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Jun 28

A Florida Keys Pub Crawl

The Florida Keys are known for many things, namely pristine waters and all the activities that go along with. For certain, tourists come from worldwide to fish, dive and cruise in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. One thing that most tourist dont come here for is the nightlife. Mostly because, well, there isnt much nightlife north of Key West. However, next time you pass through the Upper Keys, pay a visit to the following spots.

Hog Heaven
Located in Islamorada, customers can enjoy a spectacular ocean view while enjoying something from a diverse menu and full bar at Hog Heaven. Guests can arrive by boat or by land and enjoy a full menu from 11am – 3:30am daily. Hog Heaven has, by far, the greatest Mac & Cheese you will ever eat. Now Im not talking your out of the box Kraft Mac & Cheese, but rather something youd expect from a over-priced Italian restaurant.

The Hog is also a great, and possibly the only, nightspot in the Upper Keys with your average mixed drink in the $6-$8 range. On a nice night hang out on the back deck & watch as boats pull up and the house gets packed!

Ocean View Inn
The Ocean View Sports Pub is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. The Ocean View Inn has been around for many years (they have the first liquor license issued in the Keys). While it doesnt look like much from the front, the best part of the bar is outside in the back. Youve got a great view of the water, plenty of seating and standing room, and a great mix of tourists and locals
This pub features:
* Ocean access – You can pull up and dock just about any medium-sized boat
* Horseshoes
* A playground for the kiddies
* Pool
* Several TVs
* Beer pong/flipcup table
* The dirtiest bathrooms in the Keys

Overview: Drink prices are reasonable and the view is spectacular. Its worth a visit if youre passing by.

Holiday Isle
For those who havent been, Holiday Isle is notoriously run-down resort, located in Islamorada. Within or right near the resort, there are a few bars, the largest of which is the Tiki Bar. The Tiki Bar is a fairly large, 2-story bar which is well-equipped with all the amenities youd expect in the most popular hangout in the Upper Keys. The Tiki Bar has plenty of standing and sitting room centered on a stage which hosts live music at least 3 nights per week.

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