anntts on Citysearch
14 years ago
01/09/2008, 03:03 AM
Capt. Tony's is a Key West Icon and not to be missed. – I've been a regular at Capt. Tony's for at least the past 9 years at the annual Fantasy Fest celebration and Capt. Tony's was chosen by the "Krewe" I belong to for our nightly hosting and get-togethers. This is due to the friendly, helpful and fun people working there plus it's nice to see Capt. Tony sitting in his chair near the door of the gift shop welcoming people.
I always get my chest signed by the Capt. when I get bodypainted in Key West for Fantasy Fest and there may be a piece of two of my clothing (along with one of my special business cards) on the ceiling where you will find everything from license plates to dollar bills and from bras to business cards.
Also, Capt. Tony was generous enough to offer the Saloon for one of the nightly themes at Fantasy Fest which occurs on Tuesday nights and it is called "Plaid Night" (where everyone wears as much, or as little, plaid costumes as possible). Nice offering.
Capt. Tony's has a variety of drinks and all of them are reasonably priced and you can get a souvenir plastic cup if you wish also. The bartenders always seem to have a smile and be sure to check out the name of the famous person on the bar stool seat.
There are bands or solo artists at various times and a dance floor for those that can't sit still.
There is an area devoted to billards and both benches and table/chairs to enjoy the music or people watch whether there is an event in town or not.
A small gift shop area provides some additional souvenirs.
One "tradition" at Capt. Tony's--at least during Fantasy Fest--is standing outside the bar facing the street and under the large grouper fish above the bar's sign on the front wall. From there, you try to toss a set of beads over your head (without looking) and see if you can "hook" the fish. I've never been so lucky,
All in all, Capt. Tony's is my favorite spot in Key West, Fantasy Fest or not, and I, The TravelSlut?, highly recommend it.