Interested in hitting some amazing Key West Bars?
Then hold on to your hats, and of course your stomachs, and get ready for the best guide to Key West bars, pubs and clubs that you will find anywhere.
If you are looking for a crazy, wild and wicked time we can point you in the right direction without a question.
If you are wanting a quiet romantic bar, with amazing views over Key West, to savour as the sun disappear for the day, we know just the place.
In fact whatever your drinking requirements with Key West being renowned for its nightlife, we will have just the place that you would need down to the finest detail.
And make sure you check out and buy the great Key West Bar Card that is shown below, as one thing for sure if you are planning to do the Key West Bars in full it will cost you.
You may not know this but a couple of little known facts are that Key West has more bars per capita than anywhere else in America, and there are actually around 360 liquor licenses on the island of Key West.
Which are two facts that not only will impress your friends, but will also impress your doctor if you decide to drink in all of them
And this little baby will save you a fortune other the period of your visit.
Well worth the cost I can promise you.
Anyway without further delay lets kick it all off with perhaps he most famous of all the Key West bars.....Sloppy Joes
Going back to even before their most famous of drinkers, Ernest Hemingway first pulled up a stool and ordered a drink, there is one thing for sure.
Sloppy Joes is one of those Key West bars that you will definitely have to pop into whilst you are in the area.
Take a look for the live entertainment that is appearing whilst you are in Key West as major artists such as Kenny Chesney have been known to do an impromptu turn.
Address: 201 Duval Street
Phone: (305) 294 5717
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The Lazy Gecko Bar
If you still have energy, and the ability to think straight after Sloppy Joes, then right next door is the little "Lazy Gecko Bar"
For a little place it sure gets busy, and it's not surprising due to their liking of the Happy Hour. On Sunday and Monday Happy Hour is more like happy evening, with it going on from 17:00pm to 12:00am.
Great bar deals every-night at this lively bar on Duval Street.
Address: 203 Duval Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 292 1903
Not long after the sun has come up over Key West, Schooners Wharf open their doors for business.
Found down by the Historic Seaport, this bar and restaurant states that its the "A Last Little Pierce Of Old Key West" which is quite a claim to make, and I think they just about manage to pull it off too.
With a great conch menu of Margaritas, Conch Fritters, Rum Cocktails, huge and hearty breakfasts dinners and lunch, and then live entertainment in the evening you can really find a bar stool and stay here for the whole day.
Key West Bars at their homely and historic best.
Address: 202 William Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 292 3302
Two Friends Bar Key West
Two Friends Patio Bar is a great place to wander over to after the Sunset Celebration has concluded on Mallory Square.
From its location on Front Street, the restaurant come bar offer in their words "We offer the best Happy Hour on the island with half price appetizers, well drinks, wine and beer everyday from 4-6 pm."
Can't say fairer than that really, and with Karaoke, live entertainment and of course a great range of the best drinks in all Key West Bars, you should have a good time with more than just two friends......you will make loads of new ones.
Address: 512 Front Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 296 3124
Island Dogs Bar
With a signature drink of "Key Lime Pie Martini", since 2010 when Island Dogs went through a refurb after being bought by a couple of Key West Bar Stalwarts and owners, it has done great business.
The two new owners wanted a laid back, relaxed, flip-flop wearing vibe, where locals and tourists would happily mingle over good food and a great range of cocktails and drinks.
I think they have achieved exactly what they wanted and Key West bars like this should be a stamped on everyone's calendar as a must visit when at the southernmost point.
Address: 505 Front Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 509 7136
Bull & Whistle
Come to this local favourite and you can drink in two bars, and another if you are very brave.
The Bull is downstairs and has live entertainment going on most day, whilst upstairs is the Whistle is where you can drink, play video and pool.
And then right at the very top is the Garden of Eden Clothing Optional bar. Which has great views of Key West, and other things that should remain hidden.
