Shocker: Some Bars Let You Light Up

Photo: Melissa Hom

Page Six Magazine breaks the code of silence (and quotes Grub Street) about “smoking speakeasies” (or … smokeasies?), calling out exclusive spots like Beatrice Inn and Rose Bar as well as not-so-exclusive spots like Home and Guest House. One source rats out GoldBar: “I was hanging out there with a group of friends when, around midnight, our waitress came over and placed ashtrays down on the tables in front of us. Shocked, I asked her if we were allowed to smoke inside and she said yes.” Why shocked? At $19 a drink, you know they can afford the fines.

Inside NYC’s Smoking Speakeasies [NYP]