Photo of Miami Beach Pride 2009
ienvenido a Miami! Affectionately known as "The Magic City", Miami has a well-deserved reputation as a premier travel destination. Presenting a wide selection of accommodations ranging from quaint bed and breakfasts to fullservice resorts, all are eager to make this your most memorable vacation ever. Famous for its vibrant and exotic clubs, bars and clientele, the nightlife here is beyond comparison. Venues regularly promote theme nights and live shows not to mention it's a regular stop on the party circuit. Fill your days exploring the city that seems to have an endless supply of culture, or enjoy outdoor activities to achieve the perfect Florida tan. Lay out in the warm sun, take a helicopter tour of Miami Beach or go para-sailing to get an unforgettable view. Head back to the mainland and take a trolley tour that winds from the Bayside Marketplace along Biscayne Bay down to Coconut Grove. Don't forget the shopping! Miami offers everything from boutiques and souvenir shops to high-end retail stores. Lincoln Road, South Beach is not to be missed! Then spend an evening at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, a stunning new performing arts venue, presenting shows of Broadway caliber and musical acts from around the globe. Dining here is indeed a memorable experience. A result of the multi-cultural population, flavors and feasts from around the world are all available to tempt your taste buds. Kosher, Cuban, Chinese, Italian or Pacific Rim... all flavored with a touch of "Miami Spice". No visit would be complete without a trip to Miami Beach's Art Deco district aka South Beach. Here you'll find a collection of eclectic architecture, resorts, cafes, bars and clubs. Beautiful people are everywhere, especially along Ocean Drive (where people watching is the official sport) and all are anxious to show you a warm welcome to their little piece of paradise. Pack for a day, or even a week but whatever you do, pack for sunshine and enjoy all that Miami and it's beaches have to offer!
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Greetings... from the Mayor of Miami Beach
A Dedication... from FunMaps® is infectious enthusiasm and unparalleled love of art and culture make George Neary one of the most notable statesmen for the city of Miami. He has been an integral part of dozens of committees and has served on the boards of many more, including the Miami Design Preservation League and the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. He was a key individual in establishing the inaugural Miami Beach Gay Pride in April of 2009 and as the Director of Cultural Tourism, he represents the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau at gay and lesbian events throughout the year. He is a walking, talking history book with an unbelievable wealth of knowledge of the people, architecture and culture of Miami and Miami Beach. There’s no question about Miami that can phase George. He’ll let you know his favorite manwatching spot (Ocean Drive) or give you a full run-down of the best shows and exhibitions going on. This edition of the Miami FunMap would not have been possible without his help and encouragement. We are proud to dedicate this FunMap to George!
It is my pleasure to welcome gay and lesbian visitors from across the country and around the world to the City of Miami Beach. I hope your visit is an enjoyable one and you have the opportunity to experience what makes the City of Miami Beach such a special place to those of us who live here. While in our city, I urge you to sample the celebrated international cuisine, exciting nightlife, people watching and unparalleled assortment of sports, water activities, and shopping. We would like you to visit Lincoln Road in the heart of the city to experience a unique blend of cafes, galleries and arts organizations. Visit world-famous South beach, the internationally acclaimed beach area packed with sidewalk cafes, restaurants and hotels which contains the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world. Please also explore the rest of our City, the grand hotels of Mid-Beach and the undiscovered charm of North Beach. On behalf of the City of Miami Beach, I extend my sincerest and warmest welcome and wish you all an exciting visit. We are honored by your presence. Sincerely,
Matti Herrera Bower Mayor, City of Miami Beach
Welcome... from the President Welcome to Greater Miami and Miami Beach. For many years Gay and Lesbian travelers have selected us as their choice destination. AND, we have given you one more reason to visit…our New LGBT Visitor Center. Located conveniently at 11th and Washington in Old City Hall, the new center is your one-stop destination for information, publications, wireless internet access, LGBT curios and, weekly events celebrating our community. Our new visitor center is a community resource so, whether in town for one of our spectacular events or, just to unwind, our staff can assist with your “funcation.” Miami is “The place to be,” not just during White Party, Aqua Girl, Winter Party, the Film Festival, MB Gay Pride, Art Basel and the many other Great Special Events that are held here— but all year round. There is so much to do here and so much to enjoy—something for everyone! From culture to cuisine, Greater Miami and the Beaches offer an incredible experience for any traveler, domestic or international. Speaking for the membership and board of Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (which include businesses ranging from restaurants/nightclubs to Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, Retail Store Operators, to the municipalities and organizations that serve the gay community) we want to welcome you to Miami-Dade County. As we promote at the Chamber, S.O.M.A …support our Members Always and, we hope you will. We also want you to have a memorable and pleasurable experience. MDGLCC is here to serve you, our guests. Feel free to contact us via email at email@example.com , or by calling 305-6734440. AND, don’t forget to obtain a free copy of our updated Miami Pride Celebrated Daily and, also through our website www.gogaymiami.com. We look forward to serving you soon! Warm regards,
Steve Adkins President, MDGLCC Photo of George Neary and Mayor Matti Bower at Miami Beach Pride 2009 4
A Very Warm Welcome... from the President & CEO Welcome to Greater Miami & the Beaches – a sophisticated tropical destination that’s delighted to extend a warm invitation to gay and lesbian travelers from around the world to enjoy its swaying palm trees, balmy breezes, spectacular beaches, sunny days and endless nightlife. Our richly woven fabric of culturally diverse communities makes Miami an exciting cosmopolitan destination: vibrant, progressive and welcoming. We’re eager to make this your most memorable visit ever. Here you’ll find world-class performing and visual arts, an exciting cultural climate, and a wide variety of ethnic traditions. A year-round calendar of events, festivals and sporting activities complement our many attractions. Our nightlife varies from the sophisticated and exotic to intimate and reserved. And with our multi-cultural population comes feasts and flavors from neighborhood cafes to celebrated international cuisine – from Cuban and Caribbean to European and Asian – all flavored with a touch of “Miami Spice.” The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau can help make your stay the best it can be – visit us online at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call us at (800)933-8448. We know you’ll enjoy your visit. Sincerely,
William Talbert, III, CDME President & CEO, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
A Letter... from the NGLCC Dear Friend: Greetings from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). Let us be among the first to welcome you to Miami and the Greater Miami area! As the national business voice of the LGBT community, we are excited to have you visiting an area which is home to one of our premier affiliates, the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. We encourage you to show your support of our community by stopping in at any of the many LGBT owned or friendly establishments in the city. Miami, as well as Miami Beach and South Beach, serve as havens for LGBT business and recreation. We hope that you enjoy your stay and understand why we take such pride in our member businesses and local chamber affiliate. At the NGLCC we believe that a strong economic infrastructure will speak volumes in our quest for equality. By frequenting LGBTowned establishments in Miami and beyond you are building stronger businesses and helping us make our case from Washington, DC to Wall Street and down Main Street, USA. For more information visit http://www.nglcc.org. Sincerely,
Co-Founder, President Co-Founder, CEO National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (N.G.L.C.C.) 6
Getting Here By Air: Miami is served by two airports, Miami International (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL). Miami International is one of the largest airports in the world and an important hub for traffic between North America and Latin America. American Airlines is MIA’s major carrier. Fort Lauderdale International is further from Miami and is a much smaller and less trafficked airport. FLL is host to Southwest Airlines, Jet Blue and other low-cost carriers that often offer better domestic fares than MIA. Check flights to both airports before booking your flight while also considering ground transportation. Fort Lauderdale is 25-40 minutes north of Miami by car and a taxi can run you up to $65.
