Best Place to Smoke Cigars in NYC?

Hey Monkeys

Just moved to the Big Apple and looking for a spot to smoke a stogie and meet cool people. Been going to Casa de Montecristo's every Friday due to their awesome BYOB policy and bumping DJ.

Probably going to check out Carnegie Club here pretty soon. Any recommendations on spots to smoke and meet successful people?

Thanks

Comments (19)

 
2/19/17

Oh man, good thread. If you're ever in Chicago and want a stick, let me know.

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2/19/17

Will do. Bigg's Mansion was my favorite spot when I lived there.

 
2/21/17
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Oh man, good thread. If you're ever in Chicago and want a stick, let me know.

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2/21/17

Haha. Deal.

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2/20/17

The Grand Havana Room, but it's member's only. Great place to rub elbows with muckity mucks, I've seen Al Sharpton there before.

 
2/21/17

Grand Havana was a great time the last time I was in NYC.

 
2/21/17

...seen Al Sharpton there before, and it was the last time I ever went.

FTFY

 
2/21/17

haha. Although you're not wrong, I would go again in a heart beat next time I'm invited.

 
2/21/17

"Back in the day" a good friend of mine was a member there and I went at least once a month for a couple of years. "The Reverend" Al was there literally 75% of the time, often accompanied by much younger women or other B-list celebrities (DL Hughley was usually a part of his entourage). I guess Sharpton's form of public service pays pretty well and leaves plenty of time for leisure. Rudy Guiliani was also a regular and despite being arch-enemies in "real life" the two had no issues at GHR.

 
2/22/17

It FOR SURE pays well.. I'm not saying this is a substantiated fact... but a quick google search
Al Sharpton Net Worth
https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome-psya... brings up $5M.... It also brings up some random Blaze article about his 20 year younger smokeshow girlfriend...just doing the work of the lord my man.

 
2/20/17

Bar and Books
Club Macanudo

 
2/21/17
HendrixBanker:

Club Macanudo

+1, pretty cool place - food is good too. Sticks Are a little bit pricey though, and as the name implies don't come in looking for a Padron.

 
2/21/17

If you're more of a downtown person, SoHo Cigar Bar is pretty good.

 
2/21/17

Only been to one cigar bar in NYC so don't have much to compare it to, but went to SoHo Cigar Bar with a couple buddies this summer and thought it was a cool spot.

+1 for Biggs Mansion in Chicago, although, its kind of annoying that you cant BYOB downstairs.

 
2/21/17

I rotate through Macanudo Club, Carnegie Club and SoHo Cigar Bar, usually as dictated by geographic convenience. In light of the fact that you don't have many options, they're all decent.

Macanudo and Carnegie are pretty classic - wood paneling, generally plush seating, jazz bands on busier nights, etc. If you're going to "meet successful people," I suppose these would be it. I've never seen conversations struck up between tables but the people at the bar typically look chatty.

SoHo Cigar Bar is what you'd get if a sports bar and a hookah lounge had a cigar-smoking baby. They bring out bottle service sparklers stuck in chocolate cake for awkward looking bachelor parties in NFL jerseys. I'm not hating - I've been party to it before and the chocolate cake is actually decent - just know that you probably won't be meeting Gordon Gekko here. The service is usually really friendly, and it's a great option if you're downtown and just wanna stoge up without schlepping it uptown.

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2/21/17

My two stand-bys have already been mentioned, but just to plug, Sparks Steakhouse actually has a really great selection of stoges.

 
2/21/17

Cigar Inn is a good, low-key option if you're uptown. BYOB. Laid-back atmosphere. Definitely not going to see Al Sharpton there.

 
2/22/17

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