Best Bars on Duval Street
The Duval Pub Crawl is customary part of a Key West vacation. Duval Street runs shore to shore, and its 1.25 mile length packs a lot of punch with its sheer volume of bars. Not sure where to go? Here we have a variety of places to check out so you can get a good mix in during your promenade.
A Key West institution, tradition and island staple. Sloppy Joe’s (officially) opened the day Prohibition was repealed by boat captain “Sloppy” Joe Russell. Sloppy Joe’s bar is a Duval Street must. It’s always busy, efficiently managed and teeming with energy. Stop by for food and a drink in Hemingway’s preferred stop.
Nowhere brings a party like 801 Bourbon. Nightly drag shows, great drink specials and a mixed crowd makes for a magical night out on Duval Street. Check out the World Famous 801 Girls perform and put your dancing shoes on.
Willie T’s is known for its live music. Open late with excellent daily drink specials, Willie T’s is a place for all ages and its large outdoor patio makes you comfortable to stay a while. Fresh seafood and oysters are a must.
Located at the very start of Duval Street, Sunset Pier offers guests a relaxed waterfront setting with a view of the sunset. Great food and service. If you plan to enjoy the sunset at this laid-back spot, consider going early. It’s right near Mallory Square and around sunset can get a little busy.
With all the bigger-than-life bars and activities in Key West, it’s only customary to visit the smallest bar in Key West. This 72-square foot watering hole lives up to its name. Surprisingly, some say they have the best rum runners on the island. Order at the tiny bar and enjoy your rum runner outside and people watch -- there’s almost always something to see.
Remember to tip your bartenders and drink responsibly!
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