Sloppy Joe's Bar: Dropping of the Conch Shell

When: December 31 - January 1, 2024

Where: Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2023 with Sloppy Joe's 30th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell

     Step into Sloppy Joe's Bar this New Year's Eve and be part of a unique Key West tradition - the 30th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell. As the iconic landmark at the corner of Duval and Greene Street, Sloppy Joe's invites you to join an unforgettable night of celebration, music, and community spirit.

The Dropping of the Conch Shell: Since its inception in 1993, the Dropping of the Conch Shell has become a central part of Key West's New Year's Eve festivities. Conceived by local artist Tobias McGregor, this tradition synchronizes the celebration, ensuring everyone rings in the New Year together. This year, witness the 30th drop of the iconic conch shell, a symbol of Key West's vibrant culture and history.

From noon to 2:00 am, the inside stage at Sloppy Joe's will come alive with non-stop live music. The entertainment continues outside, culminating in the Dropping of the Conch Shell from the roof at 10:00 pm. This festive mix of indoor and outdoor celebrations offers a dynamic atmosphere that caters to everyone's tastes.

No reservations are required for this event, as tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This setup ensures that everyone has a chance to be part of the festivities and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Sloppy Joe's.

Sloppy-Tron: A Unique Viewing Experience: For those inside Sloppy Joe's, the dropping of the conch shell can be viewed on the Sloppy-Tron, ensuring that everyone inside the bar is part of the exciting countdown and the momentous drop.

Join Sloppy Joe's Bar for a New Year's Eve filled with tradition, music, and community spirit. Be part of a historic event as the conch shell drops for the 30th time, marking the start of 2024 in true Key West style. For more information about this iconic event, visit Sloppy Joe's website or follow them on social media. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate New Year's Eve at one of Key West's most famous landmarks!