Southern Smokes Cigar Lounge | Oneonta (AL)

The small town of Oneonta, Alabama was blessed with an explosion of big city cigar culture in October of 2021 when Matteo and Michelle Pensa opened the doors of Southern Smokes Cigar Lounge.  The only place in town to go for a wonderful cigar, a cold beer and a stellar atmosphere infused with the good people of Northeast Alabama.  A local citizen must be left to wonder how they ever got by without this place for so many years!

An amazing standout feature of the lounge is the left wall as you walk in.  Enormous rectangular bricks that are over 100 years old comprise the entire wall, sending the patron instantly into the heritage of the town while also kicking off the rest of the amazing decor of the lounge which was designed by Michelle and constructed by Matteo and his brother-in-law, Josh Gaddy.  It all comes together to give the patrons a mellow, pleasing environment with which to enjoy your cigar with old and new friends.

One of the beautiful aspects also of Southern Smokes is that the humidor is nearly all boutique brands of cigars.  Matteo loves to bring in unique and hard to find brands.  The incredibly spacious humidor has two long walls of cigars on either side as you enter that are filled with all of those brands that you’ve been searching for but had trouble finding up until you reach the back wall which has the whole line of Perdomo, the largest brand there.

Enjoy a great local Alabama brew or a glass of wine with your cigar and soak in the amazing atmosphere.  Smoking in the South at Southern Smokes is truly something special.

Southern Smokes Cigar Lounge
105-B 3rd St N
Oneonta, AL 35121

@southernsmokescigars Instagram

Alcohol available: yes

Cigars available: yes

Food available:  no

Bruce's love for the leaf quickly became his passion after visiting cigar factories and tobacco fields in Honduras. After participating in the blending and selection processes for many cigar blends over the last 10 years, Bruce became a proofreader for Cigar Journal and has been for the past 3 years. He received his Master's in Foreign Language Education from the University of South Florida and has been teaching German and Spanish for over 15 years. Besides his passion for cigars, Bruce's interests include traveling the world and coaching soccer. He lives in Florida with his wife and 2 children.




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