If I were ever to move away from the Tampa Bay area, it would be to The Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina! In this wonderful metro area there are 2 locations of a really cool concept cigar lounge called Tailored Smoke. This lounge is like no other in which all patrons are members, not guests. The membership fee is $10 a year, but it entitles the patrons to a plethora of benefits making it a no-brainer to hop on board. But there is more than just the membership that makes this place special, it is in fact, a tailored experience! From what you are drinking to what you are smoking is all very specific to your personal tastes. Most lounges with liquor and cigars have a bartender. Have you ever heard of a cigartender?? Didn’t think so. As I write this, Word is telling me that I spelled the word wrong, but actually Word is wrong, because this word does in fact exist, maybe just in the Tarheel State for the time being, but soon I believe it will be said everywhere! How many times did you say social distancing in 2019? Exactly! When the Oxford English Dictionary adopts it, I will have gone on record as saying I knew it first because I know the man behind the madness, Preston Gray. Preston is the owner and brains behind the concept, and ensures that Tailored Smoke is not just the name of the lounge, but it is the creed, mantra and overall philosophy of the establishment as well!
South Miami welcomes Empire Social Lounge, the second Miami location by the founders of the Prime Cigar brand. Located in Downtown Dadeland, Empire Social is bringing a dose of “Sophisticated Relaxation” to South Miami. Proprietors Jason Reznik, Ryan Leeds and Peter Berntsen unveil Empire Social (which is the evolution of the Prime Cigar brand). Great
If you visit the absolutely beautiful downtown area of Naples, Florida, do yourself a favor and go two blocks off the main street to Eighth Street South and that is where you will find Marcus Daniel Tobacconist. This pristine cigar lounge looks like no other. Outside of the store there are many comfortable sofas and chairs where one can sit and enjoy the serine street life of Naples. Inside, the client enters a different world where all of the senses are made to believe that you have teleported to a cigar shop in Havana. The décor, furniture, music and aromas of the cigars are all within the theme and are all on point.
With the summer in full swing and the COVID curve now flattened in New York for more than a month, the city’s longstanding cigar bars are making difficult decisions about the best way to begin reopening.
Blessed be this wonderful lounge in the bosom of America’s heartland, Ashland, Kentucky. If you need a smoky treat while driving down Interstate 64 at the junction of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, I have just the place! Beautiful souls and owners, Dwight and Shannon Adkins caught up with me and we discussed the incredibly unique establishment that is Fat Ash as well as the jewel that is Boyd County, Kentucky and all it has to offer.
The Saigon Cigar Club, host of the Cigar Smoking World Championship Saigon Qualifier in 2018, is now located on the prestigious Dong Khoi shopping street of District 1.
If you’re driving down to Naples from the North, take exit 111 which is Immokalee Road and head West until you see the Shoppes of Galeria. In this pristine shopping center, go to the Western most part and you will see Vicente of London. The self-proclaimed “Hidden Gem” by one of the owners, Phillip Beshara, is an absolute treat for the cigar lover. After having a beer and a cigar with Phillip, I would agree with calling the place a jewel indeed.
Since 22. April all retail stores up to 300m2 are open again. The stores of Dom Cigár fit into this limit and are at service again!
Heading South from downtown Naples, Florida on the Tamiami Trail you’ll see a bastion of righteousness on the right side of the road called Freedom Fine Cigars & Lounge.
All shops of Dom Cigár serve only as a pick up places for their eshop until further notice.
A Wednesday morning in Indianapolis, a ten-minute drive south of the city center: four older men have taken a seat at the card table in front of the walk-in humidor and are immersed in their game. Opposite, in the lounge area, a small group talks about the most interesting offers from the local auto parts shops. The walls are decorated with cigar posters, boxes and souvenir photos of various festivals.
The Rocky Patel signature lounge, Burn, pushes the envelope on what a luxury cigar environment should be. The city of Naples, Florida by itself puts a demand on the local establishments to deliver only the highest quality product to its affluent citizens and Burn does not disappoint! Old-school elegance lives in harmony with new-school swagger…