The Smiley Bar
The Smiley Bar
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Corner of Soi Freedom, Patong Beach
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles117 reviews
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Matt T
Hampton Park, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Love this place. Over 10 trips to phuket and Smiley bar is always the first bar i go too. Have had some of the best nights of my life there.

And try the food couldnt fault it!
Written December 10, 2015
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717tanzee
Greater Melbourne, Australia73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We are an older couple who like to sit and have a few drinks while “people watching” in Bangla Rd. smiley bar is perfect for that. Can always get a good spot. Staff are friendly and efficient and always remember us from previous visits.
Written January 2, 2020
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Binga66
Thornlie, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Great staff and pizzas are very good. A good little bar to sit and have a nice cold drink and watch the action on Bangla Road.
Written August 21, 2019
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RedLyght
Philadelphia, PA308 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The shots are watered down but some of the only places we found on Bangla with full shots were the clubs.

The waitstaff was amazing tho and very entertaining. During times the girls got bored of tryng to get people in they cane over and laughed and joked and talked with us. Never pushy.

Second night we came ya when I was lured into an “innocent” game of connect four. I lost of course and she asked if I could buy her a shot for winning. I was drinking and drunk and having fun (and she gave me a free shoulder massage earlier) so what the heck! We bought her a drink and I got another one too. They also gave us a couple free shots, so hey! Fun times!
Written April 4, 2019
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Garyfromuk
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
Was in the Smiley Bar being what I consider to be a regular, only to be shouted at by one of the staff behind the bar!!

I was counting the receipts in my pot to judge what I had drank versus what I normally drink on a night to gauge how much more I should drink.

the 'heckle' from the bar staff at me embarrassed me and also disappointed me. Being a Brit and putting away a good few beers yet to be heckled at and receiving no apology afterwards was very annoying.

Smiley bar need to acquire some customer service skills. Meanwhile I will spend my money elsewhere.

Smiley bar you need to learn that not all customers are out to rob you, discreet questions to fellow staff members could save embarrassing customers.

Smiley Bar kiss my back side.
Written September 3, 2015
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Sorry to hear of your disappointment Gary. Staff have been reminded of how to behave towards customers. Sorry for the embarrassment.
Written November 28, 2015
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Amy L
Hangzhou, China579 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
My friend proclaimed them the “laziest dancers on the street” so we decided to go in for a drink and a laugh… The “hostesses” run lots of scam games, and after of my friends each lost, and had to buy drinks for 250, I played and won. We went to leave and were chased down because they said I didn’t pay for my 80bht beer. My friends and I politely explained that I had won the game, and thus a drink. The stripper claimed that wasn’t true- as did the stripper who had “won” the previous two games and stayed hoping for me. AVOID THIS BAR! There are soo many others and the “lazy dancers “are scam artists, as expected, but completely dishonest and corrupt. Other places along the streets honor their losses (as rare as they are). STAY AWAY!!!
Written February 23, 2020
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Warren K
Bangkok, Thailand59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Was meeting a few friends at that end of Bangla Road.. so met up at Smiley's. It's the typical Thai girlie bar where the girls play up to you... ask you to buy them drinks (part of their job) and you just get annoyed by them the rest of you time there. The only saving grace was a young woman that was trained on a revolving dance pole... and she was great to watch... the strength, balance, flexibility... she was also a very nice woman. If you don't want to be annoyed... go somewhere else.
Written December 23, 2019
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LindaCA87
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were lured in by their Happy hour in which a mixed Thai worker started to converse with us. SHE pushed us to sit on the outer tables by the road when we wanted to sit at the bar to watch the game. I’ve worked at restaurants before and I am all too familiar with this tactic. They do this so the bar looks “full” and “popping” from a glance. The bar was pretty much dead.

She seemed so friendly and like she wanted to actually hang out with us. This is where the “scam” happened. She pulled out connect four game and asked my husband to play. She won and before we knew it, she automatically went to get herself a drink from the bar and said it was on us bc he lost to her. She then put in on our tab and we had to pay 250 baht for her drink! Both of our drinks didn’t even come close to half of hers. She never once mentioned nor did we ever agree to any "game rules"

Very deceiving and we got fooled by fakeness. We did not try to argue since we are the foreigners and it was not our country. If it happened in America, yes, shiz would go down. I don't play. Do yourselves a favor and don’t come to this bar. Better yet, just be aware that nothing in Patong is really free. Even a conversation with a local will cost you.
Written January 24, 2019
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Kane B
28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Robbed waitress was taking the money out the pot and leaving the bill, then made us pay twice for some beers. Obviously we kicked up a fuss and then they did it again as we were walking out.
Written June 24, 2018
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Sergi G
Pas de la Casa, Andorra15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
There are few people outside the bar with several offers to call your attention. This is normal for the street they are placed.
We decided to enter as they had: beers 80bath, but when you sit down and bring you the menu there is NO beer at 80 bath. Once you tell them they mention that Chang beer is 69 bath.
After ordering two Chang, they cheat you by serving you the following beer at 120 bath!!!!! This is just extremely overpriced when you have bars that serve ALL NIGHT beers for 80 baths.
Apart from extremely overpriced is a matter of cheating the customer that decided to give them a chance in a street full of other pubs. This place is not worth a dime.
Written October 9, 2017
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Sorry to hear your dissapointment. The coupons they give out clearly states " special price for 1st Drink " Chang Beer B69 The price after that is more because of the live entertainment ! Smiley Bar prices are cheaper than most venues offering Live entertainment. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Thx for your review
Written October 22, 2017
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