The Schooner Wharf was originally located on the Schooner Diamante, the bar moved ashore, where the top shelf liquor was kept in the top drawer of a filing cabinet! The bar has evolved into a very special place over the years. It has expanded into a neighboring building and added a second-floor deck with a beautiful view of the classic yachts of Key West's Historic Seaport; available, like the bar's dining room, for private parties.
Although it has become a favorite of visiting celebrities suchThe food here is really good!! as Beach Boy Al Jardine, the bar has never lost the rustic charm and warmth that made it the saloon of choice of treasure salvor Mel Fisher, who often referred to it as "A treasure." "This must be the center of the universe," echoed the late broadcaster/author Charles Kurault after his visit to the bar.
Voted Best Local's Bar six years in a row, the Schooner Wharf has been acclaimed in such diverse publications as the New York Times, and Aqua magazine, for its unique nautical decor, music and food, and open-air proximity to sweet ocean breezes. Fresh stone crab claws, peel-and-eat shrimp, fresh-shucked oysters, and, of course, conch chowder and fritters, are among the local seafood delicacies on the menu in the galley. Chicken wings, eight-ounce burgers, and juicy steak sandwiches are always on hand for the land-lubber.