A sunny place for shady people. The Green Parrot is the first and last bar on US1, and brings Key West the best live musical acts from across North America. Equal parts honky-tonk, dive bar and local hangout, The Green Parrot defies definition in...more. Open Now.What is the green parrot?
It has seen all manner of human exploits, from poetry slams to divorce celebrations, from memorial services to hurricane parties and pet birthday bashes, from tattoo contests to fundraising benefits. The Green Parrot is more than a bar; it is a Key West icon; it is Key West. It has been so many things, to so many people, for so many years.Who owns the Green Parrot bar?
Jim Bean bought the Green Parrot Bar on his birthday in 1983 and, with his wife Linda, began a love affair with the local, sometimes rowdy corner saloon that would endure for nearly 30 years. The Parrot’s rep was forged one act at a time, and not always on full nights when revelers spilled onto the sidewalk.Do sailors from the 1950s still come to the green parrot?
Sailors from the 1950s and ’60s still come into The Green Parrot, stunned that Key West has changed so much that they couldn’t even find the Navy base. But once they stepped into the “old Brown Derby”, it was as if they’d never left.