Nestled right in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, Ohio is its historic Round House Bar. This unique building is steeped in tradition and is home to buckets of beer and some great live 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 great live music 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.”

The Round House Bar is located on Delaware Ave, across the street from Derivera Park, right in the center of all the action in Put-in-Bay. Right next door to Frosty Bar, Round House is the perfect place to start your night. 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 South Bass Island 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!

ADDRESS: 228 Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

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 island bar is sure to entertain all ages. The perfect island experience.”

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.”

Put-in-Bay Restaurants and Bars

Looking for a nice spot to eat before heading to the Round House Bar? Then you have to try Upperdeck found at the Boardwalk. There you can try their famous lobster bisque while you enjoy the beautiful view of the Lake Erie Islands. Or maybe stop by the Boathouse Bar and have their fresh Walleye. You can’t leave the island with try the Goat soup from the Goat also. The island offers many great food options.

Looking for some of the best Put-in-Bay bars on the island? First stop by the islands favorite tiki bar Mojito Bay. With plenty of outdoor seating, this is a great place to enjoy a margarita. The Keys is another great Caribbean themed bar. Looking for the place to a taste of the island nightlife? Start on Delaware Ave where you will find some of the most popular bars on the island. This includes Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille, Frosty Bar, and of course the Round House. Some other great bars downtown are the Fishbowl, Reel Bar, Hooligans, and Mossbacks. If you are looking for a great dive bar take a short golf cart ride Joe’s Bar!

Need a late night snack? Cameo Pizza delivers their great appetizers late into the night. Not feeling pizza? Order a burrito from Taco Bay who also deliver!


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

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