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.

The newest addition to the island is JDL's Big Ten, on Caroline Street, the sleek joint that offers private suites to groups celebrating an event and six different time zones. If you are trying to catch some European sporting events, Shanna Key is your best bet, which boasts the "Southernmost Pint," as well as some traditional Irish fare. If it is an Irish pub you seek, Finnegan's Wake is another option with two separate happy hour time slots.

For a true locals spot, Don's Place is a solid choice, while the smoke-filled Stick and Stein Sports Cafe serves up some of best chicken wings in the Keys. Country music lovers can cheer their team at Cowboy Bill's and then watch some fools fall of the mechanical bull. Of course, there's Jack Flats and the Rum Barrel, two go-two spots that are always full with sports fans.

Big 'Uns Sports Bar is in the heart of Old Town Key West with 16 high definition flat screen TV's. On game day, grab a seat in front of the two big projector TV screens and share a bucket of ice cold beer. If your game is not on, rack up the...  Read More

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

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. Build-you-own-hotdogs made their way to the...  Read More

Duval Street

This Duval Street tradition serves up variety of frozen drinks, large grouper sandwiches, clubs, burgers, and a few "home cooking" dishes like meat loaf, pot roast, and shepherd's pie. Although the bar gets noisy and rowdy with televisions...  Read More

With six big screens around the horseshoe bar, Cowboy Bills is a great spot to catch the game. A true cowboy bar, it features line dancing, live country music performers, and - of course - a mechanical bull for watching wannabe cowboys try and...  Read More

This dark, smoke-filled bar is about as dive-y as they come, but if you're looking for a spot to watch the game look no further. The food is surprisingly good - especially the chicken wings and they have solid happy hour specials. It is far...  Read More

Shanna Key is the place to watch your favorite European or American sporting event, with nine HDTVs and two big screens, patrons of this neighborhood Irish pub won't miss a minute of the action. Boasting the "Southernmost pint in the USA," the...  Read More

Rum Barrel

Launched in 2006 by former Philadelphia 76ers President Pat Croce, the Rum Barrel offers a happening place to watch the game (particularly when Philly is playing) with plenty of spirits and great food to boot.There are over 150 rums and an...  Read More

With eight bars built in to this complex, you can easily party all night at Rick's Key West. The Duval Street institution offers late night karaoke (until 4:00 a.m.), the Durtbags cover band, and several DJs that turn up the bass into the wee...  Read More


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