Caribbean Club, Key Largo
The Caribbean Club is located in the northernmost region of the Florida Keys in Key Largo. It was the brainchild of Carl Graham Fisher who is said to have lost hundreds of millions during the Great Depression to go on and become a success once again as a real estate promoter and auto parts mogul.
The Caribbean Club was designed as a poor man’s fishing marina. Fisher would have been thrilled to learn that eight years after his death his little marina would become famous when the movie “Key Largo” was filmed on location there. The reality is that 95% of the movie was really recorded on the back lots of Hollywood. The infamy remained and lives onto this day. The building is old and decorated with period decor and lots of Bogie and Bacall memorabilia.
How to get there:
The Caribbean Club is located on
US Hwy. 1
Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone: (305) 451-4466
Get on US Highway 1 and head south. Key Largo is the northernmost key.
What to expect:
You never know what to expect at the Caribbean Club, but you can be sure whatever it is, it will be fun! A favorite haunt among the locals and tourist alike. You are always guaranteed a few good stories and perhaps the best Bloody Mary in all of the keys. There is always an eclectic selection of local music at the Caribbean Club and don’t be surprised if patrons just get up on stage and play for half an hour or so with their open mike night on Thursdays evenings.
They don’t serve any food at the Caribbean Club, they are just a bar and very proud of it, but you will often find a barbeque wagon out front serving local fare. The atmosphere is “keylectic” and comfortable with lots of great history, even if it is a bit jaded. You won’t find any foo-foo umbrella drinks, but if it’s good music, good drinks at a great price your looking for then the Caribbean Club at Key Largo is the place to be.