After surveying over 11,000 people on their website, both locations of the Vortex is going smoke free. That's right. No smoking allowed at the Vortex in Midtown and Little Five Points.
In January, The Vortex began surveying customers about smoking at the bar and on February 1st the results came in and smoking at these locations went away.
On their website , owner Micheal Benoit released a statement about the change:
As it says right on the cover of our menu, “Everything we offer is bad for you.” Since 1992, The Vortex has always been the place where you can eat, drink and, yes, smoke to your heart’s content. And many people stand by the old cliché, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But the plain truth is, we’ve noticed fewer and fewer of our customers utilizing the option to smoke at our bar. And we’ve also seen a significant decrease in the number of our employees who smoke. A few years back it was 100%. Now, it’s definitely a minority.