In Put-In-Bay, where pubs and bars are the delight, find your favorite drink, day or night, on South Bass Island’s bright site!

Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille

Mr Ed's Bar and Grille is a crowd favorite at Put-in-Bay.  This famous Put-in-Bay hotspot is not only one of the best places to grab a drink, it's also the new home of Cameo Pizza. Cameo offers their specialty pizzas, chicken wings and more out of Mr. Ed's kitchen. 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, on the main street of Put-in-Bay.  Furthermore, the Delaware Avenue block has the majority of the shops, restaurants and... More Information

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272 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Joe’s Bar & Restaurant

Joe's Bar and Restaurant is a local favorite hangout.  The atmosphere is inviting, putting patrons at ease.  Guests can expect to leave refreshed from Joe's. Finding the location is easy.  Joe's is located on the corner of Meechen Road and Catawba Avenue.  South Bass Island State Park is a short walk away.  The building is very distinguishable with a striking red exterior.  Moreover, the structure has a rich and lively history.  Previously, the space was used as a press house for grapes.  The wine making traditions of Put-in-Bay run deep.  Here, the Doller press house, was integral in the wine... More Information

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1400 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Green Room at Mr. Ed’s

The Green Room at Mr. Ed's is the premier spot for late night entertainment.  Dance the night away under the stars at this favorite rooftop bar.  Also, enjoy sweeping views of DeRivera Park and the downtown Put-in-Bay harbor.  Get with the beat, as the best DJ's in the area keep the scene jumping. Green Room Location The home bar of this great Put-in-Bay hot spot is Mr. Ed's Bar and Grille.  Mr. Ed's has an outstanding location on the main strip.  Furthermore, the majority of the best Put-in-Bay Attractions and Shopping options are a short walk away.  Also, the Jet... More Information

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300 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States

MIST Pool Bar

MIST Pool Bar is the island's hottest wet spot!  Here, guests can immerse themselves in the beautiful setting.  The sounds of the waterfalls crashing sets the tone.  Swim right up for a hand crafted cocktail while enjoying the scene.  Weekends feature outstanding local DJ's spinning tunes.  The scene is electric!  Weekdays offer a more relaxed vibe, a respite from the hustle of daily life. Be sure to check the Entertainment Schedule, as great acts play on the pool deck throughout the season. MIST Pool Bar Location MIST is located behind Mr. Ed's Bar and Grill.  Mr. Ed's is situated in... More Information

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272 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Last Resort Engine Company

Welcome to Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Have you ever looked at a firetruck and thought to yourself "I'd love to have myself a beer in there?" Well look no further, because Last Resort Engine Company is the bar of your dreams! Last Resort Engine Company This awesome Put-in-Bay bar is literally a firetruck turned into a bar. The truck itself is a 1980's "LaFrance Pumper" and is actually still working condition despite its age. Although, now that its tank has been removed, it won't be fighting fires anytime soon. Another cool thing about the bar is the way they've been able to... More Information

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432 Catwaba Ave

Biergarten at the Boathouse

The Biergarten at the Boathouse is a new and great addition to the Put-in-Bay Bar Scene.  Here, guests can choose from a fine selection of German beers and food.  Order an authentic German bratwurst and wash it down with a stein of authentic brew.  Other food choices include Bavarian pretzels and savory potato cakes.  A comfortable outdoor seating area is in the rear, beckoning guests for relaxation. Biergarten at the Boathouse Location Downtown Put-in-Bay is home to the Biergarten.  Furthermore, this is the first pub guests will encounter upon disembarking the Jet Express.  So, for the quickest beverage off the... More Information

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194 Hartford Avenue, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States

Boardwalk Restaurant

The Boardwalk Restaurant has many tasty Put-in-Bay dining options.  Within the complex, there are a variety of food offerings.  Most notably, is their Lobster Bisque.  This restaurant is hailed as the Lobster Bisque Capital of Ohio. The Boardwalk has something for everyone. The waterfront location affords guests with expansive views of Lake Erie and the downtown docks.  Additionally, sweeping vistas of downtown Put-in-Bay are sure to inspire.  This building on the shore is very distinguishable. Boardwalk Restaurant- Dining Choices Galore! The Boardwalk Restaurant is comprised of several different eateries.  On the main deck there are three distinct eateries.  First, the... More Information

