Welcome to the Porch!

Patina Porch is the latest destination bar and restaurant to open in Sandusky, OH.  At Patina Porch you will find a laid-back public space perfect for meeting old and new friends or relaxing alone, where you can enjoy the peaceful view of the marshland and wildlife of Mills Creek.  We have a large patio space ideal for enjoying the sunset or some late-afternoon shade!

The wildlife is diverse and the view of the marshland is stunning.

Now Open

Thursday – Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm


Patina Porch is located on Sandusky’s west-end on the Patina Creek grounds (famously known as the old Toft’s Dairy), just 1 mile from downtown Sandusky


Would you like to join us for a drink?

Our cocktails are handcrafted and can be served with or without spirits. We use fresh ingredients sourced from our on-site gardens. Take, for instance, our Lemon Lavender Wren, which is made with lavender syrup, lemonade, soda, and fresh lavender. If you are having our Wren with spirits, we base it with Empress Indigo Gin, which makes this drink unforgettable.

We use the best juices and mixes available, and our liquor selection is second to none. We serve both domestic and micro-brewed beers. Our bar also carries seltzers, Coke products, juices, mineral water, flavored sparking water, coffee, and hot tea.

Our drink menus change as our gardens bloom, ensuring that there is always something new to try.


Our food menu is evolving as we continue to grow and source ingredients from our gardens. This season, we are serving appetizers and flatbread pizzas. Check our Facebook page for today’s selection. 

Patina Creek

Patina Porch is located on the Patina Creek grounds, an historic property that borders the marsh of Mills Creek on West Monroe Street in Sandusky, Ohio. The site is not just home to Patina Porch, but a number of other artisan businesses. Patina Creek is our venue space available for renting: large enough to host artist markets, weddings and reception parties, and private and corporate events. For rental information please fill our our rental form.

Patina Creek has ample parking available to visitors and will use this area to bring in local food truck vendors to meet lunch and dinner demands.

The Plant & The Potter

The Plant & The Potter started in 2019 with a small greenhouse and a deep love for biophilic design. From there, we’ve expanded to be part of what you see here today.  You can find the Plant & The Potter exclusively at Patina Porch.

Specializing in succulents and tropicals, all living arrangements are hand-crafted with detailed precision, ensuring that the plants chosen for your arrangement will have similar needs and care specifications.

Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind  arrangements? The Plant & The Potter can provide the perfect living design item for parties, gifts or décor.

Sandusky Salvage & Design

Specializing in architectural salvage, Sandusky Salvage & Design is owned by property owner Ben Byington. Most of the materials used to build Patina Porch and Patina Creek came from SS&D’s collection; when you come to visit you will see some amazing examples of what can be done with architectural salvage,  materials that are all-too-often thrown away and replaced with new. Nearly everything that you see in Patina Porch and Patina Creek is for sale, so be sure to take a look and let us know what questions you have or what other elements you are looking for.

Mantiques Studio and Art Gallery

This is where where vintage and modern intersect. Mantiques Studio and Art Gallery is located at the front of the property (you might remember getting ice cream in this space). Owner’s Mark and Kim designed their art gallery and workshop in a way that you will not only experience their creativity, but find slices of history that are preserved or recovered. This is a must-see space if you’re visiting.