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Smugglers Tavern

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Address: 1120 S. Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL
Phone Number: 727-866-7020

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Fun island hang out

This place is a very mixed crowd where pretty much all are welcome. The beer is cold and the drinks are good. The only complaint is it can get a little smokey, but there is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
Kornellius
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Tierra Verde, Florida
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Tierra Verde, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place is a very mixed crowd where pretty much all are welcome. The beer is cold and the drinks are good. The only complaint is it can get a little smokey, but there is an outside place to sit if that is not your thing. If you want to drink three or so beers and live on the island,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

I have lived in Tierra Verde for 20 years and have watched this once excellent bar decline and go down hill year on year. The staff, particularily one called Sandy would appear to be constantly drugged to the eyeballs, maybe just drunk but never the less, so rude and unpleasant that I just never want to never step foot in... More 

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lansing mi
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231 reviews 231 reviews
35 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

We stopped by this place every night while camping at Desoto Park. Prices were the best around and people there and staff were very welcoming. We even watched the ball drop here. Place is nothing special but is large enough, decent jukebox, and bartenders were all great to us. We cycled in and had a fun time with each visit.Many... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

I havent been there for some time now But I am finally here to let you know that the staff is 2nd to none. All of the employees were the best and reccomended the best shots in the world. Great place to hang out. I met a bunch of employees from the restaurant next door called Billys. I remember saying... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

What once was "Cheers" is now over priced and wants to cater to the "elite". It is a tavern, nothing more or nothing less. The help is mostly unfriendly, slow, and spends most of their time visiting and sitting with the regulars. They do not appear to want the early crowd, and most of the "old timers" have gone elsewhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

I was recently in Tierra verde on vacation with a bunch of friends and we stumbled upon this bar. As soon as we got to the bar they treated us like we had been coming in there forever. The service was great and the bartenders were awesome. They knew how to help a bunch of us college kids have a... More 

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Tierra Verde
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

They have raised the prices so high, many of us have found new place to hang out. Get real, there is no view of the water and rarely do they have live entertainment, yet the want as much as the upper end bars. It's not like it used to be and it certainly can not be called a local hang... More 

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St Pete Beach, FL
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

If you are visiting beautiful Tierra Verde Island or St. Pete Beach, spend your money anywhere but this smokey hole in the wall. Riddled with only old local alcoholic chain smokers, the staff (Other than the one lone female night bartender, Sandy, who rarely works) are arrogant and rude. The prices are as high as bars right on the beautiful... More 

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tampa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2009

Ya i heard it on 88.5 that Mr.TBLUE will be performing there next Friday. So cool he know how to get the Party JAMMIN...GREAT ME N MY bUDS will be there with my Bongos...thanks;

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St. Pete, FL
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2008

I was camping at Ft. DeSoto, and accidenally ran into what may be the most comfortable place in the world. Not only did the bartender make me feel like I was at home, but the customers may have been the most personable I have ever met. I had a great time and ate great pizza (which was brought to me).... More 

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