Key West Nightlife & Bars
The nightlife scene in Key West is certainly in keeping with the island’s laidback atmosphere, though it’s much more than Jimmy Buffett tunes and Caribbean steel drums. In fact, the vast array of talented local musicians is what makes a night out on the town in Key West so memorable.
There’s no better example of live music done right than the Green Parrot, a longtime locals’ hangout where its history is found in the eccentric décor that adorns the walls. The centerpiece of this open-air spot with a Bahamian vibe is the bar, the perfect spot to catch the live musical acts on the adjacent stage. When the bands aren’t playing, the bar’s legendary jukebox is sure to please music fans with its classic rock, blues and funk selections. This corner saloon has been around since 1890. Before becoming the Green Parrot in the 1970s, it was a grocery store and the Brown Derby Bar, which was popular with submarine sailors stationed in Key West.