The Smiley Bar

The Smiley Bar, Patong: Address, The Smiley Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

The Smiley Bar
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Corner of Soi Freedom, Patong Beach
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4.5
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Amy L
Hangzhou, China533 contributions
Lazy Dancers and Scam Artists - AVOID
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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717tanzee
Greater Melbourne, Australia79 contributions
Lots of smiles!
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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Warren K
Bangkok, Thailand61 contributions
Standard Thai Go-Go Bar
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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Adam B
2 contributions
Great little bar
Sep 2019 • Solo
I was actually heading for another bar when I spotted this gem. A bar where they make you feel like family. It didn't get busy during the day so you can get to know all the staff. The beer is pretty cheap, live sports as well which quenched the footy fan in me. Great atmosphere. I will be back next time.
Written September 20, 2019
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Binga66
Thornlie, Australia12 contributions
Smileys Bar
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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debor967
Gympie, Australia137 contributions
Beer
Jun 2019 • Solo
Really amazing stuff always nice and English talking
Have nice cold beers and good view off streets
I’ll be back
Written June 8, 2019
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RedLyght
Philadelphia, PA326 contributions
Don’t play connect four! Haha!
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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Mel K
1 contribution
Serves fake alcohol!!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Attended here on 21st March 2019 with a group of friends. We asked for vodka sodas and were quickly suspicious that they're was no alcohol in the drinks so decided to order bottled vodka instead. Ordered 2 vodka smirnoff double blacks which tasted like nothing more than sugary water. After inspecting the label we could quickly see the bottles were counterfeit as the labels font was smaller and ingredients listed showed "carbonated water, sugar, flavours". Absolutely no vodka listed as even being in the bottles (unlike legitimate smirnoff which list "smirnoff vodka" as an ingredient on all bottles). We raised this issue with the bar staff, who quickly became aggressive and dismissive. When asked "what's in it?" She pointed continually at the label before walking off on us laughing and refusing to provide a refund even though we had barely taken 1 sip. Don't bother with this dodgy place as any issue you raise about their scamming behaviour will be met with an ignorant attitude and sudden unfamiliarity with the English language. Seems the only legitimate alcohol they serve is cast wine and bottled beer....probably because it's the only things they can't fake. THIS PLACE SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN!!!
Written March 29, 2019
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Bob S
1 contribution
Holiday in patong
Mar 2019 • Couples
Great people good prices we will definitely come back.staff are vert friendly will help with anything you need
Written March 23, 2019
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LindaCA87
7 contributions
Beware of decieving employees
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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