Aqua Nightclub is one of the most popular nightlife haunts in the city. Known for its live music events, karaoke and other entertaining events; the club has amassed a large fan following. The place with its fun vibe, is known to be among the best for singles as well as LGBT, making it a convivial place to visit. If you are one of those people who love to tap their feet to dance numbers, Aqua Nightclub is your place to be. So when you are in the city and want to ring in the night with fun, frolic and laughter, head to Aqua Nightclub.
Comfortably set inside the Speakeasy Inn The Rum Bar is a casual bar which serves a wide range of spirits in a laid-back atmosphere. The decor is rustic featuring a huge vintage-style bar, cushioned bar stools, wooden walls and a small TV mounted onto a corner of the bar. The place is particularly known for its specialty drinks such as the Rum Runner, Goombay Smash, Dark & Stormy and Hurricane. Also, try the Bahama Bomb if rum is your spirit of choice.
This much-loved restaurant reportedly was once the site of boxing matches refereed by none other than Ernest Hemingway. Now you will find avant-garde artwork in the gallery upstairs and great chow at modest prices in the restaurant. Caribbean flavors predominate and baking is done on the premises where desserts, rolls and breads pour from the ovens. All three meals are served here and Sunday brunch draws crowd. No reservations are taken, so be prepared to wait in line. That may, in fact, be half the fun.
Unless you live in Key West, you will only find the Hogfish Bar and Grill on a tip. It’s off the beaten track and a little tricky to find, but it is well worth the search. Once there, you know instantly this is a local’s spot. The Hogfish Bar and Grill is the way the Keys used to be. Right on the waterfront, it’s a place to savor the pleasure of peeling and eating fresh Key West Pink Shrimp, while watching shrimp boats dock. It’s as if nothing has changed in 50 years. Dig into a fresh Hogfish sandwich and enjoy the live music.
Once a morgue and later an ice-house, this lively spot is one of the city's most popular bars and is said to have been the original Sloppy Joe's, entertaining author Ernest Hemingway. Jimmy Buffet sang here for a while in the beginning of his career and now live bands play nightly, who knows, perhaps you will hear the next Buffet. Stop by for a drink, or just to take a look at the "Hanging Tree," located inside the bar.
Escape into oblivion with the smooth strains of jazz at the Little Room Jazz Club, an intimate cove for music lovers located on the dynamic Duval Street. This cozy haven features talented jazz musicians every night of the week, from the Hal Howland Trio and Ericson Holt, to the Denis Hyland Quartet and Terri White. Bring your date, sip on heavenly cocktails and let the night fold you into its embrace.
Don's Place is a popular bar in Key West known for its casual and laid-back vibe, making its guests feel at ease from the get go. The interiors are cozy yet lively with hardwood floors, well-spaced seating areas, a foosball table, a ping pong table, a jukebox and four wall mounted LCD screen TVs. The bar has everything you need, from craft beers and to a notable selection of local spirits and wines. You can also purchase bottled beers and wine from their on-site liquor store.
Established in 2004, Azur brings innovative Mediterranean cuisine in an unpretentious and elegant environment. Whether it's a casual lunch or an early breakfast or even a late-night romantic dinner, Azur presents an ideal venue with its intimate dining room and lovely patio area. Friendly service and unparalleled quality have regulars coming back again. On offer is a concise menu comprising of various options - from breakfast to dinner; with specialties like Yellowtail Snapper Benedict, Grilled Steak Ciabatta, Hummus and Baba Ghanoush and Panna Cotta. The flavors are unique and will certainly change your perception about Mediterranean food.
One may deem the name of the restaurant to be slightly risqué, but regular visitors here will vouch that its name actually does ring true. Better Than Sex welcomes patrons into its dimly lit, intimately spaced haven, and thrills with its enchanting array of desserts and themed cocktails. With menu names as salacious as its own, Better Than Sex lets you choose from a mesmerizing selection of desserts such as Kinky Key West Cream Pie, Banana Bazooka, Slip It In, Fork-You Fondue and Cookie Nookie Pie. Besides dessert, this bold restaurant also serves a flurry of cocktail wines and beers with their own signature dessert recipes.
One of Key West's premier LGBT bars, Bobby's Monkey Bar is where a large chunk of the city's gay come to socialize and have a good time. The interiors are exactly what you expect from a dive bar; minimalistic decor, dim lighting, and basic seating arrangements. The bartenders are friendly and offer you drinks that match your taste. The bar hosts karaoke and pool competitions on Sunday nights, when the bar tends to get a bit crowded.
The Waterfront Brewery is one of the biggest breweries in Key West serving customers a wide range of beer such as their signature Crazy Lady, Truman Double IPA and Pallina, that have been brewed on-site. The brewery also has an extensive menu featuring appetizers, salads, soups, handmade sandwiches, entrees, and dessert. The Waterfront Cuban sandwich, Nut Crusted Mahi-Mahi, and the Bahamian White Conch Chowder are some of the must-tries from the menu. The brewery also offer tours around the facility for people who wish to know more about their brewing processes.
You're sure to be spoiled with the entertainment options available at Schooner's Bar. Drink, dine, dance, cheer, or shop...till you drop! With happy hours from 8a-noon, you're sure to have a great start to your day. The vast menu offers items, such as Fresh Stone Crab Claws, Conch Chowder and Fresh-Shucked Oysters. Don't worry - you can burn those calories up dancing the night and day away! Cheer for your favorite team at the Minimal Regatta, Schooner Wharf Wreckers Race, Barbecue Cook-off, Chili Cook-off, or the king of all Key West events, the Battle of the Bars. You can even plan a party on Key West's flagship, The Schooner Western Union, which docks here. With such fine entertainment offerings, it's no surprise that the bar has been highly acclaimed by Aqua Magazine as well as the New York Times.