It’s just after 6:15 p.m. in Key West when a family of three pulls to a shuddering stop atop their rented bicycles. After fiddling with cumbersome locks and a fussy child strapped into a bucket seat mounted over the back wheel of one of the bikes, the trio makes their way to a set of glass doors — clearly marked […]

Comedy Key West

Key West is a funny town. Part paradise, part performance art, spend a little time on our sun-dappled streets and you’ll start to understand why the nickname Key Weird has stuck around for decades. Clichés abound at the Southernmost town: we’ve got sequin-bedecked drag queens sharing rainbow crosswalks with Army Special Forces members in town for a week of underwater […]


The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask the locals about their favorite spots, stroll through quiet neighborhoods or down alleyways off Duval and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are nine spots that you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point  The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train  303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key […]


Landon Bradbary – bartender, thespian and cicerone extraordinaire

Writer, director, actor, bartender, Landon Bradbary immediately exudes a big presence and vivacious personality when you meet him. He’s gregarious and bold behind the bar as well as on the stage. He’s been bartending at the ultra-trendy Porch at the corner of Duval and Caroline since the day it opened nearly six years ago, and is well-suited to the bar […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “Avenue Q”  March 29, 30, 31, April 3 and 4, 8 p.m. The Waterfront Playhouse 407 Wall St. “Native Gardens”  March 29, 30 and 31, April 3 and 4, 8 p.m. Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval St. #2 The Porch’s Annual Beer Pong  Tournament  Benefiting the Florida Keys SPCA March 31, 3 to 8 p.m. The […]


Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar  804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well […]

Broadway backwards to benefit Key West High School drama club

On April 4 at the Key West Theater, some of Key West’s favorite performers will be singing Broadway songs originally written for the opposite gender in “Broadway Backwards” to benefit the Key West High School Drama Club’s upcoming musical. Juliet Gray, Abigail Houff, Victoria Martin, Chad Newman, Laura Richardson, Adam Sweitzer and Alexandra Zeto are just a few of the […]

‘Avenue Q’ returns to the Waterfront Playhouse

One of the most celebrated productions in the Waterfront Playhouse’s history of celebrated productions returns for a three-week run. The Broadway phenomenon, “Avenue Q ,” opens on March 29 and will run until April 14. The entire run of “Avenue Q” last season sold out, receiving critical accolades. One of the most honored musicals in recent history, “Avenue Q” won […]


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