Reel Bar


Bar, Restaurant

Serves food:



Live Bands


Daytime & Evening


461 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456





Indulge in a journey through island history at Reel Bar, a culinary gem within walking distance of The Islander Inn Put-in-Bay. Established in 2014 by Andy Christensen and Ray Fogg, Reel Bar seamlessly blends modern flair with a nod to the island's rich past, housed in the historic Tony's building. Immerse yourself in a rustic ambiance adorned with reclaimed barn wood, authentic stone, and antique lighting, creating a warm, lived-in atmosphere. Our friendly staff welcomes you to savor a menu featuring delectable burgers, unique sandwiches, Lake Erie fish, fresh salads, 16 draft beers, and handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy live performances by island favorites like Bob Gatewood and The Ray Fogg Show in an intimate setting, where the stage is as close as the experience is unforgettable. Discover the charm of Reel Bar, where tradition meets contemporary culinary excellence, just steps away from your Islander Inn retreat.

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Indulge in entertainment Bliss at Put-in-Bay, Ohio’s Premier Party Haven! Elevate your celebration to extraordinary heights with nonstop festivities and an abundance of activities that will leave you craving more. Don’t settle for a run-of-the-mill, we curate an unforgettable experience for the everyone. Our hotel rooms offer the perfect blend of comfort and luxury, ensuring a stay as remarkable as the trip itself. Come make memories that last a lifetime in the heart of Put-in-Bay’s vibrant party scene!

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Bars & Clubs



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Frequently Asked Questions

At what time of year should I consider visiting Put-in-Bay?

The optimal time to visit Put-in-Bay is from mid-May to mid-September, with the peak season spanning from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekends during this period are perfect for adults seeking lively experiences, as the island comes alive with numerous bars, day and nightclubs, swim-up pool bars, and concert venues, attracting tens of thousands of party-goers. For families looking for a more relaxed experience, weekdays are recommended. During the week, you can enjoy activities such as kayaking, Jet Skiing, paddle-boarding, gemstone mining, cave tours, mini-golf, mazes, rock walls, butterfly house and explore the abundance of state parks that Put-in-Bay has to offer.

What is there to do in Put in Bay?

Put-in-Bay, often referred to as the Key West of the North, boasts a diverse range of entertainment options. For those seeking vibrant nightlife, we offer dozens of restaurants and 29 bars, clubs, and concert venues, ensuring an unforgettable party experience. During the day, enjoy the excitement of five day clubs with swim-up pool bars, explore historic sites like Perry’s Monument, embark on cave tours, and indulge in outdoor activities like kayaking, jet skiing, and paddle-boarding. Experience the thrill of go-karting, golf carting, parasailing, and gemstone mining, or relax on beautiful beaches. Our offerings extend to unique attractions such as a car museum, three state parks, moped rentals, wineries, and various aerial tours, providing a wealth of options for a memorable island adventure.

What is there to do at the Islander Inn?

At the Islander Inn, we offer a diverse range of entertainment and amenities for your convenience. Our lobby houses a full-service shop, complemented by three pools, a lazy river, two bars, including a swim-up pool bar. Enjoy weekend entertainment featuring contests and prizes, engage in a game of cornhole, capture memories in our photo-booth, relax in a 70-person jacuzzi, or indulge in poolside comfort with cabanas and numerous sun loungers.

How much time in advance should I book my lodging in Put-in-Bay?

For the best chance of securing your spot, we strongly advise booking your room as early as you can. Put-in-Bay tends to fill up every weekend from June through August, and rooms go quickly. Don’t miss out on the opportunity—reserve your room now to guarantee your stay! Browse Rooms

Can guests bring their own alcohol to their hotel rooms?

Yes, guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol to their hotel rooms. We want to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. If you have any further questions or if there’s anything else we can assist you with, feel free to let us know. Cheers to a great stay!

Can guests stroll between bars in Put-in-Bay while enjoying a drink?

Unfortunately, no. Although Ohio has introduced the concept of ‘Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas’ (D.O.R.A.s), Put-in-Bay is not currently designated as one of them.

Is it necessary to bring my car to the island?

Leave your car behind! Our golf cart rentals are available upon arrival, and you can seamlessly include them in your reservation. Experience the convenience of Put-in-Bay’s close-knit layout, and with limited parking on the island, it’s a smart way to save your money!

Is it necessary to make ferryboat reservations in advance?

No, reservations are not required for the Miller Ferry; it’s walk-up only. However, for the Jet Express, they offer both walk-up and presale options. Keep in mind that the Miller Ferry is more budget-friendly but requires a 2 minute taxi ride to downtown that costs around $5 per rider depending on which taxi used. It’s worth noting taxis are ready and waiting when you walk off the Miller Ferry. On the other hand, the Jet Express takes you directly downtown. Both ferries provide a unique experience! 

What is the weather like in Put in Bay


    • Temperature: Average highs range from 60°F to 70°F (15°C to 21°C).
    • Conditions: Spring temperatures, occasional rain showers.


    • Temperature: Average highs range from 70°F to 80°F (21°C to 27°C).
    • Conditions: Warmer temperatures, more consistent sunshine.


    • Temperature: Average highs range from 80°F to 85°F (27°C to 29°C).
    • Conditions: Peak of summer, warm and sunny.


    • Temperature: Average highs range from 80°F to 85°F (27°C to 29°C).
    • Conditions: Similar to July, warm and pleasant.


    • Temperature: Average highs range from 70°F to 80°F (21°C to 27°C).
    • Conditions: Late summer, gradually cooling temperatures.
Can I find grocery options and places to purchase beer and wine nearby?

Absolutely, both grocery stores and places to buy beer and wine are conveniently located within walking distance and within the Islander Inn.”

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