South Bass Taphouse is one of the newest bars on the island and has swiftly become a popular favorite among guests. Here, you will find a vast array of Ohio-made craft beers as well as a variety of creative cocktail selections.

South Bass Taphouse Location and Atmosphere

Catch the game from any seat of the South Bass Taphouse with numerous television screens lining most of the interior walls. You’ll be sure to relax in this laid-back pub environment before making plans to head to your next Put-in-Bay attraction. The best part about South Bass Taphouse is the camaraderie. You’ll be sure to make friends and banter back and forth with the friendly bartenders. They are also happy to assist you in figuring out which beverage will best quench your thirst.

Located on Catawba Avenue near the Old Forge Cafe and Creperie, Put-in-Bay Brewing Company and Reel Bar, it’s a guaranteed win during your island bar-hop. Give the new kids on the block a chance and stop in for a beer. You’ll be blown away by the microbrewery feel and great atmosphere, and you won’t beat the beer selection anywhere else on the island!


Francine M: “Had a great time! Energy and people were tops as was the service and drinks! Loved the atmosphere, it is true island style and WELL WORTH your time! We went out to the Bay as part of a girl’s weekend from Florida, Colorado, Ohio and Tennessee and it kicked butt thanks to this hot spot! Highly recommend!!!”

Heather M: “JT is an amazing host. Our late night visit turned into an incredibly surprising and fun night! Thanks JT for being so welcoming! It was terrific making this new friendship with you! Your bar is full of fun and laughter!”

Brian H: “Great beer selection and JT was a solid host. Hooked me up with both the Buckeyes game AND the Crew SC match via one of his iPads. My go to place from now on when I come visit.”

Erin K: “BEST BAR IN PUT IN BAY! Great music, great drinks, and the best service. Eddie is the greatest bartender. So funny and personable, my new favorite person!!! He makes it such a fun atmosphere!!!”

Nearby Lodging

Looking for a place to stay nearby? You’ll find rest and relaxation at the charming Victory Station Hotel. You will find this boutique hotel is just a short stroll away from the South Bass Taphouse. Built in 2013, the Victory Station is the newest and most modern hotel at Put-in-Bay. You can also find special multi-day rate, when you reserve ahead of time, so make sure to contact them directly for more information. You can reach them at (419) 285-0120 or email for a brochure.

Don’t forget though, you can stay anywhere on the island and be just a $3 cab ride away from anywhere else thanks to Island Club Taxi! Give them all call and they’ll take you to the South Bass Taphouse, then they’ll come get you when you’re done!

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