Located downtown Put-in-Bay, Topsy Turvey’s Bar and Grill is an island favorite, selling sundry fishing and boating supplies, but most customers at Topsy Turvey’s are there for the food. It may sound a little odd, but they seriously have the best and freshest fried perch among Put-in-Bay restaurants. No need to excuse on your own fishing trip. A delicious perch sandwich is immediately available with less loss of blood and treasure than you probably would have incurred had you spent all day catching it yourself. Other house favorites include Key West-style Cuban sandwiches and breakfast burritos. You can also have that Cuban scrambled with some eggs for a breakfast treat. And you can have it all on a bagel if your heart desires. Take in the sunset and, several nights a week, you can also catch a live entertainment musical act with plenty of outdoor seating. And every night of the week you can partake of Topsy Turvey’s top-shelf cocktails, margarita, the best of which is their Brandy Alexander, an indulgent mix of cognac, cream, and creme de cacao.
ADDRESS: 361 Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456
Topsy Turvey’s Beer Highlights:
- Rhinegeist Truth IPA – a Cincinnati favorite with notes of tropical fruit and a hearty 7.0% ABV
- Saugatuck Neapolitan Milk Stout – a strawberry-chocolate-vanilla milkshake that will get you buzzed
- Oskar Blues Beerito – a creamy, malty lager with a crisp accent of noble hops
- Platform Speed Merchant White IPA – a pine-forward quaff from Cleveland’s finest brewhouse
- Kona Longboard Lager – smooth and pale and light for long drinking sessions
- Redhead Ciderhouse Apple Pie – tastes like apple pie, crust and all
Put-in-Bay Bars and Restaurants
Located right off Lake Erie, Ohio, Topsy Turvey is perfectly located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. Park your golf cart at Derivera Park once and walk to the many bars and attractions downtown South Bass Island has to offer. Looking for a nice dining option? Get some fresh walleye from the Boathouse Bar. If you are looking for that Caribbean feel swing by the Keys for some appetizers and a Pina Colada. The Irish bar Hooligans is the place to go if you are looking for a Black & Tan. Also just a short taxi ride away is one of the island favorites the Goat. Located right next door to Biergarten try their amazing Goat soup.
If you are looking for the ideal island bar you have to check out Mojito Bay. This tiki themed bar is a must. Looking for the nightlife island experience? Delaware Ave is the place to start the night. There you will find some of the islands most popular bars including Frosty’s Bar, the Round House Bar, and Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille. All of which provide live music. Some other bars that are worth their salt are Reel Bar, Mossbacks, and the Fishbowl located on Catawba Avenue.
Kevin W: “The only dive bar on the water at Put-in-Bay. The food menu has really good unique items. I am drawn to the Cuban sandwich, which is one of the best. For drinks, you have to try their Brandy, Alexander! Sitting outside next to the docks is awesome. No complaints every time we stop there. Do yourself a favor and try it out for drinks or food.”
Dan M: “Found this place because couldn’t find another place that didn’t have a wait. Wow!!!! The best breakfast on the Island. Huge breakfast sandwich, great location. I can’t for the life of me understand why the place wasn’t busier. I have been coming to the Island for years and it was my first visit. My biggest mistake was waiting so long to visit. Would highly recommend and have now made this my first stop whenever we arrive.”
Jeffrey T: “Hidden gem on put in bay. one doorway west of the boardwalk restaurant. great food, great service, and a decent craft beer selection. Be sure to have a super tasty Brandy Alexander while there!! It is right on the water and marina. Great views and it feels like a bar in the Florida keys. Not super busy on Saturday afternoon, that is part of being a hidden gem!! A must stop for me every Put-in-Bay visit!”
Topsy Turvey’s is quieter and more relaxed than your typically raucous Put-in-Bay nightspot, with mellow tunes and a groovy atmosphere for the whole family to vibe. Come chill out at Topsy Turvey’s Bar and Grill and get fresh-caught perch straight from the bay. You won’t be sorry! Make Topsy Turvey’s one of your must-do’s while visiting Put-in-Bay this vacation season!
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