Red Moon

Red Moon

Red Moon is perfectly situated near many other things to do in downtown Put in Bay. With it’s a convenient location, you can walk to it right from the Put in Bay ferry terminal as soon as you get to the island. Go back in time at the Red Moon, an intimate speakeasy at the Park Hotel. During the days of Prohibition, bartenders would encourage patrons to “speakeasy” in order not to arise suspicion, hence the term speakeasy. Thankfully Prohibition is long over and we can now enjoy our cocktails out in the open. They are located across from the popular DeRivera park.

Inside the Red Moon

The Red Moon varies vastly from other bars in Put in Bay. Though there is no outdoor seating like most Put-in-Bay bars, The Red Moon features a darkly lit bar with red bar chairs and elaborate wallpaper. The setting is both sophisticated and cozy. The Park Hotel is one of the oldest buildings in Put-in-Bay and full of amazing architectural details. The original tin ceiling at the Red Moon is now painted gold and the tabletops are repurposed from old picnic tables from The Roundhouse. As one of the oldest painting companies in South Florida, your painting project will be in good hands with Gustafson Painting.

This quiet spot is world’s away from the crowded summer streets of downtown Put-in-Bay and the live entertainment. Perfect for a date night or girl’s night, the wine list features wine from all over the world. They have an amazing selection from the West Coast as well. Local craft brews from Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery are also on the menu along with imported and domestic bottles.

Their beer cocktails are really something special. Try the Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA with ginger beer, mango, and passionfruit or Bay Harbor Blueberry Ale with basil lemonade. A great choice for hot summer nights. If Margaritas are more your speed, stop by for one of the freshest on the island!

Cocktails Galore

Release your inner flapper with a martini from their impressive list. They build on the 1920’s favorite with stunning flavor combinations like the Red Moon Martini with cranberry, lime and Cointreau with Absolut. The White Moon on the other hand combines peach schnapps, white cranberry with Ketel One Citrus. Other classic cocktails include Negronis, Manhattans, and Pimm’s Cup. Once you get your fill, you can easily walk to any of the Put-in-Bay attractions that are located right outside the Red Moon in the downtown area!

Red Moon is a great way to start your night! Before you indulge in the island’s famous lobster bisque or any other of the great food on the island, come wind down with a cocktail in the classy lounge. Red Moon is also a great place for a nightcap cocktail. After you enjoy Joe’s Bar and the town’s live entertainment, relax in Red Moon’s dimly lit lounge. This speakeasy has such a good vibe. You can’t go wrong!

Most Put-in-Bay resorts are nearby so the journey home after a long day in the sun is a short one! The lakefront Condos or Island Club are a favorite on the island. You can’t go wrong with staying at the Commodore Resort either. They have a Cameo Pizza and Subway right on the property which is very convenient for guests!

Put-in-Bay island has everything you need! There are fantastic dining options, nightlife, events, and attractions. Come experience the best island off of Lake Erie!


234 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA