A favorite with both locals and visitors to Put-in-Bay, Joe’s Bar & Restaurant is a friendly dive bar with a little extra. Their menu is chock full of classic bar food, elevated. And their outdoor seating is expansive, comfy, and comes with plenty of games to play, like oversized Jenga and everyone’s favorite, corn hole.

Located right next to South Bass Island State Park, Joe’s is a perfect stop off point when exploring the island. Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center and Saunders Golf Course are close by. Grab a cold one at Joe’s after a rousing 18 holes.

The sprawling backyard plays host to an exciting lineup of live entertainment all summer long. With twinkling lights hung in the trees and plenty of picnic tables, Joe’s backyard is the place to be when the sun goes down.

Along with beers and mixed drinks, Joe’s has amazing food. Their bar beard, flatbread covered in a variety of toppings, goes great with brew. Toppings include pepperoni and cheese, chicken, ranch, and bacon, and the classic Margherita. 

Joe’s Bar and Restaurant Menu Highlights
  • Sloppy Joe’s Dip
  • Put In Bay Cuban
  • Signature Sloppy Scotty (split dog covered in mozzarella, onions, and their signature sauce)
  • Smoked Bologna Sandwich
  • Put In Bay Sin Burger (all natural beef topped with spicy giardiniera, pepper jack cheese, spicy aioli)

Feeling hungry yet? Joe’s is also known for their next level Bloody Mary’s. Famed throughout the island, these drinks are perfectly spiced and everything nice. Cigars are also available at the bar. Puff on a stogie outside and enjoy the summer weather. Take a seat at one of the seats made out of tree roots for something a little extraordinary.

Joe’s Bar and Restaurant is the self-proclaimed “best dive bar in the planet,” It offers up all the feel-good vibes of a classic dive with high-quality food and great entertainment.



1400 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA