Thursday, September 01, 2005

Smoke on the Sidewalk

Effective today, almost all of Austin's clubs and bars go smoke-free. Personally, I'll enjoy not having my eyes start watering around 12:30am every time I go out, and I don't think it's all that unreasonable for people to to go outside and smoke. That said, I can also empathize with bar owners who fear the smoke ban will drive them under.

It's time for everyone who said they'd go out more if they weren't choking on smoke to get their butts to the clubs and cash that check. Tip your bartenders and tip the band at free shows, especially if they're on tour and having to fill their van with $3 a gallon gas.

You'll have a good time, the bars will stay in business and maybe I'll be able to talk to the ladies without bursting into tears.


Kim said...

I was going to celebrate with a night at the Common Interest, which I stopped going to because it was especially unventilated. Ironically, they are closed ("temporarily") after perishing in a fire.

Greg said...

They have been closed awhile, come to think of it. Where else on earth could I possibly debut my karaoke rendition of Toby Keith's "The Angry American?"

Kim said...

Yeah, I feel kind of ... lost.