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Uva Key West

Uva it’s your Personal Wine Cellar in Key West

Oh how I wish I could take credit for the tagline "personal wine cellar", but alas, I cannot.  Credit this to Uva's owner, Mark Gambuzza.  Uva is the perfect spot, in Key West, to sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and ...


the roost

The Roost – A Liquor Store Serving Great Cocktails

The Roost, your "friendly neighborhood liquor store with classic cocktails, fine wine and small bites".  Doesn't that sound... awesome?  It is; and my new find off of Duval.  I spend a lot of time seeking out places off of Duval.  It's a ...


schooners wharf key west

Schooners Wharf Key West – A Last Little Piece of Old Key West

Schooner Wharf is one of my very favorite places to go in Key West.  It's quiet, it's old school, it's Old Key West.  The moment you walk into the place you feel at home.  The beer is cold, the music is hot.... ...


key west legal rum

Key West First Legal Rum Distillery the Experience

Located on Simonton Street, in a former Coca Cola bottling plant you will find Key West First Legal Rum Distillery.  The rum is made on site in custom-made copper pots.  What's cool, is you can tour the plant, talk to the owner ...


louie's backyard

Louie’s Backyard – A slice of Key West Paradise

Every visitor to Key West has their favorite spot.  A spot that feels like Key West to them.  A spot they dream about when not in Key West.  My spot?  Louie's Backyard.  This place is a true slice of Key West paradise. ...


mary ellen's bar

3 Unique Places for Frozen Drinks in Key West

Frozen drinks are refreshing, cool and let's face it... very tropical.  Who can't relate to sipping on a creamy Pina Colada while overlooking the ocean?  Or, cooling off with a strawberry daiquiri after a long at the beach?  The perfect frozen drink ...


mary ellen's bar

Mary Ellen’s Bar – The new Hip place in Key West

Hip?  Did I just say this place is hip?  I mean fresh, new, friendly, funky... well you get it.  The place?  Mary Ellen's Bar.  Located at 420 Appelrouth Lane, this will be your go to place off of Duval.  Recently opened, it ...


The Speakeasy Inn and The Rum Bar

The Speakeasy Inn and Rum Bar

Located at 1117 Duval Street, The Speakeasy Inn is a stop on the historic walking tour, but it really is more than just a stop.  The Speakeasy Inn is a quaint and wonderful place to stay.  Everyone who stays here loves the atmosphere, ...


Schooner Wharf Bar

One of my favorite bars to go in the afternoon to enjoy the sun and enjoy a fantastic view of the Historic Seaport is the Schooner Wharf Bar. This place looks like a relaxing bar to stop by. Pea gravel floor, large wrap ...


Smokin’ Tuna Saloon

The Smokin' Tuna is probably a place you won't find on your first visit.  As you are walking down Duval Street, you pass the Red Garter Saloon with its mirrored windows, and looking across the street you will see Irish Kevin’s Bar ...


Chart Room

The Chart Room is located in the Pier House.  (One Duval Street) This is a great local, small, quaint place to stop and have a drink.  The place is probably smaller than your living room, but has a lot of character.  Parrotheads will ...


Green Parrot

Voted Best Bar in Key West! The Green Parrot located at 601 Whitehead offers a place to stop and enjoy the rest of the day.  For a little preview check out the video on their website. We stopped in to give it a try ...


The Key West Winery

The Key West Winery is a great place to stop and stock up on unique Key West wine.  They are located at 103 Simonton Street. Plan to take some time to browse the shop for neat items to take home and of course ...


The Porch and The Other Side

The Porch and The Other Side are located in the Porter Mansion at 429 Caroline Street.  Located, technically, on Duval, but set back so you are away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds.  When you enter the house you have ...


unique places for frozen drinks in key west

Flying Monkeys – a place for a tall cool drink

Are you looking for a place that offers a great frozen boat drink?  Then make sure you stop by the Flying Monkeys at 227 Duval.  This place, on the surface appears to be just a walk by bar, but don’t be fooled. ...


USCGC Ingham – Great place to visit and enjoy sunset

Out at the Truman Annex is the USCGC Ingham.  It is, during the day, open for tours.  It was decommissioned in 1988 and serves as a National Memorial to Guardians Killed in Action during World War II and Vietnam.  If you have ...


Green Drinks and Mallory Square

If you spend any time at all in Key West, you will end up watching sunset down at Mallory Square.  While down there, you, of course, will probably enjoy a beverage or two.  I have to admit, I do partake in a ...


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