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341 Bayview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States

Boathouse Restaurant

The Boathouse Bar and Grill on Put-in-Bay is ready to serve you.  They have been offering delectable meals and cold drinks for over 50 years.  Additionally, the Boathouse is the proud home of outstanding island entertainment.  Great eats and great bands is their motto and they certainly live up to it. The location is nothing short of prime.  Located in downtown Put-in-Bay on Hartford Avenue, the Boathouse is near all of the action.  Also, the Jet Express dock and downtown marina is just a short walk away.  So, this is a favorite among boaters due to the proximity to the... More Information

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218 Hartford Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States

The Fish Bowl

The Fish Bowl on Put-in-Bay is a favored hangout among visitors.  The building was extensively renovated, providing guests with a comfortable and cozy environment.  Moreover, the expanded deck on South side of the building affords wondrous views of downtown Put-in-Bay. Mossbacks is directly next to the Fishbowl.  The Valentine Doller building is home to both of these establishments.  Valentine Doller is a past resident of Put-in-Bay who came to the island in the mid 1800's.  Moreover, during his time on the island he held many positions.  Surprisingly, he was the first postmaster, the clerk of courts, a founding trustee of... More Information

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371 Northwest Catawba Road, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States

The Goat Soup & Whiskey

The Goat Soup & Whiskey on Put-in-Bay is a choice eatery and pub.  Priding themselves on fresh and local ingredients, this is a must visit location.  The scratch made soups and carefully crafted cocktails are just a portion of the fabulous offerings. So, stop in and see what the buzz is about. Goat Soup and Whiskey Location The Goat is on Catawba Road between Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and Heineman's Winery.  This location is less than one half mile to downtown Put-in-Bay.  Also, surrounding this property is the beautiful Coopers Woods. Coopers Woods is a tract of wooded land... More Information

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820 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States

After enjoying the lively scene at Put-In-Bay’s bars, pubs, swim-ups, and tiki bars, you’ll appreciate some downtime. Booking a cozy cabin, resort, or hotel in Put-in-Bay offers the perfect retreat. These accommodations provide all the comforts of a home, allowing you to relax and embrace island time, letting your worries drift away. With so much to see and do, consider staying an extra night for the full island experience. Remember, summer weekends are popular, so book your stay early to secure your spot and ensure a smooth journey on a Put-in-Bay ferry!

Always have a designated driver for your golf cart. Whether you’re driving from Cleveland or hopping on a ferry, finding the right rental home, condo, or hotel room for your group size is key to enjoying Put-in-Bay. The Lake Erie Islands are a can’t-miss destination, even Admiral Perry would agree!

Put in Bay mossbacks

Put-in-Bay Bars & Pubs to Enjoy

As the sun sets on South Bass Island, the night is just beginning. Put-in-Bay after dark offers a vibrant scene worth exploring. Head downtown to The Keys and other Put-in-Bay bars for a colorful array of icy drinks. With so many flavors, you’re sure to find your favorite after a few fun tastings.

Over by the bay, check out Rita’s Cantina for a relaxed vibe, delicious tacos, and a rooftop view. Don’t miss their sunset cannon blast – it’s a local and visitor favorite. The Boardwalk complex also hosts a variety of bars and pubs to explore.

Across from the park, Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille is the spot for sports, music, and laid-back chats. Enjoy a drink at the beach bar or Mojito Bay’s straw hut bar for a perfect island feel. Uptown, the Reel Bar offers karaoke, neon lights, and hip music for those looking to dance. If you prefer something low-key, try a game of Keno.

