No need to catch the Key West Express this weekend because the simple pleasures of Florida’s Southernmost Point — sun, fun and fresh new entertainment has arrived in Southwest Florida!
Catch 22 Live Music and Sports Bar made its way into the Nocturnals scene in late January. This great escape has the raffish, laid-back, Caribbean-esque charm of Key West and as Jimmy Buffett once put it, “changes in latitudes and changes in attitudes.” That’s because the otherwise quiet Royal Palm Square Shopping Center has slipped into a different pace and a different rhythm.
Owners, Matthew Richter and Ozzie Morrobel are looking to entertain and have every patron finding their personal “vacation mainland.”
Catch 22 embodies a uniquely tropical, artsy and bohemian character. Part restaurant, part good-time watering hole, the boys left no detail to chance adorning the joint in a quirky and captivating island style. Decorating the restaurant with bright turquoises, sunset yellows and cheerful lime green, Richter and Morrobel brought Duval Street to Colonial Boulevard.
Two bars mix libations, serve up ice-cold beer and line-up tasty Cinnamon Toast Crunch shots (a yummy mix of RumChata and Fireball Spiced Rum) for the “vacationers” or locals alike. Two pool tables, flat screen televisions and arcade games fill the space, as well as a stage for live entertainment. Rounding out the atmosphere a warm tropical breeze adds to the ambiance thanks to the restaurant’s fun renovation with garage doors that open and create an abundance of open-air seating.
The service is friendly, prompt and attentive and Catch 22’s dining mix hits all the notes in the culinary scale.
The restaurant’s fresh, coastal-inspired menu shows diversity, and includes favorites from Big Island Nachos and Pop Pop Wings to entrees including burgers, fish, pizza, shrimp, along with signature food items like The Hangover, The Big Ozz and Shah’s South Philly Brawler.
All Day, Everyday, Catch 22 serves up drink specials including: $6 Captain Morgan Doubles, Tore Up Tuesdays Tequila Shots, Ladies Night and Friday Night Happy Hour with wells, domestic beers and wine specials.
Southwest Florida’s Nocturnal and Culinary scene has grown broader and deeper in recent years. And Catch 22 is just another great, unpretentious addition helping shape our nightlife culture.
- Swing by Catch 22 Live Music and Sports Bar located at 1400 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers, FL for some adventure! For more information, call (239) 246-1246 or visit www.catch22fl.com!