Ever had the desire to have a cocktail on a firetruck? Well, stop dreaming because now you actually can at Put-in-Bay, Ohio! Thanks to the owners of the Grand Islander Hotel there’s now a firetruck bar located right near the middle of downtown Put-in-Bay! It’s quite unique, so make sure you check it out!
Last Resort Engine Company
This firetruck, know as a LaFrance Pumper for anyone curious, was used in the 1980’s and lived a great life until about 2000. Once taken out of service it was bought up by the owners of the Grand Islander hotel, relieved of its tank, and had a deck built around it to increase the seating capability of this bar.
The bar also pays homage to firefighters by re-purposing a lot of gear such as fire extinguishers used to make the stools and real life used ladders lining the rafters in addition to a helmet used by the NYFD during the tragic 9/11 attack.
On top of that they have flat screen TV’s in each corner of the awning meaning you’ll have a perfect view of the game no matter where you sit! Merchandise with images of the exact firetruck you just drank in are available in a variety of designs, colors, and styles including T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies.
Grand Islander Hotel
The Grand Islander is a Caribbean style Put-in-Bay Resort that has over 50 unique and newly renovated rooms! They have single and double rooms that they keep extremely affordable along with some awesome suites for those looking for something a little more luxurious. On top of the hotel and Last Resort Bar, they also own one of Put-in-Bay’s best pool bars “Splash!”, alongside the hottest club on South Bass Island “Level 2”.
When it comes to Put-in-Bay lodging the standards are very high, and we can confidently tell you that the Grand Islander is up to par as well as the bars they own! Book your island getaway today!