Better for business

Better for health

Smokefree nights

Are better for

Oklahoma.

Finnegans Fighting Goat

Finnegan’s Fighting Goat has been an Oklahoma State University student favorite since opening on Main in 2010. This dog-friendly venue has everything you could want in a bar, not to mention Payne County’s largest beer selection with 36 beers on tap (rotating selection by season or availability) and more than 50 different beers in bottles.

As an OSU alumni, owner Mark Warde knew that when he opened FInnegan’s being smokefree was a must.

Finnegan’s has 7 televisions to watch the Cowboys or Thunder dominate, but if sports isn’t your thing, don’t fret. With free billiards, shuffleboard, and darts, along with a pay-to-play Foosball table and Jukebox, you’ll be entertained for hours. When you get hungry, you’re in luck because Tuesday through Saturday after 6PM you’ll find great food like bratwurst, Polish sausages, and Frito Chili Pie.

Stop in for Taco nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and to try Finnegan’s Famous Flaming Beaver or Baby Guinness Shots. Check out their Facebook page and stop in to thank them for being smokefree next time you’re on Main!

New Year’s Eve

ftn_imageshares22New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to #CelebrateSmokefree and enjoy some of the unique venues Oklahoma has to offer… Check out all of the great, smokefree events happening to ring in 2017. Are we missing any? Let us know!

Oklahoma City Venues:
FlashBack RetroPub is having OKC’s “Party Like it’s 1999 NYE Bash” with DJ Sirok, party favors, and champagne toasts. You can pay at the door for general admission or reserve a VIP table in advance through their Facebook page.
Hudsons Public House will be open through midnight with a champagne toast.
JJ’s Alley will have live music with “Cody n Jess” as well as champagne toast at midnight. There’s a $10 cover charge and you get a FREE JJs CD upon entry.
The Mule usually closes at 11PM, but if it’s rockin’ enough, they have promised to stay open to toast 2017 with champagne at midnight.
Whiskey Chicks is hosting a Masquerade Ball with Jack Daniel’s & Jagermeister specials, big giveaways and prizes, and DJ Detox.
WSKY Lounge will be having a 1960’s themed bash with free party favors and of course, champagne. Call to get your reservations in!

Tulsa Venues:
Empire Bar hosts a relaxing New Year’s Eve with countdown and champagne while patrons enjoy their normal features, including billiards and a juke box.
Enso, Electric Circus, IDL Ballroom will be teaming up for their annual Crystal Ball Masquerade. Tickets are available here and include access to all three venues with different DJs, a high quality mask, and more.
Inner Circle Vodka Bar will host a No Cover NYE party with vodka and champagne cocktails as well as dancing with DJ $way.
New Age Renegade is celebrating all weekend. On December 30th, celebrate like it’s 1999 with a 90’s Vintage Party hosted by Londenn D. Raine. On December 31st, Makenzie Stephens is hosting ‘The End is Near: a Y2K NYE’. Call for reservations.
The Fur Shop is partying all weekend: on December 30th, celebrate New Year’s Eve Eve with DJ Darku J downstairs and Not In Public, Edge of Zephyr, & BlindSight20/20 upstairs. On December 31st, live music upstairs will be from The Dirty Mugs, SocietySociety, & Worse Than Before.
The Max is doing what they do best: Retro parties. With free giveaways and a champagne toast, The Max will also be rocking to DJ Robbo playing 80s & 90s music.
Remington’s Sports Bar will have a free champagne toast at midnight. Until then, enjoy karaoke with Fred Anderson.
Roosters Cocktails is giving back this year- their $10 cover charge is being 100% donated to the local Clarehouse, which is a community home for the terminally ill. Inside Roosters you will find OK Chive and DJ Eclectic Disposition, drink specials, dancing, raffles, lasers, and everyone in their favorite decade dress.
The Pint will have a midnight champagne toast while all bowl & NFL games play on the 31st and 1st.

Other venues:
Grady’s 66 Pub in Yukon will be partying all evening with Jim The Elephant, a midnight breakfast buffet, and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but you can buy them on sale in advance on their Facebook page.
State Theatre in Harrah will be hosting a karaoke party on December 30th with cash prizes.
Trader Tom’s in Altus will have karaoke parties on December 30th and December 31st hosted by DJ Scooby.

