Citysearch Editorial Review.
If it weren’t located within the still-in-existence Farley’s bar building that boasts three bars, two dining rooms and a stage, Holy Smoke would be a barbecue joint that literally feels like a friend’s party. Walk in and you might find a patron offering you cake, a chummy bartender pouring you beer samples that fill 2/3 of a keg cup and little kids singing Michael Jackson karaoke. Oversized portions of home-style southern cooking (with barbequed meats smoked daily on premise) provide sustenance through live weekend sets of blues, jazz, rock, reggae, and R&B that draw college students, neighborhood folk and lovers of music and ‘cue. On off nights, sit at the main bar, accept a piece of cake, watch the game on a nine-foot HD projection screen and gossip with the irreverent guys who tend bar.