The most popular island destination in Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of bars & nightlife. There are also many dining and restaurant choices, such as Casual Dining. Island visitors enjoy the slower island vibes and life of the majority of Put-in-Bay’s downtown food and beverage choices. Come in shorts and sandals and leave with a smile on your face!

MIST Pool Bar

MIST Pool Bar

MIST Pool Bar is the hottest pool bar on Put-in-Bay. With the all the luxuries of a resort pool and the excitement of a high-end nightclub, MIST Pool Bar is the best place to see and be seen on the island. MIST Pool Bar Details Located at the Commodore Resort, MIST is open to both guests of the Commodore and visitors and is exclusively 21+ during the summer. Local and regional DJ’s spin all weekend long to the tune of... more information
Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin

Dine poolside at the Blue Marlin Bar and Grille and enjoy the best of summertime on Put-in-Bay. Located at the Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center, this swim-up bar is at the center of one of the most exciting and fun locations on the island! Blue Marlin Bar & Grill Details The Blue Marlin Bar & Grill is open to both guests of the resort and the general public. Everyone can join in on the fun! The beautiful pool is decked... more information
Buckeye Tiki Bar

Buckeye Tiki Bar

The Buckeye Tiki Bar is part of the Bay Lodging Resort complex. Only a few minutes from downtown Put-in-Bay, the Buckeye is low-key spot, perfect for groups of friends looking to relax over delicious drinks and plenty of poolside fun. The Buckeye Tiki Bar Details Bay Lodging is just outside of the busy downtown on Lakeview Avenue. This gives it a chiller vibe than some of the spots right in the center of the action. It is home to the... more information
The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s

The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s

Ready for a magical night of dancing at the hottest nightclub in Put-in-Bay? The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s makes sure every night to one to remember. With gorgeous views of Lake Erie, DeRivera Park and downtown Put-in-Bay harbor, this is the spot to be when the sun sets on the lake. The best DJ’s in the region regularly spin at The Green Room. The high energy vibe pulsates through the dance floor as everyone gets down and gets dancing.... more information
Joe’s Bar & Restaurant?
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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... more information
Reel Bar
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Reel Bar

Opened by Andy Christiansen and local musician Ray Fogg in 2014, the Reel Bar quickly established its reputation as one of the favorite bars on Put-in-Bay. Known affectionately as a “Reel New Bar in a Reel Old Place,” this friendly bar is decked out to celebrate all things fishing. The Reel Bar Details Located at the same site of Tony’s, an old favorite on the island, the Reel Bar is neighbors with the Victory Station Hotel, the Lake Erie Islands... more information
Mojito Bay

Mojito Bay

A tropical paradise in the heart of Put-in-Bay, Mojito Bay is the best place for mojitos on the island. This charming, rustic tiki hut greets visitors at the intersection of Catawba and Delaware Avenue, minutes from the Jet Express Terminal. Mojito Bay Details Swing on by for one of their many mojitos, quite literally! The round bar is surrounded by swings instead of bar stools! Hanging from the ceiling, visitors gently sway and dip their toes in the sand while... more information
The Fish Bowl

The Fish Bowl

The Fish Bowl on Put-in-Bay is a favorite hangout among visitors to the island. The building was recently renovated, providing guests a comfortable environment. The expanded deck on the south side also affords great views of the downtown. The Fish Bowl Details The Fish Bowl is located right on Catawba Avenue in the same building as Mossbacks. Known as the Valentine Doller building, this Victorian structure has the words V. Doller carved on the front. Valentine Doller is Put-in-Bay luminary... more information
Red Moon

Red Moon

An intimate and sophisticated speakeasy, the Red Moon transports patrons to the days of Prohibition. Located at the Park Hotel, this spot feels like your own private hideaway. The term speakeasy, or “speak easy,” is a bartender term. This term was used to encourage folks to act in a relaxed manner when imbibing illegal booze. The Red Moon Details The Red Moon and the Park Hotel sit at the corner of Delaware and Loraine Avenues. Next door to the iconic... more information
Rita’s Cantina
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Rita’s Cantina

Rita’s Cantina serves up the best in south-of-the-border flavor on the Upper Deck of the Boardwalk. Everyone knows where the Boardwalk is, but just in case, it is located right on the harbor in downtown Put-in-Bay. Rita’s Cantina Details Home to the largest and most impressive tequila list on Put-in-Bay, Rita’s Cantina makes margaritas right. Choose from one of their signature frozen delights or opt for a classic on ice with salt and a lime. With such an amazing list... more information
Beer Barrel

Beer Barrel

Home of the longest bar in the world, the Beer Barrel Saloon is a lively venue with excellent live music in downtown Put-in-Bay. Located right on Delaware Avenue, this spacious venues is home to some of the best live acts on the island. The Beer Barrel Saloon Details Hosting live entertainment from April to October, the Beer Barrel is open from 11 am – 1 am everyday. Live music begins in May on the weekends and expands to daily events... more information
Last Resort Engine Company

Last Resort Engine Company

Ever had a cocktail on an actual fire truck? Thanks to the Grand Islander Hotel, now you can! Located on the property of this hotel, The Last Resort Engine Company is right in the middle of downtown Put-in-Bay. The Last Resort Engine Company Details The Last Resort Engine Company is actually a 1980s American Lafrance Pumper truck with the tank removed. A deck has been built around the truck to optimal seating for people watching and enjoying the beautiful summers... more information
Biergarten at the Boathouse

Biergarten at the Boathouse

Everyday is Oktoberfest at the fabulous Biergarten at the Boathouse. A new addition to Put-in-Bay’s bar and dining Scene, The Biergarten serves hearty and filling German food alongside an extensive international drink menu. The Boathouse Block One of the main gathering places on Put-in-Bay, the Boathouse has something for everyone. Located in the heart of downtown on Hartford Avenue, the Boathouse isn’t just a restaurant, it is a destination. This complex consists of: • The Boathouse Bar and Grille •... more information
The Waterfront and Poolside Tiki Bar
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The Waterfront and Poolside Tiki Bar

Dine lakeside at The Waterfront and Poolside Tiki Bar, the full-service restaurant located at the Bayshore Resort. Along with the poolside tiki bar, this location is prime lake estate on Put-in-Bay. When you’re in the pool it practically feels like you’re swimming in the lake! The Waterfront and Poolside Tiki Bar Details Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Waterfront serves up a delicious and hearty food to both the guests and visitors to the whole. There is also live... more information
South Bass Taphouse

South Bass Taphouse

The South Bass Taphouse is one of the newest addition to Put-in-Bay. This friendly neighborhood pub opened in 2017 and is located right downtown on Catawba Avenue. The South Bass Taphouse Details A relaxed vibe and friendly bartenders welcome you to the Taphouse. Live entertainment, parties, and plenty of sports on TV are on the menu. This is also one of the few spots on the island opened all year long. A favorite of locals, the South Bass Taphouse is... more information
The Round House Bar

The Round House Bar

The Round House Bar is summer on Put-in-Bay all housed in one classic, iconic bar. An island institution of over 140 years, everyone flocks here when they see the red “Whiskey” light lit up. That means the fun is about to begin. The Round House Details This iconic round tavern is open every day of the week from 12 pm – 2 am during the summer season. Centrally located right on Delaware Avenue across from DeRivera Park and next to... more information

The most popular island destination in Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of bars & nightlife. There are also many dining and restaurant choices, such as Casual Dining. Island visitors enjoy the slower island vibes and life of the majority of Put-in-Bay’s downtown food and beverage choices. Come in shorts and sandals and leave with a smile on your face!