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Beatles Tribute at The Green Parrot

Beatles Tribute

Touching briefly on sartorial notes before musical ones, pictured here at the Beatles Tribute today at The Green Parrot we have Jeff Clark with an homage to John Lennon’s white Abbey Road suit and Tony Baltimore opting for an earlier look typified by the Greek Fisherman’s Cap Lennon wore on the Beatles’ original American tour […]

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Green Parrot Makes Rukkus Top 100 List

Rukkus Lists Green Parrot in Top 100 Venue List

Rukkus, the online ticket-seller and self-described NYC-based colony of live music junkies has included us in their latest run-down of their favorite live-music venues in America. (see # 33) Coming on the heels of our inclusion in the list of Top Dive Bars in America, we are again both humbled by the props offered and, […]

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bob marley tribute at the green parrot
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“Dare To be Dateless on Valentines Day at The Green Parrot “

Tom Robinson, looking more like the antidote for amour than the mythological God of Desire, is pictured here a few years back as our very own Valnetine’s Day Cupid Years back, The Green Parrot, was mentioned in Cosmopolitan magazine as “the home of Key West’s most terminally eligible bachelors,” and I believe many of our […]

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Thanks Again to Bookleggers for Supporting The Green Parrot Little Free Library

I’d like to thank Nathaniel Sandler of Bookleggers, the Miami-based, mobile, pop-up public library. who recently donated a trove of quality books  to The GP Little Free Library. And special thanks to my son Nick and his wife Ingrid who delivered the volumes down to us from Miami. It was during the Bookleggers meet-up on The Green […]

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Negroni ingredients at The Green Parrot Package Store

What We’re Drinking Tonight is a Negroni

National Negroni Week, the brainchild of Imbibe magazine, was devised as a way to encourage bars across the country to serve up more Negronis,  the classic Italian Campari-based cocktail that has made bitterness palatable for generations of drinkers. Its easy-to-remember 1:1:1 ratio of equal parts gin, Campari and sweet Vermouth means it’s super easy to mix up at home.  […]

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Honey Island Swamp Band Tour Bus

Aaron Wilkenson of The Honey Island Swamp band with their aptly-named tour bus “The Death Star”

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Bulleit Rye, Available in Green Parrot Package Goods & Spirits

Watching the return of Mad Men the other night naturally got me thinking of those boozy, sophisticated drinks everyone seemed to be ordering back then,  and how, nowadays, thanks to some very highly-crafted bourbons and rye whiskeys now being produced  they seemed to be making a comeback. Add to this trend the fact that mixologists […]

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free air pump at The Green Parrot Bar in Key west

Free Air

A brainchild of Buco, the 40 psi Free Air pump was installed when we switched  from an air compressor to a nitrogen generator to push our draft beer. Buco took the beer line and ran it to the back porch and we then commissioned artist David Wegman to fashion a suitably  retro air-station from block […]

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theChive Chooses Parrot and Friends to Launch KCCO Black Lager in Key West

Resignation Brewery, an extension of theCHIVE.com has partnered with Redhook Brewery to launch KCCO Black Lager and The Green Parrot Bar and Green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits, along with the other Pat Croce Properties in Key West have been selected as the exclusive outlets to market their new brew in our area.  Described as “a toast […]

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What We’re Drinking This Week Needs a Name; The Color of The Sea, Flecked with Mint

Not only is today the official beginning of summer, but it’s also the longest day of 2013, which means there’s a bit more time for cocktailing. Let’s take a few minutes, those extra minutes granted us today, perhaps, to revisit a  warm-weather favorites we’ve touched on before. Here’s a summer frozen drink that uses the […]

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What We’re Drinking This Week is a “Dark and Stormy”

All you have to do is look out the window or check the Key West Radar to see why what we’re drinking this week is a Dark and Stormy. Get the recipe and read Esquire’s take on the origins of the Dark and Stormy.  All the ingredients, Gosling’s Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum and Gosling’s Ginger […]

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“What We’re Drinking This Week” is a Hendrick’s Gin & Fever Tree Tonic

Driven by the Memorial Day weekend and all it connotes, and inspired further by a recent New York Times article on the timelessness  of a classic Gin and Tonic, “What We’re Drinking This Week” is gin, and the gin we have chosen to spotlight on this holiday weekend is Hendrick’s, a small-batch, hand-crafted gin produced in Scotland,  […]

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“What We’re Drinking This Week” is Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale.

The Green Parrot is proud to participate, in our own way, in the celebration of American Craft Beer Week. So this week as a tip-of-the-hat to American Craft Beer “What We’re Drinking This Week” is Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale,  Sweetwater Brewery’s most popular brew, a west-coast style pale ale, newly introduced into our neck of the […]

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Larry Baeder and Friends to Offer Tribute, Propose Toast to Robert Johnson

Larry Baeder, Chief Billy Ochoa and Francois Gehin at last year’s tribute The Green Parrot will celebrate the 102nd birthday of the seminal delta bluesman Robert Johnson on Wednesday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m. The Tribute, hosted by Larry Baeder, who’ll be accompanied by guitarist Bill Blue, drummer Richard Crooks and bassist Francois Gehin, will include several […]

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What We’re Drinking This Week

What We’re Drinking This Week The main ingredient of  “What We’re Drinking This Week” resides high on the bourbon shelf of The Green Parrot Liquor Storeand comes in a distinctive flask, but more than just a distinguishable bottle, this bourbon is the only bourbon in the world that is distilled solely in copper pot stills. […]

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