Beer Barrel Saloon
Beer Barrel Saloon features the longest bar in the world. The Beer Barrel Saloon is a lively venue with a wide variety of live music in downtown Put-in-Bay. Located right on Delaware Avenue, this spacious venues is home to some of the best live acts on the island.
The Beer Barrel Saloon Particulars
Featuring live entertainment from April to October, the Beer Barrel is open from 11 am – 1 am or later every day. Live music begins in May on the weekends and expands to daily events June through August. The calendar paired back once fall rolls around.
Beer Barrel hosts some of the best musicians and bands in the region. This includes Dan Stewart, Captain Sweet Shoes, Kenny Kidd, and Mustang Sally, to name a few. For a complete Put-in-Bay Entertainment Schedule click here There is also an outside patio, a perfect place to enjoy those island breezes.
Next door Tipper’s Restaurant serves mouthwatering buffets on weekends from prime rib to seafood. Weekends an all you care to eat breakfast buffet is a popular venue. If you stood a bar on end at the Beer Barrel, it would rise over 50 feet taller than Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument. That’s how tall it is!
The Beer Barrel’s 405 foot, 10-inch bar includes 56 beer taps, 160 bar stools, and a seating capacity of 1,200. On a busy night, the bar employs over 20 bartenders and opens two extra bars in the back and side of the building. Needless to say, this is a popular hot spot.
The Beer Barrel Saloon History
On the early afternoon of May 27, 1988, a devastating fire ripped through the prized Colonial Building. Within 45 minutes, this historic building was reduced to mere rubble. The Colonial Housed many different businesses throughout the years, including a dance hall and skating rink.
Tragically enough, the first two buildings located at this site burned down before the event in the ’80s. The Put-in-Bay House burned in 1878 primarily due to the lack of a fire station on the island and then again in 1907. The Colonial House was built by Valentine Doller and survived for many years. After the depression, the Lonz family of the Lonz Winery on Middle Bass Island purchased the building. This striking building was owned and managed by a variety of Put-in-Bay luminaries until that fateful day in 1988. You can read more about the history of Put-in-Bay Hotels Here
A significant loss to the region, the Beer Barrel Saloon looks to memorialize all the great memories of the Colonial in the beautiful atmosphere and joyful music that plays throughout the summers.
The Beer Barrel Neighbors
The Jet Express Ferry is one of the most popular ways to travel to the island. It conveniently lets travelers off right in downtown Put-in-Bay, which means the Beer Barrel is only a short walk away.
Grab a bite before heading to a night of live music at one of the many fine restaurants close by. Hooligans serve up delicious Irish pub fare. Pasquale’s makes amazing pizzas and sandwiches (their breakfast is pretty amazing too). The Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery makes some mighty fine craft beer along with an extensive and delicious menu. After a great meal, there are numerous attractions within walking distance of the Beer Barrel Saloon. Just up the road is the Antique Car Museum. Put-in-Bay Airport is a great place to experience a helicopter flight or BiPlane Ride.
There is no end to summertime fun on Put-in-Bay. And the Beer Barrel Saloon is undoubtedly a testament to the summertime spirit on the island.