At about this time last year Bucharest In Your Pocket became the first publisher in the city to come up with a thorough list of venues where smoking was not allowed (and not merely venues which have a so-called ‘non-smoking’ section – these are generally pointless and with a couple of exceptions not worth mentioning – but instead a list of places which forbid smoking entirely).
More than a year on we thought it high time we published a new list of non-smoking venues in Bucharest, not least as the number of places which frown upon smoking is increasing (albeit slowly), catering to a growing demand from people who want to go out and enjoy themselves in this city, yet at the same time actually care about their health and/or do not want to come home at the end of the night reeking of tobacco.
Here then, is our updated list. If you are aware of anywhere else, let us know in the comments section. We intend to revise this list regularly and will be creating a dedicated section over at Bucharest In Your Pocket, which we intend to become the definitive non-smoking Bucharest directory.
Starbucks Hanul lui Manuc (and all others)
We must also include of course the Hard Rock Cafe. It is not entirely non-smoking, but given its size and the fact that smokers and non-smokers are separated by a huge space, it is one venue whose non-smoking section is actually entirely free of smoke. Readers Cafe is another place where smokers and non-smokers are kept well apart.
Do let us know of any other places which are non-smoking.