And the Winners Are!

2018 Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice Awards & Photo Gallery


The 2018 Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice awards took place before a sold out Key West Theater on July 21. More than 300 gathered to witness 86 winners take home the coveted 2018 Bubba Award, which was decided by voters that cast over 10,000 ballots. And the best part? More than $16,00 was raised for the Bahama Village Music Program.  Checkout the winners and pics from the evening here!

Food & Drink

Best Key Lime Pie

Best Fish Sandwich
Hogfish Bar & Grill

Best Cuban Sandwich
5 brothers Grocery & Sandwich Shop

Best Ethnic Food
El Siboney

Best Lunch
Hogfish Bar & Grill

Best Breakfast
Blue Heaven 

Best Cup of Coffee
Baby’s Coffee 

Best Bar
Green Parrot Bar

Best Gay Bar
Aqua Key West 

Best Wine Bar
Vinos on Duval    

Best Mojito
El Meson de Pepe 

Best Beer Selection
Waterfront Brewery 

Best Bartender
Tom Luna 

Best Happy Hour
Tavern N’ Town 

Best Waterfront Dining

Best Pizza

Best Seafood
Square Grouper 

Best Steak

Best Taco
Chico’s Cantina

Best Food Truck
Garbo’s Grill 

Best Dessert
Better Than Sex 

Best Conch Fritters
Conch Republic Seafood Company 

Best Bloody Mary
Blue Macaw Island Eats & Bar  

Best Late Night Spot
Green Parrot Bar

Best Margarita
Agave 308 Tequila Bar 

Best Martini

Best Brunch
Hot Tin Roof 

Best Place to Cure a Hangover
Firefly Key West

Best BBQ
Charlie Mac’s 

Best Sushi

Best Organic / Health Food
The Cafe

Best Overall Restaurant
Tavern N’ Town

Our Community

Best Place to Take The Kids
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Best Event/ Local Festival
Key West Songwriters Festival

Best Elected Official
Craig Cates

Best Tourist Attraction
Ernest Hemingway House 

Best Local Celebrity
Howard Livingston

Best Non Profit
Florida Keys SPCA

Best Local Musician
Caffeine Carl Wagoner

Best Band
Patrick & the Swayzees

Best DJ
James Cooper “Dj Top Jimmy”

Best In Drag
Randy Roberts

Best Artist

Best Thespian/Performing Artist
Tom Luna 

Best Live Music Venue
Green Parrot Bar

Best Performing Arts Venue
Key West Theater

Best Art Gallery or Studio
The Studios of Key West


The Businesses

Best Resort / Hotel
Casa Marina

Best Accounting Firm
Oropeza & Parks

Best Law Firm
Spottswood, Spottswood,Spottswood & Sterling

Best Furniture Store
Fast Buck At Home 

Best Charter Fishing Captain
Capt. Marlin Scott —FishMonster 

Best Dive Shop
Divers Direct 

Best Bait and Tackle Shop
Key West Bait & Tackle 

Best Watersports Company
Fury Water Adventures 

Best Marina
Stock Island Marina Village 

Best Customer Service
Strunk Ace Hardware 

Best Grocery Store
Fausto’s Food Palace 

Best Contractor
Conch Construction & Roofing 

Best Landscape Company
Mama’s Garden Center 

Best Auto Repair
Oily’s Auto Repair 

Best Photographer
Nick Doll 

Best Doctor
Dr. Norman “Rocky” Tingle

Best Vet
All Animal Clinic

Best Realtor
Bascom Grooms

Best Real Estate Office
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services / Knight & Gardner

Best Bank
First State Bank

Best Jewelry Store
Jeff’s Gems

Best Car Dealer
Niles Sales & Service

Best Bed and Breakfast
The Gardens Hotel 

Best Chiropractor
Dr. Steven Oropeza  

Best Dentist
Dr. Hector Guzman

Best Insurance
Porter Allen Company 

Best Florist
Kutchey’s Flowers 

Best Liquor Store
Conch Town Liquor & Lounge

Best Local Retailer
Besame Mucho

Best Fitness Center
BodyZone Fitness

Best Nail Salon
Lee Nails 

Best Spa
Ocean Wellness Spa 

Best Hair Salon
Blown Away Hair Studio

Best Hair Stylist
Michelle Garcia

Best Barber
Addison’s Barber Shop

Best Summer Camp
Reef Relief

Best Tattoo Parlor
Paradise Tattoo

Best Family Owned Business
Royal Furniture 

Best Business
Historic Tours of America 

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