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Chill Out: It’s Happy Hour In Key West.

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When you think of Key West, do you think about drinking?  Yeah, so do a lot of other people.  We’re here to break down the ULTIMATE LIST of the best happy hours on the island.

 

SANTIAGO’S BODEGA

crepes and sangria. Best restaurant fusion tapas Key West

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A Spanish tapas hidden gem in Bahama Village, Santiago’s Bodega is many local’s favorite dining diamond in the rough. We can’t get enough of this place, and with $5 food specials, half-price sangria and beer, and $10 discount on bottles of wine, you won’t be able to either.

207 Petronia Street  santiagosbodega.com  Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00 daily.

 

BAGATELLE

mimosas, bloody marys, and $5 appetizers being eaten during Bagatelle happy hour.

Photo // bagatellekw.com

A gorgeous white house with an impressive wrap around porch on Duval Street is Bagatelle.  They’ve got 1/2 priced drinks there, but it’s the $5 appetizers that are the real MVP.  Pictured above is tuna tartar on cucumbers that taste fresh and expensive.  The lobster mac & cheese is to die for.  It’s heavy and large enough for a whole meal. You’re welcome!

115 Duval Street  bagatellekeywest.com   Happy Hour: 4:00 – 7:00 pm daily at the bar.

 

SALUTE ON THE BEACH

meatballs and garlic bread on the beach at Salute

Photo // Salute On the Beach

Just go for the view alone. This restaurant is right on Higgs beach, and happy hour takes place outside as everyone salutes the sunset and another day gone.  Live music and the view of beach volleyball have a relaxing vibe as people meet and gather to chat about life.  This feels like old Key West, whatever that means to you.  ½ price well, wine and beer.

1000 Atlantic Blvd  saluteonthebeach.com  Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

AGAVE 308 (TEQUILA BAR)

Fresh Ingredients. the best margaritas in key west!

Photo // Agave 308

NO MARGARITA MIXES!!  Everything here is made fresh to death and that’s how we like it.  We’re calling out everyone who uses processed crap in our drinks!  No bueno.  It’s obvious that you can taste the difference here, because everyone can’t get enough of this place.  They have selected cocktails like a jalepeño marg and a tequila mojito for $6, and happy hour beer for $2 – $3.  And if your belly is craving something other than tequila they have amazing tacos and homemade chips & salsa. (Pictured here is the basil citrus splash, our personal favorite.)

308 Front Street  agave308.com  Happy Hour: 4:30 – 6:30 pm daily.

 

BOATHOUSE

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Drink specials are just the beginning when you’re at the Boat House. Line up, because this one is an island favorite. If you’ve never been here, let us paint a picture for you…dockside ambiance, bustling servers dishing out hot and tasty snacks from their 1/2 off appetizer menu, nautical flags hanging from the ceiling come into view as you tip up your 2-4-1 draft beer. Are you there yet?

700 Front St, (305) 294-9191 Happy Hour: 4- 6:30pm daily

 

THIRSTY MERMAID

diver scallops, corn salsa, aioli. Best seafood bistro in Key West

Photo // Thirsty Mermaid Key West

This gem on Flemming Street, birthed from a beloved Key West Chef group, is the perfect seafood bistro to take you off the beaten path for some mid-day palate pleasers. Their playfulness and creativity shines in each dish through textures and unique flavor pairings. Happy hour is the perfect time to sample a number of their popular appetizers on a smaller scale and still stay on budget. They offer $5 glasses of wine, champagne, and $2 draft beers to pair with their nice selection of $5 small plates.

521 Fleming Street. thirstymermaidkeywest.com Happy Hour: 4:00 – 6:00 pm daily.

 

LITTLE PEARL

Little Pearl Bar Happy hour wine, beer, small plate special

Photo // Little Pearl Key West

In the same group as Thirsty Mermaid, it would be wrong to leave out Little Pearl. This budding bistro is new to the neighborhood, but it’s casual elegance has a swagger that makes it feel like it’s been here all along. Little Pearl’s specialty is fresh local seafood and if that peaks your interest then make sure to hit the small, one-hour happy hour for a tasty tease of what you can expect upon staying to dine with them. Cozy, fresh, and intimate, it makes for a perfect casual date.

632 Olivia Street. Littlepearlkeywest.com  Happy Hour: 5:00 – 6:00 pm daily.

 

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