Captain Tony's Saloon

Bar Casual Old-Town

0.6 Miles From Key West Express Terminal - 6 min. walk

 428 Greene St., Key West, FL 33040


Captain Tony's Saloon

Favorite watering hole of such legends as Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein and Jimmy Buffet, Captain Tony’s Saloon is not just a bar it is a piece of living history.

The saloon’s namesake, fishing boat captain gunrunner, gambling casino operator and Mayor of Key West--the late Captain Tony, was a larger than life character who was often described as a dropout from a Hemingway novel.

Originally built in 1851 as an icehouse that doubled as a morgue, Captain Tony’s Saloon is steeped in history. When you stop  in for a cold one, remember you are drinking where legends have been drinking for decades.

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