The Best 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. 
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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!  More Info on the Scavenger Hunt.
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 Happy Hour: Conch Republic Seafood Company
You can’t beat icy cold beer and their buy 1 get 1 free! They also have well drinks and good house wines with the same discount. They have live music with talented locals singing island music. There’s always a crowd, so you know it’s going to be a fun time. They have amazing finger at great happy hour prices. Not to mention, the view from the bar is amazing. It’s a must-go!  More information on the Conch Republic Seafood Company

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! You just gotta have it! More Info on Blue Heaven
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! Find Fun Bars In Key West.

Best Live Music: The Green Parrot

The Green Parrot is more than a bar; it is a Key West icon; it is Key West. It has been so many things, to so many people, for so many years. And that spirit will never change. The Parrot is a jury of non-judging peers, a rugged and ragged council of friends. It is a place of hi-jinks and misadventures, of understated kindnesses, and everyday miracles. It has seen all manner of human exploits, from poetry slams to divorce celebrations, from memorial services to hurricane parties and pet birthday bashes, from tattoo contests to fundraising benefits. Oh, and they always have the best bands. Catch the warm up at 6:30pm, go have dinner and then come back for the live shows at 9pm.

Best Beach: Fort Zachary Taylor

Key West isn’t known for it’s beaches, but we do have a few nice ones. So throw on your swimsuit, and don’t forget sunscreen, and head to Fort Zack. More Info On Things To Do

Best Key West Bucket List: The Seaplane Adventure to The Dry Tortugas 

70 miles west of Key West, Florida lies North America’s most inaccessible National Park, the Dry Tortugas. The park is renowned for its marine life, pirate legends and sheer unspoiled beauty. It is dominated by its central feature, the majestic Fort Jefferson, the largest brick building in the western hemisphere. Step back in time and explore the history that is Fort Jefferson. Sunbathe on a remote white sand beach or snorkel the living reef in the warm crystal clear waters. See More Info

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. During Spring Break…it will be busy and never a dull moment. 
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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 Sunset on the Water: Sunset Watersport’s Live Music Sunset Cruise

From the best seat in the house aboard the World Famous “Party Cat”. LOWEST PRICE ON THE ISLAND. 2 Hour Cruise in Key West harbor Free Draft Beer & Soft Drinks. Best Party sunset cruise on the island! It’s a blast! You make a lot of friends! Best photo sunset photo opportunities. And did we mention fun?!
More Info on the Best Sunset Sail in Key West.

Best Watersports Adventure: Key West
Water Tours Ultimate Island Tour

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. It’s so much fun riding free out on the water on your own jetski! And you get a free beer at the end of the tour. Can’t beat that! More info on the Best Jetski Island Tour

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 West doesn’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! 
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Don’t miss the FUN! Make sure you check these amazing places off of your list! Let us know how your party was!
by Kate Bradley/ Senior Staff Writer Your Online Source for where to stay, what to do, where to eat, and where the party is in Key West, Florida.

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Posted On: November 1-2017

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