Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida

It’s been more than ten years since my first and only visit to Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West. Not too long after I wrote about them, I received a gift in my P.O. Box.

The owners read what I wrote about their Hog Dust seasoning and sent me a bottle as a gift. It is a very kind gesture that I still appreciate, even all these years later.

By the way, there’s a live cam at Hog’s Breath Saloon that streams 24 hours a day. Just remember that before you do anything, you will regret it later.

Original Hog’s Breath Saloon Post

Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West
Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West

A few years back, I accompanied Fred on a work assignment to Key West. The one thing we knew for sure was that we were going to Hog’s Breath Saloon.

When we finally get down there, we realize there is no way that Fred‘s refrigerated delivery truck will fit in any parking spaces. So we ended up eating at House Of Music (which I believe has since closed) in Big Pine Key. 

A few months later, Marcela and I walk down Duval Street while I tell her about what happened when Fred and I attempted to hit up Hog’s Breath last time. Even though we were headed elsewhere (Pirate Soul Museum) at the moment, we detoured to the good ole Hog’s Breath. 

If you’ve never been here, it’s got a laid-back environment.

There are two bars. The first is open-air, with the stage right near it. A dude is performing some cover songs on his guitar (he sounded pretty good).

The second bar is non-smoking. A store that sells everything from their signature Hog’s Breath Saloon t-shirts and hot sauces to towels is beside it. It’s a little darker, which means that is where we’re going.

Hog Statue from Hog's Breath  in Key West, Florida
Hog Statue

We take our seats at the end of the bar, next to a boar, and our bartender, Slim (a nice guy, alright, he’s a cool guy), takes our drink order. Marcela orders a Heineken, and I get a Yuengling.

The other people sitting at the bar had different beer tastes than us, though.

Hogs Breath Menu from Key West, Florida
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Food Decisions

I looked over the menu and decided to get the potato skins and the hog burger with cheese and bacon. Marcela looked at me in disbelief, as we had just eaten a cheeseburger.

I suffer for my craft; what’s worse is I didn’t stop here. After Marcela finishes her beer, she gets a Hogarita (one of their specialty cocktails), which she enjoys.

By this time, the burgers and skins were here. Chili, cheddar cheese, scallions, and ranch smothered the potato fellas, which were pretty good.

Hog's Breath Potato Skins in Key West, Florida
Potato Skins
Hog's Breath Saloon Cheeseburger in Key West, Florida
Hog’s Breath Saloon Cheeseburger

The Hog Burger was also excellent. Hog Dust, a seasoned salt with some heat, is on the burger and fries. The seasoning is so good that I decided to buy a bottle.

Of course, I forgot to do that.

Next time we’re in Key West again, I will:

  • plan on eating at Hog’s Breath again, this time on an empty stomach
  • will have their World Famous Hog Dog
  • will purchase the seasoning
  • All of the above

Hog’s Breath
400 Front Street
Key West, FL
(305) 296-4222

Website – https://www.hogsbreath.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/hogsbreathkeywest
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HogsBreathSaloonKeyWest

Monday 10 am – 1 am
Tuesday 10 am – 1 am
Wednesday 10 am – 1 am
Thursday 10 am – 1 am
Friday 10 am – 1 am
Saturday 10 am – 1 am
Sunday 10 am – 1 am

*We hit up the Rum Barrel restaurant after Hog’s Breath Saloon.

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