Take a night out on the town. Key West may be a rum town to some but the diverse bar selection on the island will appeal to any pallet. Here are 5 bars and restaurants to check out during your stay in Key West.
- Blue Heaven – 729 Thomas Street: A tropical paradise with fresh seafood and great live entertainment. Try some of their assorted dessert martinis, such as the Banana Heaven (banana rum, butterscotch schnapps and Bailey’s) or the Chocolate Raspberry (Van Gogh Chocolate vodka, Chambord and Godiva) or pour a glass of port, Madeira or sherry. Check out the leopard-spotted mannequin and the rooster graveyard on your way in.
- Sloppy Joe’s Bar – 201 Duval Street: Established in 1933, this internationally known establishment is one of the entertainment hubs of Key West. Live music begins at noon with large drinks and a quality American-styled menu. Try the Frozen Cuervo Gold Margarita (Cuervo Gold Tequila, lime juice and triple sec) or settle down with one of the many domestic and imported bottled beers.
- Southernmost Beach Café – 1405 Duval Street: Great drinks and a breathtaking view of the Atlantic, Southernmost Beach Café is home to the Southernmost Rum Runner! This oceanfront bar and restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner under Caribbean ambience. Try the house special Maine Lobster Cakes with an ice cold draft.
- Schooner Wharf Bar – 202 William Street: “A last little piece of old Key West”, Schooner Wharf Bar is an oceanside bar and restaurant with boat docking and rustic charm. Try a tall Schooner Rita (Sauza Conmemorativo, Grand Marnier, sweet & sour and lime) or the smooth Pamama Red mojito while listening to great live entertainment.
- Rum Barrel – 528 Front Street: Launched in 2006 by former Philadelphia 76er’s president Pat Croce, the Rum Barrel marries the Philly sports bar seen with the tropical energy of Key West. Dive into a mouth watering philly cheesesteak or share a flatbread pizza with friends. Try the Rum Barrel’s signature Island Barrel (Malibu Coconut, Malibu Pineapple, Malibu Mango, cranberry, pineapple and orange juices with grenadine) or select an aged rum for a smooth finish.
Key West is full of unique bars and restaurants - get out and explore! Also, check out the Key West Sunset Ale and Conch Republic Spirits, both products of Florida that can expand your tastes.