One of the things I commonly hear from buyers in town looking at Key West homes for sale is what a wild reputation has as a party town. We do have that reputation but it is not so much that way now. The millennial Realtors will talk about how crazy (The Duval Street Bars) Tattoos and Scars, Fat Tuesday and Irish Kevin's are. It kills me not to say "Child, you weren't born when Key West earned the reputation it is still living off of 25 to 35 years later. We still are a drinking town but unless you've had a drink at The Monster, Atlantic Shores, The Copa, Coral Shores Bar, WAX, (The original) Rumrunners, Boca Chica Bar or Full Moon Saloon you missed Key West's wild days. I was lucky enough to frequent all of them and survive. Let's talk about the Full Moon Saloon. Unfortunately there aren't many pictures of the Full Moon Saloon partly because there were no camera phones then and partly because the behavior that went on there was not something we want photograph proof of.
There are bars in Key West that open and close in a season, with no one realizing they’ve been there at all. And there are bars that almost effortlessly make a place for themselves in island history, that live on in the collective memory forever, their characteristics affectionately exaggerated with the years. The Full Moon Saloon was a bar of the latter sort.
There is a walk down Memory Lane, which by the way, was another great Key West bar in the 80's. Come look at some Florida Keys homes for sale and I'll show you the former locations of all these bars that earned Key West it's reputation that it has now. If anyone under 50 tries to tell you about the "Glory Days" they didn't experience them. Ask them to see their Monster discount drink card.