Whether it’s shopping, dining or partying, Duval Street is the heart of Key West. Known worldwide, this mile-long road is a confluence of history and culture and a little bit of debauchery.
At the southern end, where it meets the Gulf of Mexico, is the famous Southernmost Point buoy that draws visitors around the clock. The street is also dotted with street performers like high-wire unicycle acts and fiery sword swallowers.
- Sloppy Joe’s Bar
Located in downtown Key West, Duval Street is a lively thoroughfare lined with quaint 19th-century buildings. The street is a hive of activity and offers a wide range of experiences, from shopping to dining. The street is also home to a number of famous restaurants, including Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
The Sloppy Joe’s Bar is a popular spot for both locals and visitors alike. The bar has a long history and is a must-visit for anyone visiting Key West. The bar was established in 1933 and was originally called Sloppy Joe’s Saloon. It was later moved to the corner of Duval and Greene streets in 1937.
It has since become the most recognizable corner bar in Key West. It has an illustrious past and is revered as Ernest Hemingway’s 1930s hangout. Hemingway’s famous look-alike contest is held here every year. The bar serves food and drinks throughout the day, and the party goes into full swing at night with live music and dancing.
- Margaritaville Key West Resort
Situated right on the water, this hotel offers easy access to crystal clear beaches. Guests can also enjoy a range of on-site activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding. Those seeking relaxation can head to the pool or the lounge with a frozen concoction in hand.
The hotel has 178 rooms and suites with a variety of splendid views. Room amenities include a 55-inch flat-screen TV and designer toiletries. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Those travelling with children will be glad to know that the hotel is child-friendly and provides an array of fun games for them to enjoy.
The hotel is located 0.9 miles from Higgs Beach. It is also 1.6 miles from Duval Street and Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar and make use of the 24-hour front desk.
- Schooner Wharf Bar
A few steps from the famous Mallory Square you can find this cool bar with great entertainment and a rich selection of drinks. You can see several tables in the Schooner Wharf Bar on this live Key West webcam.
The place offers a wide range of seafood dishes like fresh stone crab claws, peel and eat shrimp, and freshly shucked oysters. You can also order chicken wings, burgers and sandwiches.
It’s a last little piece of old Key West and it’s packed morning, noon and night with locals and visitors alike. It’s a great place to have a drink and listen to Michael McCloud who plays Wed-Sun from 12pm-5pm.
Duval Street is a beautiful confluence of art and culture, history and heritage, exuberant celebrations and a little debauchery. Whether it’s the annual Hemingway Days festival, Songwriters Festival or a week-long scantily clad extravaganza known as Fantasy Fest, you can always find something going on. Duval Street is the heartbeat of Key West.
- Rick’s Bar
If you’re in the mood to dance until dawn then this is your place. It’s one of the more popular venues on the Duval Street Crawl and there is always something going on. 24 TV’s blast out non-stop music videos and concerts and live musicians are also on hand to provide a good atmosphere.
Rick’s is a true Key West success story and it’s an all-in-one entertainment complex with eight different bars. From the Green Parrot bar where you can watch the action on Duval Street to the swanky cocktail bar Rick’s Loft and the adult-only Durty Harry’s, you can have a different experience each time you visit.
If you’re lucky you can catch a famous artist up here crooning a tune or two to the masses of Duval Street nightlife revellers. The place really is a buzz and it isn’t too far from the warm Gulf of Mexico too so it’s a must-see if you’re in the area.duval street cam