Key West Bars
So, you are finally on a well deserved vacation in beautiful Key West, Florida! What better way to spend some of your down time than relaxing with a cool drink while taking in some of the local sights? Key West may be famed for its fishing, but the nightlife is just as exciting. From the famous bars lining Duval Street to bars off the beaten path found all around the island, you will find the bar with the right atmosphere for you.
Arguably the most famous of our bars is Sloppy Joe’s; without a stop at this drinking hole your Key West vacation just wouldn’t be complete. Hemingway’s old haunt is not just a bar. Sloppy’s has live entertainment, a restaurant, and a store so you can pick up a souvenir. Capt Tony’s Saloon is another famous watering hole located in the original Sloppy Joe’s location. This is actually where Papa Hemingway frequented during his time on the island. Tony’s is an eclectic place, with a tree growing up through the property’s roof and the bar littered with “sexy mementos” people have left behind throughout the years.
Rick’s Entertainment Complex offers a multitude of bars and clubs including: Rick’s Upstairs, one of the hottest dance clubs on the island, Durty Harry’s rock and roll sports bar, the Tree Bar serving fresh squeezed juices and premium spirits, Rick’s Down has live entertainment and the most affordable drinks in town, the Crow’s Nest VIP deck bar overlooks the lower part of the complex, the Martini Bar offers a classy and modern atmosphere with elegant martini drinks of all flavors, and the Red Garter adult entertainment bar.
The Hog’s Breath Saloon, Irish Kevin’s, Fat Tuesday’s, Big ‘Uns Sportsbar, Virgilio’s Cocktail Lounge, Margaritaville, and the Lazy Gecko round out the rest of the famous Duval Street bars. But while Duval Street obviously has a huge bar scene, don’t discount other bars in the area.
The Green Parrot Bar, located on Whitehead Street, is the definitive Key West saloon, ranking as one of the top bars in the country according to Playboy Magazine. With their legendary Juke Box and strong music overtone, the Parrot plays a huge part in the Key West music festival and visiting band and musicians flock to this “first and last bar” on US 1.