The Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery is Put-in-Bay’s very first brewery. Opened in 1996, its housed in a building with over one hundred years of history. The property originally belong to Valentine Doller, one of Put-in-Bay’s most famous residents and one-time mayor. It also served as a grocery store and gas station. After many iterations, including a fire station, it is now home to delicious, locally made brews. They also have fantastic dining options to pair with your new favorite beer.

A rotating menu of craft beers delights summer visitors all summer long. From stouts to wheat beer, The Put-in-Bay Brewery creates wonderful beers for a variety of palettes.

Beers on Tap

Selection changes, but here are some highlights:

  • South Bass Milk Stout
  • Watermelon Wheat
  • Strawberry Basil Wheat
  • Raspberry Mocha Stout
  • Pass Out Bourbon Punch

Besides their delicious and innovative beer menu, the Brewery serves up some truly great food. They have a full menu full of pizzas, burgers, and salads.

The Brewery’s Food Highlights
  • Greek Pizza
  • Brewery Cheese Soup
  • Walleye Bites
  • Perch Sandwich served on an egg bun
  • Basil Pesto Chicken
  • Mexicali Burger

The Brewery Cheese Soup is definitely a favorite. Aged Cheddar is blended with their Summer’s Brew for a rich and creamy soup. Also worth mention are their salads, which are healthy, fresh, and filling. The Caprese is a lighter option and pairs wonderfully with the Watermelon Wheat. Try the Ole Cotton Top Irish Red with the Chicken, Spinach, and Avocado Salad. They also feature a kid’s menu with Chicken Fries and Mac ‘n Cheese.

They recently expanded their back enclosure, making the patio a wonderful place to sit out on a summer evening, enjoying a bite to eat and a local brew. Additionally, it is located just down the street from Perry’s Park in downtown Put-in-Bay, so the Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery is right in heart of the island. Several wonderful inns and hotels surround this location as does other favorites like Hooligans and The Old Forge.


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