Joe's Bar & Restaurant

Welcome to “Best Dive Bar on Planet,” as Joe’s Bar & Restaurant on Put-in-Bay proclaims! With classic bar food, outdoor games, and the friendliest vibe on South Bass Island, Joe’s Bar & Restaurant is the gathering place for both island locals and summertime visitors.

Joe’s Bar & Restaurant Details

This gastropub is tucked away from downtown Put-in-Bay at the end of Catawba Avenue. Situated next to South Bass Island State Park, Joe’s offers up a respite from the craziness of downtown in a peaceful, wooden setting

Order an Artichoke Asiago Dip or Sloppy Joe and take a seat at one of the picnic tables in their expansive outdoor patio. Comfortable seating and lots of fun yard games makes this a place to while away the hours. Challenge your friends to a game of oversize Jenga or that island favorite, Corn Hole.

Joe’s Bar & Restaurant Menu Highlights

• Sloppy Joe’s Dip
• Put In Bay Cuban
• Signature Sloppy Scotty (split dog covered in mozzarella, onions, and their signature sauce)
• Smoked Bologna Sandwich
• Put In Bay Sin Burger (all natural beef topped with spicy giardiniera, pepper jack cheese, spicy aioli)
• Chicken Little (Grilled chicken, Red buttercrunch lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Avocado, White Cheddar Cheese, Spicy Aioli on top of a Multigrain Artisan pressed and grilled.

Joe’s also has a full calendar of events all summer long. Come on down and listen to live music by bands such as Angel Tipping, Nick Brownwell, and Caveman & Ryan.

Joe’s location makes it a great stop after a day on the boat or exploring the island. This is a place with a dedicated group of regulars. Why not become one on your next trip to Put-in-Bay?

Joe’s Nearby Neighbors

South Bass Island State Park is lovely park right on Lake Erie. A small stone beach can be found for swimming in the lake as well as a public boat launch. Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals can also be found in the park. Rent anything from power boats to paddleboards for a Lake Erie outing.

It also includes picnic areas, a shelter house available for rent, and cabins and a campground. The cabins provide an extra bit of comfort and a considerable amount of rustic charm. The cabins in the park are both rustic and cozy. They are available for three-night-minimum stays from Memorial Day until mid-September. They can sleep up to six people and amenities include a living room with a DVD player, and full kitchen with cook stove (no oven), sink, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, pots & pans, & utensils.

Saunders Golf Course is right across the street. This nine hole par 3 is challenging and fun. One of the few places golf carts aren’t allowed, play a rousing game of golf before heading to Joe’s.

Perry’s Cave and Family Center is a short walk up Catawba. A sprawling complex unique to Put-in-Bay, Perry’s features a rare limestone cave with an underground lake. Tour the cave then head over for a game of mini golf, gemstone mining, or a tour in the Butterfly. And of course, a drink at Joe’s to end the day just seems perfect, doesn’t it?


1400 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA

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