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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cool Spot Gets Cooler: Eleventh Going Smoke-Free

UPDATE 5/20/08: This great new Arlington website listing smoke-free establisments just went live.

In light of the Virginia General Assembly's ongoing refusal to do anything to protect Virginia consumers from the health risks of secondhand smoke, last year I emailed eight Arlington bars to see if they'd be willing to go smoke-free voluntarily. Got this semi-cryptic response from Eleventh in Clarendon:
The basement is smoke free and chances are the main floor will go that route soon.
Then today, stumbled upon this on their website:
Eleventh is going NON-SMOKING, effective June 1!! Look for our ashtrays to appear on Ebay!
Eleventh will become one of the few nightspots in Arlington to go completely smoke-free. Sure, there are plenty of restaurants that are completely smoke-free, but anywhere that you'd go for just a drink? Tallula's EatBar, Four Courts, Summers, and Crystal City Sports Pub all have separate smoke-free bars, but that's about it.

Ooh, almost forgot the new Busboys & Poets in Shirlington! OK, so Busboys & Poets and soon-to-be Eleventh. Any other
entirely-smoke-free nightspots in Arlington I'm missing?

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