A group of rum-enthused fanatics will gather in Key West on Saturday, September 22 starting at 2pm to celebrate a plethora of fine drinking establishments while raising funds for Reef Relief, dedicated to protecting and preserving coral reefs in Florida.
Participants will enjoy tropical libations while leisurely strolling along Key West’s famed Duval Street, stopping at The Cork & Stogie, the Rum Bar at Speakeasy Inn, Pearl’s, Kelley’s, the Bottle Cap, Bogarts, Cowboy Bills, Willie T’s and Smokin’ Tuna. The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt, drink specials, a Cruzan Rum cup and a donation to the non-profit organization. The prime sponsor of the event this year is Rob’s Rum Guide, a noted publication spotlighting the best rums in the world, with tasting notes and product information on more than 300 cane spirits Additional sponsors include Starfish Travel, Coastlines & Tanlines, Rum Connection, RumShopRyan, Big Kahuna Brewer, Cruzan Rum and Diplomatico Rum.
At the Rum Bar at the Speakeasy Inn, legendary Keys bartender Bahama Bob Leonard will be serving his famous Hemingway Daiquiris, made with fresh lime and grapefruit juices, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and Diplomatico Rum Blanco premium white rum from Venezuela. Pub crawlers will also enjoy sipping Diplomatico’s luxurious Reserva Exclusiva, one of the world’s finest aged sipping rums.
Following the Saturday event, organizers, participants and sponsors will present a check to Reef Relief in a short ceremony on Sunday, September 23 at their headquarters on Key West Bight, next to the Conch Republic Seafood Company.
“We have the utmost respect for the work that Reef Relief does here in the Florida Keys to protect our unique environment,” said Mike Streeter, publisher of Rum Connection. “It’s gratifying to see so many friends join in the fun while giving back to those that do the most to preserve coral reefs and our marine sanctuaries.”
Sponsor Starfish Travel is offering special travel packages for participants. For details, email [email protected] or call 843-361-5877.
The world famous Crown Plaza La Concha Hotel on Duval Street is the official hotel partner of the Conched in Key West Bar Crawl, located within stumbling distance from all the bars. The hotel features well appointed rooms and popular roof-top bar that offers views of the entire island. To make a reservation, call La Concha at 305-280-0211, ask to speak with Mel Stewart and mention Conched in Key West Bar Crawl Group.
A warm up event is scheduled for Friday, September 21.
For more information on the Conched In Key West pub crawl event, visit the Conched In Key West facebook page. To purchase tickets online, visit the Team Cocktail web site at