By Car: Three main highways lead to Miami. I-95 extends south along the Atlantic coast of Florida and terminates in Miami. U.S. Highway 1 provides access from the Florida Keys to the south of Miami and I-75 cuts in from the west and Florida’s Gulf coast.
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FEATURED ACCOMMODATIONS 1 Beachcomber Hotel
1340 Collins Avenue www.beachcombermiami.com
2 Cavalier Hotel, The
1320 Ocean Drive www.cavaliermiami.com Ocean Drive is the place to be seen and the place to party on South Beach in Miami, FL. The Cavalier hotel offers the best location, within walking distance to the best bars, shops, dining, nightlife, and the nonstop action of South Beach...all at best hotel price on South Beach. Located directly on Ocean Drive facing the beautiful Atlantic ocean. You can afford the best in South Beach hotels when you stay at the historic Cavalier Hotel, the best hotel value on Miami's South Beach!
12 Claridge Hotel
3500 Collins Avenue www.claridgemiamibeach.com Sensual Mediterranean architecture, a unique interior atrium lobby & jacuzzi, and our location directly across from the pristine waters of Miami South Beach all combine for the perfect location for your hotel in Miami South Beach â€” one of the best kept secrets in South Beach, The Claridge Hotel. Pet friendly, gay managed and known for romantic style & impeccable attention to detail, the Claridge is for the discriminating traveler who wants to be close to the action but not sleep in the middle of it!
3 Courtyard Miami Airport South
1201 NW Le Jeune Road www.courtyardmiamiairportsouth.com
Discover the newly transformed Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport Hotel South at the Miami Marriott Airport Campus. Settle into the newly renovated guest rooms at this warm, welcoming Miami International Airport hotel. Guests will enjoy this well-designed, moderately priced Courtyard Miami Florida hotel with upgraded amenities and state-of-the-art services. Stay at this Courtyard by Marriott hotel near Miami airport and take advantage of our pool, Jacuzzi, 2,800 square foot fitness facility and business center. Delight in Nuevo Latin cuisine at Cane Fire Grille. Relax at our stylish new sports bar, Champions, featuring modern decor and state-of-the-art technology. We are truly unique among Miami International Airport hotels. Just one mile by complimentary shuttle from MIA, we are within easy reach to downtown, South Beach, Coconut Grove, the University of Miami, and numerous attractions. Discover the perfect setting for work and play here at Courtyard Miami Marriott South.
4 Crest Hotel & Suites
1670 James Avenue www.cresthotel.com Built in 1939 this Art Deco hotel has been carefully restored to preserve and recreate its original features. Crest Hotel Suites is conveniently located in the Heart of the Art Deco Historic District near all the major attractions. The Miami Beach Convention Center, Jackie Gleason Theater, fabulous Ocean Drive, and the sandy beaches of the American Riviera. Around the corner from our hotel, you will find Lincoln Road with its sidewalk cafes, gourmet restaurants, theaters and galleries. Relax by our pool and enjoy the Florida sun. Our courteous and professional staff delivers a level of service only a small boutique hotel can offer.
5 Edgewater South Beach
1410 Ocean Drive www.edgewatersouthbeach.com The Edgewater South Beach is... Steps from shopping, clubs and casinos. Easy access to corporate entertainment offices, medical and educational centers. Minutes to championship golf, sports and parks. Near all major Miami neighborhoods and attractions.
6 Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Avenue www.hyattregencymiami.com
7 Miami Airport Marriott
1201 NW Le Jeune Road www.miamiairportmarriott.com Rediscover the Marriott Miami Airport Hotel. Mix work and relaxation with ease in the revitalized lobby of this popular Miami Florida airport hotel. Indulge in flavorful cuisine at Cane Fire Grille, our all-new restaurant and lounge, featuring fresh seafood and steak alike, located just one mile south of MIA International, with convenient access to Florida's major highways. Hosting an event? Rely on the versatile meeting facilities to impress your group. Explore a full range of attractions within minutes - including Coconut Grove, South Beach, University of Miami, the Miami Beach Convention Center, Coral Gables and countless golf courses. Discover the many ways this Marriott hotel near Miami airport caters to your needs, whether you're in town for business or pleasure.
8 Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 North Bayshore Drive www.marriottbiscaynebay.com Experience everything Miami at Marriott Biscayne Bay, a luxury hotel in Miami, FL. Located at the intersection of the Downtown and Miami Arts District, our Miami Biscayne Bay hotel offers gorgeous waterfront views just minutes from the Port of Miami. Enjoy our Biscayne Bay hotel's vibrant location near the fine dining and shopping of Bayside Marketplace, the hip Art Deco District, or nearby Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts with opera, jazz and symphonies. With a $17 million renovation, our luxurious Miami hotel's Biscayne Bay rooms and suites, the only ones with balconies in downtown Miami, now feature laptop, MP3, and video connectivity. In addition, this Miami Biscayne Bay hotel's amenities include a state-of-theart fitness center with Miami Bay views, plus more than 17,000 sq of event space, featuring high-speed Internet, exceptional catering and the latest audiovisual equipment. Make your next visit a memorable experience at the finest of hotels in Biscayne Bay, Miami, right on Bayshore Drive!
9 Nassau Suite Hotel
1414 Collins Avenue www.nassausuite.com
10 Residence Inn Miami Airport South
Discover a way to feel connected while away from home. Maintain a balance of work and life at Marriott's newest Miami extended-stay hotel, Residence Inn Miami Airport South. This brand-new MIA airport hotel is located in the heart of the city's metropolitan area, just one mile from Miami International Airport. Enjoy 163 spacious Miami suites, each equipped with full kitchens, as well as a free breakfast buffet and complimentary high-speed Internet. Here, you'll experience all of the conveniences of the Marriott Miami Airport Campus, shared with a fullservice Marriott and a Courtyard hotel. Treat yourself to fresh seafood and steak with Latin flair at the Marriott's Cane Fire Grille, or relish the lively atmosphere of the Courtyard's Champions Sports Bar. Explore exciting attractions including Coconut Grove, South Beach, University of Miami, Coral Gables, and countless golf courses nearby. Our Miami extended-stay suites, homelike surroundings, and community atmosphere make you feel instantly welcome.
