Thursday, March 17, 2016

Key West - The Gardens Hotel piano bar, Irish music and dinner at Schooner Wharf

Our musician at The Gardens Hotel
Everybody had Irish Day entertainment here in Key West. Downtown was a zoo of crazy outfits. The upper level above the new Waterfront Brewery is now open. It doubles the area of the brewery which is really a very large restaurant with micro brews as well as a game center with a dozen or so LCD screens showing sport events. My interest is in the three, full sized pool tables they have on hand but none of that today.

A better view of the entire area, never very crowded
The first stop after the heat of the day was The Gardens Hotel where we listened to Irish broadway tunes as played on a baby grand piano. There's no charge for admission but there is wine available. It's every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. As you might guess the crowd tends to be on the older side but that's fine with us.

The Irish Band, The Greens
We left around 6:30 and headed to Schooner Wharf for their own Irish Night celebration. Naturally they had an Irish band which to untrained ears sounded very good. They also had Irish food and I got the corned beef and cabbage but Ann stuck with the fish sandwich she liked so much from our last visit.

Note the new upper level at The Waterfront Brewery
It was just an enjoyable day, great music, good company, perfect weather - and we both are stuffed.