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“Expensive and unfriendly.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smugglers Tavern

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Smugglers Tavern
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Expensive and unfriendly.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2011

What once was "Cheers" is now over priced and wants to cater to the "elite".
It is a tavern, nothing more or nothing less.
The help is mostly unfriendly, slow, and spends most of their time visiting and sitting with the regulars.
They do not appear to want the early crowd, and most of the "old timers" have gone elsewhere for more friendly treatment and lower prices.
What once was an early bar where friends could meet now opens at noon.

Visited April 2011
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English first
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I was recently in Tierra verde on...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2010

I was recently in Tierra verde on vacation with a bunch of friends and we stumbled upon this bar. As soon as we got to the bar they treated us like we had been coming in there forever. The service was great and the bartenders were awesome. They knew how to help a bunch of us college kids have a good time. P.S. Lisa you are the hottest bartender anywhere, we will be back to see you as long as its ok with the big guy. LOL

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2 Thank UNIguy
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Tierra Verde
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not like it once was”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2009

They have raised the prices so high, many of us have found new place to hang out. Get real, there is no view of the water and rarely do they have live entertainment, yet the want as much as the upper end bars. It's not like it used to be and it certainly can not be called a local hang out anymore.

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6 Thank Hughes6062778
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St Pete Beach, FL
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Rude staff! High prices!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2009

If you are visiting beautiful Tierra Verde Island or St. Pete Beach, spend your money anywhere but this smokey hole in the wall. Riddled with only old local alcoholic chain smokers, the staff (Other than the one lone female night bartender, Sandy, who rarely works) are arrogant and rude. The prices are as high as bars right on the beautiful sandy beaches of St. Pete Beach yet they have no view or entertainment... This place has absolutely nothing going for it... (They are so cheap they do not even have the NFL package) So enjoy the many other great places along the beaches of St Petersburg, Florida and skip this smoke filled, hole in the wall...

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tampa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great place to Jam out;”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2009

Ya i heard it on 88.5 that Mr.TBLUE will be performing there next Friday. So cool he know how to get the Party JAMMIN...GREAT ME N MY bUDS will be there with my Bongos...thanks;

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