Shady Pictures

Shady Pictures

We were flattered and honored to learn this week we were named the number one dive bar in the South by Southern Living magazine.
We know that of late, "dive bar" has become a wildly misapplied and overused appellation and, we also know, some may even feel that the Green Parrot may have strayed too far from our roots to qualify, for a few reasons.
For example, for starters, some say a true dive should never appear in print unless it is closing, or mentioned as a crime-scene.
Others say that a clean, safe, well-run joint, (which we are), without the sense that shit could get dangerously strange at any moment does not qualify.
It should also be noted as other potential disqualifiers that we no longer have a condom machine in the restroom, nor are there discarded whippits strewn about.

While we do have a pinball machine and a great jukebox, as well as having a string or two of year-round Christmas lights, all dive staples, we do understand and concede that just having them doesn’t make you a dive.

What we do understand however, and here’s where I think we do qualify, is that a dive bar is one of society’s best accidentally-created things ever and we believe it’s clear to even the most casual observer that no one could ever have planned this place.
In reality, dive bars are, put simply, neighborhood places that serve reasonably-priced simple drinks with no pretense and have no-nonsense attitudes where, to name just one example, it's patently understood you can choose to be social, or can choose to be left alone to drink in private.
These are the places that pretty much say, “don’t F*** with anyone here and everything will be fine.” Our decor was once described as being whatever the clientele was wearing that day, and we acknowledge that our clientele is motley and changes according to the time of day.
In the words of local author Joy Williams, "The Parrot has an engagingly louche clientele, a pool table and a dart board, odd art, and an attitude best described by the sign over the booze shelves: 'No Sniveling'”
#southernliving #divebars #greenparrotbar #localsbar #keywest #keywestlife #joywilliams#divebar#keywestbars #divebarlife #corner-bar
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When you come late to home..!!!
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Harvey Wallbangers anyone? Green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits open daily 11-8pm. 11-10pm Fridays and Saturdays. #609whiteheadstreet #keywest #nexttotheworldfamousgreenparrotbar #greenparrotbar #micaelasfavoriteclassiccocktail @drinkgalliano ...

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There have been a lot of questions lately about when we might have live music again, and as for now we cannot commit to having entertainment as it typically draws large crowds that would likely make social distancing difficult, if not impossible to maintain.
From the start our priority has been to insure the safety of our staff, patrons, and community and that has not changed. To us it has always seemed like common sense.
So we are taking our time before we book live music at The Parrot. Even in New Orleans, an entire city with music as it's calling card, live music still remains prohibited. We get it, we all love the music at the Green Parrot, almost as much as we love the popcorn, but we’re doing this out of love and because we believe it's the right thing to do and we believe it’s one way we can help keep people here safe.
#greenparrotbar #keywest#keywestlife #keywestbars #staysafe#stayhealthy #socialdistancing #masks#livemusic
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💕💕💕💕VIAGGIO in Ethiopia
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bet this place fills up today. Drunken Hearts 5:30, 9:00 & 11:00 @thedrunkenhearts @greenparrot @jimfossumphotos @mile0festkeywest #lifeunderaparachute #greenparrot #greenparrotbar #parachute #bestlivemusicvenue #livemusic #keywest #floridakeys #jimfossumphotos ...

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Typically on this day we would be joining Happy Dog at The Green Parrot for the annual  Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash to benefit Reef Relief. While this year we might not be able to share the company of others we still, now more than ever, need to share the right message.
Here from Jerry Garcia, a JGB favorite and gospel prayer “My Sisters and Brothers”
Garcia performed the song regularly offering the rallying chorus:

I wanna say to my sisters and my brothers
Keep the faith
When the storm flies and the wind blows
Go on at a steady pace

If we walk together, little children
We don't ever have to worry
Through this world of trouble
We gotta love one another

Let us do the very best that we can
While we're travelin' through this land
We can all be together, shakin' a hand
When we make it to the promised land

