Ever enjoyed a cocktail on a real firetruck? Thanks to the owners of the Grand Islander Hotel, now you actually can! Right in the middle of downtown Put-in-Bay and on the hotel’s property you can find the Last Resort Engine Company.

The Last Resort Engine Company Info

This 1980’s firetruck known as a “LaFrance Pumper” was placed in the middle of South Bass Island after having the tank removed. The owners then built a deck around the truck to maximize seating availability for the great guests of Put-in-Bay Island.

The truck recycles and re-purposes a lot of firefighter gear such as real fire extinguishers turned into bar stools with turnout gear sourced from local fire departments, Original ladders hanging from the awning, and used fire helmets including one used by the NYFD on 9/11.

A variety of t-shirts are available for sale with pictures of this awesome truck emblazoned on them. There are flat screens TV’s with the game on. The bartenders are super friendly and the drinks are strong. This is a great place for an afternoon drink.

They also have a variety of merchandise available for purchase with images of this very truck on the front or back. They even have flat-screen TV’s for sports and other entertainment!

The Grand Islander Hotel

This Caribbean style resort has over 50 hotel rooms that have recently been renovated. Besides being an amazing choice for lodging and the Last Resort Engine Company, the Grand Islander also encompasses “Splash!” This is one of the island’s best swim-up bars. They also own the islands best club, Level 2

Besides keeping their single and double rooms affordable and comfortable, they also offer various packages and discounts throughout the year.

On top of everything we’ve talked about, they also have an amazing event facility for weddings, conferences, speaking events, and more. Their full-time event staff can accommodate anything from groups of 20 to groups of 600 inside of their 16,000 sq. ft facility! Book now!


Welcome to Put-in-Bay and the world’s largest swim-up bar! This Caribbean paradise includes 150+ lounge chairs, 60,000 gallons of crystal clear water, and 97 bar stools to go along with the palm trees making this the ultimate summer spot!

Splash! Details

• The Largest Pool Complex on Put-in-Bay

• 60,000 gallons of water

• Put-in-Bay’s #1 Daytime Hot Spot

• Put-in-Bay’s only nationally award-winning pool

Splash also includes a crazy pirate ship bar you can swim up to called the “Flaming Skull.” Walk up the gangplank and grab a seat at one of the 75 custom hand-carved barstools around the main deck bar. Splash is one of the most lively places on the whole island!

Level 2

One of the hottest locations on Put-in-Bay, Level 2 always has the area’s best DJs playing the dopest music out right now. They have two full-service bars and a VIP bottle service giving Level 2 that sweet Las Vegas feel.

Start the party while the night is young! Start out with a happy hour and the Last Resort, then continue the send over at Splash. After that, make sure to end the night at Level 2!