While Boston has a smoking ban in effect in most public places, you can still buy some great stogies and accessories in town or choose to have it all brought to you. Here’s a look at the top five hautest spots for cigar aficionados.
1 L.J. Peretti
L.J. Peretti is not only one of the oldest tobacconists in Boston, but also in the nation. The family run company made a name for itself when it first opened nearly 150 years ago offering the best selection of cigars in town. Even Fuente, Padron, Davidoff and Christian Eiroa know how special this shop is as they have created proprietary cigars just for them. Be sure to ask for their 140-year-old Peretti Exclusive Padron.
2-1/2 Park Square Boston, MA 02116
2 Stanza dei Sigari
Tucked away in the North End is the city’s last remaining cigar bar. You might miss the subterranean location if you were walking by if it weren’t for the massive cigar above the storefront. Here, you can sip on a single malt scotch or Courvosier while puffing on a premium cigar like Padron’s 1926 Anniversary #2 or a Dunhill Aged Cabreras.
292 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113
3 Leavitt & Peirce
Harvard Square has its very own tobacco store that has been a staple in tow for more than 100 years. Here, you can shop for cutters, humidors, lighters, and, of course, a full range of cigars, which can all be found right across the street from the historic “old Harvard Yard.”
1316 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138
4 Boston Cigar Factory
Cigar aficionados enjoy some of the best stogies on the market, but for a memorable experience, Boston Cigar Factory will come directly to you and roll their handmade selections in front of you. Each cigar is rolled in the Cuban tradition with aged leaves and can then be labeled with a custom creation to commemorate your special event.
5 Koullshi Lounge
More than 70 different brands of cigars are available in this walk-in humidor, including Churchill, Monte Cristo and Padron. The lounge includes nightly belly dancing shows at 10:30 p.m. with two held on Friday and Saturdays at 9 and 11 p.m. This haute spot has a full bar and a tapas menu that includes everything from Moroccan sliders to Marrakech pizza topped with Turkish figs.
83 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129