A brief history about the Bait House… Located at the mouth of the Portage River, the Bait House River Bar got its unique name from being an actual bait house for local charter captains during the 1980s.  The bar name is catchy and lures people in with its great views, ice-cold beer and friendly service.  Founded in 2011 by Don, David, & Chad Clemons, the building was transformed from a former bait house to a river-front bar that has become popular during warm, summer days and nights.  During the summer months, live music performs every Thursday evening starting at 7pm.  Live entertainment is also generally provided at least one night each weekend.  It’s been our pleasure to entertain many local and out-of-town folks.  Watching the business grow in Port Clinton is an example of what this beautiful area can provide.  We look forward to enjoying another fun summer.  Don, Chad & David Clemons

Where are We?



121 East Perry St

Port Clinton, OH 43452

Located right behind 

Arlington Inn


​(419) 734-2101

Bar Hours

Mon-Wed 12PM-11PM

Thur-Sun 12PM-11PM