Sloppy Joe's | Events


February 2015

Sloppy Joe’s 11th Annual Put-In-Bay Music Festival – February 12, 13, 14, 2015.

Sloppy Joe’s Bar will bring a bit of Lake Erie’s summer and place it smack dab in the middle of Key West from February 12th – February 14th to celebrate one island’s uniqueness to the other. Featured performers include: Bob Gatewood, Ray Fogg, Pete & Wayne, Mad Dog Adams and Pat Dailey.

Thursday, February 12th and Friday, February 13th

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Bob Gatewood

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Ray Fogg

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Mike “Mad Dog” Adams

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pat Dailey

10:00 pm Up Next

Saturday, February 14th

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Bob Gatewood

12:15 pm –  1:45 pm Ray Fogg

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pete & Wayne

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Mike “Mad Dog” Adams

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pat Dailey

10:00 pm Up Next






 Pat Dailey


Bob Gatewood 




Mike Mad Dog Adams





Pete and Wayne Show







Ray Fogg



Renowned singer-songwriter and entertainer Pat Dailey from Put-In-Bay, OH, will start his 32nd season of entertaining at Sloppy Joe’s on Thursday, February 5th.

Shows 7:00pm-9:30pm, Thursday-Saturday nights February 5, 2015  through March 7, 2015.

Pat Dailey wrote songs with the late legendary poet, author, songwriter, playwright, Shel Silverstein [Silverstein wrote Boy Named Sue, Cover of The Rolling Stone, Unicorn Song, to name a few].   The two (2) penned many poignant, humorous and thought-provoking tunes about living, loving, laughing, and crying in and around Lake Erie, the Florida Keys, and beyond.

No tickets sold.  No reservations taken.  No Door Charge.

March 2015

Welcome Spring Breakers!

May 2015


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.



July 2015

Sloppy Joe’s 35th Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest July 23-25, 2015.




October 2015

Sloppy Joe’s 32nd Annual Toga Party “An Original Fantasy Fest Event”

Thursday, October 29, 2015  8:00pm to Close

Toga! Toga! Toga! Sloppy Joe’s Annual Toga Party with 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!  You’ll have a chance to parade on stage and win Sloppy Joe’s Gift Cards during band breaks, audience will help decide best Togas.  Band breaks approximately 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm, and 12:30pm

No tickets sold.


December 2015

NEW YEARS EVE — Sloppy Joe’s 23rd Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell

Sloppy Joe’s will host its 23rd 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 LIVE music on stage New Year’s Eve:  Noon-4:45pm; 5:30pm-9:30pm; and 10pm-2:00am.  Balloon drop and party favors at midnight.

No reservations taken. No tickets sold. Door charge

Conch Shell 2014

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