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“Mixed!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smokin' Joe's Pub

Smokin' Joe's Pub
1448 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-921-5890
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Ranked #401 of 794 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Mixed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Went on Sunday with friends, very busy. The bartender was excellent and very friendly. Stopped by on Tuesday, hardly anyone there. Different bartender, took forever to get a drink and close tab. Guess busy is better!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“i love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

smokin joes is a awesome sarasota hang out, basically the only one. smokey yes, but hints the name. cool place to meet people and just have fun! service is always great.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Nice spot for a cigar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I visited Joe's on two occasions, both in the early evening. The bar is relatively small. There is a small covered patio area as you walk in. The bar is on the left and runs about 3/4 of the length of the space. There are TVs on the right side with high top tables underneath. Past the high tops, you will find a small smoke shop with cigarettes and cigars. In the back, there is a well worn pool table and a foosball table. On the wall to the left of the gaming tables there is a change machine.

The main attraction here is the ability to smoke. If you're looking for a spot to burn a cigar and have a drink, this is the place. The bar is well stocked, and there is always sports on the numerous TVs.

The bartenders were friendly and attentive. I will be coming back here again.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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“enough to Will NEVER go there again. Rude door men. For such a small place, door men police officers wanna be's, please”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Took forever to get a drink, no bartender acknowledged our presence, door men were over aggressive (enough to want to make us wonder if we were in the US.) Come on! What happen to customer service!? Get real guys! Hope the rest of Sarasota is not like this!

Visited November 2011
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Sarasota, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“THE bar hang-out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is social central downtown. The landmark bar that gets the most mixed crowd of any establishment. You'll get everything from the dude-bro's to the Cougars to the drag queens. This should be your first stop downtown. Also their drinks are VERY reasonably priced. Usually with a beer coming in at $3.00-4. PBR is their cheapest one. They make one HELL of a Disarono & Coke, Whiskey Sour and tasty shots.

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