If you are going to be staying in Key West, then a must for all of our travelers is to check out Duval Street. Beyond the beautiful beaches, the night-life sets a new bar for all our guests. With many Key West accommodations and Duval Street hotels being in such close proximity, you will be able to enjoy the best live music Key West has to offer right outside our doors. Walk from NYAH or take the free Duval Bus Loop and enjoy these locations!
Having varying choices to start off the night, Rick & Durty Harry’s Entertainment Complex has eight bars all with their own vibe to them. Depending on what you choose, you can be in Durty Harry’s banging your head to rock music, or over to the swanky Rick’s Loft, all the way up to The Crow’s Nest upper deck getting bird’s eye view of all the action.
A staple bar of Key West is The Bull which also features multiple bars and a liquor store. The walls inside boast beautiful hand-painted murals depicting the people and story of Duval Street. The Whistle Bar is on the second floor and features great views of Duval Street where you can sit back and people watch, and the risque Garden of Eden on the rooftop could provide some interesting stories for you to bring home.
For a more laid back environment, jazz might be the choice for you. Head a little further down the street from our Key West accommodation to Little Room Jazz Club. This bar has a different aesthetic — dimly lit with neon backlights makes it indistinguishably jazz for anyone who walks in. Sticking to genre music is Cowboy Bills Honky Tonk Saloon. Live performances of country music at night as well as a mechanical bull for all who dare make this one a real rocking good time!
The Green Room is unique in that it prides itself on being environmentally conscious. They recycle all glass, plastic, and even cigarette butts! You are not likely to have tasted anything like their drinks either, as they are all-natural and one-of-a-kind built in house. Before making your way back to your key west accommodations for the night, a can’t miss venue to stop at is Sloppy Joe’s. The history behind Sloppy Joe’s is as crazy as they come by. Originally named the Silver Slipper, it was Ernest Hemingway, a patron of the bar who suggested the name change to Sloppy Joe’s — what it still is today. Though that is just scratching the surface of the history involved here, what sets it apart is the unparalleled atmosphere. Live music plays almost all day, so you are bound to hear some tunes you enjoy!
People of all walks of life will enjoy Duval Street when they visit us at NYAH. With the convenience of being a short walk or bus ride away, you will be swept up in a world where almost any and all genres will be at your disposal. Dance if you want to dance, sing if you want to sing, or just sit back and enjoy the show. Duval Street has opportunity for whatever adventure you are looking for, so go ahead and choose yours!