11 South Beach Marriott
161 Ocean Drive www.marriottsouthbeach.com Steeped in art deco splendor and a high energy atmosphere, Marriott is a stylish South Beach luxury hotel in the trendiest corner of Americaís Riviera. Perfectly situated in the urban paradise of South Beach on Ocean Drive, this Marriott is a chic, contemporary retreat in the heart of it all. Whether here for business or leisure, you will enjoy countless conveniences and the luxury of being moments from sultry nightlife and legendary entertainment. Our superior concierge service, alluring function space, upscale dining and dazzling ocean views make every guestís stay an ideal experience. Discover impeccable service and luxurious accommodations at this tropical sanctuary. 14
TAG APPROVED ACCOMMODATIONS Miami
1201 NW Le Jeune Road www.residenceinnmiamiairportsouth.com
Courtyard Miami Airport South 1201 NW LeJeune Road 305-642-8200 Doral Golf Resort and Spa, A Marriott Resort 4400 NW 87th Ave. 800-71-DORAL EPIC, a Kimpton Hotel 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way 866-760-3742 Hilton Miami Downtown 1601 Biscayne Boulevard 305-374-3000 Mandarin Oriental, Miami 500 Brickell Key Drive 866-888-6780 Miami Airport Marriott 1201 NW LeJuene Road 305-649-5000 Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay 1633 North Bayshore Drive 305-374-3900 Residence Inn by Marriott - Miami Coconut Grove 2835 Tigertail Ave.800-331-3131 Residence Inn Miami Airport South 1201 NW LeJeune Road 305-642-8570 Residence Inn Miami Airport South 1201 NW LeJeune Road 305-642-8570 Sofitel Miami 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive 305-264-4888 Viceroy Miami 485 Brickell Avenue 305-503-4400
Miami Beach / South Beach Anglers Boutique Resort, The 660 Washington Avenue Betsy Hotel, The 1440 Ocean Drive Circa 39 Hotel 3900 Collins Avenue Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach Oceanfront 3925 Collins Ave. Courtyard by Marriott, Miami Beach - South Beach 1530 Washington Avenue Crescent Resort on South Beach 1420 Ocean Drive Fontainebleau Miami Beach 4441 Collins Avenue Marriott South Beach 161 Ocean Drive Palmer House Hotel 1119 Collins Avenue Palms Hotel & Spa, The 3025 Collins Avenue Park Central Hotel, The 640 Ocean Drive Setai, South Beach, The 2001 Collins Avenue Shelborne Beach Resort 1801 Collins Avenue Standard, Miami Beach, The 40 Island Avenue Strand Ocean Drive, The 1052 Ocean Drive W South Beach 2201 Collins Avenue Wave Hotel, The 350 Ocean Drive
866-729-8800 305-531-6100 877-8CIRCA 39 800-503-1432 800-321-2211 800-880-9041 800-548-8886 800-228-9290 305-673-6970 800-550-0505 800-727-5236 305-520-6000 800-327-8757 305-673-1717 866-870-6044 305-938-3000 305-673-0401
Miami Springs Holiday Inn Miami Int’l Airport
1111 S. Royal Pionciana Blvd. 15
DINING Restaurants / Cafés
15 11th Street Diner 1065 Washington Avenue 1220 @ The Tides 1220 Ocean Drive Balan's 1022 Lincoln Road Big Pink 157 Collins Avenue Books & Books 933 Lincoln Road 2 Cavalier Hotel's Crab Shack 819 Lincoln Road China Grill & Dragon 404 Washington Avenue 16 Da Leo Trattoria 819 Lincoln Road David's Cafe 1058 Collins Avenue El Rancho Grande 1626 Pennsylvania Avenue Front Porch Café 1418 Ocean Drive Grillfish 1444 Collins Avenue Hard Rock Cafe Miami 401 Biscayne Boulevard Joe Allen 1787 Purdy Avenue Manor Complex (out of town) 2345 Wilton Drive, FtL News Café 800 Ocean Drive Osteria Del Teatro 1443 Washington Avenue @ Española Way 23 Palace 1200 Ocean Drive Pasha's 900 Lincoln Road Spiga 1228 Collins Avenue Spris 731 Lincoln Road Sushi Samba 600 Lincoln Road Tiramisù 721 Lincoln Road Van Dyke Cafe Restaurant / Lounge 846 Lincoln Road World Resources Café 719 Lincoln Road
305-534-6373 305-604-5130 305-534-9191 305-532-4700 305-532-3222 305-674-0350 305-534-2211 305-674-0350 305-534-8736 305-673-0480 305-531-8300 305-538-9908 305-377-3110 305-531-7007 954-626-0082 305-538-6397 305-538-7850 305-531-7234 305-673-3919 305-534-0079 305-673-2020 305-673-5337 305-532-4538 305-534-3600 305-535-8987
NIGHTLIFE Bars / Clubs / Lounges
ining in Miami and it’s beaches is a tantalizing treat for all your senses. Whether it’s a “New York Style” deli sandwich, a Cuban enchilada or a 5-star experience, you want it you got it. Outdoor dining options are available at most restaurants and the weather is almost always cooperative. Umbrellas dot the scene to ensure shade from the sun while attentive waiters serve up your dish de jour with a smile. The Palace, located at the center of South Beach’s Art Deco District, is a restaurant and bar with a large patio and tables overlooking Ocean Drive and the beautiful beachfront. There are the standard mouth-watering burgers, mojitos and frozen margaritas to satisfy the basic needs of beach-goers, but the Palace offers much more. There is a full line-up drag shows, DJs, T-dances, Latin Fire Nights (with Go Go dancers) and other fun events to make any trip to the Palace a true party. The people watching alone along Ocean Drive is usually enough to keep men and women alike entertained, enjoy! Da Leo Trattoria - at the helm of Lincoln Road’s dining scene. Boasting the largest outdoor dining terrace with the honor of being the road’s first restaurant is a hit lasting 16 years. The cuisine is authentic Tuscan Italian with everchanging specials & regional dishes. The Staff is mostly the same as day one. The secret to their success? Good food, reasonable prices, great service and terrific atmosphere. Emphasis on freshness is king here. Da Leo Trattoria serving traditional old-world Italian cuisine. A true taste of Tuscany! The 11th Street Diner, open 24 hours every day has a fun menu, good wholesome food, drinks and great service.
