The Best Key West Bars with Live Music

Live Shows for Everyone

From rap, electronic, jazz and raggae, to calypso, blues, country and western, Key West is a destination for live music of any genre. There are many Key West bars with live music to enjoy when the sun goes down, or for a summer afternoon of toe-tapping fun. Read below for our recommendations on the best Key West live music venues for your next vacation to our town:

Sloppy Joe’s

201 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-5717

Sloppy Joe’s separates itself as Ernest Hemingway’s favorite watering hole on the island. 

Exterior of Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West.

Smokin’ Tuna Saloon

4 Charles Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 517-6350

This venue houses the Songwriter Festival, a showcase of some of the best musical talent on the island. Enjoy the tunes with Smokin’ Tuna’s vast menu of fresh seafood.

Schooner Wharf Bar

22 William Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-3302

Laid-back, comfortable and oozing with character, this standard among Key West live music venues is just a few blocks away from Duval Street and overlooks the harbor. It’s popular for its bands, friendly service and rustic charm.

Green Parrot Bar

601 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-6133

Another icon for live music Key West-style, Green Parrot Bar is loved by locals and welcomes visitors every night with its exciting line-up of live music which makes the venue fun and bursting with energy.

Island Dogs

505 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 509-7136

One of Key West’s coolest hang-outs, you’ll find live music most nights at Island Dogs where the food is to die for. Try the Key Lime Pie Martini paired with the chargrilled oysters.

Hog’s Breath Saloon

400 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-4222

Locals and visitors have flocked to Hog’s Breath Saloon for around 25 years for its daily schedule of live music and friendly service.