Sloppy Joe's | Events


July 2015

July 4, 2015 — Key Lime Festival Key Lime Pie eating contest on stage 11:00am.

July 23-26, 2015 — Sloppy Joe’s 35th Annual Papa Look-Alike Contest


Look-Alike Schedule of Events
Thursday July 23rd

6:30pm First Preliminary Round Papa Look-Alike Contest

Friday July 24th

6:30pm Second Preliminary Round Papa Look-Alike Contest

Saturday July 25th

Noon Photos with Papas

1:00pm Running of the Bulls

6:30pm Final Round Papa Look-Alike Contest

Sunday July 26th

11:00am Arm Wrestling Contest registration at 11:00am contest at Noon.


Key West Poker Run – Peterson’s Harley Davidson September 17-19, 2015


September 17-19, 2015 — BOBBY FRISS BAND

On stage at 10:00pm









September 19, 2015 Sloppy Joe’s Biker Bash on Greene

Details to come



October 2015

October 25, 2015 — Mitch Woods “Blues Cruise

On stage 11:00am-3:00pm


October 29, 2015 — Sloppy Joe’s 32nd Annual Toga Party “An Original Fantasy Fest Event”

8:00pm – 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

December 31, 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



February 2016


Pat Dailey, will start his 33rd season of entertaining at Sloppy Joe’s on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Pat Dailey will perform Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night through February 27th, shows from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  No door charge.  No tickets  needed and no reservations will be made for tables. 


February 11-13, 2016 — Sloppy Joe’s 12th Annual Put-In-Bay Music Festival

Details and music schedule to come.  Featuring Pat Dailey,  Bob Gatewood, Ray Fogg and Pete & Wayne.


May 2016

May 5, 2016 — 79 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 221 years old in 2016.



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