Address: 224 Duval Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 296 4545
Rick's Key West
They call Rick's eight bars in one awesome night. And it is certainly pretty hard core, but also great fun.
Downstairs, live entertainment starts at 4:00pm until midnight, until the drunken singers grab the microphones and bring the karaoke to life. Or if you don't fancy this you can try the classy wine and martini bar, or even the dance bar.
But I know for some Key West Bars are about watching your favourite sporting event, with a plate full of buffalo wings and a cold beer or two, and at Ricks you can do that too.
Address: 202 to 208 Duval Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 296 5513
Blue Mojito Pool Bar And Grill
The Blue Mojito has been recently restored, but one thing has remained the same amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico, and the even more amazing sunsets.
If you want to go with someone special order a couple of rum runner cocktails, and watch the sun go down you cannot ask for a more romantic place.
Don't worry if you are not staying in the Hyatt Key West Resort And Spa, as you can still use the bar whenever you want.
Address: Hyatt Key West Resort And Spa, 601 Front street, Key West
Phone: (305) 809 4043
The Green Parrot Bar
The Green Parrot is probably my favourite of all the Key West bars.
The bar is located about a block of away from Duval Street, and is housed in a 1890's era building decorated with strange and huge portraits.
The bar was named the 3rd fav bar in a survey run by An American Walks into A Bar, and its not a shock to be honest.
With a great selection of booze, video games, billiards darts, pinball, a jukebox and live bands playing at the weekends its a great place for tastes.
Address: 601 Whitehead Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 294 6133
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe
When you think of Key West there are perhaps two men that you think of.
The first is Ernest Hemingway, who is linked to Sloppy Joe's in Duval Street, whilst the other is Jimmy Buffett, who is linked to....Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe.
What a coincidence is that eh?
This place is one of the iconic Key West bars, but is made purely for the tourists who feel the urge to go in and have a beer or two.
It's standard food, nothing more. I wouldn't recommend going into here, but still I wouldn't be surprised if you did. You are in Key West after all.
Address: 500 Duval Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 292 1435
The Afterdeck Bar At Louie's Backyard
Louies Backyard is so close to the waters edge, that you could well end up swimming if you have one too many. But this close proximity to the water makes it a lovely location to sink a few, especially in the early evening hours when the sunset brings the crowds down to the waters-edge.
Don't be surprised that you are not sitting next to either a celebrity, an out of towner, or a doggie or two.
Yes, Louie's is right by Dog beach, the Key West beach that fido is allowed to splash around happily.
Address: 700 Waddell Avenue, Key West
Phone: (305) 294 1061
Grand Vin was the first wine bar to open up in Key West back in 1997 and is aptly named.
It certainly is Grand, as it has the most extensive collections of fine wines to test out what you like the best. And with Sean, ever ready and eager to pass on his extensive knowledge and passions for both red and white wines you will be both enthralled and tutored as to the grape.
Don't worry though if you don't like wine, as you can sit on the porch on Duval Street and pass the time with a nice cool beer if you prefer. And that is the beauty of Key West Bars, they go out of their way to provide what their clients want.....choice.
Address: 1107 Duval Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 296 1020
Turtle Kraals Restaurant And Bar
Turtle Kraals is one of those Key West Bars, that if only it could talk...what a tale it would have to tell.
Going through several changes since it first came into existence as a turtle cannery in 1849, you can now both drink and eat here, whilst shooting a few games of billiards.
Or perhaps you fancy rocking the night away to the live bands that strut their stuff night after night.
Turtle Kralls is found down by the historic seaport of Key West
Address: 231 Margaret Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 294 2640
For all you sports fans, this is one of the Key West Bars with a famous owner. It was opened by the former president of the Philadelphia 76ers Pat Croce in 2006.
Pirates of old would have loved this place as it is just down the road from the Historic Seaport of Key West, and even better it has 150 different types of rum to taste.
I didn't even know there was 150 different types of rum!
Address: 528 West Front Street, Key West
Phone: (305) 292 7862
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