The Characters of Key West
The Key West locals
are colorful characters, indeed.
They come from all over the world, with
backgrounds as diverse as any place in any land.
Some tell tales of past greatness, of being the "last man cut"
on a star-studded athletic team, of almost making it to the Big Dance,
of having a brief moment on the worldwide stage. Whether their stories
are true or not does not matter. What does matter is the fact that they
Their past is part of their local folklore and soon becomes part of
Key West's unique personality.
Key West is also home to less flashy individuals, people who grew
up here and care to know no other lifestyle, or those that came for
a vacation and have yet to leave.
To recognize the unique individuals that make up this one-of-a-kind
town, PubClub.com presents the colorful Characters of Key West in this
the human statue, is a sunset goddess.
Uncle Albert (left)
and Little Joe are two of Key West's most recognizable characters.
a dog's life in Key West.
Robert (top) keeps
Sloppy Joe's clean and rockin' while Lisa hits keys at the Key House.
These two French
ladies operate a street-side smoothy stand.
Parrots and Parrot
Heads are common in Key West.
Visitors ham it
up during the summertime Hemmingway Festival.
Everyone in Key
West knows this Sloppy's waitress by her wraparound tattoo.
Captain Nick won't
take you for a ride, unless you drink from a bottle in the streets.
And finally, PubClub
Correspondent Jim Whirlow, a true Key West character.
stop on the Party Bus: The Florida Keys