Burn Lounge - Pittsburgh PA

Cigar Lounge: Burn by Rocky Patel – Pittsburgh

During my northern tour of cigar lounges last month I took the opportunity to check out the new Burn by Rocky Patel lounge in Pittsburgh, PA.  My friend and Stogie Press associate Mike Bruce, who lives in the area, were dropped off at the lounge by Melody from Leaf & Bean after we spent the[…]

Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge

Cigar Lounge: Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge – Melbourne FL – The 3rd Rendition

A Little Executive History It was more than a decade and a half when I first stepped into the Executive Cigar Shop in downtown Melbourne FL. It was a small shop in the center of the strip along New Haven Avenue in the heart of a slow growing downtown district of this small Florida town.[…]

Cigar Lounge: EXCLUSIVE PÍVAT CIGAR LOUNGE OPENS AT AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORT SPA

I recently received an e-mail announcing a new high class, exclusive lounge that just opened in the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. The lounge is titled Pívat – named after the Cahuilla Indian word for “smoking tobacco”. It is billed as an upscale smoking lounge that offers a selection of premium[…]

Cigar Lounge – Leaf and Bean Strip – Pittsburgh, PA

As I continued the Stogie Press cigar lounge tour of the northeast, I met up with my associate Mike Bruce in Pittsburgh, PA and we headed off to visit the Leaf and Bean cigar shop in the Strip District, downtown Pittsburgh. Leaf and Bean is owned and operated by Island Jim Robinson, the iconic purveyor[…]

Conquistador Cigar Parlor

Cigar Lounge: Conquistador Cigar Parlor – Brooklyn NY

The 3rd stop on my NYC Cigar Shop tour, took me to a brand new and luxurious lounge in Brooklyn, NY.  Conquistador Cigar Parlor has been only open since May of 2018 and it is one of the last shops to get a tobacco resale licence in the Big Apple. Located in the Sheepshead Bay[…]

Cigar Lounge: Maduros – Bronx NY

The second half of the day this past Sunday, Kevin Schweitzer from Rock-A-Feller Cigars and I took a trek up to the Bronx to visit another favorite shop  of his – Maduro Cigar Lounge. Located between the Bronx Zoo, and the Cross Bronx Expressway just off of E. Tremont Avenue at 1969 Southern Blvd, Maduro’s[…]

Cigar Lounge: Harry’s Habana Hut – Bayside Queens

I am spending some time in the NYC area this week for some family events and of course a  visit anywhere always means a visit to cigar lounges. This past Sunday I had the pleasure of spending some quality time with one of sponsors, Keven Schweitzer – owner of Rock-A-Feller Cigars here in NY. One[…]

Origins Cigars

Lounge Review: Origins and Enki Cigar Shop

This past week I was visiting Miami and kept a promise to visit Mr. Karel Martinez, owner of Enki Cigars and Origins Cigars. Karel and Stogie Press go way back, as he was one of the first brand owners to send us samples to review when we first launched our site back in 2013. We[…]

Charles P. Stanley Cigar Company

Cigar Lounge Review: Charles P. Stanley Cigar Company St. Louis Missouri

This past week I was on business in the St. Louis area and, like all trips I go on, I always look for a local shop to settle into in the evening after a long day of work. A little google search took me the Charles P. Stanley Cigar Company in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The search[…]

James Fox and Co. Dublin

A Visit to James J. Fox and Co. Dublin – Whiskey and Cuban Cigar Shop

Last week, I took a little time off with my wife to visit Ireland for the first time.  Every year I promise my bride a non-cigar vacation and this was the trip. I will  be talking more about our adventures in future travel articles, but any visit to a place I have never been will[…]

Cuban Crafters

A Visit to Cuban Crafters Cigar Store and Factory – A must see in Miami

If you ever visit Miami for business or pleasure and are a cigar enthusiast, one of the stops I am sure you would make is to Calle Ocho in Little Havana. It is a quaint part of town that maintains the Cubanesque feel from those that settled there during the Cuban Crisis in the 1960s.[…]

Don Kiki Cigar Superstore

Don Kiki Cigar Superstore – A Daytona Beach Destination

I drive up and down I-95 on Florida’s east coast on a regular basis, going from Melbourne to Jacksonville to visit my grandchildren. Every time I make the trip I tell myself,I need to stop over at Don Kiki’s in Daytona Beach.This past Sunday, I finally made it happen and I am glad I did.[…]

The Ambassador Cigars and Spirits Lounge

The Ambassador Cigars and Spirits Lounge Review

Earlier this week, I left the sunny shores of Melbourne, FL to head up to the frigid cold and snow of Troy, MI.This was not my first trip to Troy, or to the state of Michigan, so I kind of know my way around  the area.  After a long day of meetings and dinner with[…]

Island Jim Cigars

Football and Island Jim at the Mancave Fort Lauderdale

It’s football season and that means Thursday night games at your favorite brick and mortar shop. Last Thursday I had the opportunity to take a little trip down to Fort Lauderdale, FL to visit the Mancave Cigar Lounge owned and operated by two of the best Brothers of the Leaf, Brian Berk and Benjamin Grynbaum.  Not only[…]