21 Bar 721 (Fridays) 721 Lincoln Lane North 305-532-1342 22 Buck15 Lounge (Thursdays) 1661 Meridian Avenue 305-534-5488 Cozmos Lounge (out of town) 2674 E. Oakland Park Blvd., FtL 954-566-4628 Club Sugar 2301 SW 32nd Avenue 305-441-6974 Discotekka 950 NE 2nd Avenue 305-371-3773 Manor Complex (out of town) 2345 Wilton Drive, FtL 954-626-0082 Martini Tuesdays a different location every Tuesday sobesocialclub.com Mova 1625 Michigan Avenue 305-534-8181 23 Palace 1200 Ocean Drive 305-531-7234 24 Score 727 Lincoln Road 305-535-1111 Ted's Hideaway 124 2nd Street 305-532-9869 25 Twist 1057 Washington Avenue 305-538-9478 26 Vlada Lounge 3215 NE 2nd Avenue 305-381-5015
Beachcomber Hotel Cavalier Hotel, The Claridge Hotel Crest Hotel & Suites Edgewater South Beach Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Nassau Suite Hotel South Beach Marriott
Bar 721 Buck15 Lounge Palace Score Twist Vlada Lounge
31 Cupid's Revenge
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29 MDGLCC Visitors Center 30 Miami Design Preservation League
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ADRIENNE ARSHT PERFORMING ARTS
MIAMI MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami 305-646-4200, www.miamisci.org This fun museum features several changing exhibits throughout the years well as the following permanent exhibitions; Newton’s Notion’s: Force, Motion & You, and The Incredible Shrinking Machine: Machine: A Chronology of the personal Computer, and artifacts from the Smithsonian Natural History Collection and Wildlife Center. Open 10am-6pm daily. Box office closed at 5:30pm, Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas. Adults $14.95, Seniors (62+) $10.95, Children (3-12) & Students $10.95, Museum members & children under 3 are free.
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-949-6722, www.carnivalcenter.org Varied series of performances, ranging from classical ballet, opera and symphony, to comedians, renowned vocal artists, musical groups, contemporary dance and dramatic stage productions are scheduled for Carnival Center's opening season.
BASS MUSEUM OF ART 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach 305-673-7530, www.bassmuseum.org The collection here includes major European paintings, sculptures and textiles as well as American, Asian and contemporary art. Temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art throughout the world are also part of the museum’s offerings. Open Wed-Sun 12-5pm.
MIAMI SEAQUARIUM 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne 305-361-5705, miamiseaquarium.com On a 38-acre tropical paradise with spectacular skyline views lies a South Florida attraction like no other. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and astonishing daily presentations. Miami Seaquarium® is a place of inspiration, education & fun! Open Daily 9:30am Box office closes at 4:30pm.
DEERING ESTATE 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami 305-235-1668, www.deeringestate.com From its archaeological features to its historic house and nature preserves, the Deering Estate is one of Miami’s noteworthy historic sites and parks. Open daily 10a.m.5p.m.; ticket office closes at 4p.m. Regular admission: Adult $ 10, Youth (4-14) $5.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
FAIRCHILD TROPICAL GARDEN
770 NE 125th Street, Miami 305-893-6211, www.mocanomi.org See innovative exhibitions featuring the artists of our time. The museum has a permanent collection of more than 400 works by contemporary and emerging artists. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11am - 5pm, Wednesday: 1pm 9pm, Sunday: Noon - 5pm $5 General Admission, $3 Students and Seniors
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables 305-667-1651, www.ftg.org One of the world’s pre-eminent botanic gardens, with rare tropical plants from around the world, featuring 83 acres, 11300 plants species, a rainforest, new visitor center, conservatory, plant exploration museum, sunken gardens, winding paths, 14 lakes, lily ponds, overlooks & vistas. Offers narrated tram tours daily, and programs in environmental education, conservation & horticulture. Adults $20, Seniors (65+) $15, Children 6-17 $10, under 5, free. Open 9:30am-4:40pm
PARROT JUNGLE ISLAND 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami 305-400-7000, www.ParrotJungle.com Guests can expect the unexpected here. Come out & splish splash down their giant new 168-foot beachfront water slide. Enjoy a walk through the wilds of their tropical jungle island. Encounter exotic animals and birds from all over the world. Plus, guests can enjoy spectacular shows & much more. Open daily 10am-6pm
FRUIT & SPICE PARK 24801 SW 187h Avenue, Homestead 305-247-5727, fruitandspicepark.org Just 35 miles south of Miami, this 30-acre park is home to more than 500 types of exotic fruits, herbs, spices & nuts from around the world. Guided tour included in the admission, gifts shop & picnic facilities. Open daily 9am-5pm Adults $8, Children (6-12) $1.50, Children under 6 are free.
THEATERS Theater in Greater Miami and the Beaches are hot! To find out what’s on the playbill, check out the following stages: Actors’ Playhouse, www.actorsplayhouse.org Coconut Grove Playhouse, cgplayhouse.com GableStage at the Biltmore, www.gablestage.org Mad Cat Theatre Co., miamilightproject.com New Theatre, www.new-theatre.org Summer Shorts Festival at U. of Miami, www.citytheatre.com.
HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF SOUTH FL 101 West Flagler Street, Miami 305-375-1492, www.hmsf.org. Dedicated to telling the story of South Florida and the Caribbean. In order to create a better quality of life by understanding the past, linking it to the present and building a better future. Mon CLOSED, Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Third Thurs open til 9pm, Saturday & Sunday noon5pm Adults $8, Seniors & Students with ID $7, Children (6-12) $5, Under 6 FREE.
VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS 325 South Miami Ave., Coconut Grove 305-250-9133, vizcayamuseum.com This Italian Renaissance-style villa, with more than 10 acres of formal gardens and fountains, sits gracefully on the edge of Biscayne Bay, Admission daily 9:30am4:30pm. Adults $15, children (6-12) $6.
MIAMI ART MUSEUM 101 West Flagler Street, Miami 305-375-3000, miamiartmuseum.org. The museum's permanent collection & exhibition program features art from the 1940s to the present. MAM looks at art from the perspective of different cultural traditions as a reflection of Miami's unique location at the gateway of the Americas. Tue-Fri 10am5pm, Sat & Sun Noon-5pm, Mon Closed
WOLFSONIAN - FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami 305-531-1001, www.wolfsonian.org. Located in the heart of the Art Deco District, the museum showcases American & European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885-1945. Sat-Tues: 12pm-6pm Thurs & Fri: 12pm-9pm Closed Wed.
