Blue Heaven Restaurant
Blue Heaven is one of the most popular restaurants in Key West with both locals and tourists. Known for its outdoor dining under the tropical almond tree and local roosters, cats and dogs roaming the courtyard. Blue Heaven is as unique as Key West. The property that Blue Heaven sits on has also had a unique history. Through the years the property has hosted cock fighting, gambling and Friday night boxing matches refereed by Ernest Hemingway. The outdoor courtyard is paved with the slate pool table tops from the days the downstairs operated as a billiard hall and ice cream parlour. A dance hall, a bordello and a playhouse have occupied the second floor. Today inside the Bordello Gallery above the restaurant, one can still peek through the sliding peep holes into the tiny rooms.