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March 20th, 2004
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Non-smoking bar
starstraf asks
Friday Five
If you...
1. ...owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?


If I owned a restaurant, I'd serve a strange variety of good but unpretentious food. Big burritos like La Bamba. Irish stew. Chili. Jambalaya (in a bowl, not neatly arranged on a plate). Fried chicken. Probably not steaks or seafood. It might not look impressive, but if I couldn't make it taste good, I wouldn't serve it.

However, the restaurant would be a sideline to the real point of the business, which would be a militantly non-smoking bar, with good beer, more than one kind of cider, darts, a pool table, and live music.

I've been annoyed for a long time that pretty much the only places I can go (other than cons) to hear the kind of music I want to hear live are smoky bars, so I have to choose between making myself ill and not having music. Based on the opinions of people I know, it seems like there should be a clientele for such a place, yet the only place they seem to exist is jurisdictions that have banned smoking in all bars.

So -- does anybody know of any decent bars that are non-smoking (voluntarily)? Is there any logical reason why they aren't commoner? Does anyone have a million dollars they'd like to blow on a social experiment?

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From:starstraf
Date:March 20th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
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There is a non-smoking bar in Lawrence that does a nice older jazz martini type of business. And there are a few clubs/bars in chicago that are non-smoking. There is a pub in Kansas City that has both smoking and non - smoking areas with a glass wall between them
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