Irish Kevin's Bar, Key West
The bar was founded in 1998 by Kevin and Mary O'Sullivan, who came from Ireland. The couple wanted to create a place that would celebrate their Irish heritage while also embracing the laid-back vibe of Key West. Pursuant to this goal, the interior of the bar has been decorated with various Irish-themed items, including flags, posters, and memorabilia. Irish Kevin's also has a large outdoor seating area, which is perfect for enjoying a drink and people-watching.
Speaking of drinks, they have a great selection of draft beers, including traditional Irish brews like Guinness, as well as local favorites like Key West Sunset Ale, plus some whiskeys like Jameson.
One of Irish Kevin's main draws is the interactive show, which takes place every day of the week. During the show, the performer invites people on stage and encourages the crowd to participate in various chants, sing-alongs, and other activities. The crowd itself is pretty diverse, with some being on the younger side and some not quite right out of college, but everyone mixes in well and seems to get along great.
Over the years, the bar has been featured in numerous travel guides and won several awards, including Best Live Music Venue in Key West. In 2005, its popularity was boosted further when the place appeared on the Travel Channel show "World's Best Bars."
You'll find some amazing finds in the gift shop, including shot glasses, T-shirts, bar signs, etc.
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