Getting around is easy with just four main roads. Langram Road leads from Miller Ferry past the airport to downtown. Catawba Avenue runs parallel to Langram, from the state park to downtown. Delaware Avenue, where the nightlife is, connects Catawba and Langram and is home to the Put-in-Bay Brewery & Distillery. Finally, Bayview Ave runs parallel to Delaware, connecting Catawba Ave and Langram Rd, offering a lovely view of the boat docks and sunsets. Enjoy your time exploring the lively streets of Put-in-Bay!

From Work to Play – Bars & Pubs

South Bass Island offers a variety of dining options, from seafood to eclectic fare, in laid-back, waterside settings. Ditch formal attire for something casual, and savor delicious meals in a relaxed island atmosphere. After a sun-filled day, bring your appetite to one of Put-in-Bay’s many bars and restaurants, perfect for family dining.

The island vibe continues into the evening, with great spots for sunset toasts by the bay or fun nights at downtown nightclubs. Whether you’re looking for happy hour deals, live music, sports bars, or dance clubs, Put-in-Bay has it all.

The island’s pool bars, like Mist Pool Bar and Splash (by Adventure Bay), are a must-visit, especially on summer weekends. After a fun day, recharge in your hotel or rental, then head out for dinner and more fun. Downtown bars, all within walking distance, offer a fantastic nightlife experience, and getting a taxi back to your accommodation is easy. Put-in-Bay is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway with friends.

Put in Bay Rita's Cantina

Other Great Put-in-Bay Restaurants, Bars & Pubs

  •  Hooligans Irish Pub
    • Fishbowl (island bar)
    • Joe’s Bar (next door dive bar)
    • Hooligans Irish Bar
    • The Round House Bar (live entertainment)
    • Frosty Bar
    • Margaritas on the Rocks (appetizers)
    • The Boathouse Bar (nightlife)
    • Fish Bowl Biergarten (outdoor seating)
    • The Goat Soup & Whiskey (walleye)
    • Topsy Turvey (Caribbean)
    • Cameo Pizza Mossbacks (great food)
    • Big Mans Burrito Stand Boardwalk (lobster bisque)
    • DJ’s (Ice Cream)
    • Blue Marline Tiki Bar & Grill
    • The Sand Bar
    • Beer Barrel Saloon
    • Pasquale’s Café
    • Chocolate Café (downstairs; breakfast)

Google Bars & Pubs

Curious about the variety of fantastic bars and pubs at Put-in-Bay? A quick online search on your smartphone or tablet for “Put-in-Bay Bars & Pubs” will reveal numerous options. Alternatively, use the address “Put-in-Bay, OH 43456,” to locate these spots. You’ll find that many of the top bars and pubs are conveniently situated on Delaware Ave, near DeRivera Park in the bustling downtown area of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

Biergarten at the Boathouse

Silly Ohio Drinking & Other Laws

The maintainers of want to make sure you are safe and within the law, while visiting our island, so please remember the following advice while drinking, as it is THE LAW!…

  • Ohio state law prohibits getting a fish drunk. So avoid doing so at your next boating outing

  • In Oxford, OH, it’s against the law for a woman to take off her clothing in the presence of a man’s picture.

  • In Bexley, OH, Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.

  • If you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker’s stand, you can be fined $25.00.

  • In Cleveland, OH, women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes.

  • In the State of Ohio, it is illegal to set a fire under your mule.

  • A hunting license is required for anyone who plans on catching mice.

  • It is illegal to run your horse over five mph. Ride Mr. Ed at a safe speed (and please, do not attempt to ride the real Mr. Ed, purveyor of Put-in-Bay hotspot Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille, as he probably would not appreciate it!!!).

  • The Ohio constitution bans idiots from voting (back when the Ohio constitution was written in 1802, the mentally ill were referred to as idiots rather than the more politically correct terms used today. So, it was written in the constitution that idiots were banned from voting. However, such provisions did not apply to those running for office, so it’s possible to elect an idiot into office.).

  • Standing on the roof of a moving taxi cab is strictly prohibited.

  • You must obtain permission from the park superintendent before playing a game of leapfrog with your best friend.