Key West’s Clothing Optional Rooftop Bar: Garden of Eden

546908_626285100725973_1807310861_nThe only signs that something is unusual about this spot are the “no photography or video” signs lining the stairway up to the liberal open-air rooftop bar. Once you reach the roof, Garden of Eden features a small bar tucked to the side of the entrance and a wide open center dance area presided over by a DJ, enclosed by planters and wooden benches, where most of the patrons gather until they muster the courage (or have enough drinks) to strut their stuff center stage. The bar advertises itself as “clothing optional” and though many bar-goers remain fully clothed, even on a slow night some choose to bare it all or lose their tops on the dance floor. Whether or not you will frequent Garden of Eden, even a brief visit is worthwhile to experience the unique open-minded attitude embodied in the Keys.

224 Duval St, Key West


1 Comment

  • Kevin Marshall

    I’ve been to the Garden Of Eden roof top clothing optional bar in Key West Florida back in January 2004. I experienced the total freedom of being completely naked while I was there & I would do it again if I could ever afford to return to Key West Florida during the winter months. The worst part was when I had to return back home to Kingston Ontario Canada to freezing temperatures & snow to experience Garden Of Eden Key West Florida withdrawal. However there is a place outside of Tamworth Ontario Canada that is called The Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch where everyone is totally naked because clothing is not optional at this campground resort ranch. Just 45 minutes northwest of Kingston Ontario Canada.

    February 9, 2014 at 21:19