Monthly Archives: January 2014

“What’s it all about? Well, booze, for starters. But breathtaking sunsets, rich history, live music and livelier folks are quick to fill out this one-of-a-kind-Key Largo landmark.” – Caribbean Club Website

Billed as “one of the last relics of Old Key Largo,” the Caribbean Club (Mile Marker 104 Bayside) first opened in 1938 as a “poor man’s fishing retreat” and has been locally owned and operated since 1963. The Caribbean Club, which is filled with memorabilia from the 1948 film Key Largo (exterior shots from the movie, which starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were filmed here), features live music Thursday through Sunday nights, daily happy hours and amazing sunsets.

“I doubt that anyone can travel the length of the Florida Keys without having¬†communicated to his mind a sense of the uniqueness of this land of sky and water and scattered mangrove covered islands. The atmosphere of the Keys is strongly and peculiarly their own . . . This world of the Keys has no counterpart elsewhere in the United States, and indeed few coasts of the Earth are like it.” – Rachel Carson, The Edge of the Sea (1955)

Nicknamed “The Longest Street in the World,” Key West’s famous Duval Street runs from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Classic Duval Street bard include The Bull & Whistle, Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Hog’s Breath Saloon, The Lazy Gecko, Irish Kevin’s Bar, Rick’s and Durty Harry’s Entertainment Complex, Capt. Tony’s Saloon (1/2 block off Duval), Hard Rock Cafe, Willie T’s, Fat Tuesday, Green Parrot Bar (one block off Duval) and many more.