A New Bar Where You Can Smoke Indoors

By Eater New York April 7, 2017 PDF Article Original Article Press

Besides cocktails and small plates, new Upper East Side speakeasy Sugar East allows smoking indoors.

The lounge at 1125 First Avenue has a grandfathered tobacco license, and the owners Merchants Hospitality decided to keep it so because of the bar’s mid-century Mad Men and Havana nightlife theme — “hearkening back to the decadent Havana high life where one might feel like a cigarette after a few cocktails.

” It’s not supposed to be a destination for smokers, just an option. It’s one of several bars in New York that still allow smoking indoors.