Welcome to the newest and most opulent cigar lounge on the Vegas Strip – the Eight Lounge, housed inside Resorts World, the newest mega hotel/resort on the strip. As part of our traveling road show, Kevin (The Commish) Parow and I spent some time in this absolutely beautiful lounge that just recently opened in Las Vegas. The Eight Lounge is an expansive 7,000 Sq-Ft smoking emporium that offers patrons a selection of 150 cigars that range from $18.00 to $5,000. Yes your read that right! Hit it big at the casino and celebrate your win with a Gurkha His Majesty’s Reserve – the most expensive cigar the world. You can also find some pretty rare cigars in the humidor from the likes of Fuente and Padron. Of course if you want to bring your own cigars, the management is ok with that too.
The lounge is located right inside the hotel retail and night club area known as the “District”. The District area houses numerous boutique shops and designer couture and spans 70,000 square feet. After strolling through, doing some window shopping, I am sure you will want to head into the Eight Lounge to relax.
As you enter the lounge, you are greeted by a door handler who welcomes you into the lounge. If it is a busy night you may need to have reservations, or at least be meeting someone who does, as was the case the evenings Kevin and I were there. Once through the door your eyes will feast on the large, glass walled, walk-in humidor to the right and the array of pleated leather chairs and couches, neatly spaced around tables in front of you.
The Eight Lounge Humidor is stocked with a vast range of popular cigar brands and even some lesser known, but up and coming brands, that the General Manager decides to rotate in on a monthly basis. There are “Eight” branded ashtrays, humidors, and caps to show off your Eight Pride. I found the humidor to be properly humidified and temperature controlled. Pricing of cigars range from about $18.00 to “how high you want to go”.
Keep in mind, this is the Vegas strip and prices are going to be more than what you may experience in your home town humidor, but then again, your in Vegas Baby! All in all, I would say there is something for everyone’s palate in the “Eight” humidor. If you really want to smoke your own, that is ok, the management does not complain. Just buy something to drink and enjoy the lounge and the comradery of friends.
Members Only Lounge
Like many lounges, Eight has an elite members only lounge that offers, those with membership, a place to get away from the din of the main lounge with their guests. The area is quite expansive and elegantly laid out with comfortable leather seating, a huge flat screen TV, and a private entrance to the rest rooms.
The elite members only lounge is part of a $5,000 annual locker fee that also gets you a locker in the humidor with a personalized gold name plate. Sign up and you will be part of an elite group of members that includes
- Fourteen-time MLB All-Star and World Series champion Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez
- NHL great Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky
- Country singer and five-time recipient of Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan
- NBA Hall-of-Famer Michael Jordan
For an extra fee, you can get a display case to store your favorite collection of beverages for you and your guests to enjoy.
The bar is curated with the finest of libations, wine and beer. The trained mixologists have all the ingredients to craft you the finest cocktail or just serve up a evening cordial or pour of whiskey, rum, or tequila to pair with your cigar.
As you make your way to the back of the lounge, you enter onto the 2,200 square foot “Smokers Terrace” that is as impeccably laid out as the lounge itself. It overlooks the strip and has numerous seating areas, outdoor heaters for those cool desert evenings, and even an outdoor fireplace to add to the ambiance.
On Thursday through Saturday, the Eight Lounge offers DJ’d music after 9PM which transforms the quiet lounge into a destination club for dancing and enjoyment.
Hours of Operation and Contact
The Retail Humidor is open 7 Days a Week from 11AM to 2AM
The Lounge is open 7 Days a week:
- Mon – Fri opens at 4PM
- Sat/Sun opens at 1PM
The Eight Lounge can be contacted at:
- Phone: (702) 676-7405
- Email: [email protected]
- Facebook: facebook.com/eightloungelv
- Website: http://eightloungelv.com/
I have to say this is by far the most expansive cigar lounge on the Vegas Strip. It is a comfortable and pleasant reprieve from the casinos, shopping and shows on the Vegas strip. The General Manager, Ian Floranza gave me a grand tour and explained that the name Eight is a lucky number in Chinese and that they incorporated that number in the design of the lounge, which has 8 different areas to relax and enjoy a fine cigar and beverage. The patrons seemed inviting and inclusive the nights we were there. The restrooms were spotless and the air quality pristine. This is a must see when you are in Vegas.