Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill Brings Key West to Key Biscayne

There are actually more beach-themed bars that play Jimmy Buffet and Bob Marley in Manhattan than in Miami. Which is a sincere shame because sometimes you just want to put on your best flip flops, drink a rum punch, and enjoy the warm sun and salt-tinged breezes.

Parrotheads rejoice, because Whiskey Joe's is coming to Key Biscayne July of this year. The Tampa-based bar and grill is opening a Key Biscayne location at Rickenbacker Marina, at the former Rickenbacker Fish Company site. 

This beach-shack-on-steroids will feature dockside drinking and dining on an outdoor patio that seats 300, a giant tiki hut, live music, and lots of reggae music.

The menu, which is taken largely from the Tampa location, will feature

mostly seafood and bar snacks. Sliders are available in Angus burger,

BBQ pulled pork, blackened fish, or crabcake ($10.99 for four).


bites ($10.99), beer cheese soup ($4.99 and $6.99), and shrimp and crab

mac 'n cheese ($18.99) all stand out as stuff that goes with a tall rum punch.

In addition, Whiskey

Joe's will feature a raw bar, extensive beer selection, and tropical

drinks served in coconut monkeys. When was the last time you drank out

of a coconut monkey?

We're frankly looking forward to a place

where the dress code consists of Havianas and a tiki shirt. Because

sometimes your lunch should come with a side of SPF 50 and a beer


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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