10 Best Key West Sports Bars Draw Fans at Gametime

Key West's bars are always packed with patrons, but during football season some of the island's favorite watering holes are overflowing with tourists and locals alike trying to catch their favorite team en route to the Superbowl. Where's the best place to catch the action? We've sifted through Key West's popular spots to the 10 best sports bars.

If you are trying to catch some European sporting events, Shanna Key is your best bet, which boasts the "Southernmost Pint," as well as traditional Irish fare. To try a pint made locally, head to the pub at The Waterfront Brewery where you can enjoy a tasty local brew in front of 20 TVs. For a true locals spot, Dons' Place is a solid choice, while Charlie Mac's serves up some of best BBQ in the Keys. Country music lovers can cheer their team at Cowboy Bill's and then watch some fools fall of the mechanical bull, while Durty Harry's comes with live rock in the background. Of course, there's Jack Flats and Island Dogs--two go-two spots that are always filled with sports fans.



For a true Key West dive bar experience, check out Don's Place, which boasts an inside and outside tiki bar as well as a liquor store, complete with a drive up window. (It's not everyday that you see one of those anymore.) A wide variety of bar...  Read More



For a taste of a true local's joint just five minutes away from Old Town, follow the signs to the Hogfish Bar and Grill, located in Safe Harbor Marina on Stock Island. Here you can cozy up to the bar to catch the latest games, while noshing on a...  Read More



Originally a high-end martini bar, in 2010 the new management at Island Dogs redesigned the Front Street bar to give it a more casual, laid-back atmosphere with live entertainment as the centerpiece. Now their motto literally is "come as you...  Read More

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The go-to bar for sports fans, Jack Flats has all the top games on one of their 19 big screen TVs. It's also a popular lunch spot for locals who appreciate the generous portions of home-style favorites like pot roast and meatloaf at reasonable...  Read More



A true cowboy bar, Cowboy Bill's Honky Tonk Saloon features line dancing, live country music performers, and - of course - a mechanical bull for watching wannabe cowboys try and show off. On select nights, they offer sexy bull riding contests...  Read More



With eight bars built into the Rick's Key West complex, you can easily get lured in for a beer or two and end up partying all night. With 10 flat screen TVs and specials on shots and drinks during big games, Durty Harry's is the place to watch...  Read More



Shanna Key is the place to watch your favorite European or American sporting events with its nine HDTVs and two big screens. The pub usually opens at 11 a.m., but if a big game is going down overseas, they'll open early to catch all the action...  Read More



With 24 HDTVs and satellite service, Sandbar Sports Grill shines with its premium sports channels including ESPN, NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Center Ice, NBA Season Pass, MLB, NASCAR, MMA and UFC Fights. If you're looking for a specific event, let...  Read More



Opened in 2015, this brewery, restaurant and entertainment center is located in the heart of Old Town overlooking the Key West Historic Seaport and Bight. The pub area has 18 TVs and 2 big screens, playing sporting events all day long. You can...  Read More



Serving up the best island-flavored Key West BBQ, inspired by the sizzling pits of South Carolina, Charlie Mac's is former Philadelphia 76ers president, Pat Croce's, latest venture. Located next to the world-famous Green Parrot, this casual...  Read More


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