Put-in-Bay Bars

There’s a lot of reasons people come to the island but it’s often about the Put-in-Bay drinks. There are the historic sites, the beautiful shoreline, boating and water sports, shopping, you name it. But if there’s one thing Put-in-Bay is famous for above all else, it’s the Put-in-Bay nightlife. The bar scene at Put-in-Bay can’t be beat! From nightclubs to hotel pool bars, Irish pubs to classic Americana pizza and a pitcher of beer spots, Put-in-Bay is home to your new favorite bar. You’ve just got to find it!

The Lake Erie Islands are a special place to relax and unwind. Whether you are staying overnight, or just having a quick getaway, there are a host of great bars to choose from. Delaware Avenue is the epicenter of cold beer, tiki bars and even a speakeasy! These island bars are the perfect place to hangout and laze the day away.

Getting around is easy! The way to see the island is with a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart. This can be your bar hopping transportation-with a sober skipper of course! Reserve a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart now.

Last Resort Engine Company
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...More Information
Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille
There is a lot of Put in Bay restaurants, but Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille is the go-to spot for food and fun on the island. With a mouthwatering menu, a 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 screens indoors to show all your favorite teams. They are known for their new menu featuring Cameo Pizza. Enjoy all the delicious pizza, Bosco stix, and Chicken Wings decked out in sauces like teriyaki, honey mustard, and hot...More Information
The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s
Located in the heart of downtown, The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s is the most exclusive place to dance the night away out of all the Put in Bay bars. 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 10 pm – 2 am. 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...More Information
MIST Pool Bar
The hottest pool bar on Put-in-Bay, MIST Pool bar includes all the luxuries of a resort pool with the excitement of a high-end nightclub. This 21+ spot is definitely one of the most spots on the island. MIST Pool Bar Details Many visitors head right towards the MIST Bar as soon as they get off the Put in Bay ferry. Located at the Commodore Resort, MIST is open to both hotel guests and visitors. The best regional DJ’s spin here all weekend long as two waterfalls cascade into the pool and revelers have the time of their lives. The pool...More Information
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 Put in Bay ferry terminal and in close proximity to all the downtown inns and hotels, making it easy to try out all the things to do in Put in...More Information

Find out what’s going on in the local bars and entertainment venues on Put-in-Bay. Pool bars, events, Fall Ball and Spring Fling parties, karaoke, live music, DJ’s, dancing, cocktails, drink specials, and more. There’s plenty of bars and night life at Put-in-Bay. No matter what your taste, you’re sure to have fun! Easy access from all over the island via Put-in-Bay Taxi Services. From casual to dress-up, indoor to outdoor, club to bar atmosphere, Put in Bay offers it all!

Drinks for All Occasions

Whether you’re spending quality time with your family or going for drinks with friends, Mr. Ed’s Bar in downtown Put-in-Bay comes to life after dark. Mr. Ed’s Bar features several options right on site. In fact, between the main bar, Green Room, Tree Bar and Mist, guests can have a bar crawl, right on property! After a long day of drinking Pink Catawba Wine, grabbing a beer and burger at Mossbacks is a great option.

Also downtown, enjoy the island after dark with entertainment at local watering holes. With DJs spinning, drink and menu specials, The Boathouse Bar is the place to be at night in Put-in-Bay. Open until 2am. After hours is not offered in Ohio like in other big cities.

The Topsy Turvey Bar is turning your lakefront day into a party at night with beautiful views out over the harbor. With bands every weekend and live music performances during the day, throughout the summer, the Boardwalk complex of bars and restaurants next door is better than ever. Try their famous lobster bisque while enjoying the view of Lake Erie, and order a refreshing beverage from their full bar!

Island Entertainment and Drinks

Catch a first-rate regional band in the stunning and unique Beer Barrel Saloon, located next to the popular Mr. Ed’s Bar. Shows nightly at 7:30 pm. Every weekend sees an influx of DJs and live entertainment from all over and Ohio and the Midwest. There is almost always someone playing during the season from early April to late October.

Other evening hot spots in Put-in-Bay include the infamous Roundhouse BarFrostysReel Bar, and Fishbowl all located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. Easy walking distance from a downtown Put-in-Bay hotel or home rental. Check the island’s favorite Irish pub Hooligans! Also found on Catawba Avenue is the Reel Bar and the Fishbowl. Some activities are offered seasonally, so check specific locations for details. There are almost too many bars to count in downtown Put-in-Bay around DeRivera Park!

At Joe’s Bar and Restaurant, located far away from downtown, you can count on a lively time after the sun goes down even without a band. Locals flock to this dive bar and knowledgeable island visitors stop by as well. There’s no view but there is great food and drink menu! For a view, enjoy dancing under the stars at Caribbean themed bar the Keys Patio most weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Grab a margarita and enjoy the view!

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of bars are there on Put-in-Bay?

There are so many different types of bars on the island! The main types of bars are live music bars, pool bars, pubs, and casual bars! Whatever vibe you are looking for you can find it on South Bass Island. Check out some of the featured Put-in-Bay bars today!

How many bars are there on Put-in-Bay?

There are over 25 bars on the island! This includes the two wineries, the iconic Joe’s Bar, Mr. Ed’s, Frosty Bar, and more! Many can be found on Delaware Ave with options such as the Goat and Joe’s being located outside of the downtown Put-in-Bay area.

Do I have to be 21 years old to go to Put-in-Bay?

No! It is important to note that each bar is independently owned and sets its own policy regarding the age of admission. All bars strictly enforce Ohio law which states you must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol.

What bars have outdoor seating on Put-in-Bay?

Some of the best bars with amazing outdoor seating include Frostys Bar, Reel Bar, Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille, Put-in-Bay Brewery and DistilleryMIST Bar, The Roundhouse Bar, Mojito Bay, Joe’s Bar and more! Also, Margarita on the Rock has an outdoor seating area with views of Perry’s Monument.  There is no shortage of outdoor patios on the island.

What is the best pool bar in Put-in-Bay?

The top pool bar on the island Is MIST Pool Bar at the Commodore Resort. This is a must-visit during the summer! There is always a DJ at MIST swim up bar spinning the hottest tracks. This bar also has cabanas available for rent! Learn more about the hottest pool bar on Put-in-Bay.

Where can I grab a bite to eat?

There are so many great Put-in-Bay restaurants that it is hard to choose the best. The Goat Soup & Whiskey is a must for every visit to the island. Enjoy one of their authentic German beers in the Biergarten. The Boardwalk also has great food options. Stop by Little Galley for a burger and fries or Rita’s Cantina for tacos or a burrito. Need Delivery? Cameo Pizza deliver their delicious appetizers all over the island late into the night!’

So, whether you are coming from Cleveland or Kathmandu, Put-in-Bay Ohio has a watering hole for you. The good times keep rolling, with pool bar action by day and world-class live entertainment by night. There are few places in the Midwest that consistently have such an abundance of live music. You really just have to see it yourself to truly appreciate it!

The best way to get the most out of your visit and experience many of the Put-in-Bay Bars is by staying overnight. Staying on the island is an experience on its own! The late night fun on Put-in-Bay is nothing short of legendary. Plan your trip now and check out Places to Stay on Put-in-Bay and you’ll be bellied up to an island bar in no time!