Duval Street
Duval Street
4.5
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This street is the bustling heart of Key West, and a great spot to experience the city's culture and nightlife. It's filled with fantastic restaurants, lively bars, art galleries, and shops selling unique gifts, clothes, and hand-rolled cigars. And don't forget to stand in line to take a photo at the Southernmost Point Buoy, which is just a block away. In the evening, you sip on a margarita and enjoy an al fresco meal, or join a haunted pub crawl and ghost tour of the area. Visit during the shoulder season between March and May when the weather is still pleasant, and the crowds are smaller. – Tripadvisor
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  • Nicole P
    Buffalo, New York581 contributions
    Many restaurants and shops
    Bustling and busy - many restaurants and shops. Great to walk around day or night. Shockingly easy to find paid parking on side streets. It felt safe and was fun to walk around.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
  • KBDenver
    24 contributions
    So much fun
    I was dumb and apparently didn't know this is like the Bourbon Street of Key West. Live music EVERYWHERE but not necessarily the most family friendly place. Our 11 year old saw LOTS of skin and heard lots of language and the booze is flowing. That said, we still had a blast wandering and shopping and eating.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 4, 2023
  • Jeep4fun
    Perdido Key, Florida145 contributions
    The food, the drink, the shops
    Lots to see and do. The food, drinks and shops make it well worth the effort. The crowds are always there but nothing too bad. The area maps are fairly accurate but the GPS on your phone can make it very easy to find any particular place you want to stop at.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 27, 2023
  • Bhaskar K
    London, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Place worth checking out!
    Great place for food, music and night life. Different night life compared to city night life. However, there are so many different places. Each one can find a place they like depending on their preference.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Jolynn C
    83 contributions
    Loved it!
    Reminds me a lot of New Orleans and the French Quarter. There as are so many restaurants, shops, and bars! Staying near Duvall Street is the preferred location so you can walk to the streets and not pay $30 to park. There are many homeless on the streets and roosters are everywhere.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 20, 2023
  • 99thetraveler
    Wichita, Kansas7 contributions
    Beach Shoppers' Paradise
    The best prices for beachwear! beautiful sun dresses and cover-ups. Key West tees practically free, everywhere on Duval Street. Had to check my luggage in since we bought so many gifts back for friends/family. Can't find these prices anywhere! After shopping, many yummy restaurants and ice cream or smoothie shops to choose from. Shopping and foods were available late into the night!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Brook E
    5 contributions
    One of the best places ever to do a bar crawl.
    Different venues, different music styles, different foods, different people, bar after bar. We usually start at Hog's Breath and work out way south. We find a short walk down the side streets will reveal hidden gems. This trip we found a place called Smokin Tuna Saloon and they served dinner until 11:00 PM which was great because we had gotten a late start. Also had a really good hard-rocking band.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Shawn H
    Washington DC, District of Columbia413 contributions
    Heart of Key West
    Duval Street is where it happens in Key West. Yes, its a tourist trap - but its fun - with plenty of options to eat, drink, and shop. I particularly enjoy the plethora of places to listen to live music and how welcoming it is of the LGBTQ community, with a number of gay options. I wouldn't spend all my time on the island here, but its worth some fun nights.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Travelcrazt
    Salt Lake City, Utah64 contributions
    Be Happy On Duval Street
    Duval Street has endless shops, historical sites, and restaurants to please every age. The atmosphere is one of celebration. Our guide told us that they believe in "one family" to celebrate the good in all people. Everyone was so friendly. Music fills the air as you walk past many open air pubs and eateries. Celebrate happiness on Duval. Wear comfortable shoes because you will want to walk all day so you don't miss a thing.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 10, 2023
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Il_Siciliano1944
Grove City, OH55 contributions
Jan 2020
Anyone touring Key West should take a walk down Duval Street. It's the main drag in Old Town Key West and is loaded with tourist shops and bars. The time to go for families is after sunset, (during the Winter months), before things start to get rowdy with people spilling our of the bars and onto the street. The street even sports a Gentlemen's Club, (with the appropriate signage advertising what you can find inside, cover your children's eyes), You can get all the usual chach chies found in any sea side towns catering to tourists, usually cheap quality and very expensive.
Written February 1, 2020
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Ericka R
Orlando, FL144 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
It has plenty of shops, food, and bars. Wear comfortable shoes. The business' seemed to take precautions regarding social distancing and the like albeit in a laid back way. Some people following precautions, some just walking around with no masks and not distancing at all. That was at times irritating.

