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Most of the happening Key West nightspots are concentrated around Duval Street, especially lower Duval, which calls to mind Bourbon Street in New Orleans, just on a smaller scale. You’ll find that most venues are open to the street with loud music spilling out and spreading the party atmosphere.

Key West Nightlife

801 Bourbon Bar

You'll find a bar at street level, a popular drag cabaret upstairs, and a slightly more funky/naughty back bar. 

801 Duval St., FL, 305-294-4737,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | gay

Bourbon Street Pub

This hopping bar with its small dance floor, screens showcasing music videos, and quiet courtyard bar and pool caters to a gay clientele.

724 Duval St., FL, 305-293-9800,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | gay

Captain Tony’s Saloon

Drink in local flavor at the joint that housed Sloppy Joe's in the early '30s. Renamed in 1958 for its then-owner, the late Tony Tarracino (bootlegger, gambler, Key West character), it's decorated with business cards, abandoned bras, and a tree growing through its ceiling.

428 Greene St., FL, 305-294-1838,
Tags: nightlife | lounge | things to do | bar

Margaritaville Café

Yup – that Margaritaville. Although touristy, it's always fun to be able to say you paid a visit to the restaurant/bar opened by the famous singer Jimmy Buffett.

500 Duval St., FL, 305-292-1435,
Tags: nightlife | editor pick | lounge | things to do | bar

Pearl's Patio

Ladies only! Over toward the east side of the island, you’ll find Key West's only all-women's venue. The open-air, poolside bar has a comfortable, relaxed vibe.

525 United St., FL, 800-749-6696, 305-293-9805,
Tags: gay and lesbian | nightlife | dancing

Sloppy Joe's

Made famous as a Hemingway hangout, the cavernous flag-bestrewn room offers up different music acts every night.

201 Duval St., FL, 305-294-5717,
Tags: nightlife | editor pick | dancing | things to do | bar

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