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Tiki Bars, Locals Hangouts, and Live Theater - Key Largo Nightlife

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After a day in Key Largo filled with outdoor adventures, from snorkeling and swimming to hiking and boating, you'll find plenty to do when the sun goes down. You can head to a fresh-air tiki bar to lounge over sunset cocktails, or dine on the fresh catch of the day at a waterfront restaurant, while a local band plays reggae, classic rock, and acoustic hits.

Tiki bars

 

Along the water you'll find casual tiki bars complete with patio seating, cocktails, and live music. One of the most popular spots is Snook's Bayside, where every seat has an open view of the water. An 11-minute drive north along US I-1 brings you to Gilbert's Resort Tiki Bar. There, you can enjoy frozen fruity cocktails at one of the largest tiki bars in the Keys, and groove to live rock and acoustic bands.

 

Snook's Bayside

 

A landmark spot for sunset drinking and dining, Snook’s has a spacious waterfront pier and patio area, plus signature cocktails like cucumber-jalapeno margaritas. The menu includes fresh local fish and key lime pie, and there's live music on most nights.

 

99470 Overseas Highway, Key Largo 33037Tel: +1 305 453 5004

 

Snook's Bayside website

 

Gilbert's Resort Tiki Bar

 

Located on a property that includes a motel and a marina, this thatched-roof tiki bar blends a relaxing island atmosphere with classic cocktails and classic American dishes. Tables overlook the ocean or the canal, and there’s an adjoining beach area.

 

107900 Overseas Highway, Key Largo 33037. Tel: +1 305 451 1133

 

Gilbert's Resort Tiki Bar website

Locals’ favorites

 

Want to spend an evening on the water? You can head to downtown Key Largo, where Pilot House serves specialty cocktails and small plates in a glass-bottom bar on a pier. To enjoy a cold beer among the locals, drive 9 minutes north to Caribbean Club. This historic waterfront spot, which opened in 1938, displays vintage photos of old Key Largo, and has a sandy beachfront, docks, and plenty of palm trees outside.

 

Pilot House Restaurant & Glass Bottom Bar

 

This long-standing Key Largo venue serves frozen tropical drinks and conch fritters in a room where glass-panel floors reveal the sea life and clear waters below. The bar hosts live music performances several evenings a week.

 

13 Seagate Blvd, Key Largo 33037. Tel: +1 305 451 3142

 

Pilot House Restaurant & Glass Bottom Bar website

 

Caribbean Club

 

Seen in the 1948 Humphrey Bogart film Key Largo, this rustic, cash-only hangout features a relaxing waterfront location, perfect for catching the sunset. You can mingle with the locals while enjoying strong drinks and, on most nights, live bands.

 

104080 Overseas Highway, Key Largo 33037. Tel: +1 305 451 4466

 

Caribbean Club website

 

Movies and local theatre

 

To catch current movies, residents and visitors head to the cozy, old-school B&B Tavernier Cinema 5, 11 minutes by car from downtown Key Largo. For a night of live theatre, you can watch a performance by The Key Players. The troupe, which has been bringing live theatre to the area for over 35 years, offers a year-round schedule of live musicals, comedies, and dramas.

 

The Key Players

 

Performing at the Lions Club in downtown Key Largo, this dedicated group of local talent has performed live productions since 1978. The troupe presents 4 shows a year, from dramas to modern Broadway hits.

 

 

The Key Players website