Madison Indiana Photography

“Will The Real Sloppy Joe’s Please Stand Up”


I don’t know too much about Hemingway’s history or his hangouts, but I did find a slight difference in opinion on the streets of Key West, I have two different “Original” Sloppy Joe’s in my files and I was just wandering if someone could clear this up for me?

Sloppy Joe’s number 1

sloppy-joes-bar-1.jpg

                                                                             Sloppy Joe’s number 2

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August 25, 2007 - Posted by | architecture, art, blogging, history, image, images, Key West, life, outdoors, photoblog, photographer, photography, photos, pictures, random, thoughts, travel

11 Comments »

  1. I’d vote for the first one.

    But only because it looks so authentic…

    Comment by amuirin | August 25, 2007 | Reply

  2. thats funny

    Comment by ankush | August 25, 2007 | Reply

  3. It’s number 2. I like 1 in B&W. Ron

    Comment by rtd13 | August 25, 2007 | Reply

  4. I don’t know but I love the top b&w conversion. I think the Key West was made for black and white photography. So much history and the style of buildings fit it nicely. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by paintingartist | August 25, 2007 | Reply

  5. Hmm, that sloppy joe’s place looks like my kind of hangout!

    Comment by mon@rch | August 26, 2007 | Reply

  6. I have no idea who was first, but I also really like the B&W shot. I’m partial to interesting sign’age anyways – keep ’em coming!

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | August 26, 2007 | Reply

  7. Captain Tony’s is a bar owned by Tony Tarracino, former mayor of Key West. Yes, he was mayor and barkeep at the same time! Captain Tony’s is the physical location of the old Sloppy Joe’s bar back in the days of Hemingway. Both claims are correct, in that the name of the place was Sloppy Joes, but it just used to be in the Captain Tony’s location. I hope that helps. The drinks are great in both places.

    Comment by conchlife | August 27, 2007 | Reply

  8. I would never know how a drink would taste there, I don’t visit those type of establishments, Ok so that was my only lie of the day, I hope.

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 27, 2007 | Reply

  9. Number 7 is right, I agree with his words! I posted some days ago some pictures about Sloppy Joe’s and Captain Tony on my blog.
    I like your Key West photos!
    Susanne

    Comment by Susanne in Key West | October 17, 2007 | Reply

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    Comment by david | July 19, 2009 | Reply

    • I don’t know how much I can answer about WP David, I am still trying to take all this in, but I will try to help you out if I can.

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 19, 2009 | Reply


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