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Unique watering holes abound on this beautiful Lake Erie island..

Sunrise behind Perry's Victory Monument.
Live bands perform at most Put in Bay bars.
Unique island only restaurants.
Pool bars that rival Las Vegas in the summer.
Fully stocked and themed Irish Pub.

Put-in-Bay Bars & Pubs



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Around Town


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Welcome to South Bass Island Ohio Night Life Directory on!

Find out what's going on in the local bars and entertainment venues on Put-in-Bay. Pool bars, events, Christmas in July parties, karaoke, live music, DJ's, dancing, cocktails, drink specials, and more. There's plenty of night life at Put-in-Bay. No matter what your taste, you're sure to have fun! From casual to dress-up, indoor to outdoor, club to bar atmosphere, Put in Bay offers it all!

We searched far and wide before ranking these bars as the best in Put-in-Bay. How'd they earn their way on the list? Beer selection, specialty cocktails, cool aesthetics, great bands, hip crowds - we consider it all before deciding which ones belong on a list of South Bass Island's Best Bars.

Island Adventure


With a dozen nightclubs in the Downtown Strip and literally dozens of bars on the island, Put in Bay is regarded as one of the premier destinations for a great night out in the Lake Erie Islands. Home to the famous saying "what happens in Put-in-Bay stays in Put-in-Bay", it's non stop turbo charged entertainment all the way. If you can't have a good night out in Put in Bay you can't anywhere!

Party Gear


A night out in Put in Bay doesn't have to be at one of the big clubs; there are scores of bars in Put-in-Bay such as Joe's Place, Skyway, Latitudes, and others that make for a great night out. The majority of these offer food during the day and some also during the evening. But at night the emphasis most definitely changes from that of a restaurant to a busy bar with entertainment, competitions, and customer participation. These type of bars usually close around 2am.

Food Blogs


If you are interested in reading Putinbay restaurant reviews, we recommend the Put in Bay Food Blog as a site which features a weekly column on different island eateries, bars, festivals, and anything food related that happens on our little resort island.

Safe - Clean - Colorful - Good Food - Unique - Good Bars - Friendly - Beautiful Scenic Bay. Most people won't even need a golf cart to get around. The ferry was only a 22 minute ride from Port Clinton. There is free parking a block from ferry & you can drop luggage off first by ferry. We enjoyed each & every place since we were there four nights. The whole town is a two-block square.

Sitting on a patio, drinking a pumpkin beer, and eating Hooligans Irish nachos - it doesn't get much better than that!

BReall, TripAdvisor

Visited again, seems like its an annual requirement. Great beer selections - literally a 'bucket of beer' - about 12 cups. Mad Dog was on a roll; not for the young ones or the overly prudish but funny and very creative. See you next year.

TimeToUnwind, TripAdvisor

Loved the tiki hut bar, the swings at the bar, and the sand between my toes! Very cool place! Can't remember the name of the drink I got but it was in a souvenir shaker & it was delicious!

Amanda K, TripAdvisor

Put-in-Bay, Ohio... it's a fun place to be; not far off either and convenient and happening. It has lots of options to do and spend some quality time. Water sports like any shoreline town, kayak, canoe, jet ski, rent a boat, parasail, and on and on. Or just lie in the parks and have a beautiful view of the mighty lake erie. Pool parties, sunday classic car parades, biplane rides... So much to do. Rent a golf cart for the day and you are set to explore the island. There is also a good variety of shops, pubs, and attractions to visit.

About Put-in-Bay

For most of its history, Put-in-Bay's primary industry has been tourism and continues to be today. The tourist season runs roughly between April and October.

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