Key West’s bars offer the chance to drink and snack at a seafood shack, sip cocktails or down shots in a historic dive
A wooden deck with a bar that juts out over the Atlantic, this one is all about the beautiful setting. Sunset proper happens on the other side of the island but watching the evening fall over the ocean, with the clouds illuminated with brilliant oranges and pinks, is just as spectacular. Designed as a sort of waiting lounge for upscale restaurant Louie’s Backyard, the deck works just as well for a peaceful drink or two at dusk, as you listen to the waves lap against the beach below. And if you’re hungry but don’t feel like dinner at the restaurant, the more casual Upper Deck located upstairs (among the tops of the trees) offers smaller plates and an excellent wine selection.
• +1 305 294 1061, louiesbackyard.com. Afterdeck open daily 11.30am-1am, Upperdeck open Tue-Sat 5pm-10pm