Eleven St. Louis City Bars Where You Can Smoke Indoors

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We're twelve days into the smoking ban, and there's still no master list of places in St. Louis city exempted from the ordinance. In an A to Z post published yesterday, Kara Bowlin, Mayor Slay's press secretary, explained that exemptions are determined after the Department of Health coordinates its application data with the city's Excise Division, the department in charge of tracking food and drink sales. Nobody's quite sure when this process will be completed -- and so in the meantime, we've compiled a list of some of the prime spots in the city that should qualify for an exemption. In other words, where can you puff your American Spirits in peace and decry the vile Draconian nanny state? Think we're wrong about one of these establishments or know a few we forgot? Let us know in the comments!

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Diana Benanti
The quaint little gloryhole closed its kitchen and put up cigarette sculptures to cement it's status as a smokehouse.

Soulard Bastille
1027 Russell Boulevard

Cat's Meow
2600 South Eleventh Street

Friendly's
3503 Roger Place

The Trophy Room
5099 Arsenal Avenue

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Michelle T
Michelle T

They're still smoking at The Premium Lounge at Manchester and Boyle.

irony free
irony free

Hot Shots on Manchester west of 270, strip center on the north.

Erd83f
Erd83f

Rocki' Gators, in Affton, at the corner of Gravois and MacKenzie, has a "light up here" sign outside, so I believe they allow smoking as well.

diana benanti
diana benanti

via Yelp, here's a tentative list of bars that probably qualify for exemptions:

34 ClubArea IV Babe's Tavern Black Label Cat's MeowCBGB Clementine'sClub Paladora Colombo's Tavern Colorado Bob's Cotter's LoungeDante's Doc HausDouble "D's" DenErney's Frank's 1st Alarm Friendly'sFUBARGateway LoungeJimmy Mack's Jody T's Just John's Keeton'sMalle's MIlo's Nadine's Gin JointNara Café and Hookah Lounge Nellie Glenn's SaloonNick's PubPetraPop's Blue MoonPremium Lounge Riley's Pub Rosie's Place Shot Heaven SIlver BallroomSilver Leaf Sophie's PlaceSoulard BastilleStan'sThe Beale on Broadway The Black Derby Saloon The Famous BarThe Filling StationThe Firebird The HideawayThe HilltopThe Luna LoungeThe ShantiThe Southtown Pub The Tower Pub The Trophy RoomTim's Chrome Lounge and RestaurantVino VitaeWeber's

diana benanti
diana benanti

hi bill! as does alderman ortmann at the crap's meow...

alex
alex

The Filling Station on Pestalozzi still welcomes smokers.

irony free
irony free

Bar owners lament the ban. Cool people smoke and drink, anti-smoking thugs stay home and whine.

fyi
fyi

You can smoke at Hatfield's on Watson.

Fred999
Fred999

These aren't bars where you're allowed to smoke, they're bars where you are FORCED to smoke.

Your Mom
Your Mom

Just quit smoking you dumb assholes.

No
No

Hair of the Dog on Washington

jw
jw

Riley's Pub on Arsenal is exempt.

Larry Sansone
Larry Sansone

The Ashby in St. Ann is still smoker-friendly!

Jammin
Jammin

The Shanti in Soulard still smokes.......big suprise!!!! Cat's Meow is another Alderman owned establishment!

Jessi Thull
Jessi Thull

Thanks guys ... now i know where NOT to go.

ColinSTL
ColinSTL

You can also still smoke at Crossbones on Broadway, 5827 South Broadway in Carondelet.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

I will be interesting if any bars challenge Health Director Walker's 25 percent food sales ruling. It isn't in the City law.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Hi Diana! Alderman Vollmer still allows smoking at Milo's.

Brendan
Brendan

You can still smoke at Beale on Broadway, except on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Eric
Eric

Possibly one of the worst burgers I've ever eaten! :D

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

How about Palomino Lounge on Delmar? And One Nite Stand on Gravois.

Mntvernon
Mntvernon

Wa for? Maw? Rep Nasheed just introduced HB181 increasing the excise tax from 17 to 33 cents. Are you trying to put our esteemed legislator outta job?

Sk13
Sk13

Who needs ya! lol

ashley
ashley

Petra on S. Grand :)

Zac
Zac

Worry about your own, ma!!

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