Burkhart’s tests going smoke-free indoors

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A one-night stand at Burkhart's has turned into a week-long trial run that may mean the longtime gay Atlanta bar is getting hitched to the idea of banning smoking indoors. Clearing the smoke has become all the rage among Atlanta's LGBT bars this spring. Heretic limited smoking to its Pub Bar and deck in March, My Sister's Room started in mid-March, Eagle announced its intentions last month and Mary's snuffed out smoking indoors on April 1. Ten Atlanta opened as smoke-free in January and Jungle pushed smokers to a single area last year. Mixx and Cockpit are also smoke-free indoors. Now, Burkhart's is launching a week-long experiment to test the waters of banning smoke inside the pub and gauge reaction among patrons. The effort starts Monday, according to a Facebook post from the bar, and follows a smoke-free night the bar hosted on April 7.

Friends and Family of Burkhart’sPub: As many of you know, various establishments are changing their policies in an effort to restrict indoor smoking. We have been monitoring these changes and are in the process of reviewing our own policies. Before we make any changes, we want to hear from YOU! For the week beginning Monday, April 29, and ending Sunday, May 5, Burkhart’s will restrict smoking to our large outdoor patio only. No indoor smoking will be permitted for seven full days, open till close. Our heated, garden-style patio offers ample covered cabanas for your enjoyment. Check out some great photos. We will be monitoring feedback from our patrons, both in person as well as through social media, letters, and Email. Most of all, we also will monitor your support by looking at how our smoke-free week compares to a week of non-restricted smoking. If you want to see this change made permanent, we need YOU to make it happen! We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you soon! Contact us at the following: Email: [email protected] Message Us Directly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/burkharts Mail: 1492-F Piedmont Ave /Atlanta, GA 30309
Photo: "RuPaul’s" Shannel performs with Burkhart’s divas on April 18

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