SLOPPY JOE’S 12TH ANNUAL BIKER BASH BEER GARDEN Saturday, September 20th 1:00pm to 11:00 pm with contests 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Sloppy Joe’s Gift Cards will be awarded to:
1:00 pm–Bikers on Tricycles–Contestants will be blind folded and ride tricycles around cones. The contestant’s partner will navigate the rider with directions.
1:30 pm–Mugs and Jugs Contest—The contestant will strap on a bra with a beer mug attached at the breast plate. The partner of the contestant’s choice will kneel before other contestant. The cup is filled with icy cold beer. The contestant in the bra will lean forward to allow the partner to drink the brew without spilling a drop.
2:00 pm—Splash Down—Teams need to toss soaked sponges into bucket.
2:30 pm–Bikers on Tricycles–Contestants will be blind folded and ride tricycles around cones. Contestant’s partner will navigate the rider with directions.
3:00 pm–Eat Me Contest–Contestants will ride hog under swinging hot dog and the biggest bite wins.
3:30 pm–Water Balloon Piñatas
Bobby Friss on stage 10:00pm, September 18, 19, 20, 2014.
SLOPPY JOE’S 31ST ANNUAL TOGA PARTY “An Original Fantasy Fest Event”
Toga! Toga! Toga! Over $2,000 in Sloppy Joe’s Gift Card giveaways throughout the night. No registration, simply get your TOGA ON and join us for the Toga Party all night long. New format this year…prizes will be awarded to best Female Togas, best Male Togas, and best couple or Group Togas AT EACH BAND BREAK beginning at 8:00 pm. Parade on stage for a chance to win Sloppy Joe’s Gift Cards. Great drinks and dancing! Toga sheets available in Retail Store for $10 all toga sales benefit AIDS Help, Inc. $10 Door Charge.
Fantasy Fest Parade Saturday, October 25th. Watch the Parade on TV in main bar or Joe’s Tap Room.
NEW YEARS EVE — Sloppy Joe’s 22nd Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell
Sloppy Joe’s will host its 22nd Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell. Any thing goes New Year’s Eve in Key West on Duval Street. You’ll find people all decked out for the midnight celebration, and folks still in their bathing suits and flip flops when the Conch Shell drops from the roof of Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
The idea and implementation of the New Year’s Eve Dropping of the Conch Shell is that of local artist Tobias McGregor. In 1993, McGregor approach Sloppy Joe’s management about the New Year’s Eve plan. “Before the dropping of the Conch Shell, everyone would just wonder around Duval Street, celebrating the New Year when their watches read midnight. The crowd was just not in sync,” said McGregor.
The initial Conch Shell was rigged on a frame, the shell was lowered manually, and timed by watch, or by looking across the street into a window and watching the countdown in Times Square on someone’s TV. McGregor said, “the Queen Conch has come a long way since the early years, and the crowd at the corner of Duval and Greene expects more each year.”
Outside the crowd starts to gather on the street around 10:00pm as Sloppy Joe’s rooftop host entertains the crowd and everyone dances, catches beads and waits for the countdown clock to begin. As midnight strikes and the Conch Shell is lowered confetti, streamers and lights will fill the sky.
Inside on stage New Year’s Eve: Brian Roberts Noon-4:45pm; The Pete and Wayne Show 5:30pm-9:30pm; and Cherry on Top takes the stage at 10:00pm. Balloon drop and party favors at midnight.
No reservations taken. No tickets sold. Door charge
Pat Dailey returns from Put-In-Bay, OH on stage Thursday-Friday nights at 7:00 pm.
February 5, 2015 through March 7, 2015.
No tickets sold. No reservations taken. No Door Charge.
Welcome Spring Breakers!
SLOPPY JOE S CELEBRATES 78 YEARS AT THE CORNER OF DUVAL AND GREENE
Sloppy Joe s Bar is a historic Key West landmark that has been in its current location since May 5, 1937.
Sloppy Joe s has been owned by the Snelgrove and Mayer families since September, 1978.
The building the main bar resides in was built in 1917, and its adjacent building that houses its kitchen and Joe s Tap Room was built it 1892. The two buildings together will be over 220 years old.
Sloppy Joe’s 35th Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest July 23-25, 2015.