The Put-in-Bay Nightlife Experience

The Put-in-Bay Nightlife Experience
23 Mar, 2020

Put-in-Bay Bars and Nightlife What if I told you there is an island in the middle of Lake Erie full of local bars and restaurants and has a booming nightlife scene? Put-in-Bay Ohio is the place to be all summer long. The island is only accessible by ferry and is often nicknamed “The Key West of the North” for its Caribbean feel. The Put-in-Bay restaurants and bars are all local small businesses that entertain thousands of fun-seeking visitors every day!... more information
Put-in-Bay Restaurants Fave 5
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Put-in-Bay Restaurants Fave 5
11 Mar, 2020

Put in Bay Restaurants and Bars Fave 5 of South Bass Island. With so many to choose from and such a diversity of options, this list is merely an attempt to pick just five. Pull up a bar stool and let’s take a food and drink journey through some of the very best island dining options and places to have a drink. Here are our favorite Put-in-Bay Restaurants in no particular order. 5. Hooligan’s Irish Pub Belly up to a... more information
Your Put-in-Bay Shopping Experience Made Simple

Your Put-in-Bay Shopping Experience Made Simple
4 Mar, 2020

Shopping on Put-in-Bay The Lake Erie Islands are well known for their laid back feel, local restaurants, fun nightlife, must-see attractions, and shopping. From Cleveland, our island is roughly an hour drive to the Put-in-Bay Island ferries. Once off the either the Miller ferry or Jet Express, its time to head to downtown Put-in-Bay and explore. Our little island makes you feel far away from Ohio so make sure you set your watch to island time. Rent a golf cart... more information
Bay To Z: The Definitive Alphabetical Guide to Put-in-Bay

Bay To Z: The Definitive Alphabetical Guide to Put-in-Bay
28 Feb, 2020

We’re so excited that winter is almost on its way out. In just a few weeks Put-in-Bay will be welcoming its first visitors of 2020. We believe that this is going to be the best year ever for our little island, and we can’t wait to get started. So in honor of the upcoming 2020 season, here’s a little peek at incredible Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Sesame Street style! A is for Airport This may not seem like the most exciting place... more information
The 10 Most Romantic Things To Do At Put-in-Bay

The 10 Most Romantic Things To Do At Put-in-Bay
13 Feb, 2020

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share some of what Put-in-Bay has to offer couples. Now obviously you can’t enjoy any of these things on Valentine’s Day, since right now the ferries aren’t running and the island isn’t hosting visitors, but when you book your couple’s getaway on Valentine’s Day for this summer, you can take a look at this list and start to plan all the romantic things you can do together! For couples looking to celebrate... more information
Swim Up Bar: Mist
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Swim Up Bar: Mist
6 Feb, 2020

Swim up bars on Put-In-Bay are sort of a right of passage.  A pilgrimage if you will, to a place like none other.  A place where the cold drinks abound, the music blares and the crowd goes nuts, all in a their swimming suits.  There is something that is just plain cool about swimming up and ordering a drink in the water.   Mist Pool Bar at Mr. Ed’s is the best place to do just that and much, much... more information
Jet Ski Rental
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Jet Ski Rental
25 Jan, 2020

Jet Ski Rental Put-In-Bay to see the island from an excellent perspective.  Splash in the waters of Lake Erie and see the beautiful rocky shoreline of South Bass Island.  Also, there are chances to see other Lake Erie Islands like Kelleys Island and our sister island Middle Bass Island. Jet Ski Put-In-Bay Rental Providers   Put-in-Bay Jet Ski Rental Put-In-Bay Watercraft Rentals offers more than just jet ski rentals on the island.  There are stand-up paddleboards, lake worthy power boats... more information
Things You May Not Know About Put-in-Bay: It’s Home to People like You and Me

Things You May Not Know About Put-in-Bay: It’s Home to People like You and Me
6 Nov, 2019

