Whether you’re spending quality time with your family or going for drinks with friends, downtown Put-in-Bay comes to life after dark. Put-in-Bay bars and pubs are one of the main attractions for island visitors on the weekends. But they are also lively midweek as well when Mom and Dad want to get away from the kids for a few hours.

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille
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Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille is go-to spot for food and fun in Put-in-Bay. With a mouthwatering menu, full bar, and three entertainment venues, Mr. Ed’s slings the best in summertime fun. The daylight hours at Mr. Ed’s means patio seating by the lake, incredible food, and plenty of screen indoors to show all your favorite teams. Mr. Ed’s has recently added Put-in-Bay’s famous Cameo Pizza to their roster. Enjoy all the delicious pizza, bosco stix, and Chicken Wings decked out in sauces like teriyaki, honey mustard, and hot garlic parmesan. Cameo Pizza is now located directly inside Mr. Ed’s!...

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The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s
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The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s

As the most exclusive nightclub located in the heart of downtown, The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s is the best place to dance the night away on Put-in-Bay. The Green Room features beautiful views of Lake Erie, a 360 degree bar, and the best DJ’s in the region. The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s Details The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s is open Thursday – Sunday from 10pm – 2am. Each night features a DJ spinning the hottest tracks all night long. The club itself is located right above Mr. Ed’s on Delaware Avenue. Take a break from dancing and...

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The Fish Bowl

The Fish Bowl

A favorite hangout amongst both visitors locals on Put-in-Bay, the Fish Bowl delivers a comfortable, festive environment with a great menu and delicious drinks. This recently renovated building is located on Catawba in the heart of downtown. The expansive front windows provide great views of all the summer parading going by. The Fish Bowl Details Both the Fish Bowl and Mossbacks are located in the Valentine Doller building, a Victorian building with the words V. Doller carved on the front. This building once belonged to Valentine Doller who served as the island first postmaster as well as its mayor. The...

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Red Moon

Red Moon

Go back in time at the Red Moon, an intimate speakeasy at the Park Hotel. During the days of Prohibition, bartenders were encourage patrons to “speak easy” 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. Inside the Red Moon 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...

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Mojito Bay

Mojito Bay

Put-in-Bay’s very own tropical paradise, Mojito Bay sits at the intersection of Delaware and Catawaba Ave, right in the heart of downtown. This delightful tiki house serves up a vast selection of tasty mojitos, so swing on by and take a seat at the bar. There you will find swings, instead of stools. Everything is a little more fun at Mojito Bay! “Drink in Hand, Toes in the Sand” is the Mojito Bay Way  Life’s a beach and so is Mojito Bay. The entire floor is covered in sand so dig in and drink up. Mojito’s are the Bay’s specialty....

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Rita’s Cantina
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Rita’s Cantina

Feeling a little spicy? Rita’s Cantina is Put-in-Bay’s south-of-the-border mainstay. Located on the upper deck of the Boardwalk Restaurant, Rita’s serves up tasty tacos, nachos, and everyone’s favorite, margarita. Come on by and enjoy the lake views with a taco in hand, all summer long. Rita’s Margaritas Is there anything more refreshing than a margarita after a sunny and rewarding day on the boat? After enjoying the waters of Lake Erie, stop by Rita’s. It is the perfect blend of tequila and juice. Rita’s makes all kinds of margaritas. There’s always the classic on ice with salt. Or try the...

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Topsy Turvey’s
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Topsy Turvey’s

Topsy Turvey Island Bar and Grill is a lovely waterfront bar in downtown Put-in-Bay. With spectacular lake views and delicious food and drink, Topsy Turvey offers a lovely respite after a day on the boat or a great first stop before a summer’s day on the Bay. The small but satisfying menu dishes out fresh ingredients and yummy bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The outside deck overlooks the harbors and offers some of the loveliest outdoor seating on the island. Topsey Turvey Menu Highlights Their Signature Cuban Sandwich Breakfast Cuban French Toast Bacon, Ham, and Cheese on a Bagel...

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Biergarten at the Boathouse

Biergarten at the Boathouse

It’s Oktoberfest in Summer. The Biergarten at the Boathouse is a brand new addition to Put-in-Bay’s dazzling array of dining and bar options. With a hearty menu of German food as well as a sophisticated international drink menu, The Biergarten delivers. Feeling adventurous? Sample a German beer on tap, fly to Italy for a tasty Negroni, or head south-of-the-boarder with a tart Margarita, while never leaving Put-in-Bay. The bar itself is delightfully rustic. A sliding barn door from the 19th century and wood interior makes the whole place feel like an authentic German Pub. Settle in and enjoy the hospitable...

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T&J’s Smokehouse
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T&J’s Smokehouse

Country has arrived at Put-in-Bay! That’s thanks to T&J’s Smokehouse, which is the first and only country-western bar on South Bass Island. They’re the original and best. They’ll serve you up a juicy burger and an ice cold shot of whiskey. Feel the peanut shells cracking underneath your feet, and get ready to take the ride of your life on Brisket, the only mechanical bull at Put-in-Bay! And if you come at the right time, you’ll even get to see dueling pianos. T&J’s has a loaded menu, so you can be sure your entire group will find something they’ll love....

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Whether you’re spending quality time with your family or going for drinks with friends, downtown Put-in-Bay comes to life after dark. Put-in-Bay bars and pubs are one of the main attractions for island visitors on the weekends. But they are also lively midweek as well when Mom and Dad want to get away from the kids for a few hours.

In Put-in-Bay, enjoy downtown after dark with Mr Eds Bar & Grille. With DJs spinning, drink and menu specials, and a very lively crowd, Mr Eds is the place to be at night in Put-in-Bay. They also have the newly remodeled Green Room dance club upstairs. Open until 2am, Mr Eds venue is offered seasonally.

The Sand Bar is turning your beach day into a party with sand volleyball, a great pool bar, and adult fun. With DJs every Saturday and live music performances weekly throughout the summer, the Sand Bar is better than ever.

Other Put-in-Bay Bars and Activities

Other evening activities in Put-in-Bay include the War of 1812 Miniature Golf, Ferry rides, and the Rolling Pub bar tour. Some activities are offered seasonally, so check specific pages for details.

In summary, most Put-in-Bay bars are located in downtown Put-in-Bay and you can count on a lively time after the sun goes down. The Keys and Rita’s Cantina are the places to be for boaters and lakefront enthusiasts alike. Enjoy dancing under the stars on The Keys patio most weekends from Labor Day through Memorial Day.