The Red Moon at the Park Hotel is an intimate and sophisticated speakeasy. Walk through the door and you are immediately transformed back to the days of Prohibition. The term speakeasy, “speak easy,” is a bartender term, encouraging folks to act in a relaxed manner when imbibing illegal booze.
The Red Moon Setting
The bar itself is darkly lit with the original tin ceiling painted gold, elaborate wallpaper, and engraved table tops that came from old picnic tables that provided seating in The Round House Bar during the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
Beer & Wine
Focused on providing top-of-the-line drinks, the Red Moon is far from the hustle of the summer crowds. The wine list is quite extensive with bottles from all over the world. Craft beers, including some local favorites, share the list with domestic and imported bottles.
They even make beer cocktails where they pair something like Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA with ginger beer, mango, and passionfruit. A really refreshing summer beverage!
Drink like a flapper with their impressive list of martinis. From an espresso martini with vanilla vodka to the Red Moon Martini with ABSOLUT, cranberry, lime and contreau, each martini is as unique as the Red Moon itself. Other classic cocktails include the Sloe Gin Fizz, the Sidecar, and Pimm’s Cup.
Prohibition, and mainly rum running, has quite a place in the history books for the Great Lakes. Men and women ran booze across the lakes from Canada. A maid named Magi at The Hotel was caught one night with her lover known only as Max.
The Park Hotel is a lovely Victorian Building located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. The Round House Bar is right next door and there’s a golf cart rental right on the premises. A wonderful place to stay when enjoying summers on the bay!