Fab Five Friday
Whether you were for or against the smoking ban, you're going to have to accept it now.
And though it's forced smokers to stand out on the street for their fix, the ban has also made some bars much more tolerable.
So here's my list of the bars I like visiting better now that smoking is prohibited inside.
1. Liam's Pint-Size Pub, 911 N. Charles St. (pictured)
It was hard to breathe in Liam's before its self-instituted smoking ban Jan. 2. I'm so glad the bar made that decision. My eyes used to burn in there.
2. Light Street Station, 1400 Light St.
A curtain of smoke used to hang in this place. Sure, that was part of its charm. But I'm kind of glad it's gone.
3. Frazier's on The Avenue, 919 W. 36th St.
Karaoke is easier to sing when there's no smoke in your face.
4. Walt's Inn, 3201 O'Donnell St.
Again, karaoke is easier to sing when there's no smoke in your face.
5. Sidebar Tavern, 218 E. Lexington St.
I always thought the Sidebar was too small for the number of smokers who piled in there on Friday and Saturday nights. So I'm glad it went smoke free before the ban. It's better now.