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Smokin' Joe's Pub

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1448 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5715
+1 941-921-5890
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Ermelo, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, it's in the name. You can have a drink and a smoke inside, and there is even a little tobacco shop in there. It's an average bar, probably needing the bouncer they have at the front door. You won't miss a thing skipping this one

1 Thank Victor d
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

If you like smoking cigars while you drink, watch sports, shoot pool, then this is your place. Friendly locals, welcoming bartenders, and a decent, although small, walk-in humidor.

Thank DrDBoston
Woodford, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Yes this bar is smoky as it is one of the few places that you can smoke cigars in a bar. I visited in November and the bar staff were great, remembered your order and although from England (not a regular) was served quickly. Great to chat to some of the locals in there.

Thank Brian M
Key Largo, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This place is known for being the most dangerous bar in Sarasota. Women regularly get their drinks tampered with and ambulances are frequently called. Drugs are sold openly in the alley behind the bar. Prostitution is prevalent. Their trivia hosts are rude and immature. Drinks, if you are ever served, are weak and bartenders all have an attitude. If it's... More 

1 Thank chuckzee
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This place was full of smoking smelly people that seemed to not be too happy at non regulars walking in. It just stank so we sat outside and had one drink before leaving.

1 Thank mamfy1976
Sarasota, Florida
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188 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I wouldn't recommend unless you and your friends like to smoke, but I guess that is what it is all about

Thank Karen S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

A cigar bar on Main Street. Ok…we decided to check it out. Being a girl from Vegas, I am used to smoky bars so the smoking did not bother me too much. They kept the doors and windows of the front wide open so there was a nice draft to keep the inside smelling not smoky. The humidor had an... More 

Thank Terry B
Gulf Coast Florida
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176 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

You'll know the place by it's SMOKE! YUCK! And, you'll smell the place a hundred yards away. If such an establishment is needed (and I don't see the need for it) they should have located it on some back alley -- NOT Main Street! Dim, dirty, and dangerous (according to the Surgeon General of the United States). If you're a... More 

1 Thank Pillsbury1111
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Smoking joes: fun for all walks of life! Busy all the time and the place to be! Come newcomers, tourists and beloved regulars.

Thank katherine v
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a great time this is your place. Countless beers on tap, super tasty drinks, tons of tvs, even UFC fights! They are always busy and it's no wonder why. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. If my girlfriends and I want to have a guaranteed awesome night Joe's is where we go.

Thank Arya333

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1448 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5715
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-5890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?