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. Here’s how three of the most storied NYC cigar hangouts are reopening.
The Carnegie Club
Arguably the heart of New York City’s cigar and spirits community, The Carnegie Club opens this week with sidewalk and roadway seating under open-air tents. Happy Hour runs from 3pm-6pm and consists of select $6 beers, $8 wines and $11 cocktails. Patrons are recommended to make reservations in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masks: required for staff, required for customers using restroom
Hours: Mon-Fri: 3pm – 9pm
Davidoff of Geneva
Currently the most conservative approach, Davidoff retail locations are open for purchases, but customers are not allowed into walk-in humidors or the lounge.
Masks: required for staff, recommended for customers
Madison Location Hours: Mon-Saturday: 10AM-5PM / Sunday closed.
Madison Contact: (212) 751-9060
6th Avenue Location Hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-5PM / Weekends closed
6th Avenue Contact:
Downtown Location Hours: Mon – Fri: 11AM-7PM / Sat and Sun: 12PM-6PM
Downtown Contact: (212) 897-2866
Brooklyn Location Hours: Mon – Saturday:10AM-8PM / Sunday: 10AM – 6PM
Brooklyn Contact: (347) 599-0565
One of the oldest tobacconists in America (founded in 1910), Barclay Rex reopened last week with customer access to the walk-in humidor, private lounge access for members who RSVP, and limited outdoor seating. The company is currently awaiting a permit to expand its outdoor footprint.
Masks: required for staff and customers
Hours: Mon-Fr: 10am – 7pm
Contact: (212) 962-3355
For ongoing updates about cigar lounge openings in New York City, please visit Fine Tobacco NYC.