Happy 78th birthday, Jerry Garcia! His music embroidered our lives with love and light. Let’s continue to keep his spirit alive. We will survive.
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The top photo was taken in The Brown Derby over 60 years ago and the one below it was taken in The Green Parrot last Veterans Day.
If you look behind them as well as over their left shoulders you can see both photos were taken with the front-corner windows of our building with the overhang visible over their left shoulders through the open front door.
After so many years, we are proud to continue to welcome America’s finest through our doors.
This Veteran's Day, all of us here at The Green Parrot Bar would like to take the time to thank the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces and express our gratitude for all the sacrifices they have made and continue to make.
Today and every day, we couldn't say thank you enough.
To those seaman pictured in the recent photo, Matt, Greg, and Steve, stay safe, God bless, and thanks for all you do. To those in the older photo, we remain forever grateful for your service.
#thankavet #veteransday #keywest #armedforces #greenparrotbar#brownderbykeywest #submarineservice #submariners #keywestnavalbase
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https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3GMDVSvSRWyIQ5YCHVQPnY?si=3jKGoGceTLqXQTtk-yVvSg

It’s the weekend, and for those who might be wishing they could stroll into the bar and pump a few quarters in the jukebox...well, our jukebox is the closest thing to a hearth that we have, so gather round, here it is, a Spotify playlist titled Green Parrot Juke Box, It’s got the entire Green Parrot juke box, 100 CDs and over 83 hours of music. you can find the link in our bio or on a recent Facebook post..hope this helps a little.#greenparrotbar #greenparrotjukebox#keywest#music#divebar#localsbar#nocovernominimumnowonder #southardandwhitehead
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NYC guitar-shredder Popa Chubby at Green Parrot
New York City singer/songwriter/axe-mangler Popa Chubby promises to have Green Parrot patrons howling when he explodes onto The Parrot stage with shows at 5:30, 9:30 and 11:30, Friday and Saturday, March 13th and 14th, and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15th.
Popa Chubby's music, forged in the toughness that is New York City, takes blues to the cutting edge, fusing with rock, rap, and hip hop.#greenparrotbar #popachubby #nyc #nycmusic #guitarshredder #keywestmusic#bestlivemusicvenue #divebar#localsbar
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Poster seen in Bernal Height, San Francisco 2016 #tonight #keywestamphitheater #bernalheights #willienelsonforpresident #greenparrotbar #keywest#redheadedstranger#meandpaul#paulenglish ...

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Patrick and The Swayzees' Rock 'n Soul Explodes onto Green Parrot Stage

The Surf/Soul/Rock-a-Billy Ensemble, Patrick and The Swazyes make a much-anticipated return to The Green Parrot stage at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 6th, with shows at 5:30, 9:00 and 11:00 p.m.
#greenparrotbar #greenparrotsoundcheck #americanidol #lesgreene#patrickandtheswayzees #greenparrotbar #keywestmusicians #keywestmusic#youknowyoumakemewannashout #livemusic#localsbar#divebar#nocovernominimumnowonder
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From our little corner, wishing everyone in our little town, and everywhere in the world, a prayer for a Christmas filled with Peace and Light.
And now, moving our Christmas right along with a little reprise of some seasonal music with Jeff delivering the Free Air on the back porch and Chapman delivering the vibe on down the road!
Sounds courtesy of ”Chapman”!
Choreography by Laurendeau!
#keywestmusic #christmasday #chapman#bahamavillage#keywestlife #keywestpeople #greenparrotbar#localsbar#freeair#southardandwhitehead#freeair
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With many public libraries already closed many stewards are keeping their Little Free Libraries open to boost community morale but we do want to share our thoughts about Little Free Library presence in light of COVID-19.

First and foremost, your health and the health of those who visit the library is paramount. We encourage you to follow the directions of the health experts such as the CDC and state and local public health authorities. They are best positioned with the latest information for guidance on what to do and what to avoid in your community.
When it comes to how you interact with our Little Free Library or that of others, we defer to your judgment and what is going on locally.
We asked Little Free Library steward Dr. Teena Chopra, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University in Detroit, to share her advice.
Dr. Chopra recommended following these rules at your Little Free Library:
If you are sick, don’t share books in your library until you are symptom free.
Use a hand sanitizer every time you use your library.
Do not gather with others at your Little Free Library; practicing social distancing is critical to flattening the curve.#washyourhands#flattenthecurve #staysafe
#greenparrotlittlefreelibrary #littlefreelibrary #takeabookleaveabook #greenparrotbar #keywest #keywestlife #thankateacher#haveaseatreadabook
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