BACKSTORY: Edited from Wikipedia: Duval Street is a famous downtown commercial zoned street in Key West, Florida, running north and south from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Duval Street is the location of many famous restaurants and bars, including Sloppy Joe's, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, which is the original, Fogarty's Restaurant, Bar and Bakery and it's "The Flying Monkeys Bar", The Bull and Whistle, Rick's Cafe and Irish Kevin's bar. It is named for William Pope Duval, the first territorial governor of Florida.
On certain nights, Duval Street is a carnival that lasts until dawn and beyond. The pub crawl in the area is sometimes called the "Duval crawl."
At the north end, tourists from the cruise ships that dock at the Westin harbor complex, Mole pier or Mallory Square are often seen traversing Duval Street's many shops in the afternoon looking for souvenir trinkets and T-shirts.
At the south end of Duval Street is the Southernmost House, a striking Victorian architecture mansion built in 1886 bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, South Street and Duval Street. Near the northern end of the street is Mallory Square.
Duval Street is mentioned as the place where Jimmy Buffett is partying in the song "My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don't Love Jesus." Duval Street is featured on an episode of Hogan Knows Best when Brooke goes missing for hours when the family is vacationing in Key West. Duval Street is mentioned in the 1978 disco song "Key West" by the Village People: "take a walk down Duval Street, you never know who'll you meet." The economy of Duval Street is an essential part of the fictional novel 'Callahan's Con' by Spider Robinson.
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