Halloween 2016

Halloween is filled with scary events, but choking on secondhand smoke doesn’t have to be one of them! Check out all of the great, smokefree events happening in Oklahoma from Friday, October 27, through Tuesday, November 1. Are we missing any? Let us know!

Tulsa Venues:
Empire Bar– Tuesday is Day of the Dead, and Empire is celebrating with Taco Tuesday. $5 Tecate and Exotico tequila specials all day, and fancy tacos available from RUB food truck.
Enso, Electric Circus, IDL Ballroom will be teaming up for their annual Spider Ball on Saturday. This Halloween dance party hosts the best of the local DJ’s in three distinct clubs housed in the same building. Buy tickets on IDL’s page before they run out!
Inner Circle Vodka Bar has two great events happening: on Friday, Soundsquatch will be playing a special “crazy” themed show. On Monday, a karaoke contest will be held from 9-11pm… the winner gets $500!
New Age Renegade is truly in the spirit with events every night: Saturday is ‘Shaken, Startled, & Scared’ hosted by Londenn D. Raine, Sunday is Karaoke with signups starting at 9pm, and Monday is a twisted show hosted by Shanel Sterling. There are costume contests every night.
The Fur Shop is hosting Fright Night on Saturday with live music both upstairs and downstairs (including FTN partner Speedbump), horror movies, and a costume contest.
The Jim Sport’s Bar is ready for ‘scareaoke’- come enjoy karaoke, specials, and a costume contest on Sunday. Be there or be scared!
The Max is hosting a party on Monday with great giveaways, a DJ, and lots of dancing.
Roosters Cocktails will have no cover charge for their party on Saturday with music by DJ Skibblez, a costume contest with a cash prize, Jager cooler giveaway, and more.
Venue Shrine is starting the party on Friday with Andy Frasco’s Halloween Blowout. Make sure to buy tickets on their page.

Oklahoma City Venues:
Baker St. Pub & Grille will feature live by Voodoo with costume contests, specials, and no cover charge on Saturday.
FlashBack RetroPub knows true fear, and will be putting on a Nightmare on Film Row Halloween Party on Saturday as well as a Walking Dead Watch Party on Sunday.
JJ’s Alley will be giving out over $500 in costume contest prize money on Friday and Saturday- it doesn’t get much better than that.
Peloton Wine Bar believes you would celebrate Halloween with some spirits, and has several wine specials to enjoy all week.
The Boom is packed with events: Saturday is their Drag Illusion Spooktecular, The Rocky Horror Picture Show live show is nightly from Friday through Monday, and their signature brunch is on for Sunday.
The Mule is mixing things up with a pint night on Monday featuring Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
WSKY Lounge is dressing up as Channel 4’s News Team, so prepare yourselves for some Anchorman inspired excitement on Saturday.

Other venues:
Grady’s 66 Pub in Yukon is kicking back with an acoustic show from Jeremy Johnson on Saturday.
Scissortail Saloon in Muskogee is jam-packed for Boonanza. Live music, food trucks, games, scary movies, costume contests and more are in store.
State Theatre in Harrah is hosting a Halloween favorite- the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Buy tickets through the link on their page for only $10, and stop in on Monday to trick or treat.

HH Public House

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HH Public House is the place to be in Bricktown to watch sports, play games, or just relax with a drink. With impressive numbers like 32 beers on tap, over 100 varieties of bottled beers from around the world, and over 60 different whiskeys, bourbons and scotches, it will take more than a few trips to try them all!

HH Public House, which opened last year as a smokefree venue, boasts 18 televisions to make sure you don’t miss a minute of action during their daily 4PM-7PM happy hour. Open daily from 11AM-2PM, at HH Public House you can catch trivia nights, daily specials, and quality food from a classic pub menu.

Follow them on Facebook to see their specials and their website for their food menu.

Roosters Cocktails

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Roosters Cocktails of South Tulsa is now proud to be smokefree!

Since opening, Roosters friendly staff and clean environment have made the venue a popular choice for residents. Manager Robin Sutherland says of the recent change “We went smokefree to provide an atmosphere for all our patrons to socialize in a healthier environment.”

Roosters always has a jam- packed calendar: poker games on Mondays, free pool and $10 domestic buckets on Tuesdays, karaoke Wednesdays, $2 mimosa Sundays, and live music throughout the week. Whether you want to catch the game or try one of the 30-plus beers on tap, Roosters is the place for you!

Follow them on Facebook to thank management for going smokefree and to make sure you hear about their latest events.

