Duval Street! Every joint on the strip is a PARTY! There are all kinds of bars, clubs and theaters - something for everyone.
The most laid back place on earth. I love it here. No one is in a rush, everyone just wants to have a good time.
Dress Code: You can go straight from the beach (some people do). Anything goes in Key West. Don't be surprised if you see some nudity. It can get pretty crazy. I usually take one casually dressy outfit to wear to a nice restaurant (even though it would be acceptable for me to arrive in shorts). Louie's Backyard is a really nice restaurant and it is more fun for me if I dress up a little.
One night, my friend and I wanted to go out, but we wanted to get away from the crowds on Duval Street & Mallory Square. We ended up in the hotel lounge at the Wyndham. It is an old hotel that the Wyndham purchased -- really nice. Great, quiet place to grab a drink. The bartender is super friendly and knows how to make everything!
Ok... everyone already knows Duval St. is where the party is at. The goal is to start at one end and try to amke your way to the other. I never made it! I always got sidetracked at Rick's Bar. Karaoke! Duval St. is great for people watching. Grab a table on a patio somewhere and just sit back and allow yourself to be entertained. Or you could go to Rick's and do karaoke.....
Dress Code: Dress pretty much any way you like as long as you are comfortable.
Just walk up Duval St. and pick a place! There’s all kinds of live music and you don’t even need to go in the bar to enjoy it, you can stand on the street and see some bands. At times you can listen to more than one band at once. They had live music on both sides of the street.
A lot of street performers and street musician, give them a penny as they provide live air in Key West just because of YOU mu dude.
You'll be sitting there, having a few drinks along Duval street... and out of no where a parade will come down the street....