Joe’s Bar Is Put-in-Bays Top Rated Self-Proclaimed Dive Bar

Picture of Joe's Bar Put-in-Bay1400 Catawba Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Joes Bar

Welcome to “Best Dive Bar on Planet,” as Joe’s Bar & Restaurant on Put-in-Bay proclaims! The classic bar food, outdoor games, and the most relaxed vibe on South Bass Island, Joe’s Bar & Restaurant, is the gathering place for both island locals and summertime visitors.

Joe’s Bar & Restaurant Particulars

This gastropub is hidden away from downtown Put-in-Bay at the end of Catawba Avenue. Situated next to South Bass Island State Park, Joe’s offers up an escape from the craziness of downtown in a peaceful, wooded setting

Order a Sloppy Joe or Artichoke Asiago Dip and have a seat at one of the picnic tables in their expansive outdoor patio. Comfortable seating and lots of fun yard games make this a place to pass away the hours. Challenge your friends to a set of supersize Jenga or Corn Hole, an American favorite.

Joe’s Bar & Restaurant Menu Features

  • -Signature Sloppy Scotty (split dog covered in mozzarella, onions, and their signature sauce)
  • -Put-In-Bay Sin Burger (all-natural beef topped with spicy giardiniera, pepper jack cheese, spicy aioli)
  • -Put-In-Bay Cuban
  • -Smoked Bologna Sandwich
  • -Sloppy Joe’s Dip
  • -Chicken Little (Grilled chicken, Red buttercrunch lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Avocado, White Cheddar Cheese, Spicy Aioli on top of a Multigrain Artisan pressed and grilled.

Joe’s also has a full calendar of events all summer long. Come on down and listen to live music by bands such as Nick Brownwell, Angel Tipping, and Caveman & Ryan. Joe’s Bar location makes it a great stop after a day on the boat or exploring the island. Joe’s Bar is a place with a spirited group of regulars. Why not become one on your next trip to Put-in-Bay?

Joe’s Bar Nearby Things To See

Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center is a lovely park right on Lake Erie. A small stone beach can be found for swimming in the lake as well as a public boat launch. Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals is also located near the park. Rent anything from powerboats to paddleboards for a Lake Erie outing.

South Bass Island State Park includes picnic areas, a shelter house available for rent, cabins, and a campground. The cottages provide an extra bit of comfort and beautiful rustic charm. The cabins in the park are both cozy and rustic. They are available for booking from Memorial Day until mid-September. They can sleep up to six people, and amenities include a full kitchen with a stove, living room with a DVD player, sink, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, pots & pans, & utensils.

Saunders Golf Course is right across the street. This nine-hole par 3 is challenging and fun. One of the few places golf carts aren’t allowed! Play a rousing game of golf before heading to Joe’s.

Perry’s Cave and Family Center is a short golf cart ride up Catawba. A sprawling complex unique to Put-in-Bay, Perry’s features a rare limestone cave with an underground lake. Compete with friends at Fort Amaze’n  Tour the cave then head over for a game of mini-golf, gemstone mining, or a tour in the Butterfly House. And of course, a drink at Joe’s to end the day seems perfect, doesn’t it?