Tolerant laws exist in the federal states of Hamburg, Bremen and Schleswig-Holstein. Here, smoking is allowed in establishments of up to 75m² as well as in closed side rooms.
Our “Land of Pleasure: Germany” series ends with these states because we have now introduced the last relevant German regions. Unfortunately smoking in restaurants is prohibited in Bavaria, North Rhine Westphalia and Saarland. Wishing you a good smoke on this journey into the upper north!
Cigar Lounges in Hamburg, Bremen & Schleswig-Holstein
Ciu’ die Bar
T +49 (0)40 32526060
Located with a view of the Binnenalster – there’s hardly a better spot in Hamburg – is the cult bar Ciu’. If you want to enjoy a cigar, head to the Ciu’ event section, providing there are no events being currently held there.
La Casa del Habano
T +49 (0)40 30704880
Cigar lovers won’t find classic gastronomy here, but comfortable seating, the biggest selection of Havanas in Hamburg, and the knowledgeable chef Christoph Wolters.
Cigar Lounge Se7en Oceans
Ballindamm 40 (Europa Passage)
T +49 (0)40 32507944
You can enjoy star-awarded cuisine here with a view of the Binnenalster; feast in the sushi bar or drink a cocktail in the lounge. Tasty cigars and spirits are available in the Carlos André Cigar Lounge.
Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
An der Alster 72-79
T +49 (0)40 2888-0
The Atlantic is a German hotel legend with a prominent location at the Binnenalster. The bar’s interior design is a jewel and in the smokers’ lounge you may bump into former rock musician Udo Lindenberg.
T +49 (0)40 28096792
T +49 (0)40 46095310
The menu offers 300 different wines; a proud 40 drops are sold per glass. The menu offers ham and salami specialties as well as tarte flambé, and smoking is allowed in both branches.
M. Niemeyer Cigarren
Alsterhaus, Jungfernstieg 16-20
T +49 (0)40 34994297
The Alsterhaus alone is an attraction for shopping freaks and gourmets in Hamburg. But cigar lovers are also welcome, namely in the Davidoff Lounge, which has an outdoor terrace.
East Hotel, Simon-von-Utrecht-Str. 31
T +49 (0)40 309930
The guest can expect fusion cuisine from Europe and Asia in the restaurant. In Yakshi’s Bar there are cool cocktails and in the Smirnoff Lounge there’s a full humidor for cigar smokers.
T +49 (0)40 364153
If you’ve been to Hamburg and missed this location, you don’t know Hamburg. Ubiquitous Hanseatic flair, excellent fish cuisine, and smoking is still allowed in the famous séparées.
Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg
T +49 (0)40 36806-0
The Steigenberger Hotel has its home in one of the best locations in Hamburg, at the Alsterfleet. Its director, Bernd A. Zängle, is a passionate cigar smoker, so the Davidoff Lounge comes as no surprise.
Hotel Le Royal Méridien Hamburg 20999 Hamburg
An der Alster 52-56
T +49 (0)40 2100-0
The Opus Lounge of these noble lodgings is open the whole day through; smokers are welcome from 6pm. The humidor is well stocked and the bar keeper offers pleasure combinations of drinks and cigars.
T +49 (0)40 72752-0
The 5-star romantic hotel Waldhaus Reinbek is half an hour’s drive from Hamburg and has the Sachsenwald on its front doorstep. The American Bar library is surprising in its offering of good cocktails and a Davidoff Lounge.
T +49 (0)40 73187-0
The Zino Platinum Lounge Chez Max measures 60m² and seats thirty. Here you can feel comfortable and enjoy a whisky and a cigar at the fireplace.
Otto Hatje –
Zigarrenmacher seit 1922
Alte Königstraße 5
T +49 (0)40 385409
Stefan Appel still produces Sumatran and Brazilian cigars himself – which you can also watch on the first Saturday of the month. In the acclimatized room there are other provenances that can be enjoyed in the lounge.
T +49 (0)40 80007114
Hamburg’s legendary barkeeper Uwe Christiansen shows his artistry here. Cigar smokers can fall back on a comprehensive cigar menu. The summer terrace opens the view onto the Elbe river.
T +49 (0)4502 3070-751
Wellness and 2-star gourmet cuisine characterize this beautiful hotel. All rooms in the establishment are nonsmoking, with the exception of the Clara Wieck Room, where there’s a humidor.
Hotel Gran BelVeder
T +49 (0)4503 3526600
In the wellness hotel BelVeder one also has a sense for the enjoyment of a cigar, which is documented by the presence of a Davidoff Lounge. Two restaurants and the Bar CaVa’s complete the culinary offering.
T +49 (0)4608 9716800
This country inn, which is a location for small and large festivities, a delicious Sunday brunch or simply a pleasant evening dinner is located near Flensburg. There are 18 rooms, and a smoking lounge is included.
Grand Spa Resort A-Rosa Sylt
T +49 (0)4651-967500
Here, health-conscious attention is given to wellness and spa; the gourmet cuisine is decorated with two Michelin stars. In the restaurant Spices, Asian cuisine is served and in the Davidoff Lounge there are cigars on offer.
25980 Sylt / OT Tinnum
T +49 (0)4651 8899-0
The Germans’ favorite island, Sylt, has many beautiful hotels. One of them is the Relais & Château Hotel Landhaus Stricker. In the restaurant Bodendorf’s starred cuisine is served, and smoking is allowed in the bar.
Dorint Söl’ring Hof
Am Sandwall 1
T +49 (0)4651 836200
The hotel spoils with five stars; the restaurant by Johannes King with two Michelin stars. The pleasure is rounded off with a cigar in the fire-side bar.
Seehotel, Lung Wai 23
T +49 (0)4725 81310
The lake hotel with its Cohibar is situated on the lake promenade of Helgoland. Open during the April through October season, it is an El Dorado for cigar and whisky lovers.
Atlantic Hotel Sail City
Am Strom 1
T +49 (0)471 30990-533
The restaurant has a fascinating view of the embankment promenade; the hotel with its striking architecture is ideal for meetings, and in the Davidoff Lounge cigar smokers are welcome.
T +49 (0)421 62000-0
In Hillmann’s restaurant of the modern Swissôtel traditional recipes from Bremen are prepared in a contemporary way. Next door there’s a Davidoff Lounge with an appropriate selection of cigars.
Am Wall 164
T +49 (0)421 5148855
With a view to the Bremen ramparts, you can enjoy classic cocktails or participate in party events and DJ nights in the Lemon Lounge. Smokers are welcome.
T +49 (0)421 3408-556
With its terrace and the park grounds the hotel alone is well worth a visit. The smokers’ lounge La Fumadora designed in colonial style that has a walk-in acclimatized room is a further highlight.
T +49 (0)421 6609-0
You can enjoy the view of the Weser river in the beer garden and sit stylishly in the Anleger. In the Black Pearl Club, the basement bar of the hotel, there are tasty drinks, disco music and a stocked humidor.
This article was published in the Cigar Journal Spring Edition 2014. Read more