During the day, travelers on a Key West vacation experience world-class outdoor adventures. But that’s just the start of it, as the Key West nightlife scene is one of the best in the country. To put it simply, Key West knows how to party, and when you book your stay in Key West with Compass Realty, you’re close to the action. Continue on to learn about the best bars and nightlife options Key West has to offer.

Sloppy Joe’s

Sloppy Joe’s is a bar steeped in tradition, with roots going as far back as 1933. Despite numerous name and location changes, Sloppy Joe’s still feels packed with its rich history. After nearly a century, Sloppy Joe’s remains a Key West nightlife favorite for continuing to serve up cold and strong drinks with a smile. And don’t forget to check out Sloppy Joe’s live music; they’re home to a giant stage facing Duval Street, which hosts a wide variety of musical acts ranging from bluegrass to rock.

Durty Harry’s

Many bars offer live music, but how many have their own house band? Durty Harry’s sets itself apart from the rest of the Key West nightlife with their house band, The Durtbags, a rock group that is sure to blow patrons away with their infectious energy and rocking music. Travelers and locals alike enjoy live music seven nights a week at this spot, making Durty Harry’s an idyllic spot to dance the night away. Plus, Durty Harry’s is located at Rick’s & Durty Harry’s Entertainment Complex, the home of seven other bars, making it optimal for bar hopping. 

General Horseplay

With nightly entertainment, a party atmosphere, and delectable craft cocktails and beers, it’s no wonder General Horseplay is a Key West nightlife hotspot. When you visit, be sure to check out the Back Bar, an eccentric backyard bar with yard games and live music. And if you’re feeling peckish from your night of drinking and dancing, General Horseplay is serving up snacks like curried caramel corn and vermouth-soaked olives to appease your cravings. It’s also worth noting that another great spot, Green Parrot Bar, is barely over a five-minute walk from General Horseplay.

Well-Appointed Key West Vacation Rentals near Duval Street

Enjoying the Key West nightlife is a fantastic endcap to an exciting day outdoors in Key West, including fishing charters, scuba diving at the U.S.’s only living coral barrier reef, and a round of golf on a championship-rated course. At Compass Realty, we offer a wide variety of vacation rentals near all of these amazing adventures and bars. To learn more about our rental options, check out our website or give us a call at 1-305-292-1881.