Non-smoking establishments

DMZ · May 30, 2005 at 5:16 pm · Filed Under Off-topic ranting 

Hey, I have to take some high-falutin’ noble to a game this week, and he’s insisting that cigarette smoke upsets his delicate constitution. This rules out many of the cheap-beer bars that tolerate me. Does anyone have suggestions for decent non-smoking bars/restaurants within walking distance of Safeco that we can patronize?

I’d like it to have good beers on the cheap.


17 Responses to “Non-smoking establishments”

  1. Jeff on May 30th, 2005 5:39 pm

    [The following is in the royal “we”.]

    We, being the patrician party in question, must protest that smoldering tobacco does cause the most grievous of health concerns. Furthermore, if we are to be witnessed in the public square with the puerile of commoners, a fitting establishment is de rigeur.

    We will bring our white gloves, royal signet ring and beer hat.

  2. Joe Garshae on May 30th, 2005 5:46 pm

    Juan O’Riley’s on 1st Ave S. bet Jackson and Washington, west side of the street

  3. DMZ on May 30th, 2005 5:58 pm

    We have a contender for Lord Poofy von Lacepantaloon’s ever-varying affections.

  4. Jeff on May 30th, 2005 6:08 pm

    Is that the royal “we”? No?

    Bloody peasant.

  5. edgarfan on May 30th, 2005 6:23 pm

    FX McCrory’s recently went non-smoking.

  6. DMZ on May 30th, 2005 6:53 pm

    Aren’t they really expensive, though?

    Ideally, I’d like a non-smoking Larry’s, where the taps are good and $2.50/pint. And decent food at decent prices.

    And what the hell, while I’m wishing, I’d like a pony.

  7. anotherjeff on May 30th, 2005 7:59 pm

    I think there is a bar at 3rd and James. If I remember right, the people coming out of there didnt have many teeth. Hope thats not a problem. But they were always asking people outside for smokes, which leads me to believe there might not be much smoking going on inside. From the bus stop outside, I could always catch a complex aroma, leading me to believe that they either serve nachos or clams. When I lived on First Hill I was an under age college kid, so I never went in to check it out. You might drive by first.

  8. edgarfan on May 30th, 2005 8:40 pm

    McRory’s has a lot on tap (and if the high-falutin’ type is a bourbon fan, they’ve got more bottles than anyplace I’ve ever seen, anywhere). I don’t think the place is too expensive; maybe more than $2.50 a pint, but not anything outrageous. A range of decent foods, anything from fancy oysters to standard burgers-and-fries fare.

  9. DMZ on May 30th, 2005 9:15 pm

    Okay, I’m convinced, the Viceroy de Sensitive of Wimpyland and I’ll check out this new, non-smoking McCostly’s. I’ll report back tomorrow.

  10. blind faith on May 31st, 2005 4:26 am

    Sluggers was mentioned in your informative ” Drinking Around Safeco”. It is worth consideration. Not sure about the smoking this year as laws have changed since last there.

  11. tvwxman on May 31st, 2005 6:00 am

    Wow. I’d think that if some counties down here in Georgia have gone non-smoking, King county would have done it decades ago.

  12. JMB on May 31st, 2005 10:41 am

    King County can’t do anything on their own, and will probably wait 50 years to see what happens in Pierce County instead before deciding to perhaps think about doing something.


  13. DMZ on May 31st, 2005 10:45 am

    Sluggers? I’m a fan of Sluggers, but that place is pretty smoky.

    w/r/t smoking laws — I don’t spend as much time in bars as I used to, and I’m mostly resigned to hanging out in my favorite non-smoking bars, but man, I’d enjoy a non-smoking law. But then, that’s not reaaally that far away from a non-drinking law, and then I’m screwed.

  14. Knuckles on May 31st, 2005 10:49 am

    Try the Pike some time. Sure, it’s a healthy mile from Safeco, but the beers are $2.75 at happy hour, and the appetizers are half price.

  15. DMZ on May 31st, 2005 10:53 am

    I don’t want to start a flame war, but I hate Pike Place Brewery’s beers. I haven’t found one I’ve liked and I’ve been trying them on and off since 1997.

    They’re a lot like Mac & Jack’s African Amber: I can taste them and think “these are quality ingredients, and I see where they’re going with it but– bleaaagghh.”

    Not my thing at all.

  16. Knuckles on May 31st, 2005 11:25 am

    I can see how some wouldn’t like them. I’ve been drinking XXXXX Stout since I was old enough to spell it, and absolutely love it. It’s by far their best beer. My complaint with the Pike is that they aren’t aggressive enough with their brewing. They have a stable of six or so regular beers, and just don’t step outside those boundaries at all. The Pale is decent, and I know many that like the Kilt Lifter. You’d have to give a list of beers that you do like before I could give you a better idea of places you could go.

  17. msb on May 31st, 2005 5:15 pm

    if it’s not too late, McRory’s is having the KJR Dugout series tonight (tuesday) which means some cheaper beers….