Lounge Review

Cigar Lounge Review: Grand Cathedral Cigars in Tampa, Florida

Located near the “cigar capital of the world,” Ybor City, Grand Cathedral Cigars opened in May of 2021. Owner Angela Yue renovated an old church into a beautiful cigar lounge complete with member only areas, a walk-in humidor, fully stocked bar, a large patio with outdoor bar service, a koi pond, and plenty of room…

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Cigar Lounge Review: Rem’s Place in Grand Junction, Colorado

Located in the Western Slope region of Colorado and less than a 2hr drive from the Utah border, sits Grand Junction, Colorado. Grand Junction is known as the wine hub of Colorado’s “wine country.” However, on my way back from the PCA 2022 Trade Show, I’m looking for something a bit. I’m looking for a…

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Lounge Review: FatAsh Cigar Lounge in Ashland, Kentucky

Located in the northeastern region of Kentucky, and hidden away in the Highlands, is the small town of Ashland, Kentucky. Ashland is the largest city in Boyd County, with a population of just over 20,000 (according to the United States Census Bureau). Ashland is full of small town charm, a Main Street USA feel, and…

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Lounge Review: Bad Ash Cigars LLC. in Oregon, Illinois

Hidden away between the Quad Cities and Chicago is the sleepy town of Oregon, Illinois. There, near the bank of the Rock River, you will find a haven for cigar smokers in the area: Bad Ash Cigars LLC. Bad Ash Cigars LLC. is a poorly kept secret amongst cigar aficionados and enthusiasts in the Eastern…

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Cigar Lounge Review: Churchill’s Fine Cigars

Picture this: I love food. I love cigars. I love gin. You know what I don’t like? Exercise. Of any kind. However, I have friends that are more active in that way than I am and I acquiesced to their request to go hiking while on vacation in Arizona. The location we hiked (I attempted…

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Leaf Brothers Lounge Review

A great cigar stop on your way into or out of Des Moines proper! Fight any hesitation and chat with the regulars – they are an amazing group of individuals and quite frankly many of the people who introduced me to cigars many moons ago. While these aficionados are close in friendship with one another,…

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Lounge Review: The Outlaw Cigar Company in Overland Park, KS is a Bucket List Cigar Destination…with a Caveat

I have said before that the Midwest seems to be largely overlooked by the cigar industry. There are a few exceptions, like Up Down Cigar in Chicago or Safari Cigars in Omaha, NE. There are a few in St. Louis that seems to get some love, too. But by-in-large, most cigar shops throughout the Midwest…

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Lounge Review: Monte’s Cigar Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico Sets the Standard in the Southwest

One of the great things about driving to the PCA Trade Show, was being able to stop at cigar lounges throughout my trip. When I got to Albuquerque, New Mexico, I wasn’t sure what I would find. Honestly, Albuquerque isn’t known for its cigar culture…but maybe it should be? Monte’s has been in Albuquerque since…

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Lounge Review: En Fuego Cigars (Henderson, NV) Outshines the Bright Lights of Vegas

While in Las Vegas for the PCA 2021 Trade Show, I decided that I wanted to visit a cigar lounge before the show started. I arrived a day early and decided to see what Vegas had to offer. Instead of hitting up the usual suspects on the Vegas Strip, I decided to drive a few…

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Lounge Review: The Vintage Whiskey and Cigar Bar Sets the Bar High in Charlotte

Back in May, myself and a friend of the show (Randy Carmichael) took a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend the inaugural Queen City Cigar Fest.  Randy was told by Master Blender Nick Syris of LH Cigars, that we should check out a newer cigar lounge named The Vintage while we were in Charlotte. …

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