KEY WEST NIGHTLIFEKey West is also well known for its world famous nightlife scene. Though the island is only 4x2 miles in size, there are over 360 liquor licenses, providing you with plenty of options to de-stress. From low-key bars to clubs, Key West's nightlife never has a shortage of fun, cocktails or live music.
While Key West may be known for its amazing sunsets, it is also what happens after the sun goes down that brings people to the area time and again. Here are some recommendations for getting the most out of Key West's nightlife and adult only scene.
As the slogan states, it’s a Key West Tradition to stop at Hemingway’s favorite local bar who even gave it its name while he was living in Key West. Now the bar is one of the main attractions in town serving up food, cocktails and live music every day of the week.
The oldest bar in Florida, Captain Tony’s Saloon was also the original location of Sloppy Joe’s from 1933-1937. This bar gets its extra flair from bras hanging from the ceiling and business cards covering the walls.
Though you can find live music pretty much anywhere in Key West, the Green Parrot bar has been named one of the best live music venues in Florida. Bands from around the world perform onstage during Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30 to 7pm soundchecks followed by a second late night performance.
I came, I drank…I don’t remember is not only the slogan, but also likely a warning! Entertainers encourage audience participation in their performances at this fun Irish themed bar.
This world famous bar is a popular Key West watering hole complete with shop, restaurant and bar. Conveniently located at the corner of Front and Duval streets, they stand behind the fact that Hog’s Breath is Better Than No Breath at All!
A Key West classic, the Schooner Wharf is located in the Key West harbor providing patio seating and live band performances. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks in this low-key bar on the water.
The old Porter Mansion on the corner of Duval and Caroline street houses 2 different bars on the 1st floor with porch seating. The Porch has a laid back vibe and features craft beer and wine, while The Other Side offers a lounge-like atmosphere and signature cocktails.
This quaint wine bar has an extensive wine collection that is constantly changing to keep selections fresh and exciting. Enjoy a glass on the porch overlooking Duval Street or in its cozy, vintage setting.
Key West's largest entertainment complex features 8 bar venues, each offering a different experience from the rest. Options include a dance club, live music & sports bar, tree bar on Duval and more.
A world famous chain, Fat Tuesday's frozen daiquiris are guaranteed to cool you off after a long day on the town. This lively venue has a DJ every night and is one the hot dancing venues on Duval.
Cabaret and Drag Shows
This downtown cabaret is only 3 blocks away from the Santa Maria Suites. La Te Da features an outdoor bar and restaurant as well as nightly performances from Christopher Peterson, Randy Roberts and more.
At this popular Key West bar & nightclub, Reality is a Drag and drag is a reality! Nightly shows include performances from the Aquanettes with singing, dancing, and comedy.