Welcome to Viva, a one-of-a-kind establishment located on 903 Duval Street in Key West. Honoring the owner's heritage, Viva has gone through major changes and established itself as the first and only Argentinian steakhouse in key west. Here you'll have the chance to enjoy the finest Argentinian meat, from grass-fed (pasture-raised) cattle and an extensive variety of wines.
Viva’s history is colorful; originally built in the early 1900s, at different times it has been a brothel, a hotel, and an adult entertainment center (ok.. strip joint), and its spacious and rustic courtyard once housing a large swimming pool.
In the 1970s and ‘80s, celebrities such as actor Bill Murray and writer Hunter S. Thompson would frequent Viva as they cut loose in Key West. In the late ‘80s, it became an art gallery, owned by Richard Heyman – one of the first openly gay public officials in the U.S. who later became mayor of Key West. During the ‘90s, the building was transformed in the famous Bar, named Viva Zapata. It was the best place to hang out in Key West, say longtime locals, who continue to come to this day.
The most recent change was in April 2018, when new owners arrived from Argentina. Two entrepreneurial friends - Alfredo and Gaston - came to Key West, totally open to learn and wanting to feel at one with the island. They’ve kept the same, funky vibe that residents and visitors have grown to love, while bringing new flavors, experiences and entertainment to make Viva Saloon really come alive – and become one of the most exciting destinations in Key West!
At Viva you will experience great food and drinks, live music, chilled vibes, karaoke, trivia, private parties, events and much more.
Enjoy our outstanding food
Celebrate with us
Karaoke & Trivia Nights
Come and choose from our great variety of dishes, from seafood to Argentinean grill specials, follow the link below to see our full menu!
Celebrate your special occasion, birthday, anniversary, wedding or corporate event in our beautiful venue. A unique open patio with a dedicated outdoor bar for your event. Contact us for more details
Every Night, from 6 to 9 PM come enjoy live music performances in our patio stage. Check out our Live music schedule in the Events and entertainment section
Every Friday and Saturday Night, after 10 Pm, join us for fun nights of crazy Karaoke in our bar area. Sing your favourite song, drink your favourite cocktails!
Also, every thursday 6:30 to 8:30 Pm join us to play Trivia!