First things first, Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island who’s population is just under 150 people. That is one of the first Things You May Not Know About Put-in-Bay. The majority of those 150 people are full-time residents who remain on the island year-round. Yes, that includes the winter! There is one school on the Island: Put-in-Bay School. The Put-in-Bay Local School District teaches classes from Preschool to the 12th Grade from South Bass Island, Middle Bass... more information
Official Put in Bay Island Club Fall Ball 2019 Customer Party
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Official Put in Bay Island Club Fall Ball 2019 Customer Party
16 Sep, 2019

Official Put-in-Bay Island Club Fall Ball 2019 – First Weekend of October For over 20 years, this annual fall festival called the Put-in-Bay Fall Ball has been taking place at the Island Club Home Rentals development on South Bass Island. It started out as a gathering of friends with a few beers, guitars, and bonfires and has grown into an all-out party with well over 1700 people in attendance. The cases of adult beverages have grown up to a complete... more information
The Top 5 Put-in-Bay Attractions for Kids

The Top 5 Put-in-Bay Attractions for Kids
19 Aug, 2019

WAR OF 18 HOLES War of 18 Holes   Miniature Golf has never been so historical! It is by far the #1 in our Top 5 Put-in-Bay Attractions for Kids. Along the way learn historical facts about the War of 1812 and Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s role in the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie. A great course for all ages. The course is under a canopy of shade trees, surrounded by a garden of azaleas, rhododendrons, hostas and... more information
Stargazer’s Cruise on Miller Ferry
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Stargazer’s Cruise on Miller Ferry
15 Jul, 2019

Join us aboard the Miller Ferry on August 5 2019 for a Stargazer’s Cruise as part of Island Green Week. The ferry will depart from the Downtown Miller Ferry Dock at 7:45 PM and cruise for two hours. Refreshments included. Passengers will have an amazing opportunity to enjoy the show from outer space as the ferry boat travels around the Lake Erie Islands. Heineman Winery is donating wine. Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be donated by Frosty Bar, The Put-in-Bay Gazette,... more information
Top 20 Free Things To Do at Put-in-Bay

Top 20 Free Things To Do at Put-in-Bay
1 Jul, 2019

Here is our “Top 20” list for you, the Top 20 Free Things to Do at Put-in-Bay. Everyone loves something for free, especially at Put-in-Bay Ohio!  Read on… 1 – Visit South Bass Island State Park. With spectacular views of the lake and a pristine sunset, there is no better place to enjoy a relaxing day at Put-in-Bay. 2 – Explore the island on a Golf Cart, Bicycle or Moped at your own pace. 3 – Enjoy the live entertainment.... more information
Bottom Line: These Are the Best Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Kayak Rentals

Bottom Line: These Are the Best Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Kayak Rentals
26 Jun, 2019

The best way to explore South Bass Island is from the water. Paddle around Lake Erie with Kayak the Bay, your go-to spot for Put-in-Bay, Ohio, kayak rentals. You won’t want to miss this fun and unique way to discover the island! Read on to learn more, then enter to win our free weekend getaway. One lucky winner is drawn each month to receive free accommodations and a golf cart rental. Don’t miss out on your chance to win!  ... more information
What You Need to Know About Put-in-Bay Bike Rentals

What You Need to Know About Put-in-Bay Bike Rentals
7 Jun, 2019

There’s nothing better than exploring your vacation destination on your own terms. During your next visit to South Bass Island, check out our favorite Put-in-Bay bike rentals and tour the island from your own two wheels. Are you ready to pedal your way to fun? The only thing better than a trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is a free trip to Put-in-Bay! Every month, we give away a free weekend, including accommodations and a golf cart rental. Enter to win and... more information
What Are the Best Put-in-Bay, Ohio Restaurants?

