Key West, Florida

Must Visit Bars in Key West

Key West is known to have some of the best bars in America with incredibly diverse options.

With over 300 bars to choose from, you and your party are bound to find some truly memorable bars. Live music can be found at a large majority, but you can also scratch your itch for bars with dancing, a classic watering hole or even somewhere with some swanky and sophisticated cocktails. 


Wanting to find a bar to begin your evening casually while enjoying a booze forward and classy drink? Check out a few recommendations from our team on where some of their favorite cocktail bars are: 

- The Rum Bar

- Virgilio's

- General Horseplay

- Shots and Giggles


Ready to get your groove on and burn some calories while doing so? There are dozens of bars where you can do just that in Key West, but may we suggest the following? 

- Ricks Complex

- Sloppy Joe’s

- Sunset Pier

Watering Holes & Dive Bars

Key West has some dive bars that have been around since the late 1800’s and their history and charm are still felt as you walk in their doors. Pull up a barstool, order a cold one and bask in the countless years of history that have taken place along the streets you’re walking. 

- Green Parrot

- Bobby’s Monkey Bar

- Smokin Tuna

- Capt. Tony’s Saloon

Live Music

With live music beginning in the late hours of the morning running into the wee hours of the morning, live performers have become a staple of Key West’s culture. Whether you're going for an island vibe or a throwback into some 80’s rock, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your fancy up and down Duval Street. 

- Schooner Wharf

- The Bull

- Sunset Pier

- Irish Kevins

- Green Parrot


‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman!,’ ‘I Will Survive’ and ‘Friends in Low Places’ can be heard bellowing out of bars at any hour of the day in Key West and the only thing that’s missing is you. Grab a mic and a tequila soda and head to the front stage to become a Key West icon by singing one of your favorite songs.  

- Bobby’s Monkey Bar 

- Two Friends

-Rick’s Downstairs

If you’re feeling really risky and like you want to hit as many bars as possible while you’re in Key West, may we suggest a Key West bar crawl that’ll …hopefully be remembered for years to come. 

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