Green Parrot -- best place in town for a beer with the locals and sports on TV. We stopped here on New Years Day and enjoyed several pints of Yuengling while we watched Penn State and West Virginia play bowl games, and we watched the Boston Bruins win the NHL's annual Winter Classic. The sports were enjoyable on the HDTVs, and the crowd built up through the two hour rainstorm. We really enjoyed this, our fortunate first stop in Key West.
The sign behind the bar says the Green Parrot was established in 1890, and it looks like some of the customers have been here ever since.
Well the green parot is one of my favorites - well i know people there too- it is an open bar, has pool tabels and darts- a web cam, and almost nightly live music- i love to go there late afternoon with the open aired restaurant and have a drink- doesnt seem like the greatest place but i sure love it
Dress Code: anything really goes- bathing suits, shorts....
the green parrot bar is located on whitehead street near the southern most point. this interesting keys style bar is in a more quiet area of the key west downtown district. a nice place to relax have a drink or two and listen to live music.
Dress Code: casual.
This steamy watering hole is located on the corner of Southard and Whitehead streets. My friends and I frequented this bar and danced barefoot in it on a regular basis. After a night of glitter and blues or an excellent reggae band, we would roll down Whitehead to a friends house and dance some more, and compare "foot funk." I do not advise the average tourist to attempt walking around Key West without shoes on!! This is for experienced locals and regulars at the Green Parrot only. Do check out this place to get a nice melting pot of hippies, sailors, tourists, old and young, dogs, cats and lizards. Do have a newcastle draft there, too. Say hi to Jim, the tall redheaded bartender for me!!!
Dress Code: It's not as clothing optional as fantasy fest, but pretty darned close. Disco ball beads are always in style.
This is the local's bar. Cheap beer and great friendly conversation with locals who have been working on tour boats all day. This bar is open late and opens very early in the morning. There is always someone is there. Laid-back and casual with dress. Island style.Try the root beer barrel shot.
On the corner of Whitehead and Southard St., this drinking house is a real classic staple of Key West that has been serving up drinks and providing entertainment for over one hundred years according to the bartender. They bring in musicians from all over the country and there is never a cover charge.
Barstaff was friendly and fairly prompt with our orders considering we were males (south florida is notorious for underserving men and focus on the more attractive women to keep them in the bar. The more women the more men come in to buy drinks. Hey I didnt make this up! ;)
Recomended Drink - Red Stripe
Happy Hour - 4 to 7, 7 days a week
Mon-Sat 10am-4am, Sun noon-4am
Dress Code: Casual like everything else on the Island
The parrot is a great Key West dive bar teeming with locals and great live music. Finding it is a bit tricky, but the regulars seem to like it that way. Its off the beaten path in the sense that its away from Duval and the string of bars that make up the standard Key West pub crawl. Its a great place to listen to rock music and have a drink with the conchs.
Dress Code: There is no dress code in the keys. Its casual all the way. Unless you happen to be the bride or a member of the wedding party. Then again, most of our wedding crew changed into shorts before heading out.
"A Key West landmark since 1890, the Parrot is the first and last bar on U.S.1. Home of great drinks and bad art, pool, darts, and pinball. It's a one-of-a-kind open-air tropical saloon with spine-tingling cocktails, friendly bartenders, and ice-cold beers. The Parrot's Happy Hour is featured from 4 - 7pm, 365 days a year." (website)
Dress Code: "The Green Parrot Bar. Maybe it's not for the cultural elite, but it's certainly for the culturally deprived."
After sampling the usual fare on Duval St., I finally arrived at a bar I could call home. This place was packed with locals of all ages and varieties. The bartenders were super friendly, and happy hour beers were only $1.50, what more does one need?
Dress Code: There certainly doesn't seem to be a dress code, but you'd probably feel most comfortable in a faded tshirt, board shorts, and flip flops.
Well, here's Marnie and I again, hanging out at the Green Parrot. This seems to be more of a 'locals' bar.... I like the crowd here.