Key West has been a favorite among gay travelers for decades. The island has a warm and accepting atmosphere where everyone can be themselves and enjoy the scene. On any given night there is a full mix of fun things to do, from live drag shows to relaxed lounges. Here are some of our favorite gay bars in Key West.
With great costumes, performances, music and crowd interaction, Aqua Key West puts on a fantastic drag show. You’ll love the Aquanettes, on every night of the week! They also have karaoke. See what’s on at Aqua Key West this month. 711 Duval St.
This Key West pub goes all out, with a clothing-optional pool, jacuzzi, garden bar and decks for guys only, live entertainment and the ‘Men of Bourbon’. It’s also has a video bar with live VJs, as well as the island’s only all-male guest house; the New Orleans House (home to the famous Shoe Drop on New Year’s Eve). 724 Duval St.
People flock to Bobby’s for a really fun karaoke night with plenty of support for both talented and not-so-talented singers. It’s also a great place to shoot some pool and enjoy their nice strong drinks at reasonable prices, with friendly local regulars as well as plenty of visitors. 900 Simonton St.
A fixture in its coral building on Duval Street for over three decades, 801 Bourbon is the place to see the Key West’s Grande Dame Sushi and the 801 Girls live. They have nightly drag shows, karaoke, live music, bingo and more. It’s a laid back scene with people of all different styles and backgrounds. 801 Duval St.
Next to 801 Bourbon is this gay leather lounge. Not for the shy, you’ll find a wilder, clothing-optional scene, adult films on the screens, strong drinks and dark sexy fun. It’s a raunchy good time, and on Friday nights at midnight there’s a special contest. 504 Petronia St.
With a rooftop bar, DJ music and dance floor, the Garden of Eden is also clothing optional. You might find a body painting booth on select evenings, and you’ll always find an open, judgement-free scene where you can remove or keep on as much clothing as you feel like that night. It’s located above the Bull and Whistle Bars. 224 Duval St.
La Te Da has a cabaret featuring Randy Roberts and his impersonations of Bette Midler and Cher, as well as Christopher Petersen, who does Judy Garland, Liza Minelli and more. There is also the Piano Bar, a classy joint with great music covering jazz, blues, pop and Motown. You can see their upcoming shows here.
Experience the lively Key West vibe in any of our favorite gay bars. The Gates offers continuous shuttle service into town so you won’t have to worry about transportation. View our gorgeous room options and book your next trip.