Dance the night away. And the day away too. It is, after all, Key West.

Dancing on top of the bar in Key West.
Dancing on top of the bar in Key West.

Friedrich Nietzsche said, “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”  Seriously. He said that.

And if Nietzsche would dance, well then, dammit, so too should you.  Get off that barstool and spin your date to the sounds of music!  After all, you are in the islands, and it is time to celebrate with your entire body!

In Key West, where a celebration of living and fun are a daily ritual, there are many dancing opportunities.

From the Cuban and Latin bars with their salsa music, to the discos with music thumping and people writhing on the dance floors, to the honky-tonk bars with their live music and funky rhythms, Key West has a dance floor for nearly every taste.

Below are a few that we recommend:

Green Parrot

An institution for live music and the laid back Key West attitude. On the corner


The original Margaritaville, founded by Key West’s most known musician Jimmy Buffett. What discussion of

Hog’s Breath

Famous Key West bar still serves up a good time. The famous Hog’s Breath features

Sloppy Joe’s

The famous Key West bar where Ernest Hemingway drank is still popular as ever. For

El Meson de Pepe’s

Authentic Cuban cuisine and drinks in Mallory Square. Lively music nightly. Before or after sunset

Virgilio’s at La Trattoria

Hidden martini bar and music cabaret with dancing and cozy, dimly lit ambiance. This charming

Schooner Wharf

Classic Key West bar popular with sailors, pirates, and all manner of island celebrants. Located

Ricks & Rumrunners

Raucous bar complex with large dance floor. This large bar complex features one of the