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Smiley's Schooner Saloon

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Address: 41 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
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+1 415-868-1311

Off-the-beaten-track saloon frequented by hippies that left San Francisco...

Off-the-beaten-track saloon frequented by hippies that left San Francisco and moved to Bolinas.

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If you are a Bolinas resident, " a Bolini" then you know this place. Bolini's tend to congregate here to talk about town politics, the days catch, or their next project. Many join... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Dripping Springs, Texas
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a Bolinas resident, " a Bolini" then you know this place. Bolini's tend to congregate here to talk about town politics, the days catch, or their next project. Many join in the local pool tournaments and enjoy some of the local and soon to be famous bands, who play here on the weekends, and in summer most... More 

Thank micyer
Bath, United Kingdom
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530 reviews
359 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Cool, retro, hippy kinda bar. Full of locals, managed to find Bolinas and was suprised with how mellow and awesome it was. Everyone is really friendly in Smileys and they had a vast selection of locally brewed beers on offer!

Thank jackmoore93
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2010

Bolinas is a small town with incredible charm. Although most residents would rather not see tourisim you will be treeted well there. Smileys is an old building (1850's). It is a step back in time with great bartenders and patrons. The hotel is a lot of fun if you don't mind the lack of phone or TV. Smileys is a... More 

2 Thank craystagefilm
Northern California
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2009

So we knew going in that sleeping at Smiley's might be a challenge. We were happy just to be able to get a place in town so that we could surf all day and not have to drive anywhere. One thing to know is that the rooms are set back from the bar a bit and feel pretty safe, which... More 

3 Thank jamie_sommers
Sacramento, Ca
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2006

We spent a long spring weekend in Bolinas at Smileys. I loved the place. It is a funky surf motel. There is no phone or tv in the room. The furniture was old and the floor had some wierd stains and the shower was pretty bad. But it's a funky surf motel attached to a bar, and it's super cheap!... More 

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