Sloppy Joe’s has withstood the test of time, as a Key West tradition since the early thirties. The saloon opened its doors on December 5, 1933— only one day after Prohibition ended— but relocated across the street a few years later to its current location. This iconic Key West bar’s claim to fame was its famous patron, Ernest Hemingway, who frequented the saloon for some Scotch and good conversation on rest from travel.
Today, many swing open the old jalousie doors to catch a glimpse of Hemingway’s old stomping ground. Sloppy Joe’s offers a generous supply of food, drink and live music in homage to its old friend. Catch a bluegrass band over a pour of Cuban rum or watch the game on the big screen at Joe’s Taproom. It’s also a hit for lunch or dinner, serving up favorites like their tasty crab cake sandwich or personal pizzas.