Bars in Florida Keys

Andrew Hetherington

In keeping with the Florida Keys’ laid-back demeanor, the area is home to its fair share of dive bars—and we mean that in a good way (see: Alabama Ja... Read More

In keeping with the Florida Keys’ laid-back demeanor, the area is home to its fair share of dive bars—and we mean that in a good way (see: Alabama Jacks, Pilot House, and No Name Pub). But impressive wine lists abound, and the area is beginning to up its craft-cocktail game, too, as evidenced by Caroline’s Other Side. While some historic Keys party spots, like Sloppy Joe’s, certainly aren’t going anywhere, it’s wonderful to see more sophisticated nightlife options as well.

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  • Alabama Jack's

    Veteran road trippers know to make a beeline for Card Sound Road in Key Largo and drive straight to Alabama Jack's, a famous roadside honky-tonk. Here,... Read More

  • Caroline's Other Side

    In a bar scene saturated with two-for-one frozen drink specials and "Ernest Hemingway Drank Here" proclamations, Caroline's Other Side is a welcome... Read More

  • Chiki Tiki Bar & Grille

    The restaurant at Burdines Waterfront is known for its burgers, fried fish, fried key lime pie, as well as its views of the sea, boats, and Boot Key's... Read More

  • Green Parrot

    Founded in 1890, the Green Parrot Bar is yet another one of Key West's famed, been-there-forever dive bars. They proudly describe themselves as "a place... Read More

  • Hogfish Bar and Grill

    With its old-school fishing shacks and shrimp boats, Stock Island harks back to Key West circa the 1970s. Right in the middle of it all is Hogfish Bar ... Read More

  • No Name Pub

    Over the past 85 years, the building that houses the No Name Pub has had a few different identities: it's been a general store, a bait shop, and even a... Read More

  • Pilot House

    There are glass-bottomed boats, and then there are glass-bottomed bars—which is what the Pilot House marina in Key Largo is. Sure, it may sound like a... Read More

  • Sloppy Joe's

    Sloppy Joe's might very well be the most famous bar in all of Key West, if not all of South Florida, and it's got the throngs of tourists to prove it.... Read More

  • Snapper's

    A neighborhood staple since 1989, this oceanside seafood joint brings a Florida vibe to Caribbean cuisine. The space is divided into three distinct... Read More

  • Turtle Kraals

    At first glance, Turtle Kraals may seem like just another waterfront seafood restaurant with good food, great views, and big crowds. And all of that is... Read More

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