A tree growing in the middle of the bar and through the roof has a sordid history of its own and legends to accompany it. Come pull up a seat at the bar and let us tell you all about it…
Most of Hemingway’s productive years as an author took place in Key West during 1928-1938 and his favorite watering hole was a bar, owned by his good friend, Josie Russell called “Sloppy Joe’s” … not the one on Duval Street though; the original Sloppy Joes is now Captain Tony’s Saloon.
Anthony “Captain Tony” Tarracino, former mayor and “Mayor Emeritus” of the city of Key West, a former charter boat captain, saloon owner and still a visionary character who for years brought world attention to Key West, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the age of 92.
Wednesday night during Fantasy Fest Week – Make the swashbucklers of old Key West proud by partying in your favorite Pirate and Wench clothing.
Tuesday night during Fantasy Fest Week – The Plaid Party has grown to be one of THE premier events of Fantasy Fest and a not-to-be-missed night for locals and visitors alike!
Monday night during Fantasy Fest Week – the kinkiest party is Captain Tony’s Saloon Rubber Ball Fetish Party! Fantasy Fest’s best and sexiest party is the Rubber Ball. Don’t miss it!
Sunday night during Fantasy Fest Week – Come dressed as a sexy, scary, or just plain silly zombie and join us for a night of fun and drinks to kick off this year’s Fantasy Fest!
Saturday night during Fantasy Fest Week – Fantasy Fest starts here with the Little Black Skirt Shakedown. Reveal it ALL along with your true party attitude!
Friday night during Fantasy Fest Week – The kickoff party for Fantasy Fest week is Captain Tony’s Saloon Mad Hatter Party! Come join us for this Fantasy Fest Wonderland opener!
The building housing Captain Tony’s Saloon has a history as colorful as the town of Key West itself. When first constructed in 1851, 428 Greene Street was an ice house that doubled as the city morgue.