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:


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.


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:


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,


Key West Songwriters Fest starts Weds 05/06/15

Key West Songwriters 2015 kicks off tomorrow Weds and runs to Sunday.  I met a few of the Songwriters from my bartending job at the KW Airport. I will be out and about for the next few days soaking up the good music and fun. Hope to see you there.

I only post on this page once in a while. It is really just a place holder page until I start my next business.  I have been learning all I can about the bar business.  Attending training seminars, reading books and hands on bartending. I’m having a lot of fun and learning at the same time.

If you want to stay in touch and or follow me, I’m best found on my old business Facebook page www.facebook.com/kokomojoesoffduvalbarcrawl  or now I am back on Twitter  @kokomojoekw

If you are in Key West this week, don’t miss Songwriters Fest!

Cheers, Party Animals

Busy Bartending

Been busy bartending 6 days/nights a week.  Having a great time but working more since I retired.  It’s okay learning more every day and loving island life. I’m also keeping my eyes and options open for the right opportunities. I will make my dream reality one day soon! Right now I’m too busy to post much on this page but stay tuned Party Animals I will post any major developements right here.