Nestled right in the heart of all the action of Put-in-Bay is its historic Round House Bar. This unique building is steeped in tradition and is home to buckets of beer and some great island entertainment. It is a longtime staple of island visitors who know how to have a good time.

A Bar with a Lot of History

The 140-year-old building, now adorned with a red, white, and blue flag, bears a telltale neon “Whiskey” sign that invites visitors through its doors to enjoy all of the excitement the bar has to offer. Throughout the peak season, the stage inside the Round House is occupied by exciting and talented performers. Visitors come into the Round House Bar, grab a bucket of beer, and kick back for some serious fun.

One notable act that has graced the Round House Bar’s stage for more than 35 years is Mike “Mad Dog” Adams. With a unique performance comprised of energetic comedy and head-bopping’ music, Mad Dog always draws a crowd — especially for “Perch Church.”

Round House Bar Highlights

  • Historic and Unique Building
  • Great Entertainment Nearly Every Day
  • Full Bar with Great Drinks
  • Famous Beer Buckets
  • Experienced and Friendly Staff
  • Ideal Downtown Location


Nathan R: “This is a pretty cool bar. The frozen lemonade is great on a hot summer day. The bucket of beer is a literal bucket full of beer, not bottles crammed in a bucket of ice. Mad Dog is hilarious; check the place out while he’s there. Even when the bar is packed, I’ve never had to wait long at the bar for a drink.”

Kris F: “Where to start? Our first night there, Sunday was not too crowded. Amanda was our bartender! She is a great asset to this bar. She was so personable and friendly. We left feeling like she was a long time friend. She also recommended we see Mad dog and the band, Killer Flamingos. Neither one disappointed. This bar is sure to entertain all ages.”

Aaron K: “The Round House is an awesome bar to have a great time, Mad Mike was the best and made the time spent there even better. We happened to catch him on the 1st of July, drove the boat over from Sandusky. It was an amazing day.”

Shaun W: “I like the atmosphere and the ambiance here. It is exactly what it sounds like, a roundhouse. It makes it more closed in, but you get to know people better that way. A favorite among Put-in-Bay regulars, it didn’t disappoint.”


The Round House Bar is located on Delaware Avenue, right in the center of all the action in Put-in-Bay. Shopping, adventuring, and sightseeing can definitely leave visitors feeling a bit parched, so the friendly bartenders and full bar are a welcome respite after a busy day. With the Round House Bar’s famous buckets of beer, there’s no reason not to come in and enjoy a beer (or three) with friends old and new.

No visit to Put-in-Bay is complete without a stop at the Round House Bar. Check the event calendar for your favorite act and come on in for an afternoon of fun! Come ready to party and see you at THE BAY!


228 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

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