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Address: 1120 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715-1543
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+1 727-866-7020
12:00 - 03:00
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Great little watering hole

We stopped by this place every night while camping at Desoto Park. Prices were the best around and people there and staff were very welcoming. We even watched the ball drop here... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2012
s g
Lansing, Michigan
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I love this bar. The bartenders are the friendliest and nicest people. I live locally and come on a regular basis and I highly recommend coming here especially if you are visiting fort de Soto. Stop in for a quick drink before you visit our beautiful neighborhood and maybe one after. Good times. Great people. Bonus you can smoke inside... More 

Thank MaryLou J
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

The bartenders at "Smugs" are great! Anthony and Keith make the best damn martinis in the world (been there done that). Sitting outside on a hot summer night is fun as the familiar people come and go. inside is a slightly smokey typical Florida bar with a friendly atmosphere. There are some games and the music is always on. But... More 

Thank tomontheisland
Tierra Verde, Florida
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This place is a very mixed crowd where pretty much all are welcome. The beer is cold and the drinks are good. The only complaint is it can get a little smokey, but there is an outside place to sit if that is not your thing. If you want to drink three or so beers and live on the island,... More 

4 Thank Kornellius
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2012 via mobile

I have lived in Tierra Verde for 20 years and have watched this once excellent bar decline and go down hill year on year. The staff, particularily one called Sandy would appear to be constantly drugged to the eyeballs, maybe just drunk but never the less, so rude and unpleasant that I just never want to never step foot in... More 

6 Thank Peter H
Lansing, Michigan
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464 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2012

We stopped by this place every night while camping at Desoto Park. Prices were the best around and people there and staff were very welcoming. We even watched the ball drop here. Place is nothing special but is large enough, decent jukebox, and bartenders were all great to us. We cycled in and had a fun time with each visit.Many... More 

Thank s g
Blaine, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2011

I havent been there for some time now But I am finally here to let you know that the staff is 2nd to none. All of the employees were the best and reccomended the best shots in the world. Great place to hang out. I met a bunch of employees from the restaurant next door called Billys. I remember saying... More 

1 Thank MNJOE
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 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... More 

5 Thank ididso
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 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... More 

2 Thank UNIguy
Tierra Verde
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 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... More 

6 Thank Hughes6062778
St Pete Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 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... More 

5 Thank StPeteBoy

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