Hidden by the docks of Stock Island is a spot fisherman and locals take pride in, Hogfish Bar and Grill.
The establishment’s walls are covered with mementos and photographs of Key West history. Fish pictures are everywhere with unbelievable catches being held by some of the island’s most well known people. Regulars at the bar talk to you like family and they always have stories to tell. Everybody was excited when I went there because President Barack Obama was on CNN talking about opening the doors of Cuba.
To go along with the friendly atmosphere are great drinks and cocktails. They have a large list of drinks special to the bar and grill. Try the Hogfish Punch, a tropical blend of Cruzan Rums and refreshing fruit juices perfect for a sunset. The White Boot Painkiller is a cocktail the shrimpers and fishermen love — Pusser’s Rum, pineapple and orange juice, cream of coconut and topped with nutmeg. Other drinks are the Shock Island Iced Tea, Zombie Bomb, Key Lime Mojito, Front St. Lemonade and the “Stock Rock” Margarita.
If mixed drinks are not what is right to quench the thirst there is a huge wine and beer selection. The homemade sangria comes in red or white and they have bubbly.
Finish the Hogfish experience with some of their famed seafood and Key West Pink Shrimp.
“The Key West Shrimp has more flavor,” said Bartender Mike Delise.
Everything on the menu is delicious. Check them out at 6810 Front St. on Stock Island, open from 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.