A new venture behind Sloppy Joe’s wins brownie points for a clever name, and wins visitors over with the family-like environment. Shots and Giggles opened late 2011, and features just six seats at the bar, ensuring mingling between patrons without the blasting roar of loud speakers. It’s a trend that has been developing among Key West’s wine lounges, and now the concept of a quiet, intimate scene has been expanding to include traditional bars as well. The friendly owner (and bartender) is excellent company as she serves craft beers, fine wines, hard cider, and daily, fresh fruit-infused shots.
Beer selections change frequently and can often include some rare selections like the Widmer Brothers Barley Wine Ale. For added space, there is a back patio and lounge room with comfortable leather furniture that encompasses the essence of a friend’s living room.The lounge area at Shots and Giggles — Photo courtesy of Shots and Giggles
On select nights, Shots and Giggles offers free wine tastings, and with a liquor store attached to the bar space, it’s easy to take home a newly discovered favorite. During football season, catch the games on flat-screen TVs and enjoy drink promotions and free food.
The bar also offers special events like the Christmas in July Party, with proceeds that go to a charitable causes such as brain cancer research.The liquor store — Photo courtesy of Shots and Giggles