RESOURCES City of Miami Beach web.miamibeachfl.gov Damron damron.com Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau miamiandbeaches.com 30 Historical District/Miami Design Preservation 510 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce miamibeachchamber.com Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority miamibeachvca.com Miami Design Preservation League 1001 Ocean Drive
305-673-7000 800-462-6654 800-933-8448 305-672-2014 305-672-1270 305-673-7050 305-672-2014
Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) gogaymiami.com 305-573-4000 29 MDGLCC Visitors Center 11th & Washington @ Old City Hall 305-573-4000
SHOPPING & SERVICES Adult Entertainment / Products Cloverleaf Book & Video J & R Book & Video Kendall Book & Video, Inc. Pleasure Emporium Pleasure Emporium Pleasure Emporium Red Road Books & Video Sensations Video 31 Cupid's Revenge
14907 NW Seventh Avenue 7455 SW 40th Street 9611 North Kendall Drive 1019 5th Street 20600 NW 2nd Avenue 224 SW 6th Street 2316 SW 57th Avenue 1317 Washington Avenue 1671 1/2 Alton Road
305-681-2001 305-262-6570 305-279-3380 305-673-3311 305-654-9400 305-854-7977 305-266-5877 305-534-2330 305-397-8241
GeoVax - Vacines Serving Humanity www.geovax.com
Bookstores Books & Books Books & Books Inc. Lambda Passages
265 Aragon Avenue 933 Lincoln Road 7545 Biscayne Boulevard
305-442-4208 305-532-3222 305-754-6900
Car-Service / Rental / Limousines Ocean Drive Limousines
555 NE 15th Street
723 Lincoln Road
939 Lincoln Road 400 Alton Road
Cards & Gifts Pink Palm
Clothing Base Red Carter
Events... see pages 28-29 Equality Forum equalityforum.com PrideFest - Pride South Florida pridesouthflorida.org
Hair Salon Hannah & Her Scissors
611 NE 86th Street
Health Clubs / Gyms / Trainers / Exercise & Fitness Crunch Fitness 1259 Washington Avenue DavidBartonGym- Flamingo 1510 Bay Road DavidBartonGym- Gansevoort South 2323 Collins Avenue Gold’s Gym 1400 Alton R. (at 14th St.) IronWorks 1676 Alton Road
305-674-8222 305-674-5757 305-534-1660 305-538-4653 305-531-4743
Liquor Stores SoBe Liquors
1609 Alton Road
2991 Coral Way
Men’s Spa Club Aqua Miami
Pharmacy / Health & Beauty Aids CVS Pharmacy GNC GNC
1421 Alton Road 230 Bayside Marketplace 540 Lincoln Road
305-538-1571 305-372-7181 305-532-2513
1827 Sunset Harbor Drive
Real Estate Services Majestic Properties
Recreation Beach Scooter Rental Inc. 1461 Collins Avenue Sail Away Yacht Charters 15605 SW 92nd Avenue Scooter City 233 14th Street South Florida Art Center 924 Lincoln Road Thriller Powerboat Tours 401 Biscayne Blvd., Bayside Market Place, South Pavillion
305-532-0977 305-253-7245 305-673-3322 305-674-8278 305-373-7001
Shopping Compass Market
860 Ocean Drive
Tattoos / Piercing / Jewelry South Beach Tattoo
861 Washington Avenue
1000 5th Street
Transportation Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Miami Events APR
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim
Miami Beach Dance Festival
July 15th - 19th, 2010 Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach / Art Deco District / South Beach 305-461-9264, www.mbfashionweek.com Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim electrifies Miami Beach’s historic Raleigh hotel with shows featuring the collections of the world's top swimwear designers. The events will take place in three venues around the hotel's famous pool area, where the world's fashion and media elite can take in the collections as well as relax in sponsor hospitality cabanas while waiting for the next show.
April 9th - May 29th, 2010 Various venues in Miami Beach, 305-858-7002, momentumdance.com Contemporary & traditional performances by South Florida's finest local dance companies, including Momentum Dance Company, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa and the Dance Now! Ensemble, as well as guest companies from around the nation.
Miami Gay Pride April 17th, 2010 Ocean Drive, 12-8pm 305-751-9255, www.miamibeachgaypride.com Join Miami Beach City Mayor Matti Bower, your friends, family and allies for the 2nd annual Miami Beach Gay PRIDE parade and festival. It's a celebration of the extraordinary strength, beauty and contributions of South Florida’s LGBT community, and an exciting all-day event featuring a parade, a Festival with exciting celebrity presentations and musical performances, and an Expo with LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, refreshments, food, and a family-friendly playzone..
AUG-SEP Miami Spice Restaurant Month August 1st - September 30th, 2010 Various restaurants in Miami-Dade County 305-539-3000, www.MiamiRestaurantMonth.com Celebrate the city's passion for food and life by enjoying special dinner and/or lunch menus at reduced rates. Enjoy lunch for $22, dinner for $35 (includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert). Tax and gratuity excluded. Bon appétit!
AIDS Walk April 17th, 2010 Miami Beach Convention Center, 1700 Convention Center Drive, 305-751-9255, aidswalkmiami.net
OCT Miami Carnival DATE TBA – October, 2010 Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-538-7882, www.miamicarnival.net Traditional West Indian-style Carnival and parade featuring steel band music, costumes, food, arts and crafts and more. The parade starts at noon at NE 36th Street & NE 2nd Avenue and will proceed south to Bicentennial Park. Festivities continue until 11 p.m.
Miami Beach Polo World Cup April 22nd - 25th, 2010 On the beach between 20th & 22nd St. 305-538-3809, www.miamipolo.com This three day international polo tournament will bring eight teams from around the world to compete for La Martina Trophy as part of the Miami Beach Polo World Cup. Events include a player presentation/press conference, polo games Fri - Sun., and social gatherings.
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Fest.
April 23rd - May 2nd, 2010 Various locations in Miami Beach, 305-534-9924, www.mglff.com The 12th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a critically acclaimed event, is based in the world-renowned historic South Beach neighborhood and screens films and videos in locations throughout Miami-Dade county and Ft. Lauderdale.
Miami Book Fair International November 14th - 21st, 2010 Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami 305-237-3258, www.miamibookfair.com One of the nation's largest outdoor book fairs. More than 250 authors will read excerpts from their works, sign books, and talk with fans. Highlights include a street fair, children's activities, food kiosks, lectures, music and more.
MAY Aqua Girl May 12th - 16th, 2010 Various venues in Miami Beach 877-764-2782, www.aquagirl.org Enjoy women's events in the sun & surf of South Beach with some of the hottest DJs & recording artists from around the world.
Ford Championship Weekend November 19th - 21st, 2010 Homestead-Miami Speedway 1 Speedway Boulevard, Homestead, FL 305-230-7223, www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com Enjoy Three days of racing excitement
JUN Florida Dance Festival June 16th - 26th, 2010 Various locations in Miami-Dade Co. 305-674-6575, www.floridadanceassociation.org
White Party Week
DATE TBA – November, 2010 Various locations in Miami-Dade County 305-576-1234, www.whiteparty.com A unparalleled week of fund-raising parties and events culminating with the legendary White Party. More than 15,000 party-goers enjoy six days and nights of nonstop entertainment in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
International Mango Festival July 10th - 11th, 2010 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables 305-667-1651, fairchildgarden.org Mango-inspired culinary delights and a display of locally grown cultivars with origins from around the world. Includes tastings, lectures, tree sales, children's activities, Mango Brunch & Mango Auction.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival DATE TBA – February, 2011 Along South Bayshore Drive in Downtown Coconut Grove, 305-447-0401, www.coconutgroveartsfest.com One of the largest and most prestigious fine arts festivals in the United States. Features more than 330 internationally renowned artists exhibiting in 12 categories.
