Gay Key West Like a Local
Florida Keys expert Stephen Murray-Smith on the gorgeous Key West: from its vibrant drag scene to its Cuban cuisine to its celebrity inhabitants past and present, from Madonna to Tennessee Williams.
When did you move here?
I’ve lived here for 26 years. After visiting one year in June and falling in love with the island, the vegetation, the bloom – I was ready to make a change. Plus I don’t like cold weather and a lot of traffic. It’s also very welcoming and safe here. You’re hard pressed to stop anywhere and not see someone you know. We’re one big happy family.
What’s your favourite gay bar?
I like Bourbon St. Pub, and I like the Garden Bar because you’re sat actually in a courtyard with a swimming pool and a jacuzzi. It’s a very relaxed place to be.