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The annual Bubba Awards at Key West Theater are a night to remember and celebrate the best of the Southernmost City. MARK HEDDEN/Keys Weekly

And then there were three…

That’s right, we asked you to nominate your Key West favorites for the 2024 Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice Awards — and you answered, submitting thousands of online nominations in nearly 100 categories.

The top three nominees in each category are announced on the next page, and voting for the winners starts at noon on Thursday, June 20. And so begins the only-in-Key-West campaign for votes in the hopes of taking home a 2024 Bubba Award

Visit keysweekly.com once a day through midnight on July 7 to cast your votes. There’s no subscription required, just your email address.

Who makes the best Cuban sandwich? Who has the best margarita? Best happy hour? Best bar bathroom? Who’s your favorite bartender, boat captain or barber? Which business has the best customer service? And what’s the best place to take the kids?

All these and dozens more categories are waiting for you to choose the winners of this year’s Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice Awards.

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on July 7, and the winners will be announced at the annual awards show on Saturday, July 20.

Updates and reminders will be provided at keysweekly.com, in our daily e-blast, Key West Weekly print editions and social media.

Mandy Miles
Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. An award-winning writer, reporter and columnist, she's been stringing words together in Key West since 1998. "Local news is crucial," she says. "It informs and connects a community. It prompts conversation. It gets people involved, holds people accountable. The Keys Weekly takes its responsibility seriously. Our owners are raising families in Key West & Marathon. Our writers live in the communities we cover - Key West, Marathon & the Upper Keys. We respect our readers. We question our leaders. We believe in the Florida Keys community. And we like to have a good time." Mandy's married to a saintly — and handy — fishing captain, and can't imagine living anywhere else.