Many residents of Detroit may be disappointed to learn that if they smell like marijuana, there is one restaurant that will refuse to serve them.

Caucus Club Detroit said this week in a Facebook post that people who smell like marijuana should not “even think of stepping inside” the facility.

The restaurant wrote on Tuesday that “Business Casual is the minimum dress code that should be adhered to while dining” at the restaurant.

“Seriously people, hoodies and jerseys are not business attire,” the upscale eatery also wrote, adding that “ball caps” and “sneakers” would not be considered appropriate, either.

“Most importantly, if you smell like marijuana don’t even think of stepping inside the Caucus Club,” the post read. “Please be mindful that strong ‘odors’ are


The restaurant’s owner, George Sboukis, said to local Fox affiliate station WJBK that the post was prompted because its customers had been showing up to the fine-dining establishment in more relaxed dress during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus complaints from some customers were coming in that other patrons smelled like marijuana.

“It’s so pungent, some of the guests have commented, ‘It smells like you’re seated next to a dead skunk,’” Sboukis said.

He added that those who come to the restaurant should be prepared to adhere to their clothing attire guidelines.

“We’ve had people celebrating their 50th [anniversary] last week, the week before that. They’re getting dressed up, they’re putting on an evening gown, their earrings, their best suit,” Sboukis explained. “They’re coming out to celebrate and they expect to be surrounded by like-minded guests.”

The post has seein been garnering controvery with some defending the restaurant and others calling it prejudice.

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