Art Miami 2010 December 1st – 5th, 2010 The Art Miami Pavilion, Midtown Blvd. (NE 1st Ave) between NE 32nd & Ne 31st St 520-529-1108, www.art-miami.com The City’s original and longest-running contemporary art fair will celebrate its 21st edition this year. As anchor of the Midtown Arts District and Miami Art Week, Art Miami’s longevity and success position it as one of the year’s most prestigious are world happenings. The Fair will showcase a wide variety of art from 100 international contemporary art galleries and prominent institutions.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival February 24th - 27th, 2011 Various locations in South Beach, 877-762-3933, www.sobewineandfoodfest.com
Art Basel Miami Beach
Winter Party Festival
December 2nd – 5th, 2010 Miami Beach Convention Center 305-674-1292, www.artbaselmiamibeach.com Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an int’l selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach & many hotels.
March 2nd - 7th, 2011 On the beach along Ocean Dr. & 14th St. & other venues in Miami Beach, 305-571-1924, www.winterparty.com Features an extraordinary lineup of celebrity DJs in a week filled with parties and events culminating with a beach dance party. Proceeds benefit the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and local MiamiDade LGBT organizations.
Miami International Film Festival DATE TBA – March, 2011 Various locations in Miami-Dade Co., 305-237-3456, miamifilmfestival.com The Miami International Film Festival brings the best of world cinema to South Florida. MIFF showcases a variety of acclaimed films from various genres and countries. The Festival has presented films from more than 50 countries, including 125 East Coast, U.S., and world premieres, scores of Oscar winners and nominees, and many international prizewinners.
JAN FedEx Orange Bowl Football Game January 3rd, 2011 Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens 305-341-4700, www.orangebowl.org Two of the top college football teams in the country will compete for the Orange Bowl title. Game time is 8 p.m.
Calle Ocho Festival DATE TBA – March, 2011 Between 4th Ave. and 27th Ave. on SW 8th Street, Little Havana, 305-644-8888, carnavalmiami.com A grand celebration of Hispanic culture. Known as the world's largest street party, the festival spans twenty-three city blocks, filled with musical stages, youth sites, folkloric sites and food vendors.
Art Deco Weekend DATE TBA – January, 2011 Along Ocean Dr., between 5th & 15th 305-672-2014, www.mdpl.org Step back in time and celebrate Art Deco style with live big bands and Art Deco artifacts and antiques. Features walking, bicycle and trolley tours, lectures, street theater and other unique events.
Fashion Week Miami DATE TBA – March, 2011 Midtown Miami - Wynwood Art District 954-476-5761, miamifashionweek.com A biannual fashion extravaganza which showcases the work of renowned and new designers from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Highlights include fashion tents, designer shows, model castings and special events.
Beaux Arts Festival January 8th – 9th, 2011 University of Miami Campus, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables, www.beauxartsmiami.org The 60th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will take place on the beautiful grounds of University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Over 100,000 patrons visit the Festival to view and purchase art from approximately 250 juried exhibitors from around the US and abroad.
Sony Ericsson Open DATE TBA – March - April, 2011 Tennis Ctr at Crandon Prk, Key Biscayne 305-446-2200, sonyericssonopen.com Features the world's top-ranked men and women professional tennis players. The event is an elite Tennis Masters Series event on the ATP circuit and top-tier event on the WTA Tour.
FEB Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail February 17th – 21st, 2011 Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, 954-441-3220, miamiboatshow.com One of the largest new boat shows in the world showcasing more than 200 exhibitors. The latest powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and accessories are exhibited at three different locations — all connected via a courtesy shuttle bus.
Arteaméricas DATE TBA – March, 2011 Miami Beach Convention Center 305-854-3050, arteamericasmiami.com Merrill Lynch Arteaméricas is the world’s premier Latin American art fair. It features 50 of the best galleries from 18 countries in the Americas and the world, and showcases more than 200 renowned top contemporary artists.
Photo of the Sunset over Sunset Key from Mallory Square at the Sunset Celebration on Key West - Photo by Brian Pelton
Welcome to Key West Greetings... from the Key West Business Guild Whether it’s called the Conch Republic, Cayo Hueso, Bone Island, or the Southernmost City, Key West is known as paradise to well over 500,000 gay and lesbian tourists who visit the island each year. Imagine a subtropical island glowing with the rainbow colors of bougainvillea, royal poinciana, and hibiscus blooms, where the year around average temperature is in the high 70’s. Here two turquoise bodies of water – the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico – lap the shore. From its gay and lesbian nightlife, accommodations and events- to its welcoming community, liveand-let-live, “come as you are” attitude- Key West is internationally acclaimed as a top gay and lesbian destination. While it is no secret that Key West knows how to throw a party, the island loves to play host to gay and lesbian tourists during our numerous events which attract thousands. While other destinations actively discourage spring breakers, Key West's Gay Spring Break brings a large crowd of younger gay men and lesbians who want to enjoy the annual ritual in an environment in which they can safely be themselves. Pridefest (June) is a celebration of Key West's open community. Tropical Heat (August) is a steamy four day event for gay men. Womenfest (September) attracts up to 5,000 women each year and features over a week of events. Bone Island Bare It All Weekends have become South Florida's largest naturist gatherings for gay men, and BearFest leaves its hibernation in mid September. Every October, between 50,000 and 80,000 visitors party in the streets and nightspots of Key West during Fantasyfest. 30
Liberal, civilized, and sophisticated, Key West has a gay police chief and openly gay law enforcement officials who protect the rights of residents and visitors regardless of race, age, gender or sexual orientation. Key West was the first city in the United States to elect an openly gay mayor; a variety of other high-profile elected and appointed civic positions — from city and county commissioner to chamber of commerce president — have been and are held by gays and lesbians. The rainbow flag stands alongside the American flag in the city commission chambers, and the city’s official motto is One Human Family, proclaiming equality and acceptance for all people. For gay and lesbian visitors, Key West is a place to be open and relaxed. It’s a venue to make new friends, to dress up or dress down, or just wear a dress. It’s a place to play from dawn to dusk or luxuriate in laziness. Above all, it’s a prime destination to enjoy carefree days and nights on an irresistible, accepting tropical island unlike any other. I look forward to meeting you and your friends on your next visit! Key West – Close to Perfect – Far from Normal
Steve K. Smith Sales Manager Florida Keys & Key West 31
ACCOMMODATIONS 1 Alexander's Guesthouse
1118 Fleming Street www.alexanderskeywest.com Alexander's Guesthouse is proudly gay owned and operated. Our guests can enjoy complete freedom and a little peace of paradise. Located in the heart of Old Town, Key West's famous Historic District, Alexander's is only a short distance from gourmet restaurants, theaters, galleries, fine shops and nightlife. Alexander's has 17 guest rooms which include a suite and a one bedroom apartment. All rates include breakfast and an afternoon Happy Hour.