There were a lot of art galleries and not a lot of restrooms. Likely you'll need to go to a place and purchase something to use one. We went to Margaritaville, snagged drinks (strong ones🥴) and used theirs. Most others like Walgreens and CVS would say some bull like due to covid they weren't operational. More likely don't have the staff to upkeep or don't want to deal with it now with current climate.

We were there for like about 3 hours or so just haphazardly going into whatever locations we wanted to. Real chill vibe which is in alignment with the whole place.

There's a $15 drink served in a whole pineapple at a place near jungle cafe (can't recall the name as it wouldn't show up on trip advisor). You can have alcohol in it or not. $5 refills of you can hang on to the pineapple 😂. Yummy and refreshing.
Written September 20, 2020
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Patrick B
Boca Raton, FL24 contributions
Mar 2020
An amazing place to visit and a beehive of activity. There are tons of bars that are reasonably priced and there is also some decent shopping along the strip as well. This is a must visit for Key West even if you are not a drinker as you can just have fun observing the characters and performers who on the sidewalks. Be prepared to be shocked as you never know what you might see. It can get a little crowded but I have always felt safe and have always enjoyed it. I try to go there at least once a year. I highly recommend it for someone looking for a place to have loads of fun.
Written March 23, 2020
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,730 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We visited during Halloween weekend, with the pandemic. During the day Duval Street was very quiet. We were surprised to see so many of the shops closed and for rent, some entire strips were gone. All of the big players are still there from Margaritaville, Sloppy Joe’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Fogarty’s the Bull and whistle… There wasn’t much outdoor dining, a few bars with some outdoor tables.
After sunset we saw big bouncers at the bars checking IDs and limiting occupancy. Many were waiting on the street to get inside.
Written October 30, 2020
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Warren H
New York City, NY27 contributions
Nov 2020
Regardless of whether you're into social scenes or not, I can't recommend staying as far away from Duval Street as you can during the Covid pandemic. The whole place is just a disaster. People walking around without masks, packed bars overflowing with people without masks or social distancing. It's a mess and Key West's whole "you must wear a mask" campaign is just a joke. We stayed fair away from this mess.
Written November 19, 2020
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604leeford
Ottawa, Canada30 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Duval St. is the main entertainment strip in KW and it's normal that there lots of bars and music here. At some point though the place lost its way. North of Eaton these days it's difficult to walk on the packed sidewalks. Every second place is a loud bar and the places in between are tacky T- shirt shops. In short - this area of beautiful historic buildings with a fascinating and romantic past has been allowed to become a crowded trashy tourist trap. At some point the City had to decide what kind of town they wanted. IMHO they took the cheap and easy path of least resistance, caving in to the vested interests and forgetting about the quality of life of the residents. Yes there are some good places to go, but it's all just too much. People who want to see what remains of the real Key West need to look elsewhere.
Written March 1, 2020
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jccarlin
Cary, NC15 contributions
Feb 2020
My wife and I are baby boomers, brought up in the sixties and seventies. Our music and fellow boomers are well represented along Duval Street. We immediately felt at home and enjoyed eating dinner, listening to music, singing, dancing and partying. We walked up and down the mile long street visiting shops, smelling sugary chocolates and ice creams, peeking in on bakeries and walking a few short blocks to see attractions. Great time, everyone should visit and enjoy at least once.
Written February 29, 2020
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jean r
5 contributions
Nov 2021
It was our 1st and last visit. The street is fill commercial stores (tshirsts and other souvnirs for tourists), too expensive restaurants for the quality of the food and bars serving drinks all day util 4pm.

We had benedict eggs in a restaurant called Bagatelle for $50 US (include coffee).
Written November 15, 2021
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Harry W
San Francisco, CA200 contributions
Jan 2020
This historic street has about 1+ miles of restaurants, bars and retail shops. If you like to drink and party, it probably rivals or exceeds New Orleans. You can rent bikes and see the street that way, hop on a free city bus, or pay for a tour bus. It's quite a feat to see everything on foot, but it's possible. Live music pours out of the bars and I have to say the folks sound pretty good.
Written January 2, 2020
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KathySmiles
Blowing Rock, NC41 contributions
Feb 2020
Duval street is filled with people especially on days when the cruise ships are there. There is a bar with live music about every four doors and they keep the doors open so you can hear it out side. The noise gets old after a while.
Written February 23, 2020
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