For Excitement In Key West, Try A Duval Street Pub Crawl
Once you’ve arrived in beautiful Key West, there is no shortage of things to do. Some people love to explore the island and learn about its fascinating and storied history and culture, from Juan Ponce de Leon to Ernest Hemingway to Jimmy Buffett. Others prefer to spend the day relaxing on the water. But if neither of these options is your style, maybe you’d prefer a trip to Margaritaville! You can find your lost shaker of salt right here in Key West, on legendary Duval Street.
Get Your Friends And Start Crawling
Duval Street is only about a mile long, which makes for an easy walk from bar to bar. Small but mighty, this short stretch of road is packed with fun and exciting pubs so that the party never stops.
If you start at the upper end of Duval Street and head south, you’ll find no shortage of fascinating pubs and bars to try out. No matter whether you cover the whole street or just find a good spot to stay put, you’re practically guaranteed to have a memorable time. Don’t forget to bring some extra money for souvenir T-shirts! These are just a few of the legendary bars you’ll hit as you head south:
- Sloppy Joe’s: Known for being Ernest Hemingway’s favorite watering hole when he lived on the island. Although this isn’t the bar’s original location, Hemingway spent plenty of time here, and you can see some of his personal belongings on display. But even if you’re not there for the literary history, you’ll still love Sloppy Joe’s for its live music, extensive selection of draft beers, and real “old Florida”
- Irish Kevin’s: If you like Irish pubs, this is the one to beat them all. With a loud, friendly atmosphere and fantastic entertainment, you’re guaranteed a good time
- Captain Tony’s: For those of us who just can’t get enough Hemingway – plus Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Jimmy Buffett – this is the place to Located on the original site of Sloppy Joe’s, you can imagine you’re having a drink with any number of literary legends.
- Margaritaville: Speaking of Jimmy Buffett, no crawl down Duval Street is complete without a stop at the real Margaritaville. Especially if you’re a Parrothead yourself, don’t miss the opportunity to sit down for a cheeseburger in paradise accompanied by that frozen concoction that helps us hang on. After all, changes in latitude come with changes in attitude and even if you overdo it a little, come Monday it will be all
Try A Guided Tour For Extra Adventure
Self-guided pub crawls are always a good time, but if you want to kick it up a notch, try a guided tour. There are several available and most of them offer a fun twist such as a scavenger hunt or a cocktail Bingo card. For a very reasonable fee, you’ll get several cocktails, usually a souvenir T-shirt, and plenty of fun at a selection of Duval Street’s best pubs. Your guides will know all of the best places to go to get the most out of your Key West vacation.
Fly To Paradise With Salt Island Seaplanes
Your adventure starts before you even land in Key West when you board a Salt Island Seaplane. Relax and enjoy the fabulous ocean view as your experienced pilots take you straight into paradise.Takes about an hour from Naples or Fort Myers, so you’ll be touching down in the beautiful blue waters of Key West before you know it. To get started, you can either book your flight online or call us at (239) 263- SALT (7258).