St. Louis drinkers who like to light up while they get lit have got just under a year to savor both of their favorite vices at the city's remaining smoking bars.
Flickr / Beraldo Leal You only have until January 1, 2016, to legally smoke in a bar in St. Louis.
Back on January 2, 2011, St. Louis City Ordinance 68481 took effect, banning smoking in most St. Louis businesses. While a provision in the law allowed certain small bars meeting the ordinance's requirements to apply for an exemption and continue allowing patrons to smoke, that provision also specified that all exemptions to the law would expire on January 1 of next year. Also beginning on that date, no new applications for exemption will be considered, making all bars in the city officially smoke-free.More »