“I went down to Captain Tony’s to get out of the heat….” Who is this “Captain Tony” Jimmy Buffett immortalizes in his famous hit, The Last Mango in Paris? Key West’s and your, and our, own Capt. Tony Tarracino, that’s who!For travelers who use our world travel planner, Key West holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Capt. Tony's Saloon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Captain Tony- what a great life and legacy. From his humble beginnings in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to his even more humble arrival in Key West on a milk truck from Miami in 1946, Capt Tony lived life to its fullest and made countless friends around the world for himself, his family, and for his adopted home, Key West.
On this piece of coral and sand called Key West where he lived for over 60 years, Anthony “Captain Tony” Tarracino was a fisherman, charter captain extraordinare (his famous shark catch is in the Smithsonian), owner of the renowned Captain Tony’s Saloon, city mayor, and friend of literary masters Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Shel Silverstein among countless others and best of all, a wonderful husband and father to all of his wives and children. He has been the subject of feature films, songs and books. He appeared on national television more times than anyone can count.
Come celebrate with the Captain’s friends and family celebrating the life of Capt. Tony at the first annual Capt. Tony Days in Key West, August 11 -14, 2011.
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Capt. Tony's Saloon Reviews
We go here when in town and love the music usually. It is a cool unique bar check it out. Location is nearby to duval street more »
Swaggered in on a Sunday night after hitting a few places beforehand. This was like walking through a portal into 1984-in a good way. Live music, dark atmosphere, great rum punch- I was 24 years old..... more »
Historic saloon. Take Fast Eddie's great haunted pub crawl to learn some fascinating information. Ask about it. Many famous people drank here. Very famous people! I had a delicious mixed drink and was able to take it out in a plastic cup. Just like in New Orleans! I live this bar and it's history. So casual and fun. Off of Duval. We parked our rented bicycles across the street. The atmosphere is part-time, but just my kind of people. Truly a nice evening out.
It tries too hard to be a grunge bar. Hundreds of old bras hanging from the rafters is not a pretty site. Although the bar staff isn't rude, good luck getting them to crack a smile, let alone speak. The live music was good so three stars.
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