(*flickr photo by jeffconlin)
Ropewalk Tavern in Federal Hill was granted an exemption on the Statewide indoor smoking ban recently because it showed that since the ban it has had a drop of at least 15% sales for at least two months.
What does this mean for you and me? Well it means I'm going to get smokey when I go to Tuesday Wing Night! Well, not exactly. In an effort to appease both parties, Ropewalk has instead limited smoking to the third floor. Creating a bona fide smoker's penthouse for those who want to enjoy a cigarette or a cigar (Ropewalk was a cigar bar originally).
Meanwhile, if the air circulation system works well, the rest of the patrons can enjoy a smoke-free environment on the 1st and 2nd floors.
See, you can have a your cake and eat it too. Good thinkin' Ropewalk. Reagan and Boh would be proud.