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« on: January 14, 2020, 10:02:10 am »

Tried out the new Ripley's Bar and Grill last night in the original Joe Mama's space. Good to have something filling that void at last.

Ripley's is a pretty basic sports bar that also serves a couple food options. They have personal sized pizzas, wings, and a couple sandwiches with chips. Nothing fancy.

I had the pizza. It was fine, better than heated up frozen pizza but not by a huge margin. The dough was decent.

What I really like about Ripley's is that it is a true sports bar with a ton of huge TVs everywhere. DT needed another sports bar since Elgin Park is always so packed out for big games. This place is a lot more basic than Elgin Park, but that's kind of a good thing. We don't need anymore basic bars downtown at the moment, but a sports bar that also serves cheap(er) food is a good addition.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 01:50:58 pm »

Looks good! Is it non-smoking? I noticed the ownership owns a lot of smoking bars throughout town. I can't imagine it would be smoking - is there a need to create new smoking bars anymore?
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 04:53:55 pm »

The smoking/non-smoking thing is a big issue with me (and my wife).  In fact we're missing out on the whole Arnies Bar thing, and had been missing out on the Colony because I always thought it was a smoking bar, but I guess it's not.  I believe another new bar (Shady Keys) is opening in a couple of weeks somewhere around there. (I believe it has the same address as Hurts Donut (111 S. Detroit)?
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 10:01:12 am »

The smoking/non-smoking thing is a big issue with me (and my wife).  In fact we're missing out on the whole Arnies Bar thing, and had been missing out on the Colony because I always thought it was a smoking bar, but I guess it's not.  I believe another new bar (Shady Keys) is opening in a couple of weeks somewhere around there. (I believe it has the same address as Hurts Donut (111 S. Detroit)?

If they banned smoking inside any public structure, I doubt there would be a huge loss of business.  I avoid smoking situations like the plague.  If anything, some owners might see an uptick in business if they banned smoking.  I've never known Chris and JoAnn who own Arnie's to be smokers so it surprises me that they can tolerate it.  I sure couldn't.  Of course, that may be the former smoker in me that makes me more sensitive to it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 12:10:29 pm »

I think smoking is allowed only in stand-alone bars.  If the place serves food, then smoking is restricted to an enclosed area, etc. (like the cigar room at Smoke).
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 03:06:15 pm »

Nah, there are definitely smoking bar/restaurant combos. As a former smoker who still visits some of these, there are definitely a couple in Tulsa and some in BA as well. Suture's (which is always hilarious considering its name, clientele, and proximity to medical facilities) and 71st Street Depot are two that come immediately to mind.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 04:26:43 pm »

Nah, there are definitely smoking bar/restaurant combos. As a former smoker who still visits some of these, there are definitely a couple in Tulsa and some in BA as well. Suture's (which is always hilarious considering its name, clientele, and proximity to medical facilities) and 71st Street Depot are two that come immediately to mind.

I've never been to Sutures or the 71st Street Depot, but anything other than a stand-alone bar can only have smoking in a specially designated room (that is enclosed and has separate ventilation, neg-air, doors, etc.).  Here is the Oklahoma statute:

https://www.ok.gov/breatheeasyok/documents/Oklahoma%20Laws%20on%20Secondhand%20Smoke%20effective%20Nov%201%202010.pdf

A stand-alone bar must derive 60% of revenues from alcohol sales and be restricted to 21 and above. 
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