The Best of the Best of Key West

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — The Best of the Very Best of Key West

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KEY WEST, Florida Keys — The “Must Do” List of The Very Best of Key West

Whether you’re short on time or simply looking for the ultimate Key West experience, Party in Key West has the inside scoop on the very best the island has to offer. Whatever your vacation plans, the list below can help save you time and money during your Key West trip by taking you straight to the top of every must-do list out there.
Best People-Watching: Duval Crawl
A stroll down Key West‘s most famous street is practically a sociological investigation in itself. Street performers, eccentric locals, and drunken revelers are just the tip of the iceberg. The Duval Crawl, a tour and drink sampling of the bars along Duval, will give you plenty to watch – maybe even more than you bargained for!
Best People-Meeting: Southernmost Scavenger Hunt
The Scavenger Hunt has all the fun of a Pub Crawl with the excitement of a Scavenger Hunt. This adult only event focuses on the more uninhibited side of Key West. It’s a whirlwind adventure around some of our most well known watering holes and hidden local hotspots – think of it as the “Duval Crawl” with a twist!
Coldest Beer in Key West: The Tiki Hut at Caroline‘s
Caroline‘s is an all-outdoor bar right at the heart of Duval. Its square, thatched-roof bar sits practically on Duval’s sidewalk and consistently lures thirsty travelers with the irresistible temptation of ice-cold bottled brews. Don’t feel like hanging out? Pour your beer in a cup and keep on strolling.
Best Bloody Mary: Blue Heaven
A Bloody Mary is one of the best hangover cures (we’ve heard). The best Bloody Mary in Key West is at Blue Heaven, a laid-back spot on Thomas St. with live music twice a day. You don’t even have to wait for lunch – Blue Heaven is open for breakfast and Sunday brunch!
Fun-est Bar: Irish Kevin‘s
The biggest nightly party in Key West is definitely at Irish Kevin’s on Duval. Located near the north end of Duval, Irish Kevin’s is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. Single girls, be on the lookout for local Coasties and Seamen – Irish Kevin’s is a popular military bar too!
Best Live Music: Hog’s Breath Saloon
The iconic Hog’s Breath Saloon features live music seven days a week. Acts change three times a day, so you’re guaranteed great-sounding music any time you stop by! A few regular Hog’s Breath headliners: Kenny & Cuda, Joel Nelson, Reggie Sullivan, and the Jessie Brown Band.
Best Outside-Your-Comfort-Zone Experience: Garden of Eden
Feeling daring? Climb those nondescript stairs near the middle of Duval (at The Bull and Whistle) and head straight on up to the Garden of Eden, a clothing-optional bar that draws the island’s most devoted partyers. You don’t have to totally disrobe, but hey, why not at least get a little … topless?
Best Pool for Drinking and Swimming: Dante’s
It’s hot in Key West…so you may as well get a refreshing beverage and hit the pool at Dante’s. It’s always a party. It’s always fun. The drinks are refreshing. It’s one of the only places in Key West that you can publicly eat, drink, relax and make friends of course.
Best Sunset on the Island: Sunset Celebration on Mallory Square
No competition here. Mallory Square has the most beautiful sunsets in Key West, hands down. The nightly Sunset Celebration is always different but always exciting and memorable. Grab a drink and enjoy the view!
Best Watersports Adventure: Key West Water Tours Ultimate IslandTour
Three times a day, Key West Water Tours offers an unparalleled two-hour, 26-mile tour of the Key West perimeter and small neighboring islands. Passengers enjoy stops along the way at the Southernmost Point and historic Key West Harbor, among others, as well as time to play in the water! Keep your eyes peeled during the tour for glimpses of urchins, stingrays, turtles, jellyfish, dolphins and manatees.
Best Sunset on the Water: Fury Commotion on the Ocean
You can’t visit Key West without taking a sunset sail. Fury Watersports offers one of the best deals on the island; for one flat fee, passengers enjoy small snacks and soft drinks, while adults over 21 also get unlimited beer and wine.
Best Midnight Snack: Angelina‘s Pizza
Dinner was hours ago and you’re six drinks deep, but everything’s closed. Well … not everything. Angelina‘s serves hot, cheesy, delicious slices until the wee hours of the morning. Pass all the others and go directly to Angelina‘s. Girls, you may even get a flirt or wink from the guys making the pizza. Don’t go back to your room hungry!
Best Dance Music: “TIE” between Garden of Eden and Rick‘s/Durty Harry‘s
Key Westdoesn’t have many clubs, but you can still get your dance on at a number of nightspots in Old Town. Get sweaty on the dance floor to the hottest club hits at Garden of Eden or Rick‘s/Durty Harry‘s. The party goes on almost all night, so dress to impress nobody…come as you are…and pace yourself!
Don’t miss the FUN! Make sure you check these amazing places off of your list! Let us know how your party was!

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    Posted On: May 9, 2014