Put-in-Bay bars and pubs are a highlight on South Bass Island. No matter what your preferred drink is, you are bound to find it at one of the bars on the island! Just make sure you’ve got someone sober to drive your golf cart home! So get on a Put-in-Bay ferry today!

The Reel Bar

the put-in-bay reel bar

The Reel Bar on Put-in-Bay is a newer favorite in a familiar location.  The building used to house Tony’s, a former islander favorite bar.  Now, diners can enjoy the nice selection of fresh offerings.

Finding the Reel Bar is a breeze. The bar and restaurant’s address is on Catawba Avenue.  Nearby, the downtown Put-in-Bay area beckons revelers to enjoy the numerous attractions.  Also, a short walk away is the Jet Express terminal.  The Jet Express provides ferry boat transportation from Port Clinton and Sandusky Ohio.  Furthermore, the Jet services both Put-in-Bay and Kelley’s Island.  Passengers can opt for an island hopper pass good for both. read more

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461 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
419-285-1318

The Roundhouse Bar

round house put in bay

The Roundhouse Bar at Put-in-Bay is an island institution steeped in tradition.  Thousands have flocked to this favorite watering hole for over 140 years.  The character and feel once inside, makes this a must stop.

Roundhouse Bar History

The Columbia Restaurant was open in downtown Put-in-Bay in June of 1873.  Here, guests chose from a selection of beer, wine and food. Most notably, was ice cream and cottage cheese.  In this time, these choices were sought after. Additionally, in this era, there wasn’t electricity in the building.  So, in the Winter blocks of ice came from the lake. Then, the ice house at the present day Put-in-Bay Winery held the ice. Prominent banners stretched across the street advertising ice cream treats. Then, in 1888 the first mention of the Roundhouse name surfaced in a newspaper article.  Also, the article listed George F. Schmidt as one the early owners. read more

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258 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA
419-285-2323

South Bass Taphouse

southbasstaphouse

South Bass Taphouse is one of the newest bars on Put-in-Bay.  Here, guests can choose from an impressive selection of craft brews and cocktails.  Also, the numerous television screens provide a great spot to catch the game.

South Bass Taphouse Location

The Catawba Avenue corridor is home to this great bar.  The Old Forge, Put-in-Bay Brewing Company and Reel Bar are right across the street.  This area has grown to become an extension of the main Delaware Avenue strip.

Testimonials

Francine M: “Had a great time! Energy and people were tops as was service and drinks! Loved the atmosphere, it is true island style and WELL WORTH your time! We went out to the Bay as part of a girl’s weekend from Florida, Colorado, Ohio and Tennessee and it rocked thanks to this hot spot! Highly recommend!” read more

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Tippers Steak House

tippers steak house dining

“Put-in-Bay has many restaurants open during the summer catering to all of the visitors on the island. Tippers Steak House is well known for the quality of their beef and their incredible weekly specials. But in the winter months there has only been a couple restaurants open to serve the 150 or so island residents. Tippers Steak House is one of them. Or should we say, it was one of them.

Island on Ice

As you may or may not know, Put-in-Bay is on an island (South bass Island) and the lake (Lake Erie) ices over in the winter. So the only way to get off or on the island is by airplane after the ferry stops running. This locks in the island residents who enjoy a very quiet winter. Only a few community events such as school sports and town hall meetings provide social outlets, other than Tippers. read more

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419-285-8477

Blue Marlin Tiki Bar & Grill

blue marlin

The Blue Marlin Tiki Bar & Grill is the place for fun and excitement at Put-in-Bay.  This pool bar is located at the Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center. Fortunately, the fun isn’t just reserved for hotel guests.  The public is welcome to come and enjoy the many great features.

The Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center is the premier hotel lodging choice of the island.  Features include well-appointed guest rooms and villas, a large swim up bar and massive hot tub.  Additionally, there are splash pad areas in the front of the Put-in-Bay villas.  Kids and kids at heart will love frolicking in this play space.  Also, the resort is proud to be the only Resort that has Conference facilities onsite. read more

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439 Loraine Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States

Buckeye Tiki Bar

Buckeye Tiki Bar

The Buckeye Tiki Bar home is at the Bay Lodging Resort.  Here, guests can get away from the bustle of downtown Put-in-Bay.  However, the fun and excitement is just a short stroll away.

The Bay Lodging Resort is down a quiet street near the Village of Put-in-Bay.  This casual resort is a favorite among island guests.  Free wifi, continental breakfast and great location are a few of the attractive features.  Also, there are golf cart rentals available.  There is no better way to explore the island.  Guests often comment on the number of carts scurrying about.  Golf carts often sell out, so reserving one is highly recommended. read more

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405 Lakeview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States

After a long day of visiting all the Put-in-Bay bars and pubs, some rest will be in order. Reserving a Put-in-Bay Cabin is a great respite.  Here, the comforts of home beckon guests to relax and unwind.  So, set the watches to island time and watch the worries fade away. Besides, with so much to do on the island, you may want to spend and extra night so you can get the full island experience! Make sure you book fast because weekends tend to fill up fast in the summer. The sooner you book, the sooner you can get on a Put in Bay ferry!