl here. Glad we checked it out. Great selection of beers. They also had entertainment going on. Will definitely be back next time at Put-in-Bay.

Shanna Williams

Another stop for our yearly Put-In-Bay adventure is the Fish Bowl. Great specialty shark shots, as well as other specialty drinks. You’ll love the live entertainment, enjoyed either inside or out on the side patio. They also serve some great food. Be sure to grab souvenirs, too!

Holly Cotton
Big Fun! Almost too big! For all, you adventurous types out there: the drink of the same name as the venue, “the fish bowl” is meant to be SHARED. I ordered 2 not knowing what it was – literally a fishbowl with 4 straws in it. Fortunately, I had help!
Tim Lancaster

Food was great. I had the buffalo chicken. Only had water to drink. Prices weren’t too bad but maybe on the pricy said just a little. But everything on the island is probably like that. Andy was the bartender at the Fish Bowl and he was cool.

Marina Pappas

So I came to Put-In-Bay looking for something I’ve been missing lately in my life.. I found it. Fish Bowl. I walk into a great environment. Everybody in there was having the time of their lives! The bartender Kayla, was out of this world. Her personality and general aura kept the bar filled throughout my time there. In the midst of all the fun, I was introduced to something you call the “world’s” best mozzarella sticks.

Lemme tell you they weren’t lying! The flavor, crunch, perfection of the melted cheese. Gosh, I wish I was back there just thinking about them. I met with the Chef and everything. If anything the mozzarella sticks alone are a reason to visit the island. Perfection. Life Changer. Enough said.

Angela Bowen

Matt, Kayla, Mike, and Anthony at the Fish Bowl are some of the most fun people to spend the day with. Get the perch & pierogies, you won’t regret it

Frank Kerbeck