Best Places for a Party in Key West

With your tickets in hand and bags packed, now you can begin dreaming about your jaunt to Key West. Whether you have a weekend or a week plus, if you are looking for a place to party and to experience lively nightlife, there are plenty of things to do in Key West. Be sure to stop by these 5 hot spots that fellow vacationers rave about:

1: The Rum Bar

If you are looking to slow down and enjoy the moment, The Rum Bar is the perfect place for you. This small, casual bar seated on Duvall Street has both with a welcoming staff and laid-back atmosphere. With a huge rum menu and superb rum cocktails, this is the ideal spot to pull up a chair, pick up a drink, and watch the islanders. This intimate bar is the relaxation destination for a party of 1 or 2.

2: Green Parrot Bar

The Green Parrot Bar is a welcoming tropical, open-air saloon serving tourists and locals since 1890. With a long history as a local grocery store turned dive bar, this Key West icon is the perfect combination of ramble-rousing fun, live music, and colorful character. When in the Keys, a stop at the Green Parrot Bar is necessary for a party of any size!

3: Island Dogs Bar

This “come-as-you-are” bar offers a laid-back, dog-friendly atmosphere, live music, and one-of-a-kind martinis. Sit on the porch in the heart of historic Old Town Key West, enjoy the fresh food, including the outdoor oyster bar, and watch people strolling, or stumbling, by. With a full menu and the friendly atmosphere, Island Dogs tops the list of things to do in Key West.

4: Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday opens early and closes late, with an all-day, every-day “Mardi Gras” attitude. As a destination for Spring Break, Fat Tuesday, and a dozen other events and festivals, Fat Tuesday is the epitome of a tropical party. This bar boasts of world famous daiquiris and offers one-of-a-kind Bachelor and Bachelorette parties. With weeknight happy hours, an offer of a free jello shot, and a live DJ nightly, Fat Tuesday is clearly a party destination in Key West.

5: Virgilio’s

Tucked behind romantic Italian restaurant La Trattoria, across the street from the ever-popular Duvall Street, Virgilio’s offers a more sophisticated party. Pull up a chair to listen to live jazz, blues, and lounge music while sipping a chilled Martini, a single malt scotch, or a fine wine. Enjoy a tasty bite from La Trattoria and soak in the ambience. For a real deal, stop by on $5 Martini Mondays!

Whether you are looking to party all-night long or sit back and soak in the Key West vibe, this tropical destination is sure to offer plenty of party options.