2 Big Ruby’s
409 Applerouth Lane www.bigrubys.com You'll sense a special friendliness every time you stay at Big Rubys Key West. An island paradise where you are free from everyday pressures. A private guesthouse that allows you to renew your spirit in peace and in style. Enjoy attentive service and pampering during your stay at Big Ruby's Guest House. You'll find it easy to meet people from all over the world and make friends you'll enjoy for years. We're large enough to offer you a stimulating variety of fellow guests, yet small enough to give you the personal attention and service which will make your stay memorable.
3 Equator Resort
818 Fleming Street www.equatorresort.com EQUATOR is a world apart. From the moment you step out onto our clothing optional pool deck or hear the trickling of our tropical fountain the everyday world slips away as you discover paradise. We are a very different kind of men’s resort - a perfectly designed living space, constructed from the inside out without compromise. Located in the very core of Key West’s old town “gay” district on historic Fleming Street, a short walk to Duval Street, home of fabulous restaurants and night life.
4 Island House
1129 Fleming Street www.islandhousekeywest.com Imagine a Four Seasons resort or a Ritz Carlton resort on a smaller scale, with just men for guests and staff. Island House offers the same amenities like feather beds and free wi-fi, with the same high ratio of staff to guests. At Island House, 30 men take care of just 34 rooms. You'll feel pampered. And Island House offers complete resort facilities including a restaurant open 24 hours, bar, and health club. You'll always be able to do what you want, when you want, at the first real gay men's resort in the world.
TAG APPROVED ACCOMMODATIONS Key West Alexander’s Guesthouse 1118 Flemming Street Big Ruby’s 409 Applerouth Lane Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club 1500 Reynolds Street Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa 601 Front Street Island House for Men 1129 Fleming Street Oasis Guest House/Coral Tree Inn/Coconut Grove 823 Fleming Street Pearl’s Rainbow for Women 525 United Street Santa Maria Suites Resort 1401 Simonton Street Sheraton Suites Key West 2001 South Roosevelt Blvd.
800-654-9919 800-477-7829 866-397-6342 800-233-1234 800-890-6284 800-362-7477 800-749-6696 866-SANTA KW 800-452-3224
A & B Lobster House Antonia's Restaurant Azur Cafe Marquesa Café Solé Camille's Cheeseburger, Key West Conch Republic Seafood Co. Croissants De France Flamingo's Café Hard Rock Cafe Key West Hurricane Hole 4 Island House Cafe for Men Islescapes Kelly's Caribbean Bar & Grill
700 Front Street 615 Duval Street 425 Grinnell Street 600 Fleming Street 1029 Southard Street 1202 Simointon Street 217 Duval Street 631 Greene Street 816 Duval Street 703 1/2 Duval Street 313 Duval Street 5130 Overseas Hwy 1 1129 Fleming Street Schooner Wharf, Pier1, Slip1 301 Whitehead Street 33
305-294-5880 305-295-0920 305-292-2987 305-292-1244 305-294-0230 305-296-4811 305-296-9466 305-294-4403 305-294-2624 305-295-6411 305-293-0230 305-294-0200 800-890-6284 305-923-3319 305-293-8484
DINING CONTINUED... La Te Da Restarant 1125 Duval Street La Trattoria / Virgilio’s 524 Duval Street Le Creperie Key West 300 Petronia Street Mangoe's 700 Duval Street Martin's Restaurant & Café 917 Duval Street Michael’s Restaurant 532 Margaret Street Opera Restaurantgone 613 Duval Street Origami Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant 1075 Duval Street Pisces Seafood Restaurant 1007 Simonton Street SHOR American Seafood Grill 601 Front Street Square One Restaurant 1075 Duval Street
305-296-6706 305-296-1075 305-517-6799 305-292-4606 305-296-1183 305-295-1300 305-295-2705 305-294-0092 305-294-7100 305-809-4000 305-296-4300
NIGHTLIFE 801 Bourbon Bar Aqua Nightclub Bobby’s Monkey Bourbon Street Pub Hog’s Breath Saloon 4 Island House Cafe for Men KWEST Nightclub La Te Da Crystal Room Pearl’s Patio for Women Saloon 1
801 Duval Street 711 Duval Street 900 Simonton Street 724 Duval Street 400 Front Street 1129 Fleming Steet 705 Duval Street 1125 Duval Street 525 United Street 514 Petronia Street
305-294-9354 305-294-0555 305-294-2655 305-296-1992 305-296-4222 800-890-6284 305-292-8500 305-296-6706 305-293-9805 305-292-5051
RESOURCES 5 Gay & Lesbian Comm. Center of Key West 513 Truman Ave. 5 Gay & Lesbian Visitor Info Center 513 Truman Avenue 5 Key West Business Guild 513 Truman Avenue Key West Chamber of Commerce 402 Wall Street 6 Key West Information Center 1601 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Metropolitan Community Church 1215 Petronia Street
305-292-3223 800-535-7797 800-535-7797 800-527-8539 888-222-5090 305-294-8912
SHOPPING & SERVICES Accessories Towels of Key West
806 Duval Street
Adult Entertainment / Products Truman Books and Videos
922 Truman Avenue
Attractions Gingerbread Square Gallery 1207 Duval Street Haitian Art Company 1100 Truman Avenue Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum 111 Front Street Helio Gallery Store- the Gardens Hotel 526 Angela Street Joy Gallery 1124 Duval Street Key West Shipwreck Historeum 1 Whitehead Street Mel Fisher Maritime Museum 200 Greene Street Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden 1 Free School Lane at 518 Elizabeth Street Ripley's Believe It or Not! 108 Duval Street Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory 1316 Duval Street Whitehead Street Pottery 322 Julia Street Wings Of Imagination 1108 Duval Street Wyland Gallery Duval Street 623 Duval Street
800-784-9536 305-296-8932 305-294-9911 305-294-7901 305-296-3039 305-292-8990 305-294-2633 305-294-0015 305-293-9939 800-839-4647 305-294-5067 305-296-2988 305-292-4998
Banks / Investments / Mortgages / Financial Centennial Bank 7 Centennial Bank 8 Centennial Bank 9 Centennial Bank
10 Locations In the Keys to serve you 2514 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-676-3103 1229 Simonton Street 305-676-3141 701 Whitehead Street 305-294-3540
Bookstores Flaming Maggie'sgone Key West Island Books
830 Fleming Street 513 Fleming Street
Car Service / Limousines Sunshine Rentals Keys Limousine Service
1910 North Roosevelt
500 Duval Street 701 Duval Street
424 Eaton Street 713 Caroline Street
Clothing Fast Buck Freddie's Graffitti Key West
Coffee Shops Sippin Internet Cafe Coffee Plantation
Commitment Ceremonies / Weddings / Event Planning 10 Chapel By The Sea • Stress Free Weddings® www.keywestrainbowceremony.com 34
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Centennial Bank (N. Roosevelt Blvd.) Centennial Bank (Simonton St.) Centennial Bank (Whitehead St.) Chapel By The Sea
SHOPPING & SERVICES CONTINUED... Confections Flamingo Crossing
1105 Duval Street
Florists Flowers by Gilda
901 Simonton Street
Hair Salons / Barbershops Headlines Hair Designs Bella Hair Studio
1075 Duval Street 1222 Simonton Street
Health Clubs / Gyms / Exercise & Fitness Paradise Health & Fitness 1706 North Roosevelt Boulevard Sugar Apple 917 Simonton Street
Jewelry / Jewelers Little Switzerland Little Switzerland Ruby Slipper Jewelry Whitfield Jack Jewelry
271 Front Street 400 Front Street 1118 White Street 2000 Elizabeth Street
305-293-8600 305-292-2345 305-295-3893 305-294-7092
Leather Master of Key West, Inc. 418 Appelrouth Lane
Leather / Erotica Medical Services Lower Keys Medical Center
5900 College Road
Pharmacies / Health & Beauty Key West Aloe
419 Duval Street
Real Estate Services Century 21 Greg O Berry 701 Caroline Street Key West Realty, Inc. 1109 Duval Street Preferred Properties of Key West 520 Southard Street Prudential Knight-Keyside Properties 336 Duval Street Schmitt Real Estate Company 1201 White Street
305-294-6637 305-294-3064 305-294-3040 305-294-5155 305-296-7727
Recreation Blu Q Moped Hospital Subtropic Dive Center
201 William Street, Dock E 305-923-7245 601 Truman Avenue 305-296-3344 1605 North Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-9914
