A day in sunny Key West pairs well with a cold one, especially in a relaxed setting away from it all. 24 North has compiled a list of the five most relaxing places to kick back and enjoy a beer on the island.
This watering hole is located in the downtown area of Old Town Key West in the historic Porter Mansion (rumored to be haunted), just 4 miles from 24 North. Its bohemian feel and breezy porch area makes for a peaceful atmosphere with 18 rotating brews on tap, bottled select beers and an extensive wine menu. The Porch has a local vibe and is centrally located, quietly tucked away from the noise of Duval Street. 429 Caroline St., Key West
Salute! On the Beach is a beach-side spot located right near the Higgs Beach Pier (4 miles from 24 North). Outside seating offers breath-taking views of the beach. If you work up an appetite, very tasty Italian fare is available for lunch and dinner. The bar is open for for drinks from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Salute! 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West
This is a very distinct, chill and 100% Key West-style establishment. Cork & Stogie is for those who enjoy a cold one and a cigar. It’s family-owned and operated with a laid-back atmosphere and outdoor porch seating. Cigars are sold at Cork & Stogie and it boasts an extensive wine menu. Cork & Stogie is located near the southernmost point of the island, so get in the spirit and enjoy a fine Cuban cigar and drink. 1218 Duval St., Key West
Craft beer enthusiasts, look no further. This waterfront brewery is open 365 days a year from 11 a.m. until “late” and overlooks the Key West Historic Seaport and Bight. It’s located in the heart of Old Town and is a peaceful place to kick back and enjoy a brew. Make sure to check out happy hour, which runs 4-6:30 daily and offers half-off draft beer, well drinks and wine. Brewery tours are also available. 201 William St., Key West
To get the most of the island, check out the Southernmost Beach Cafe, located - you guessed it - at the southernmost part of the island. The amazing beach view in unbeatable, and they serve an excellent brunch and fresh caribbean fare. Remember, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere in Key West. 1405 Duval St., Key West