HERE AT THE FLORIDA WEEKLY, WE pride ourselves on being the most knowledgeable kids in Key West. Need a comprehensive happy hour guide? We’ve got your (pickle) back. Looking for indoor activities to while away a rainy day? We’ve got museums, theaters and attractions enough for a storm of monsoon proportions. In short, over the past two years we’ve covered […]

Fort a notable ‘southernmost’ state park

Due to its particularly quotable geographic location, Key West is home to many proud “southernmosts.” There’s the Southernmost Resort, the Southernmost Point Buoy, the Southernmost Marathon, Southernmost Webcam — not to mention a whole slew of bars and restaurants claiming to be the southernmost of their kind. Included in this long list of austral marvels is none other than Key […]


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 eight 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 […]


Songstress and Mixologist Robyn Whitehead

If you haven’t yet stopped into Key West’s newest little upscale bar, the Roost, at 508 Fleming Street between Duval and Simonton, you should. Open for just a month now, it’s a hidden gem you might pass by once or twice before you realize that it’s been tucked away into the up and coming side street. Along with restaurants like […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “The Legend of Georgia McBride”  May 24, 25 and 26, 8 p.m. The Waterfront Playhouse 407 Wall St. Minimal Regatta  May 27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Schooner Wharf Bar 202 William St. Full Moon Experience – Flower Moon Celebration  May 27, 7 a.m. Higgs Beach 1000 Atlantic Blvd. 41st annual Survivor’s Party  A benefit for Sister […]


          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 Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers 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 […]

Republica Bar and Lounge

In keeping with the spirit of Little Havana, 24 North Hotel Key West recently unveiled the property’s newest watering hole, Republica Bar & Lounge — the second on-site outlet in addition to the pool lounge, Toasted Coconut. Located in the hotel lobby, Republica features craft cocktails and inspired libations from the Havana Club Mojito and Cigar Old Fashioned to the […]


Mark and Roberta Married to the music

Mark Rose and Roberta Jacyshyn met at a jam session in a Colorado jazz club. Roberta was born in Philadelphia, but at the time that she met Mark she was living in Colorado Springs where he had spent most of his life. They quickly found out that they had a common interest and have been agreeing on the subject ever […]


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