Shopping Key West Madhatter Wings Of Imagination World Wide Flags of Key West
253 Front Street 291 Front Street 626 Duval Street
305-294-1364 305 -296-2922 305-292-9301
627 Duval Street 5160 US Highway 1
Tattoos / Piercings Paradise Tattoo Paradise Tattoo
Theater / Performing Arts Red Barn Theater Tennessee Williams Theater
319 Duval Street 5901 W. Junior College Rd.
6621 Maloney PO Box 2188 401 Southard Street
305-296-6666 305-747-9363 305-292-0077
Travel Services / Tours / Sightseeing Island Aeroplane Tours
Key West Int’l Airport
103 Simonton Street 705 Duval Street
Wine & Spirits Key West Winery, The KWEST Liquors
Key West Bear Fest Sep 16th - 19th, 2010 www.gaykeywestfl.com Pool Parties, Beach Cook Out, Scooter Scavenger Hunt, Boat Trips, Live Shows, Pig Roast, and More!
Conch Republic Celebration Apr 16th – 25th, 2010 www.conchrepublic.com The Conch Republic celebrates the anniversary of its founding with a "drag" race featuring female impersonators, an open-air bed race billed as "the most fun you can have in bed with your clothes on" and a packed roster of other events showcasing the Florida Keys' independent and eccentric spirit.
OCT Fantasy Fest Oct 22nd - 31st, 2010 www.fantasyfest.net FantasyFest is ten days of costume parties and special events held around the island and something not to be missed.
Songwriter’s Festival Apr 28th – May 2nd, 2010 www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com The Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world. The festival revolves around five days and nights of more than 20 free shows, staged at an array of the island’s most popular drinking holes and hot spots, where live music bliss introduces crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs. Diverse lineups featuring more than 100 top songwriters deliver rare, “Key West-only” moments.
Fantasy Fest Headdress Ball Oct 26th, 2010 [7:00 pm] Southernmost Hotel on the Beach, 508 South Street www.gaykeywestfl.com Each year the Key West Business Guild presents the Headdress Ball on FantasyFest Tuesday night. The Ball is an elaborate Headdress Contest and Show featuring live entertainment. This year's Ball, is sure to sell out as it did last year.
New Year’s Red High Heel Shoe Drop
Key West Pride Fest
Dec 31st, 2010 – Jan 1st, 2011 www.gaykeywestfl.com The annual lowering of the red high heel shoe attracted the attention of CNN and has made Key West one of the top places in the world to ring in the New Year. Join the jubilant crowd around the 700 block of Duval Street in shorts - or even less! When the shoe touches down at midnight champagne corks will pop and the confetti will fly, but this isn't the only way to celebrate the New Year in Key West. Enjoy time on the water, fine dining packages, street parties, fireworks, dancing and much more.
June 9th – 13th, 2010 www.pridefestkeywest.com Key West has a lot to be proud of. The City’s official motto is "One Human Family." The Business Guild is one of the nation's first gay and lesbian chambers of commerce, established in 1978, and Key West has been welcoming GLBT visitors and their friends long before that time. Key West has its own Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC) complete with Museum and Archive, the Guild’s Visitor Center located within The Center, and the only City Aids Memorial in the Country. PrideFest will include a mix of: Dance and cocktail parties, contests, shows, forums, activities on the water, tours, street fair and the Pride Parade along Duval Street.
JAN Sculpture Key West Jan – Apr, 2011 Various Locations in Key West www.sculpturekeywest.com The exhibit is designed to inspire and educate the community of the Florida Keys and its visitors while offering opportunities for emerging and established artists.
Transportation Services Five Sixes Taxi Green Leggs Perfect Pedicab
Key West Events APR
Bone Island Bare It All Jul 15th -18th, 2010 www.nakedkeywest.com Key West has been historically known as "Bone Island" for over two centuries, and Bone Island Bare It All gives that name a whole new meaning. Two weekends each year, hundreds of gay naturists and guys who like to get naked fill up Key West's clothing-optional gay guesthouses and gay friendly hotels. Featured events include dance parties, foam parties, pool parties, naked shopping, and now, the playful 'Happy Ending ' parties for when you do not want the party to end. Check your clothing and inhibitions at the doors of Key West's famous gay day & night life.
FEB Gay Spring Break www.gaykeywestfl.com Late Feb – Early Apr, 2011 Key West Gay Spring Break is the world's premier GLBT spring break event! From late Feb. to early April, GLBT students & their friends from around the world will converge on the beaches and in the streets of US's Southernmost City to celebrate spring break in a place that embraces individuality, diversity, and openness.
Kelly McGillis Classic International Women's Flag Football Championship & World Challenge Game
Tropical Heat Aug 19th – 23rd, 2010 www.tropicalheatkw.com Extended five-day-long party for men.
February 6th - 13th, 2011 Key West, FL USA 888 GO IWFFA, iwffa.com The Kelly McGillis Classic offers women's flag football teams from across the U.S., and nine other countries who will attend, competition in a variety of skill levels: Highly Competitive, Competitive, Beginner, Over Forty, to provide your team fun, fair and healthy competition. Join us for our 20th anniversary as over 50 teams pack the island of Key West to compete in this great week long event.
Sept 7th – 12th, 2010 www.womenfest.com For over twenty years Key West has welcomed women from all over the globe to Womenfest Key West, the southernmost party for lesbians and their friends. Womenfest offers a wide range of activities guaranteed to appeal to a broad range of interests.