Wear black and mourn the end of summer at Roundhouse

It is that time of year again when ferries to the islands slow down and businesses close their doors for the winter.
Amanda Amsel
Oct 17, 2013

This sad time is always celebrated at one of the most popular bars at Put-in-Bay, the Round House Bar.

The always-lively watering hole will be hosting their 30th annual The Wake at the Round House Bar from 2:00 pm to 2:00 am on Saturday, October 19 at their Delaware Avenue location at Put-in-Bay.

“I have been going to this party for the last five years and it is a blast,” said Robert McAfee, Round House Bar regular. “Everyone has to wear black to be admitted and it is really quite hilarious.”

Want to Go?

WHAT: The Wake at the Round House Bar

WHEN: 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19

WHERE: Round House Bar, Delaware Avenue at Put-in-Bay

COST: Free
INFO: www.theroundhousebar.com/

The party is very similar to a wake, as people talk about their summer highlights, while morning the loss of another season.

McAfee, who during the winter lives in Columbus, travels to Put-in-Bay specifically for this event every year.

“You get to see new friends you made throughout the summer and old friends you made from past summers,” he said. “A lot of boaters come out as well because this is one of the last times they can take their boats out for the season.”

There will be live entertainment throughout the afternoon and night as guests party until the wee hours of the morning.

For more information on The Wake at the Round House Bar, visit www.theroundhousebar.com/.


Capt. Ford



Halloween theme for the round house is duck dynasty, It will be painted cammo. I liked it when it was a ghost painted white.