I know smoking in public establishments is banned in San Francisco, but what places refuse to enforce this law? There are still a few places in San Francisco where you can smoke, which ones, and where are they?

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Amber - used to be open and recently closed, as per yelp. I still thought it would be could to list :(

Neighborhood: Castro 718 14th St (between Market St & Church St) San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 626-7827

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Nostalgia...this was the first bar I went to the night I moved to San Francisco

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Plouf

Neighborhood: Financial District 40 Belden Place (between Bush St & Pine St) San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 986-6491 www.ploufsf.com

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The Cigar Bar & Grill - yelp reviews

Formerly a Mexican restaurant, 850 is an airy, rustic, candlelighted space that opens onto a courtyard and allows both cigar and cigarette smoking. There's a fancy red pool table, the sound system plays sugary European pop and the bar sells "Bucket's O' Beer": five assorted bottles of foreign brews for $15 (or $12 for domestics).

850 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 398-0850

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Tosca Cafe - yelp reviews

a dramatic, high-ceilinged room filled with yummy red vinyl banquettes. The first thing you see when you walk in the door is a signature-covered petition reading, "Sign here to repeal the ban." Puffing patrons give the bar a smoky, romantic ambiance. It gets mobbed on weekends, though, so choose a weeknight for your tobacco-fueled rendezvous if you want to get a table.

Neighborhoods: Nob Hill, North Beach/Telegraph Hill 242 Columbus Avenue (between Jack Kerouac Aly & Pacific Ave) San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 986-9651

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Phone Booth - people tell me they have strong drinks; 5 count pour! Be friendly!

Neighborhood: Mission 1398 S Van Ness Ave (between 24th St & 25th St) San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 648-4683

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Mission Bar, just north of Mission & 23rd, doesn't allow smoking inside the bar but doesn't seem to care that smokers congregate well within 20 feet of the entrance, thus allowing smoke to waft in and create an awful stinkbox effect. My two cents as someone sensitive to smells.

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Yes/no. If you can't smoke inside, it aint a smokin' bar. I do like this bar, however, so I'll let the answer remain.

(09 Mar '10, 16:48) Mr. W ♦♦

As someone who hates smoke, I still think it's a relevant answer, as something for me to avoid. But I guess the half-assed policy really pleases no one.

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My favorite smoke-friendly bar is on Sutter in the Tender-Knob area: The Summer Place. Here's a link to the Yelp review.

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SO AWESOME. Seriously.

This is a quiet bar, and every time I've been in here they have like 5 people max in the place. You slink in here to listen to the juke box and possibly do some serious drinking in relative peace.

For the smokers amongst you, this place is a smoking establishment. Two points, right there. You can have the bartender pour up your favorite libation and light 'em up at the bar. Classic, I tells ya!

The decor is retro. I am undecided if this is on purpose or through what would otherwise be known as neglect. In either case, the place is pretty damned awesome to be in. Like stepping back to the days of yore. For real flavor they have a fire place, which is operational. Score! Perfect compliment to that smoke and the brew on a cold summer evening in the Bay City.

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