Key West Nightlife Walking Tour, Key West

The most famous nightspots in Key West are those offering the world's most famous sunset. The city's tradition is to view the exceptional sunsets on the decks of bars. Besides the views the bars offer beer, a variety of tropical drinks and good music. This self-guided tour will lead you through the hottest nightspots of Key West.
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Key West Nightlife Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Key West Nightlife Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Key West (See other walking tours in Key West)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: vickyc
Aqua Nightclub

1) Aqua Nightclub

For a very entertaining night in Key West go to Aqua Nightclub. Very often, they have shows before throwing the dance floor open to the public. Beside great dance music they offer all kinds of drinks: beers, cocktails, Russian vodka, etc.
Green Parrot Bar

2) Green Parrot Bar

If you want to feel like a local, you should definitely go to the Green Parrot Bar. The bar is considered one of the best places to hangout in Key West, as well as having quite a history, its been open since 1890. The bar is open Mon-Sat 10am-4am; Sun 12pm-4am. Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm.
Bull and Whistle Bar

3) Bull and Whistle Bar

Bull and Whistle Bar is a bar that has stood on Duval street for decades and is a historic bar in Key West. The older crowd is attracted to this place. Actually there are 3 bars. Bull Bar is an open air bar with live entertainment on the first floor. Whistle Bar, on the second floor, has a balcony and you can watch people walk on the street while enjoying your drink. On the third floor is a bar called Garden of Eden. All bars have nice live music.
Irish Kevin's Bar

4) Irish Kevin's Bar

Irish Kevin's Bar is located in Key West's Old Town. Here, you will find a full liquor bar, live entertainment and much more. Friendly staff is also always there to help you. The bar has all kinds of Irish drinks. Make sure that you visit their Souvenir Shop.
The Rick’s/Durty Harry’s Entertainment Complex

5) The Rick’s/Durty Harry’s Entertainment Complex

The Rick’s/Durty Harry’s Entertainment Complex consists of eight venues and thirteen bars. It is one of the most famous places in Key West. Here are just some of the spots located in this complex: Rick’s Upstairs (dance club), Durty Harry’s (Live rock & roll and sports bar), Crow’s Nest (VIP Bar and deck), Rick’s Loft (wine and martini bar).
Sloppy Joe's

6) Sloppy Joe's

It was Hemingway who suggested to name this place "Sloppy Joe's". The bar got its present location on May 5, 1937. Sloppy Joe's is considered a famous Key West landmark. The bar supports the Hemingway heritage by hosting the annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Open from 9:00am-4:00am daily (noon-4:00am on Sundays).
Rum Barrel

7) Rum Barrel

The Rum Barrel is a bar with an open air deck that offers incredible views of the sunset in Key West. There is a sports bar on the ground floor. The bar boasts the best rums in the world - more than 120 different varieties. The live music creates a cool and friendly atmosphere. The deck offers a more intimate ambiance. The design reflects the history, character and spirit of the Caribbean.
Schooner Wharf Bar

8) Schooner Wharf Bar

Schooner Wharf Bar is probably the hottest bar on the shore of Key West. The New York Times and Aqua magazine often have articles about this special place. It has a panoramic view of yacht decks, a magical sunset and Key West's Historic Seaport. You can meet celebrities here. The bar offers the best food, drinks and music along with a fantastic dance floor in its unique nautical decor. It is a very charming place and definitely worth a visit.
Tower Bar

9) Tower Bar

The Tower Bar is situated above the Turtle Kraals’ Restaurant and Bar. It offers great cocktails, appetizers and food, mainly sea food. This bar also offers a panoramic view of the ocean and an incredibly beautiful sky at night in its intimate ambiance.

Walking Tours in Key West, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Key West

Create Your Own Walk in Key West

Creating your own self-guided walk in Key West is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
East Key West Walking Tour

East Key West Walking Tour

East Key West is the southernmost place in the USA. It is just 90 miles from Cuba. In this area you have the best beaches, a historical park, Key West Light which indicates the southernmost point of the USA and lots of other attractions. This self-guided tour will lead you through the eastern part of Key West showing to you some of its unique attractions and landmarks.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Museums and Galleries Walk

Museums and Galleries Walk

Key West offers some unique and exceptional museums related to the history and location of the city. As it is situated on an island, this place was often visited by pirates in the past, and so there are many museums about pirates. The famous American writer Ernest Hemingway lived here and there is a museum dedicated to him. Key West is also the birthplace of some really famous artists. You can admire their art in the galleries on this picturesque island.This self-guided tour will take you through some of the best museums and galleries of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Key West is one of the richest cities in the USA. The city is famous for its shipwrecks and also for the famous American writers who lived here. The one thing that separates this city from other cities is its world-famous sunsets. This self-guided tour will lead you to different most popular landmarks of Key West.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip

Top 12 Bars in Key West, Florida

Top 12 Bars in Key West, Florida

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Key West for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Key West has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Key West, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.