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Everything you need to know about the Conch Republic. Keep up on local events, nightlife and activities while in Key West.

A Look at the Key West First Legal Rum Distillery

December 08, 2017 | Bars & Nightlife

At The Gates, we want our interested guests to enjoy fine, Florida white-sugar cane rum made at Key West’s very own distillery.

Don’t Miss the KW Lighted Boat Parade

November 30, 2017 | Key West Events & Festivals

The maritime holiday tradition has been a local mainstay for nearly 30 years.

Best Places to Ring in the New Year in KW

November 17, 2017 | Key West Events & Festivals

Not sure whether you want to watch the shoe, conch or pirate wench drop at midnight? Here’s some background on all the traditions to see which one suits you best.

Watch the Shoe Drop with Sushi

November 09, 2017 | Key West Events & Festivals

The Key West Shoe Drop began in 1996 at the Bourbon Street Pub on Duval Street.