Schooner Wharf Bar: New Year's Eve Pirate Wench Drop

When: December 31 - January 1, 2024

Where: Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St, Key West, FL 33040

Ring in 2024 with the Spectacular "Lowering of the Pirate Wench" Event at Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West

   Welcome to Key West's most anticipated New Year's Eve tradition! As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024, Schooner Wharf Bar invites you to be part of an unforgettable celebration - the annual "Lowering of the Pirate Wench" from the majestic mast of Schooner America 2.0. This unique event, featuring the beloved pirate wench Evalena Worthington, offers a blend of nautical charm and festive excitement that you won't find anywhere else.

The highlight of the evening is the spectacular descent of Evalena Worthington, Schooner Wharf's owner and everyone's favorite pirate wench. As the clock strikes midnight, witness Evalena's dramatic descent from the towering mast of America 2.0, set against a backdrop of illuminated countdown numbers. This moment, marked by cannon fire and the joyous sounds of horns and noisemakers, ushers in the New Year with a burst of Key West's unique pirate flair.

Get ready for a day and night filled with lively entertainment. The festivities kick off in the afternoon with an impressive lineup of live music featuring local and national acts. This musical extravaganza continues until the early hours of 2024, ensuring non-stop fun and excitement.

As midnight approaches, a popular local DJ will heighten the atmosphere with party favorites, building up to the traditional Auld Lang Syne. Don’t miss the chance to raise your glass and join in the countdown as Evalena makes her iconic descent.

Special Features:

  • Complimentary Party Gear: Dive into the festive spirit with complimentary hats, party favors, and horns provided by Schooner Wharf.
  • Holiday Drink Specials: Enjoy an array of holiday-themed drink specials throughout the event.
  • National Recognition: This bash is not just a local favorite but has also gained national acclaim, being rated as the No. 2 New Year's party in the nation by AOL.
  • Global Spotlight: The Huffington Post featured this event in its "13 Amazing New Year's 2014 Photos From Around the World," highlighting a photo of Evalena at Schooner Wharf as the only one selected from North America.

Continue the Celebration: The party doesn't end with the start of the New Year. Schooner Wharf Bar's New Year celebration rocks well into 2024, offering an exhilarating experience without any cover charge.

Join us at Schooner Wharf Bar, "A Last Little Piece of Old Key West," for a safe and thrilling New Year's Eve. Experience the unique seaport tradition of the Lowering of the Pirate Wench at midnight and create memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information, contact Schooner Wharf at (305)-292-9520, visit, or follow us on Facebook. Don’t miss out on this remarkable Key West New Year's Eve tradition!