Written by Keith Eldridge for KOMO News.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A controversial Olympia sports bar recently had its liquor license suspended for allowing patrons to smoke marijuana, but the bar’s owner is defying the order — and it’s not the first time for Frankie Schnarrs.
Schnarrs is the owner of Frankie’s Sports Pub and he isn’t afraid to stand up to the state and local government.
Ten years ago he led the fight against the state smoking ban. He turned his upstairs bar into a “private club,” skirting the county ordinances. And recently he allowed the smoking of marijuana in designated areas of the upstairs bar.
Mike Gosselin is a recreational marijuana smoker.
“I smoke. I’ll go in the back. Certain tables you’re not allowed to smoke around on this side of the bar so I go on the back side of the bar where it’s legal,” he said.