This article covers 11 places that everyone loves on Put-in-bay Ohio. However, this article does not cover all the things to do in Put-in-Bay. Visit putinbay.com for a more extensive list of Put-in-Bay attractions on the island! Head to the Miller Ferry in Catawba and get ready for some island adventures!
1. The Round House Bar
The Round House Bar is a hot spot on Put-in-Bay because of its unique architecture, live entertainment, and most importantly its buckets of beer! Stop by to see the neon “WHISKEY” sign that lets you know when the party is starting!
2. Mr. Ed’s Green Room
“The Green Room” is a new addition to Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grill. The Upper Deck was converted into a night club that is the new chill spot on Put-in-Bay. You can have cookouts and private events by day, and then hangout with friends and have a night out at the club at night with great music managed by DJ A-Dubb.
3. Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center
Perry’s Cave is a great spot to take the kids! The area offers everything from a giant maze to gemstone mining! There is the Butterfly House that houses over 50 different types of exotic butterflies and there is also the War of 18 holes mini-golf. If that isn’t enough there is also rock wall climbing and DanDee’s Snack Shack! You could spend a whole day here! The cave highlights the hidden natural beauty of South Bass Island. Visitors can also enjoy the antique car museum, Perry’s Cave, Fort Amaze’n, miniature golf and much more!
4. South Bass Island State Park
The South Bass Island State is the most scenic place in the midwest to watch the sunset. Home to the Put-in-Bay Campground, Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, and the island’s only public beach, you’ll find something to enjoy at the state park. Visitors love to ride over on their golf cart rental and watch the waves of Lake Erie crash into the beach. Watch carefully as the Jet Express will pass by as it sails from Port Clinton to downtown Put-in-Bay! Rent a kayak and explore the bay. If you are really into watersports, you can also rent jet ski!
5. Heineman’s Winery
The Heineman Winery was founded in 1888 by Gustav Heineman after the island was discovered of having high quality grapes. As a result, this Put-in-Bay winery is known for its excellent sweet wines, but they offer a wide variety of other wines as well. There is also delicious grape juice and cheese for the kids!
6. The Boardwalk
The Boardwalk offers fresh and traditional seafood in a relaxed and lively environment with live music and happy hours! The upper deck offers a full view of the Bay along with table-side service while the main deck is the perfect spot for families or large groups. Furthermore, it offers three different food concessions so everyone can find a meal they enjoy!
7. Biergarten at the Boathouse
The famous Biergarten at the Boathouse bar and grill is located in downtown Put-in-Bay and is a favorite out of all the Put-in-Bay restaurants for a lot of visitors. The Boathouse has been the spot for great meals and entertainment for over 50 years now. Sit outside and enjoy the incredible views of the island or sit inside and enjoy the great music. Either way you should have one of their great sausages in one hand and a beer in the other!
8. The Keys
The Keys offers a wide variety in their menu along with live music and happy hours! Another thing to note is that on Fat Tuesdays and see there special offers on premium frozen drinks. Dogs also get free water all year long at this pet friendly restaurant!
9. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial was constructed to remember and honor those who fought bravely in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. It celebrate the lasting peace between Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. It stands 352 feet tall and is a must see if you come to Put-in-Bay. The views from the observation deck is well worth the elevator ride up! Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial is a must see Put-in-Bay attraction and is the only national park on Put-in-Bay.
10. MIST Pool Bar
The Mist Bar is located at the Commodore Resort Hotel and it features a 15 person swim up bar, 8 cabanas, 2 waterfalls, a huge tiki bar, a 2000 square foot pool, and couches and tables that offer VIP bottle service. There is also a DJ Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to mix up all the latest hits.
11. Put-in-Bay Historical Museum
The mission the Historical Museum, located in downtown Put-in-Bay, educate the visitors of Put-in-Bay on the history of the islands. As a result, the exhibits offer insight into maritime history and the legacy of the Victorian era which includes hotels on the islands. The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society offer many fundraising activities throughout the year such as the Island Auction and the Put-in-Bay Wine Festival. Come by and catch up on some of the history of Lake Erie!
With so many cool place to visit on the island, you may find yourself needing more than just one day to see everything that the island has to offer! Other top attractions not mentioned include the Crystal Cave, Kimberly’s Carousel, The South Bass Island Lighthouse, Parasailing, Chocolate Museum, DeRivera Park, and much more!! Check out lodging options that we offer and find what works for you best. Book at a Put-in-Bay resort, hotel, condo, or home rental. There are plenty to choose from, but book soon because weekends fill up in the summer! The sooner you book, the sooner you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry!