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.

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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Frosty Bar
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Frosty Bar

Frosty Bar, a Put-in-Bay institution for over 60 years, serves up ice cold beers in their signature frosty mugs. This bar is a favorite of everyone, from boaters, to day trippers, vacationers, and Island natives. Frosty is a classic dive bar with a Put-in-Bay twist. With extra delicious food served up alongside live music, pool tables, and the game on TV, it is the perfect spot to celebrate summer on Put-in-Bay. Big Man’s Burrito Stand is located at the rear of the property if you crave something a little spicy, the best Mexican food on the island. Frosty serves up...

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Hooligans Irish Pub
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Hooligans Irish Pub

Get a taste of the Emerald Isle at Hooligans Pub. Located right in the center of downtown Put-in-Bay, Hooligans serves up a lively atmosphere with that famous Irish hospitality. Delicious bar food, beers  and plenty of whiskey and scotch are served up at Hooligans. Across the street from the Island General Food Market and right next door to the Put-in-Bay Town Hall and the Police Department, Hooligans is ideally located near the inns and hotels of downtown. Easy to swing by for a pint and a shot of whiskey. The Irish touch is everywhere in Hooligans. The interior is quite...

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Joe’s Bar & Restaurant
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Joe’s Bar & Restaurant

Classic bar food, outdoor games, and fun, friendly vibe is on deck at Joe’s Bar & Restaurant. This gastropub serves up some of most delectable bar foods anywhere on the island. A little tucked away from downtown Put-in-Bay, Joe’s is the self-proclaimed “Best Dive Bar on the Planet.” Order a Sloppy Joe’s Dip or Artichoke Asiago Dip and take a seat in their expansive outdoor patio. With comfortable seating and lots of games, like their oversized Jenga and Corn Hole, Joe’s is the prefect place to spend summers on Put-in-Bay. Located on the southern tip of the island and right...

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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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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. They are known for their prized Chicken Chunks, succulent bites of poultry decked out in sauces like teriyaki, honey mustard, and hot garlic parmesan.   The extensive menu also includes perch sandwiches, insane burgers like the Hangover Burger and different types of Mac...

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Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery
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Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery

The Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery opened in 1996 and is Put-in-Bay’s first brewery. The building itself is over 100 years old. First owned by Valentine Doller, on the of the islands most known residents, Doller served as the third mayor of the island. Over time, it functioned as a grocery store, gas station, and even fire station. Now it brews locally made craft beer to the delight of Put-in-Bay visitors. It features a rotating menu all summer long, depending on the brew schedule. They specialize in stouts and wheat beers, crafting a variety of beers for everyone’s tastebuds. Beers on...

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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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Reel Bar
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Reel Bar

The Reel Bar opened in 2014 in the old location of Tony’s. Already a new favorite on put-in-Bay, The Reel Bar is a celebration of all things fishing, delicious food, and ice cold drinks. The completely remodeled interior is rustic and cozy and the food menu is simply mouthwatering. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Reel Bar is centrally located right on Catawba Avenue. Easy to get to from the Jet Express terminal and in close proximity to all the downtown inns and hotels, it is easy to become a regular here. It is also right behind the Lake...

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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.