Sloppy Joe’s, Hog’s Breath, Schooner Wharf Bar Among Conch Republic Watering Holes Serving Drinks To Locals
The drinks are pouring again in Key West at some of its legendary bars.
A week and a half after Hurricane Irma ripped through the Florida Keys, a few of the watering holes began serving drinks to customers in the Conch Republic. While Key West remains closed to tourists, locals who evacuated prior to Irma have been allowed to return.
Here’s a rundown of what bars are currently open in Key West. PubClub.com will continue to update this post as bars open and information becomes available to us.
Sloppy Joe’s reopened on Wednesday after having been closed for two weeks. It’s only serving drinks and not food, but in the afternoon about a dozen patrons were enjoying cocktails in this famous Key West watering hole.
The outside bar at the Hog’s Breath Saloon opened on Thursday. Tree Bar, the cool outside bar that really consists of just a counter making great drinks that’s in the same area as Hog’s Breath, opened the previous Sunday.
Kevin’s Irish Bar re-opened Thursday with a full menu, $3 drinks for locals and live music.
Schooner Wharf Bar is open – with a working juke box – albeit with limited hours, from 10 a.m.-“6ish.”
The Pier House’s Beach Bar is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with a limited menu.
The Red Garter Saloon is now open.
These bars opened earlier in the week: Green Parrot, Rum Bar, Sandbar, Bull and Whistle and Bourbon Street.
We do not have word when Captain Tony’s Saloon, Rick’s or sever other places, or the status of Margaritaville.
A few shops and restaurants are open or will re-open this week, including Banana Cafe (25% off for everyone), Big John’s Pizza, Miami Subs, the Key West Lime Shoppe and Tervis Tumbler.
The estimated timetable for all bars, restaurants, shops, hotels and other Key West businesses are sometime in early to mid-October. Tourists are expected to return and fill up the town for the annual Fantasy Fest week, Oct. 20-29 and the Parrotheads paradise called Meeting of the Minds the first of November.