What Are the Best Put-in-Bay, Ohio Restaurants?
18 Apr, 2019

The best way to explore a new destination is to eat your way through it! When you visit Put-in-Bay, you’ll be close to dozens of amazing dining options. From freshly caught Lake Erie perch to late-night pizza, there’s sure to be something that suits your palate. Read our guide to the best Put-in-Bay, Ohio restaurants and take your loved ones somewhere special on your trip. While you’re planning your vacation, don’t forget to enter to win a free weekend at... more information
South Bass Island Lighthouse
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South Bass Island Lighthouse
1 Mar, 2019

The 119-year-old South Bass Island Lighthouse, which Ohio State University acquired from the federal government in 1967, has been restored and is being made available by the university for weddings and other special events starting in 2017, Chris Winslow, interim Ohio Sea Grant and OSU Stone Laboratory director, said. Ohio is one of 33 states with a college sea grant program operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lighthouse Tours The South Bass Island Lighthouse has been like a... more information
Why You Need to Visit This Fantastic Put-in-Bay National Park

Why You Need to Visit This Fantastic Put-in-Bay National Park
10 Feb, 2019

There’s something so awe-inspiring about visiting a piece of our nation’s history. You learn something new, and you come away from the experience with an enhanced appreciation for the United States. Many people don’t know that there is a significant national monument in the small island town of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is the only Put-in-Bay national park. Read on to learn more about this impressive monument’s historical significance. There’s so much to discover on Put-in-Bay.... more information
Top 3 Things to Do on Your Put-in-Bay Kid-Friendly Getaway

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Put-in-Bay Kid-Friendly Getaway
28 Jan, 2019

Family vacations are an excellent opportunity to bond with your kids. One of the best places in the U.S. for a getaway your entire family will love is Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Fun activities, a family-friendly midweek atmosphere, and affordable accommodations are just a few reasons families return to the bay year after year. Read on to discover how to have the most fun during your Put-in-Bay kid-friendly vacation! Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a free weekend at... more information
Put-in-Bay Top 7 Summer Entertainment
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Put-in-Bay Top 7 Summer Entertainment
19 Sep, 2018

Put-in-Bay may be small in size, but it has an incredibly large music scene in the summer! There are close to a hundred different bands and entertainers that play at Put-in-Bay for just one show, or a regular summer schedule. You will find reggae, hip hop, classic rock, blues, piano solos, big bands, Motown, original hits, and everything in between. Check out the Official Put-in-Bay Entertainment Schedule for dates, locations, and entertainers. Also check out our lodging options to book... more information
Mr. Ed’s – Featured Bar of the Month
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Mr. Ed’s – Featured Bar of the Month
15 Jan, 2018

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille is a crowd favorite restaurant and bar on Put-in-Bay Ohio. This establishment is known for their over sized sandwiches, fresh homemade soups, and daily lunch specials. Also, their savory appetizers are not to be missed. Jumbo wings and chicken chunks are exceptional. Diners can eat inside the bar, or opt for lunch on the outdoor patio. So, at Mr Ed’s Bar and Grille there are options for everybody. The location of Mr. Ed’s is ideal,... more information
A Day on the Bay
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A Day on the Bay
14 Aug, 2017

Many of us grew up spending lazy summer days along the Lake Erie shore in Marblehead and Port Clinton. There were even a few occasions when we would accompany our dads on a fishing excursion – though those trips were few and far between because they usually liked doing the guys’ trip thing. While my dad preferred and still prefers to experience Lake Erie while being in the midst of it, I like my feet planted firmly on solid ground,... more information
Put-in-Bay Top Shopping
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Put-in-Bay Top Shopping
17 Feb, 2017

Shopping in Put-in-Bay reflects the unique charm and laid-back atmosphere that defines South Bass Island. Strolling along our quaint streets, you’ll find a wide variety of specialty shops, offering everything from resort-style clothing to unique gift items. With more than 30 retailers, the options are virtually endless. Discount stores, national and international retailers, local boutiques, furniture galleries, designer shops, specialty stores, high-end, discount – every kind of shopping in one great place – Put in Bay Ohio! Here’s our “Top... more information
The Top 3 Put-in-Bay Resorts
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The Top 3 Put-in-Bay Resorts
12 Nov, 2016

Put-in-Bay Ohio is the crown jewel of the Lake Erie Islands. More and more guests visit each year as they learn about it, mostly from word of mouth. There are many great lodging options on the island, but most guests stay at one of the top 3 Put-in-Bay resorts.   Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos Resort Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos Website: https://www.putinbaycondos.com/ Address: 1240 Tri-Motor Drive, Put-in-Bay, OH, 43456, USA Phone: (216) 898-1105 The Put in Bay Condos has been proudly serving Put-in-Bay... more information
Island Green Week
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Island Green Week
25 Jul, 2016

