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Purple Porpoise Pub

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1045 Coppitt Rd, Key West, FL 33040-5463
(305) 294-2666
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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Should have gone sooner.

Small but friendly, not for beer snobs. A little rough around the edges. No food anymore due to smoking laws. They kept the smoking and got rid of the food. Beer from a cooler, and hard liquor. Lots of local flavor, we just wish we had gone earlier in our trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Small but friendly, not for beer snobs. A little rough around the edges. No food anymore due to smoking laws. They kept the smoking and got rid of the food. Beer from a cooler, and hard liquor. Lots of local flavor, we just wish we had gone earlier in our trip.

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

If you like cans of beer out of a cooler this is the place for you. No beer on tap, thank god,no beer cooler just a couple of coolers on the floor, no air conditioning but they do have a skee ball machine. That makes it a 1 star.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place is the diviest of dives and is one of the last if not the only true KW bar, although props to Don's on Truman and maybe Green Parrot. Log may it reign (although I doubt it)!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

So much as an abandoned building that someone threw some beer and video games in. Real Keysy place...

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Key West FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

There has been a bar here since the 60's with several owners. Some years back it served pretty good pizza and chili but that stopped and there is NO food here now, not that I would eat it anyway! It is just an old bar now. Sort of smelly, inattentive barkeeps, but does have local residents late at night, ping-pong... More 

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Key West
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We first visited the Purple Porpoise about 20 years ago. It was a dump then, but I was a bit more adventurous back then. That day there was a biker wedding going on. What a hoot. The bride had an ankle tether because she was on probation for something. The place was full of drunk tattooed people, most of whom... More 

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solon iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

I like this bar alot! It serves everthing for drinks. Not just beer and wine. It can get alittle warm in there do to know air condition. But over all, you make friends there quick and the bar tender is very up to beat and very nice and funny.

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Key West
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

I obviously haven't had to smoke what the other reviewers had ! Look in the dictionary under Dive and the PP Pub will be there. You want to slum this is the place.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

Forget the tourists on Duval, this is real Key West at it's finest! The drinks are served fast, friendly, and with a smile...this is a place where indeed "everybody knows your name".

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Key West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2009

The pizza used to be the best! Hope it comes back soon. The staff is AWESOME!!! Great local characters and ambiance. You have to try this place if you are in the Keys!!!

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Address: 1045 Coppitt Rd, Key West, FL 33040-5463
Phone Number: (305) 294-2666
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Cuisine: Pub

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  • Address: 1045 Coppitt Rd, Key West, FL 33040-5463
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: (305) 294-2666

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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