Lagerheads Beach Bar is owned by two local families, which is what makes it even more special. Michele Wiggins moved to the Keys when she was six years old from Buffalo, NY – hence the Buffalo Bills paraphernalia you will notice around the shack. Josie Magrath was born in Key West, her father being the legendary Capt. Tony Tarracino. Michele and Josie met in high school and both attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. They worked in the hospitality business all through college and sometime after. Their corporate jobs and continued education took one of them New York City, and the other to Northern Virginia. Two years later, they were back together in Northern Virginia, where they would start careers and families.
After two weddings, a girl tribe of five and ten years of corporate jobs, they took a leap of faith when they got word of a little beach shack at the end of Simonton Street. The decision was one of the best they’ve made for themselves and their families. Their hard work, attention to detail and passion to be part of the Key West culture is felt when you come to Lagerheads Beach Bar.