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Ten Best Cigar Bars in the United States

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014

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Cigar bars accommodate the cigar aficionado by providing an atmosphere conducive to relaxing and sharing a drink along with a fine smoke. Cigar bars tend to be more relaxing, mellow places than other kinds of bars.

Most cigar bars sell cigars and cigar paraphernalia, and some even serve food and alcohol. If you want to start collecting cigars, but your bride finds them disgusting, many cigar bars will offer space in their humidors for regulars to store their budding collections.

If your groom or your best man enjoys a great smoke, consider a relaxing, low-key bachelor party at one of the country’s best cigar bars.

850 Cigar Club, San Francisco. This is a great hang out place. It has pool tables along with good food and drinks. Although the Bay Area is known for its chilly weather, heat lamps allow you to remain comfortable outdoors just about all year long because of the state ban on smoking indoors. 850 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-5118. 415-291-0850.

Bubble Lounge, New York. A combination champagne lounge and cigar bar, it’s a great place to pretend to be young and rich. It offers two hundred kinds of champagne to sip as you smoke along with live jazz on Monday nights. 228 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013-2456. 212-431-3433. http://www.bubblelounge.com/nyabout.shtml

Capitol Lounge, Washington, D.C. This sophisticated Capitol Hill hangout offers martinis and cigars as its attractions for the 30s and 40s crowd. A small bar is on the main floor with a lower level lounge for cigar smoking. The simple menu focuses on appetizers. If you want to roll like the real power players in The District, this is your destination. 229 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003-1107. 202-547-2098.

Oak Room, Boston, MA. Once again, martinis and cigars are the order of the day at this classic hotel bar. It features a good selection of cigars and drinks plus steaks on the menu and piano music in the background. Like any reputable club in historic Boston, a slight dress code is enforced. 138 St. James Avenue, Boston MA 02116-5002. 617-267-5300.

Cool River Café, Irving, TX. Although this place is actually an upscale Southwestern-style steakhouse, it offers a full-service bar and a lavish cigar and cognac lounge. Enjoy some prime, aged Texas beef before treating your groomsmen to a fine cigar. 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, Texas 75038-3821. 972-888-4266. http://www.coolrivercafe.com

Club Ashe, Minneapolis, MN. With the pronunciation being ash-AY, you might suspect a few airs being put on here, but it is a top wine and cigar club. A dance floor is in the back room, along with live jazz and blues. Along with a fine selection of cigars, the menu features caviar, oysters and lobsters Rockefeller. 332 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401. 612-673-9694.

Fiore Steakhouse & Cigar Lounge, Las Vegas, NV. One of the attractions of this lounge is that the cigar terrace overlooks the resort’s pool and Ipanema Beach. It also has small footstools next to each lady’s chair for her purse. If your bride enjoys an occasional cigar, treat her to this female-friendly experience. Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89103. 702-777-7702.

Hamilton’s, Las Vegas, NV. Although Las Vegas remains one of the few places you can smoke anytime, anywhere, Hamilton’s provides a relaxing haven for the cigar smoker. Created by actor George Hamilton, the club features fifteen high quality selections on the cigar menu. New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 3790 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV. 702-740-6400

Velvet Cigar Lounge, New York. For those who really prefer to get away from the stuffiness of other bars, the Velvet might be the place for you. They offer many kinds of smokes, but the highlight is the friendly staff. You’ll be relaxed in no time. 80 E. 70th Street, New York, NY 10003. 212-533-5582.

Havana Cigar Room, Arnold, MO. Decorated lushly with leather couches, quiet booths and pool tables, it looks more like a country club than an urban cigar bar. The store’s humidor comes stocked with cigars in a price range of $5 to $30. Many St, Louis professionals and business owners store their personal stocks in the cigar lockers. 3868 Vogel Road, Arnold. MO.

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  1. I certainly wish there were more cigar bars by me that served food!!

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