Fat Lady Sings marks end as Parrot heads take over Key West

It’s that time of year again! Today the Fat Lady Sings party will officially end Fantasyfest 2016 and the Parrot heads will begin to invade Key West. A week of trop rock music and middle aged people wearing parrot shirts, grass skirts and drinking rum. Every year the same question flows through the crowd, Will Jimmy be here? Well the last time he showed up and performed was 2011 so he is about due but who knows? Anyway the good times will still roll and hey this year there is something new to do: http://www.keywestcocktailcruise.com

Key West Cocktail Cruise

Brand new! The Key West Cocktail Cruise! Come join us for fun on the water and delicious craft cocktails. This Friday night is a special locals cruise with a discounted price for those who live and work in Key West. You get cocktails made with premium liquor, homemade syrups and fresh juices, first rate all the way! Come out and enjoy the sunset while sipping craft cocktails with us. More info here:

http://www.keywestcocktailcruise.com

Key West Cocktail Cruise

Craft Cocktails on the Key West Cocktail Cruise.  The newest hottest sunset cruise in Key West! The Snuba  boat located at Garrison Bight turns into a sunset cocktail cruise boat at night. Your choice of several specially selected cocktails made with premium liquor, homemade syrups and fresh juices. Beer and wine are also available. Live music on deck, it just doesn’t get better than this! Kokomo Joe is now one of the bartenders on board. Come join us for a fun filled sunset cruise in Key West today.

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My Happy Place

20160512_10533920160512_10023220160512_100522Kayaking in the Florida Keys is always a great time.  It just feels awesome being out on the water with the birds and fish. My favorite places to go are Sugarloaf, Geiger or right here in Key West. Sugarloaf and Geiger both have good kayak rental places. If you want to rent out of Key West, I recommend  http://kayakkingskeywest.com they offer guided tours which I recommend if it’s your first time yaking in the area. If you go to Geiger Key, after you work up an appetite paddling get yourself a nice lunch at the marina. My favorite there is the fish tacos.

Well it was a great day out in my happy place. Till next time, Cheers!

Practicing at my home tiki bar

Just practicing making some drinks from Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log. This one is an “Outrigger” which is a rum version of the Sidecar. It is delicious!

Not much happening with me right now. I have applied for a job at a place far far away. I will write more about that as it gets closer to time to go.

The Key West SongWriters Fest has come and gone. Another great year, unfortunately I missed a lot of it while preparing for my future.  I will know more soon and will tell you all about it.

Until then my friends, Cheers!

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Fantasyfest 2015 are ya ready?

It’s coming up on that time of year once again. Love it or hate it Fantasyfest is never a dull party. You will see things that make you go, WOW! and things that make you run screaming.

Some here think it has gotten a little out of hand. I would have to agree. People have gotten the impression that anything goes during this ten day festival. I think most locals would tell you, we want you to have a good time but please use some common sense. Use the rest rooms provided in the bars, no one wants to see your big two inch urinating like a dog in the street. Have respect for our property, and yes some of us do have to work in the morning (well, not me but there are some) so keep the crazyiness in the party zone of Duval Street. No it is not legal to commit sexual acts in the street. We really don’t want to see your private parts. Please do that when you get back to your room.

By all means have fun but have some decency and respect for others.

There are lots of fun and exciting things happening at this years Fantasyfest 2015. Enjoy!

Here is a link to the official Fantasyfest web page:

http://www.fantasyfest.com/schedule/

Slow Times can be a good thing

Slow times can be a good thing.  It’s that time of year when everything dies down on Key West. Many businesses and local workers are left struggling to get by, a few businesses flourish despite the down time and some just close up and take vacation. Me? What am I doing you ask, well I am steadily reaching for my goals. I am using the time to learn more and research local bar business opportunities. The slow times can be a refreshing time to relax and do some of the things we locals can’t do when we are busy working in season. Sometimes it is good to slow down relax a bit and remember why we live here.

Tourists, this is a great time for you. Room rates should be lower, there are food and drink specials around town. No big crowds or lines and you too can enjoy the laid back atmosphere. Just remember this is a time when local workers and businesses could really use your business. Please remember it is not cheap to live in paradise and tip your bartender or server well.

I am working on my goals, nothing new to tell you right now. I have some things brewing, will post more when I see what comes of it.

Be reckless and take chances,

Cheers