Happy Hour! Featuring Half Priced Appetizers and Drinks.
The Commodore Restaurant.
Many of the Key West bars/restaurants will offer fantastic happy hour specials. We have a couple of favorite places that we make sure we get to at least once or twice during our trip. Most of the restaurants will have their happy hour anywhere between 4:00 and 7:00 pm and offer half priced drinks and appetizers.
Our favorite hangouts are all located at the Historic Old Seaport mainly due to the atmosphere they provide. They're all open air restaurants that are situated just a few feet away from the pier. There's a neat board walk that winds it's way around the seaport, connecting the different restaurants.
All the restaurants at the seaport offer half price drinks and appetizers with the exception of the Conch Republic which only offers drink specials.
The Schooner Wharf is located on the way to Turtle Kraals, it's an okay place to have a drink or two. If you're looking for food I would run past the Schooner Wharf as fast as you can, just in case you get a crazy idea. You've been warned. My wife ordered fish one night and she received a frozen breaded fish stick right out of a box. The fresh catch of the day was a square fish stick caught out of a freezer.
If you're an oyster lover the best happy hour joint by far for oysters is The Half Shell Raw Bar which is located on the east side of the harbor, next to and just east of Turtle Kraals. Their Buffalo Shrimp is also the best you will find in Key West!
Another happy hour stop you may want to consider is at the Bagatelle Restaurant located at 115 Duval St. We usually stop one time per trip just for their $5 lobster mac and cheese appetizer, which is fantastic. (normal price is $14) You will need to sit at the bar area on the first level to get the half priced deals.
One other note if you're close to Commodore's at around 4:00 be sure to go next door to the A&B Lobster House to watch the daily feeding of the Tarpon. It's definitely a spectacle worth seeing one time.
Our favorite place is the Commodore Waterfront Restaurant due to their large selection of seafood based appetizers and great atmosphere. The picture you see above is Commodores. Commodore's happy hour is from 4:00 until 6:30 A very close second is the A & B Lobster House which is located right next door. A & B also features half price drinks and a fantastic appetizer list which is also half off. Their happy hour runs from 4:00 until 6:00.
The Conch Republic is located just on the other side of Commodores and is also one of our mainstays. They only offer half priced drinks during happy hour which is from 4:30 to 7:00. We usually stop for a drink after eating at one of the other restaurants. They have a very cool atmosphere. Great place to enjoy a after dinner drink.
Another place worth mentioning is Turtle Kraals, which is located a short walk around the harbor. Turtle Kraals doesn't offer quite as many seafood type appetizers, just to give you a heads up. Their appetizer menu consists of more of what you would find back home. They feature a smoker and smoke their own meats, which is their claim to fame. It's a nice change of pace if you get tired of seafood. They also feature turtle races three nights per week, where you can win money or bar credit.