Never been, but friends who have gone for years say it's becoming another once gay spot, thats now overun with mommies,daddies, chillrens, and the elders - cramping the gay out
It is mixed, but still very gay. A lot of those daytime stroller daddies are available for a hot fucking once the day is over and exhausted mommy has gone to bed.
It's not what it used to be, for sure. It's still gay as can be, but not like it was back in the day.
You have to laugh, The gays always make the place great, then it becomes the popular breeder destination! Like Greenwich Village.
Go figure. The breeders bash the gays, discriminate *and* follow us...it's a paradox.
I always found Key West to be best enjoyed in the pool area at the gay guest house by day, and out to dinner by night.
Avoid Duval Street and use the other cross streets like Elizabeth or Simonton and it's not honky tonk. Stay more towards the Atlantic side and not the Gulf where the cruise ships dock.
Keep it simple and quiet and it can be great.
The 40s and 50s must have been its heyday, when Tenneeesee and pals where hanging out around there and it was dirt cheap .... but of course over the decades things change, prices go up, the tourists and families over-run the place, just like Provincetown ...
Actually, the seventies was Key West's Gay Heyday: lots of hot men, hot sex, and AIDS was yet unknown.