Key West bars were among the ones in Florida that were allowed to reopen Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Some hadn’t reopened since Florida banned alcohol consumption at bars on June 26 due to the spread of COVID-19.
of a statewide reopening order, Monroe County bars are back in business. And bar owners are raising a glass to celebrate.
In hard-drinking Key West, in the middle of Monday, drinks were flowing again at bars that had been shut down under a state order prohibiting the consumption of alcohol on the premises.
“It’s been steady, it’s been a good day,” said Rick Smith, a 20-year resident of Key West who tends bar at the iconic Captain Tony’s Saloon off of Duval Street. “It’s the first day”. Miami Herald.