Key West Don’t let its lack of real estate fool you. Key West, FL is big on attractions and things to do. During the daylight hours there are all kinds of attractions and activities to keep visitors occupied whether it’s cloudy, sunny, or there is driving wind and rain. From beaches to dolphin tours and countless other neat diversions in between you’ll have a hard time getting bored on your vacation in Key West. But, what happens after the lights go down? Key West is home and vacation paradise to many people who live “alternative” lifestyles. With that in mind, a fair amount of the evening entertainment is designed to accommodate those lifestyles and make them feel welcomed. Perhaps the most popular gay bar in Key West is the Bourbon Street Pub. This bar has a little bit of everything to offer the gay men visiting Key West. From male strippers to planned events to a wide range of wildness in between this is the place to be (day or night) for gay men in Key West. Men and women alike who are looking for a great way to spend the evening might enjoy the 801 Bourbon Bar. This drag cabaret offers nightly shows along with some impressive drink specials. The “girls” put on quite a show for the audience and Sundays are especially fun with Bingo and karaoke. Bring an open mind and a sense of humor along for the ride and you’re good to go. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of attractions available for the more “straight-laced” variety of visitor to Key West. In fact, Key West is home to some very gentlemanly action which can be found at Living Dolls and Key West Scrum Club. Other strip clubs in Key West include Bare Assets, Red Garter, and Teasers 2. Aqua is another famous favorite for visitors to Key West. Big names like Christian Slater, Prince Poppycock, David Arquette, Martina Navratilova, and Emily Sailers have been spotted in this happening Key West hot spot. Two Friends Patio Restaurant and Bar is another popular place for tourists to visit and locals to hang out in Key West. It’s famous for offering fabulous frozen concoctions, fresh local seafood, and live entertainment. The Bull and Whistle Bar, located in Old Town Key West is an open-air bar that’s open seven days a week with live entertainment. Turtle Kraals Restaurant and bar is another great place for good food and great drinks. The Turtle Tower overlooks the Key West Seaport for stunning views— especially at sunset. Dining is also available in the main restaurant or on the patio. Then there are the icons of Key West. These are the bars and/or restaurants that no visitor should leave the city without paying a visit to. Sloppy Joe’s Bar is perhaps the most famous among them. Live entertainment begins daily at noon, but once the sun goes down, the band kicks things up a notch or two for a serious nightlife
experience. Fans of specialty beers will truly appreciate “Joe’s Tap Room” where they can enjoy a wide selection of specialty crafted beers. No matter where your interest lie, the odds are good that you’ll be able to enjoy the night life in Key West even more than you enjoy the daytime activities you can pursue. Any of these great venues make an excellent start.