Island Green Week at Put-in-Bay Ohio runs from August 6th through the 13th, 2016. Events are held on Middle Bass Island and Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) in Lake Erie, Ohio. Three of the biggest organizations and proponents of nature on the Erie Isles have teamed together to bring you some great activities during this week-long event. Experience a taste of the local wineries, a tropical island-style pig roast, kayaking on a Great Lake, and a dedication of the newest lakefront... more information
Frosty Bar Celebrates 60 Years Of Island Traditions

Frosty Bar Celebrates 60 Years Of Island Traditions
9 Jun, 2016

PUT-IN-BAY, OH – Located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, Frosty’s has been an island tradition for 60 years. Cold beer served in the signature frosty beer mug, peanut shells crunching underfoot, tasty pizza baked fresh to order, and classic rock tunes from the jukebox are all part of what makes Frosty’s a favorite. Native islanders, boaters, and day-trippers alike flock to Frosty’s for the beautiful view of DeRivera Park and the Put-in-Bay harbor. Visitors also can’t resist a quick... more information
Put-in-Bay Events You Should Attend this Summer
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Put-in-Bay Events You Should Attend this Summer
2 Mar, 2016

In the Southwest corner of the Lake Erie Basin, there is a little island called South Bass Island. This island is home to the famous, some may say infamous, summer boating town of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Visitors come from near and far to enjoy the summer activities both on and off the water from April 1st through October 31st. (The island is usually ice-locked with no ferry service the rest of the year.) With Put-in-Bay events happening almost every week and... more information
Perry’s Monument Rate Increase
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Perry’s Monument Rate Increase
1 Oct, 2015

Possible Perry’s Monument Fee Increase – The National Park Service is proposing a fee increase for summer 2016 that would more than double the cost to ride up to the top of the 352-foot-tall Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, the iconic Lake Erie islands monument that offers views of Canada, Michigan and Ohio. Entrance fees would increase to $7 in 2016, up from $3, in a recently announced park proposal. The current $3 fee has been in place since... more information
Dueling Pianos at Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille
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Dueling Pianos at Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille
2 Aug, 2015

Next Weekend is a special event at Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille. The only catch is that it is at the Port Clinton location! So if you are up on the island, you can pop over on the Jet Express to hear the Dueling Pianos and pop back on the last ferry to the island to catch some great late night Put-In-Bay bands as well! Dueling Pianos new time is from 6-9pm, this coming Sunday August 9, 2015! You don’t... more information
The Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Races
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The Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Races
19 Jul, 2015

What a beautiful day for a race!!! The 3rd Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Races was moved due to weather from Sunday, June 28, 2015 to today Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Put-in-Bay, Ohio (South Bass Island). Perry’s Victory Triathlon was a great opportunity to get in shape for the summer and everyone this morning enjoyed a day on the beautiful island of Put-in-Bay! The route had been designed to take runners on a scenic tour of the historic... more information
The Put-in-Bay Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party
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The Put-in-Bay Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party
29 Apr, 2015

The 2015 Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party is coming up this weekend. The weather forecast is looking absolutely perfect for a street party! Sun and fun in the warm weather await everyone who comes up. There are still a very limited number of rooms available, so call ASAP to make your reservation! You can’t get into the party without a wristband, which you receive by being a guest at one of our select lodging partners. The Commodore Resort and Victory... more information
Whiskey Light Weekend

Whiskey Light Weekend
10 Apr, 2015

Leave your winter blues behind as you join us for the annual family pizza buffet and light show at Frosty’s Bar in Put in Bay. The official/unofficial start to the 2015 season is April 10th at 5pm. The Sunset Strip band will be entertaining guests with their live music at Mr. Ed’s all weekend. Several bars are finally open including Mr. Ed’s, Cameos, Topsey Turvey, Round House, Reel Bar, and of course Frosty’s. Join the crowd for the spectacular lighting... more information