Key West, FL 33040
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.
Tips from foursquare
A must-see for Buffett fans visiting Key West. Captain Tony Taracino was a close friend of Jimmy's and the inspiration for the song "Last Mango in Paris."
Oldest bar in Florida! Home of the original sloppy joe sandwich. Live music and lots of bras hanging around. In the heart of it all and rocks! Capt Tony captained the boat for Hemingway and friends.
Check out the Hanging tree and the tombstone in the pool table room. Watch out for ghosts!
try to throw a quarter in the fish's mouth above the sign