The Mule

FTN_MULE_IMAGE_SHARE_V5“Hot melts and cold beer” is all you need to hear about The Mule to know you want to come on in. Smokefree since opening in 2011, The Mule management says they work too hard on their food and drinks for the taste to be compromised by smoke; and it shows: The Mule has been voted the as a community favorite in Oklahoma Gazette’s “Best Sandwich Shop in Oklahoma City” three years, as well as “Best New Restaurant” in 2013 and “Best Lunch Spot” in 2015.

With dozens of sandwiches and melts, over 50 beers, and a full bar, The Mule is the perfect spot for any occasion. They also serve handcrafted Mule Cocktails, a unique Sunday Brunch, and a dessert Monte Cristo, along with a variety of traditional salads, soups, and sides.

Follow them on Facebook , Twitter, and check out their website (www.TheMuleOKC.com) to show your support for smokefree bars and to make sure you hear about their latest events.

Baker St Pub and Grill- OKC

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Open 7 days and proud to say there is never a cover charge, Baker Street Pub & Grill in Oklahoma City always has something going on: Mondays is lip sync competitions or karaoke, Wednesdays is trivia followed by live country music, and there are musicians of all genres the entire weekend including Sunday all day happy hour.

After over a decade of serving Oklahoma City, Baker Street officially went smokefree in the summer of 2015. Steve Riley, the Chief Operating Officer of Hospitality USA (parent company of Baker Street Pub & Grill) says, “We feel the decision allows us to present a more comfortable, healthy and clean option where our guests can socialize and enjoy our ambiance. We are very happy to have received many positive comments on the decision and hope to see a lot of new faces now that we are completely smoke free.”

Follow them on Facebook and check out their Facebook and check out their website to thank management for going smokefree and to make sure you hear about their latest events… Don’t forget about their Monday through Saturday 2-9PM happy hour!

The Pint

If you’re looking for a place that feels familiar the first time you enter, The Pint is for you. Open 7 days a week from 11 AM till closing at 2 AM and serving food until 10 PM daily, The Pint has broad menus of food and drink with something everyone can enjoy.

Smokefree since opening in 2014, The Pint owners want customers to enjoy their relaxed atmosphere without having to worry about smoke. They have quickly become a local favorite for watching sporting events and are known for their weekend brunch menu. With 50 cent wings on Mondays, Fiesta Night on Wednesdays, $10 buckets on Thursdays, daily lunch specials and Happy Hour twice a day, The Pint is many Tulsans ‘go-to’ location.

Follow them on Facebook and check out their to show your support for smokefree bars and to make sure you hear about their latest events.

Aaron Newman Wants Smokefree Environments

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Aaron Newman and the OK Caravan are a Folk/Americana based group that formed in 2013. Aaron has shared the stage with several big names, including Stoney Larue, Jason Boland, and the Steve Miller Band.

Now that Aaron has completed his self-titled album with Mike McClure and Brightman Music, he continues to play shows regularly around Oklahoma. As a musician, he understands the health risks he faces by playing in venues that allow smoking. “I play music in bars 4 nights a week,” Aaron explains. “I am a non-smoker but put myself at risk with my job. It would be nice to work in a smokefree environment!”

You can help support Aaron by liking him on Facebook where you can catch his upcoming shows and learn more about his album.

Gregg Standridge is “done with smoking bars”

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Gregg Standridge has become a music legend in Oklahoma. Based out of Norman, this singer and songwriter has a Master’s Degree in Classical Guitar Performance, which gives his writing a slightly different twist.

With influences in folk rock, traditional country, bluegrass, and jazz, Gregg knows the importance of smokefree venues: “Although singers can ‘gut out’ a performance in a bar where smoking is allowed, they can’t give you the best performance. When I have chosen to play in these situations (very rarely), the next day is pretty rough on my lungs and throat.”

A performer since the age of 14, Gregg currently performs solo and duo shows in the OKC area with the Sunday Flyers and also offers private lessons in guitar, mandolin, and bass from his private studio at the Norman Music Institute in Norman, OK.

With over 30 years of performing experience, Gregg did have to take a break to battle cancer. “Being a throat cancer survivor, I am lucky to have my voice at all. Even as I write this out, I have to question my own common sense in even going to a smoking bar. I think I am going on record now, and saying I am done with them!”

Read more about Gregg on his website.