Key West Journals

Key West Weekend

A December 2006 trip to Key West by shepherd333

Heron House Photo, Key West, Florida More Photos
Quote: My boyfriend and I flew to Key West for a friend's wedding... too bad it was only for 3 days.

Key West Weekend

Overview

Sailing in Key West  Photo, Key West, Florida
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Key West is a laid-back town where you can enjoy good food, drinks, and music. Duval St. is the famous stretch of road that features numerous bars/pubs (Sloppy Joe's, Irish Kevin's, Hog's Breath, etc.) which people flock to. This is the place to be when you are in Key West! In addition to the many bars and restaurants, there are numerous souvenir/gift shops, jewelry stores, and clothing boutiques for people who love to shop.My boyfriend and I visited for a 3 day weekend, and had a great time. Friends of ours got married at sunset on a large sailboat called the Liberty Clipper. (Along side our boat, was a boat full people dressed up as pirates. I guess it was "pirate" weekend or somethi...Read More

Heron House

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Hotel

Heron House Photo, Key West, Florida
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When looking for a place to stay in Key West, friends of ours recommended the "Heron House" hotel on Simonton St.As soon as our cab pulled up, there was someone there to greet us and take our bags into the lobby. Upon checking in, we learned that we were upgraded from a regular poolside room, to a junior suite! Apparently, when there are vacancies in the larger rooms, management will automatically upgrade you at no charge. Our room was fabulous! (We stayed in 9C.) We entered through double French doors to a spacious bedroom featuring high ceilings, a king size bed and a love seat and coffee table. There was also a bar area surrounded by mirrored walls that made the room look even bigger. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2006

Heron House
512 Simonton Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-9227

Irish Kevin's

Attraction

Irish Kevin's Photo, Key West, Florida
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"Irish Kevin's" is a fun bar... a loud bar... but a fun bar. Located right in the center of Duval St., this is a rowdy Irish bar that is known for it's live music and audience participation. There is always a band, or sometimes just a guy and his guitar... but either way, they always get the crowd going. Even if you are standing on the sidewalk in front of the bar, the singer will almost always yell to you to come in and have a drink. Most of the people that come into this bar, leave staggering. It's safe to say that this is a place where people come to get drunk!The music is great, but it's pretty loud. I lost my voice from yelling to my friends, who were only standing 3 inche...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2006

Irish Kevin's
211 Duval Street
Key West, Florida
(305) 292-1262

Sloppy Joe's

Attraction

Sloppy Joe's  Photo, Key West, Florida
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Sloppy Joe's (on Duval St.) is probably the most famous bar/restaurant in Key West. You definitely want to stop here on your vacation.During the day, the restaurant is usually packed with people having lunch, or sitting at the bar having a drink. Sometimes, they'll have live entertainment in the afternoon (it's usually one guy playing his guitar and singing a few tunes). The food is good too. Not the healthiest, but really good! We had "Sloppy Wings" and "Sloppy Fries." The sloppy fries were served with seasoned ground beef and a ton of melted cheeses on top. At night this place gets really crowded. You can go for dinner, but after 9pm or so, they start moving most of the tables o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2006

Sloppy Joe's
201 Duval St
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-5717

Island Dogs Bar

Restaurant | "Island Dog's Bar"

Island Dogs Bar Photo, Key West, Florida
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"Island Dog's Bar" is fairly new from what I understand. And it's one of my new favorite bars in Key West!Located on Front St. (across from "Two Friend's"), this is a laid back, casual bar/restaurant that serves drinks and a light menu. The feel of this bar is very "islandy," which is why I like it so much. The bar itself is made of a rich dark wood and natural stone, and the chairs and barstools have a beige/black stripe pattern that looks really cool throughout the whole place. There is also a great mix of music that is constantly playing (think Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, etc.).There are several small patio tables out front, which are perfect for having a drink and people watching. M...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2006

Island Dogs Bar
505 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(813) 380-6996