Let's Get Lost

Six ways to do it in the Keys

Joe Rocco

Location Info


Square Grouper

1111 Love St.
Jupiter, FL 33477

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Jupiter

Hot Tin Roof

0 duval St.
Key West, FL 33040

Category: Restaurant > Seafood

Region: Florida Keys

No Name Pub

30813 N. Watson Blvd.
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Florida Keys

Reason to Get Lost Number 6: Because there's no good way to get home. There are a million ways to disappear in the Florida Keys but only one way back: up U.S. 1, bumper to bumper at 30 miles an hour. But don't ever say I didn't give you an out. At the Zane Grey Long Key Lounge (Mile Marker 81.5, Islamorada, 305-664-4244), there's a humidor with a good cigar waiting for you, a highball at a table overlooking another sunset, and live music courtesy of Delta boogie bluesman Lonnie Shields. And there's the ghost of the old scribbler Grey, whose every character was a wanderer. Here was a man who understood the value of doing nothing special. "If I fished only to capture fish," he said, "my fishing trips would have ended long ago."

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