With its large open doorways overlooking Front Street and laid-back tropical vibe, Island Dogs Bar in Key West is about as inviting of a place you’ll find in a tourist town. It’s a great spot for locals and visitors alike to gather, grab a cold one and take in a game. Those into people-watching will find the front porch offers an excellent vantage point while still being connected to the action inside.

As for the grub, toss out your preconceived notions about bar food when you enter Island Dogs. Char grilled oysters, pub-style pizzas and exotic hot dogs served on insanely large toasted buns are some of the offerings prepared by the kitchen team.

Local and touring musicians take to the Island Dogs stage four nights a week and Trivia Tuesday provides good-hearted fun with drink specials and cool prizes.