1 Hudson Bar & Books
For the ultimate haute cigar bar I consulted with West Village Real Estate expert Alejandro Beitler, who seriously knows his way around town.Mr. Breitler recommended Hudson Bar & Books, a charming cigar bar that feels like your very own literary den. “The polished copper bar and rich wood panels set the stage for an elegant engagement - whether it be business or pleasure. Local Villagers and out of town visitors discuss culture, style and the latest headlines over cocktails served by white-tuxedo-clad bar staff.”
636 Hudson St. New York, NY 212.229.2642 www.barandbooks.cz
2 Club Macanudo
Well-attired gentlemen (no T-shirts or sneakers allowed) gather at the Club Macanudo to enjoy a selection from more than 130 varieties of cigars, including Macanudo, Cohiba, Partagas, La Gloria Cubana, Punch and Hoyo de Monterrey.A state-of-the-art ventilation system, rich mahogany, soft leather chairs, and attentive staff keeps this a warm inviting atmosphere. Insiders know to ask for Mauricio Cordoba and cigar passionate regulars (like the world’s celebrities, business tycoons, A-listers and corporate execs) lease a private humidor.
26 E. 63rd St. New York, NY 212.752.7770 www.clubmacanudo.com
3 The Carnegie Club
For a civilized gentleman’s style cigar club with the boys, enter The Carnegie Club, a cocktail and smoking lounge. With 25-foot ceilings, touches of Gothic architecture and plush furniture, you can enjoy winded puffs of your favorite blend while catching up over Ivy League stories.
156 W. 56th St.New York, NY212.957.9676hospitalityholdings.com
4 Velvet Cigars Lounge
Located in the East Village, there is an unique vibe to the Velvet Cigars Lounge, a family-owned business for more than three generations, that you just won't find elsewhere. Having sold more than 50,000 Velvet Cigars, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful from the beginner to the connoisseur. Open late. No food or alcohol, but you can BYOB for a fee.
80 E. Seventh St.New York, NY212.533.5582velvetcigars.com
5 The Creek and The Cave
For a strong margarita, a cigar and youthful energy head to The Creek and The Cave. With stand-up comedy, Wii nights and Open Mic it's not your typical cigar bar. Great for late nights as the bar stays open til 2am during the week and 4 a.m. on the weekends. An outdoor space provides fresh air to enjoy a cigar under the stars with well-versed tobacco leaf enthusiasts.
10-93 Jackson Ave.Long Island City, NY718.706.8783www.thecreekandthecave.com