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5 Unique Bars in Key West That Don’t Suck

5 Unique Bars in Key West That Don’t Suck, Key West, Florida (B)

There are more than a few bars in Key West. So many so that one would think drinking is Key West’s biggest attraction. It certainly is what people go there to do, even the likes of Ernest Hemingway. For five years in the 1930’s Hemingway split his time hanging out with his 70 or so cats and tying one on at Sloppy Joe’s, his favourite watering hole. Since then much has changed. As I found with my 1st impression of Key West, the touristy main drag of Duval Street resembles a lot of what I don’t care for on Bourbon Street in New Orleans and the Vegas strip. Cheesy bars and chain restaurants you can find in every tourist center in the world. But just as I found a better side of New Orleans and how I learned to love Las Vegas’s old town charm, Key West has a plus side as well. With that in mind, here are 5 unique bars in Key West that don’t suck:

Contrary to the Hemingway memorabilia and T-shirts will have you believe, Sloppy Joe’s current location is not where Hemingway spent most of this time and therefore not on this 5 Unique Bars in Key West list. The original location, what is now Captain Tony’s, is just down the street. In 1938, one year before Hemingway left town, Sloppy Joe’s rent was raised and instead of paying it, the bar up and left. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Unique Bars in Key West That Don’t Suck
Guide Location: USA » Key West
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Shaun Robertson
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.thislifeintrips.com/5-unique-bars-in-key-west-that-dont-suck/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Captain Tony’s Saloon
  • The Porch
  • Key West Smallest Bar
  • Mallory Square
  • Green parrot

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