Smoking ban? What smoking ban?
We recently got an up-to-date list of bars that have received exemptions from the city's nine-month-old smoking ban from gadfly Bill Hannegan, who advocates for the freedom to light up. Turns out there are 115 places in St. Louis City where you can get your gin with a side of nicotine -- and that's not even counting the bars that have gotten exemptions in St. Louis County.
Both city and county exempt bars where food provides 25 percent or less of the total revenue. The city also requires that exempted bars be less than 2,000 square feet.
But, as you can see from the giant list below, there are plenty of little saloons in this town where a) the food isn't the main attraction, and b) the footprint is tiny.
The complete list follows. Don't blame us if addresses are wrong or places have closed; this is the official city roster, and we take no responsibility for their record-keeping.
Broadway Martini, 8224 N. Broadway
Daddy's Money, 5300 N. Broadway
Nick's Bar & Grill, 7907 N. Broadway
Playboy Cappucino Lounge Inc., 8500 N Broadway
Rockhouse Tavern, 400 Blasé
Casablanca II, 4044 N. Florissant
Hurns Lounge, 3648 Hebert
Red Bone's Den, 3801 Kossuth
Valerie's Sit & Sip, 3701 Sullivan
Gorgeous Gents S.C., 2707 N. Taylor
J's Hide Out, 4257 W. M.L.King
NBC Cocktail Lounge, 4621 Dr MLK
Peter Gunn Lounge, 2713 Marcus
Zack's, 1904 Whittier
Hair of the Dog, 1212 Washington
Parodi's Grill & Beverage, 1930 N 9th
Upper Level Restaurant & Lounge, 2546 N Grand
Nara Café & Hookah Lounge, 1326 Washington
Riley's, 3456-58 Arsenal
Windy City Lounge, 2712 Dr M L King
Bussone's Wine & Spirits, 1011 Olive
Clementine, Inc., 2001 Menard
Crack Fox, 1114 Olive
D's Place, 900 Barton
Gladstone, 1800 S 10th St
Hard Times, 1718 Olive
Keyper's, 2280 S. Jefferson
Molly's Bar, 816 Geyer
Nadines Gin Joint, 931 S.12th St.
One Nite Stand, 2800 Ohio
Sonny's, 1026 Geyer
Soulard Bastille, 1027 Russell
The Beale on Broadway, 701 S. Broadway
The Shanti, 825 Allen
The Trophy Room, 5099 Arsenal
Al's Café, 2500 DeKalb
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