Put-in-Bay bars and pubs are a highlight on South Bass Island. Know matter what your preferred drink is, you are bound to find it at one of the bars on the island! So get on a Put-in-Bay ferry today!

Put-in-Bay Brewing Company

put-in-bay brewery

The Put-in-Bay Brewing Company has great eats and local beers to delight.  Every summer an impressive rotation of craft brews is produced. Also, the menu pairs nicely with the assortment.  So, stopping here for a bite is a true taste of the Lake Erie Islands.

Catawba Avenue is home to the Brewery.  The location is just around the corner from Delaware Avenue, the main thoroughfare of the island.  Here, the majority of Put-in-Bay attractions, shopping and dining can be found.  Also, the Jet Express terminal is just a short stroll away.  So, the location is ideal, near most of the offerings.

Put-in-Bay Brewing Company Menu Highlights

Diners can choose from a variety of attractive options.  Lunch and dinner service are provided.  Also, be sure to pair the meal with one of the exceptional craft beers. read more

Quick Info:
441 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States
419-285-4677

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

Quick Info:
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

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

South Bass Taphouse

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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

Quick Info:
419-285-8477

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!