Back in December 2008, the Boston Commission banned cigar bars in Boston. The ban gave the cigar bars a 10 year grace period in which they could continue to operate, with an opportunity to file for an extension at the end of the 10 years. So, if a cigar bar is a must for you, support the few sanctioned spaces for indoor public smoking in the other-wise smoke free City of Boston while you can.
1 Cigar Masters
During the daytime, Cigar Master is a quiet respite for a casual smoke alone, with friends or business associates, while you watch the bustling crowds pouring by the front window on Boylston Street. In the evening, the place gets livelier as workers pour out from area businesses to have a drink and a good smoke after a long day. Memberships are available at Cigar Masters which allow you access to a personal cedar locker for storing your cigars purchased at Cigar Master, or elsewhere. Or, go for the VIP service for storage up to 12 boxes or 300 cigars at a time.
745 Boylston St.Back Bay, Boston617.266.4400cigarmasters.com
2 Churchill’s Lounge at David P. Ehrlich Company
With an interior hotel lounge feel, the focus at Churchill’s is one the cigars. And being that it is housed within the second oldest tobacconist in the US (established 1868), they should know a thing or two about cigars. A spot traditionally frequented by older late night revelers (mid-30’s on up), it’s a nice change from the college aged bar hounds at adjacent Faneuil Hall.
40 North StreetFaneuil Hall area, Boston617.227.1720calligraphyboston.com/churchills
3 Stanza dei Sigari
If an old world feel is more smoking style, you’ll love Stanza dei Sigari, home to a former 1920’s speakeasy. Located on the lower level of Caffe Vittoria on Hanover Street in the North End, the cavernous feel of this Italian American smoking establishment is made complete with a soundtrack of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin playing constantly. Premium cigars are paired well here with scotches, ports, bourbons or old school martinis.
292 Hanover StreetNorth End, Boston617.227.0295stanzadeisigari.com
Located at Tangierino, a Moroccan Chophouse and Tapas Bar in Charlestown, Koullshi easily is the sexiest spot to smoke a cigar in the Boston area. A laid back exotic lounge atmosphere envelops you from the moment you enter, complete with belly dancers to entertain. Hookahs are also available here alongside cigar offerings from Ashton, Cohiba, Hoyo de Monterrey, Padron and Puros Indios.
73-83 Main StreetCharlestown617.242-6009koullshi.com
5 Victory Cigar Bar
If you are traveling to the Metro West area and feel the need for a good smoke and a cigar, or a stick as they say, Victory Cigar Bar in Sudbury offers a selection that should suit you just fine. With over 350 cigars varieties to try, you just might find a good smoke you haven’t yet had the chance to indulge. The small setting offers leather lounge seating or a place at the bar along with a full drink menu to complement your chosen cigar.
615 Boston Post RoadSudbury978.443.4040thevictorycigarbar.com