by Shayne Benowitz
Who says Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are school nights? No one’s going to tell you that if you’re rocking your Spring Break in Key West! Without a doubt, you’re going to find a party on Duval Street every night of the week, but if you skip these special weekly parties, you’ll definitely be missing out.
Martini Mondays at Virgilio’s
No jacket and tie required to swill martinis like James Bond at this lively patio watering hole nestled just a smidge off the beaten path on Applerouth Lane. Instead, don your flip-flops and a pocket full of five dollar bills. Their exhaustive martini menu includes the classic dirty martini and cosmos, along with local’s favorites espresso martinis and key lime martinis, just to name a few. At only $5 a pop on Mondays, why not sample the whole list! With live music ranging from rock to jazz, get your groove on in the cozy dance floor. Want to be a rebel without a cause? Order a bottle of beer!
Taco Tuesdays at Island Dog’s
Who says dinner and a drink can’t be good and cheap? Head to this Front Street bar for two tacos and the drink special of the night for a mere $7. At that price, why not order up a second round of everything. Chill out on the front patio and watch the crowds stream past Sloppy Joe’s while you nosh on your tasty meal. Stay late and get wild on the dance floor while the DJ spins your favorite hip hop tracks.
Ladies Night Wednesdays at Cowboy Bill’s
Ladies drink free from 9-11pm on Wednesday nights and drink specials for the gents abound. Why, you ask? That’s simple. Cowboy Bill’s is the only bar in Key West where you’re going to find a mechanical bull with a Sexy Bull Riding Contest every Wednesday night! Grand prize is $200 cash, and no doubt, there will be special Spring Break jackpots. Locals can’t get enough of this weekly event. One of the bar’s owners also drives the catamaran for Fury Water Adventures, so look out for the pack of hotties by the bar sporting their red board shorts. They’re coming straight from work!
There’s no excuse to take a night off during Spring Break now! Live it up and drink responsibly, of course!
Shayne Benowitz is a Fury crewmember and freelance writer working on her debut novel. For more travel stories and a daily dose of what’s cool around the globe visit her Wanderlust Website at http://web.me.com/shaynebeth.