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Smokin' Joe's Pub

1448 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-921-5890
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Ranked #420 of 819 restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

As it's name suggests this is a great bar for those of the population who still are slaves to nicotine. Can be really noisy and it can be a while to et served but it has great atmosphere and is like going back 30 years in time.

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have been coming to Joe's three years now. When we first started coming it was a less popular bar and it has since gained a lot of attention. We enjoy the setting, the ability to play our own music (Jukebox), and the staff. The bartenders, bouncers and bar backs have always been helpful and our prompt with our drinks.

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Sarasota, Florida
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150 reviews 150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I am often in the mood for a cigar and getting smoked - smoking joes has a wide selection of milfs and honeys that wont disappoint - the crowd is a mixed bag of low-lifes - but don't let that fool you - the sleazier the place - the easier the women

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Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Always busy. Bar seems to have a variety of wine, beer and spirits. Music can be too loud at time. Cigar choices the best in area at reasonable prices. Friendly staff.......

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Went there last Friday night, place was packed and everything was good. Then an altercation broke out in the middle of the bar between two patrons . The bartender Kyle jumped the bar and choked one of the aggressors by the throat and shoved him into the crowd. I was talking to two girls who I got shoved into because... More

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Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I really like Smokin joes, great atmosphere, awesome music but there is one bartender named Kyle. He has been really unfriendly and rude the last two times we have been in there. I have asked several times for a drink and he deliberately ignores me, and then when I finally do get his attention he gives me an attitude and... More

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Sarasota, FL
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199 reviews 199 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have always been a fan of Joes. I kind of liked it better when they only served beer and wine, because you could go in and watch a game in peace, even on a Friday or Saturday. It would never get so crowded that you couldn't find a seat. However, ever since they got their full liquor license, they... More

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Miami, Florida
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319 reviews 319 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

What a fun place I came across today as I was walking through downtown Sarasota. I forgot my cigars at home and stopped in for cigar and a drink. Smoking Joe's made me feel very welcome. They have an excellent humidor with Terry good cigars at exceptionally reasonable prices. Being able to have a cigar and a drink in a... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The location is great and the atmosphere is fun but the service can be better when it's busy. I'm ok with waiting a little bit to get a beer or mixed drink but when it can take upwards of 30mins or more because they only have 3 bartenders serving about 50-100 people.......a little absurd. Putting that aside though, it's a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

The bartenders are amazing. Always doing their best to serve us. My friends spend a lot of time there and a good place to meet good people. Local the atmosphere!!! Brit Kelly Nate LJ u rock!!

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