Friday, June 24, 2016

Florida Keys "Hidden Gem"- the No Name Pub on Pine Key

Watch this video- maybe I'll see you here someday!

     Scenes in the “Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean” spy series take place inside the No Name Pub on Pine Key in the Florida Keys. Corey meets a contact there, amidst the thousands upon thousands of dollar bills hanging from the ceiling and walls.
     This funky pub is off the beaten path and a great place to grab a cold beer and top-of-the-line pizza (Hint: Get the shrimp pizza with bacon). If you can find it…go there! Its remoteness is why CIA Spymaster Corey Pearson uses it as a contact place to meet his undercover agents. Enjoy the video above I made of one his contact meetings.
     Believe me, it’s worth it to make the detour off main Highway 1. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the area. I ordered the shrimp pizza (with bacon) and drank a few inexpensive beer refills in a souvenir glass. The video I took shows many of the Key Deer I saw when trying to find the place. 
     My wife says I have no sense of direction and the No Name Pub was hard to find (for me) but I would still recommend getting off Highway 1 in Pine Key on your way to Key West and visit it. If you have GPS and a phone map, type in the address to avoid getting lost. I guarantee you’ll see at least a dozen cute and tiny Key Deer along the side roads you take to reach it. On a hot day, the chilled beer and cold raw shrimp will cool you down!
     I know hot pizza doesn’t sound too good on a hot, humid day, but their shrimp pizza is to die for! Hint: I know this is a second reminder, but request that the chef add bacon to your shrimp pizza order… outstanding!!
     I call this Corey Pearson contact place the “Hidden Gem.” Maybe I’ll see you at the No Name Pub someday…you'll recognize me. I'm the one scribbling down notes for the next episode of my spy series.  Enjoy!
 
Note: Just curious- anyone know how much money hangs from the ceiling and is stapled to the walls of the No Name Pub? If you do, please let me know on the Secure Contact Form. Thanks in advance!
 
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Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), loves the Florida Keys and Caribbean Islands, and authors the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean" spy series.