Patios & Pints Around the Lake

admin | Aug 24, 2023

Patios & Pints Around the Lake –  Check out these awesome spots with outdoor seating and delicious drinks around the 35 miles of shoreline.

Horvath’s Harbor (Thornville)
Stop by the cocktail bar to enjoy a broad selection of wines, craft brews, and bourbons on request from one of the talented bartenders to create a lively concoction for you! Once your drink is in hand, stroll out back and relax by the fire in a comfy Adirondack chair.  Check out their live music schedule and menu.

Aerial view photo of Horvath's Harbor

The Dirty Oar (Thornville)
New to Buckeye Lake, The Dirty Oar is a waterfront bar featuring live music, food trucks, and fun activities!  Find their music schedule and food truck lineup on their website at 

The Port Lounge & Smokehouse (Thornville)
Dock your boat at the Port and enjoy lakeside drinks and delicious menu options including various meats, seafood, stuffed mushrooms and more!  The spacious patio hosts live music all summer long.

Buckeye Lake Winery (Thornville)
Located on the southern banks of Buckeye Lake, Buckeye Lake Winery offers a full-service restaurant with outdoor and indoor seating and amazing views of the lake right from the patio. They are committed to producing great wine by bringing the Napa Valley experience home and creating an atmosphere of relaxation!  Check out their food and wine menu and upcoming events.

Buckeye Lake Winery


The Copper Penny (Thornville)
Recently renovated, indulge in a broad menu of pizza, wings, burgers, and cold drinks year round! Relax by the canal and enjoy a delicious rum bucket at The Copper Penny.

Waterfront on Buckeye Lake (Thornville)
Experience this lakefront sports bar with great food, live music, and cold drinks!  Check out the Waterfront menu for options including pizza, tacos, salads, and more.

Papa Boo’s (Thornville)
Papa Boo’s is the lakeside place for good fun and great food! You’ll love this popular spot on Buckeye Lake’s shoreline with live music, tasty bites, and a full bar. Now open year-round with tons of outdoor seating!

Papa Boo's

Si Senor Taco Mexican Grill (Millersport)
A local staple, Si Senor Taco Mexican Grill serves up all your favorite Mexican cuisines.  Experience delicious food and refreshing margaritas at this festive restaurant.  Plus, boaters can float right up the canal and join their friends on the patio!

Hereinafter Cocktail Tavern (Millersport)
The Hereinafter is a cocktail tavern with a mission to democratize great cocktails in a stylish, tavern setting.  Serving classic cocktails alongside food, wine, and beer, Hereinafter intends to create a sacred ground where guests can bond with neighbors over great food and drink.  Take a break on their patio, the Lanai, with full bar service included!  If you’re out on the water and feel like a drink, use their dock located across from the restaurant for easy access.

Hereinafter Cocktail Tavern

Pappy D’s Island House (Millersport)
Situated on Liebs Island, Pappy D’s Island House is a casual space for family and friends!  Enjoy live music and book your next event in the newly renovated space upstairs with customizable catering options, with bartenders and servers available.

The Blue Heron (Buckeye Lake Village)
The Blue Heron Kitchen & Pub is an American restaurant located in the Buckeye Lake Village.  Grab a bite or a relaxing drink on the outdoor seating area at this new locally-owned restaurant!  The wide menu includes options such as lobster bisque, burgers, seafood pasta, pies, beer floats, and more.

Buckeye Lake Brewery/Chef Shack (Buckeye Lake Village)
Grab a local brew or a flight from Buckeye Lake Brewery and pair it with tasty bites from the Chef Shack on the outdoor patio with sunshades!  The Chef Shack offers a constantly evolving menu including burgers, wings, tacos, salads, and more.


Buckeye Lake Brewery/Chef Shack


The Boatyard at Buckeye Lake (Buckeye Lake Village)
Located within the Boatyard at Buckeye Lake, the La Cabra Craft Kitchen offers appetizers, nachos, salads, tacos, and more!  Take a break by the lake and enjoy great food, live music and refreshing drinks right by the water.

Buckeye Lake Margaritas (Buckeye Lake Village)
Experience authentic Mexican food and delicious drinks just minutes from the lake! Now, you can relax with a margarita in-hand in their brand-new, festive patio space!



Plan your escape today.   With multiple short-term rentals all around the lake, you’ll find the best stay for your getaway!  Find lakefront cottages and photo-worthy homes with beautiful waterfront views to make your trip as memorable as possible. Plus, check out events happening around the lake including live music, entertainment, and more! 

Get around the lake’s villages in style! Book your ride with Mid Ohio Golf Car for an easy, breezy day carting around the lake. 

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