The 2019 Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice Awards will go down in the record books after hitting several memorable marks. The 6th Annual event packed the Key West Theater with more than 350 attendees, while raising approximately $20,000 for Samuel’s House through sponsors, ticket sales and raffle items.

Most of all, more than 90 winners were revealed over the course of the evening, which was divided between comedy bits, lip-sync battles and community recognition awards. The Keys Weekly would like to thank all of the sponsors, supporters, partners, staff members and most all—the voters for another successful year.





Best Key Lime Pie
Best Cuban Sandwich
Kim’s Kuban
Best Ethnic Food
El Siboney
Best Lunch
Square Grouper
Best Breakfast
Blue Heaven
Best Cup of Coffee
Cuban Coffee Queen
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
Erin Wagoner (Smokin’ Tuna Saloon)
Best Waterfront Dining
Best Pizza
Best Seafood
Hogfish Bar & Grill
Best Steak
Prime Steakhouse
Best Taco
Amigos Tortilla Bar
Best Food Truck
Garbo’s Grill
Best Dessert
Better than Sex
Best Conch Fritters
The Conch Shack
Best Bloody Mary
Two Friends Patio
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
Best Barbecue
The Dirty Pig
Best Sushi
Best Bar or Restaurant Restroom
Tavern N’ Town
Best Catering Company
Catered Affairs
Best Organic/Health Food
The Café
Best Happy Hour
Two Friends Patio
Best Overall Restaurant
Tavern N’ Town


Best Place to
Take the Kids
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Best Local Festival / Event
Key West Songwriters Festival
Best Elected Official
Mayor Teri Johnston
Best Local Friendly Pool
Havana Cabana Key West
Best Teacher / Professor
School Administrator
Amber Archer Acevedo
Best School
Key West High School
Best Tourist Attraction
The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
Best Local Celebrity
Howard Livingston
Best Non-Profit Organization / Foundation
Florida Keys SPCA
Best Musician
Caffeine Carl Wagoner
Best Band
Patrick and the Swayzees
Best DJ
James Cooper “DJ Top Jimmy”
Best in Drag
Best Artist
Rick Worth
Best Thespian or Performing Artist
Tom Luna
Best Live Music Venue
Green Parrot
Best Performing Arts Venue
Key West Theater
Best Art Gallery or Studio
The Studios of Key West


Best Resort / Hotel
Casa Marina Key West
Best Accounting Firm
Oropeza & Parks Certified Public Accountants
Best Law Firm
Horan & Higgins, LLP
Best Furniture Store
Royal Furniture
Best Charter Fishing Captain
Marlin Scott
Best Dive Shop
Divers Direct
Best Bait & Tackle Shop
Key West Bait & Tackle
Best Watersports
Fury Water Adventures
Best Marina
Stock Island Marina Village
Best Customer Service
Ocean Key Resort & Spa
Best Grocery Store
Fausto’s Food Palace
Best Contractor
Charley Toppino & Sons
Best Landscaping Company
Mama’s Garden Center
Best Salon
Blown Away Hair Studio
Best Auto Repair
Oily’s Auto Repair
Best Photograhper
Nick Doll
Best Doctor
Dr. Norman “Rocky” Tingle
Best Veterinarian
Lower Keys Animal Clinic
Best Realtor
Bascom Grooms Best
Real Estate Office
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner
Best Bank
First State Bank of the Florida Keys
Best Jewelry Store
Jeffs Gems & Nautical Designs
Best Car Dealer
Niles Sales & Service
Best B&B / Guesthouse
The Gardens Hotel
Best Chiropractor
Oropeza Chiropractic Center – Dr. Steven Oropeza
Best Dentist
Dr. Hector Guzman
Best Florist
Love in Bloom Florist
Best Insurance Company
Fullers Insurance
Best Liquor Store
Best Retailer
Besame Mucho
Best Fitness Center / Gym
FYT Key West Gym & Yoga
Best Nail Salon
Nail Bar & Lounge
Best Spa
Ocean Wellness Spa
Best Barber
Addison’s Barber Parlor
Best Summer Camp
Reef Relief
Best Family Owned Business
Two Friends Patio Restaurant
Best Overall Business
Ocean Key Resort & Spa