Smiley's Saloon

This project was an interesting and very fun one. Two former patrons of the bar and hotel bought it and restored it to its former glory (check out the history). This is the oldest bar west of the Mississippi, known to host pirates like Captain Morgan, cowboys and west coast gold diggers–literally!

In restoring the bar and hotel in the quaint town of Bolinas, CA, Smiley’s Saloon also wanted a fresh look and feel to its website. Giving the customers a better online experience, showcasing live music events and online hotel booking was top on the list. Designed in collaboration with Taylor and Co.

Smiley's Saloon
One of the only things West of the infamous San Andreas fault, clinging to the edge of the North American continent, is the little township of Bolinas. The well-hidden community is home to an enclave of artists, writers, musicians, fishermen and other colorful characters. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, established in 1851, is one of several overnight accommodations in the area. - Leila Monroe