Cigar Lounge: The Leaf Lounge – Titusville, FL

There was a time, if you lived in the Titusville, Florida area, if you wanted to pick up some premium cigars, you had one place to go – Harry Smooths. The small shop has been around for decades, but it was just that, a cigar shop. You purchased and you went home to enjoy. Harry’s Read more about Cigar Lounge: The Leaf Lounge – Titusville, FL[…]

Cigar Lounge: Grand Cathedral Cigars – Tampa Heights, Florida

During my visit the other week to the Ybor City Cigar Heritage Festival, I took the time to swing over to the newest lounge in the area – Grand Cathedral Cigars. The lounge is the brain child of Angela Yue, who as some may know, is not new to owning and operating cigar lounges. She Read more about Cigar Lounge: Grand Cathedral Cigars – Tampa Heights, Florida[…]

Cigar Shop – Serafin de Cuba – Tarpon Springs, FL

Just about 30 miles north of Tampa, FL, nestled between St. Joseph Sound and Lake Tarpon, right along US Route 19, is the historic and quaint city of Tarpon Springs. The city was settled in 1876 by fishermen and farmers and got it’s name from the Tarpon that run the waters of the Sound. Tarpon Read more about Cigar Shop – Serafin de Cuba – Tarpon Springs, FL[…]

Cigar Lounge – Stanley’s Cigar Lounge Atlanta – Honor Legacy Community

Atlanta, Georgia is one of the hottest cigar cities in the United States. I could spend 3 months in the city and visit a lounge every day and still not hit all the Atlanta establishments. This past September marked the introduction of a yet another cigar lounge – Stanley’s Cigar Lounge. Technically not a new Read more about Cigar Lounge – Stanley’s Cigar Lounge Atlanta – Honor Legacy Community[…]

Cigar Lounge: The Smoke Stack – Coraopolis, PA

This past weekend, I had the honor of participating in the 2021 Cigar Smoking World Championship US National final. That is a story yet to be published but I will say it was held in Pittsburgh, PA. Since I had a late afternoon flight back to Florida the following day, I was able to reconnect Read more about Cigar Lounge: The Smoke Stack – Coraopolis, PA[…]

Cigar Lounge: Smoke Rings 72 – Merritt Island Florida – A True Destination Lounge

Louis Riposta, the owner of the newly opened Smoke Rings 72 in Merritt Island, Florida had a dream that started with the acquisition of small cigar shop in the Merritt Island Shopping mall a number of years ago. The shop was quaint but it did not complete the dream. Louis took the time to search Read more about Cigar Lounge: Smoke Rings 72 – Merritt Island Florida – A True Destination Lounge[…]

Cigar Lounge: Catelli Cigar Lounge & Backbeat Music Parlor – A Must Visit

Now that life is getting back to some level of normalcy, I took the opportunity to keep a promise and visit a new cigar lounge down in Vero Beach, FL. You see, back in late 2019, I stopped into the Riverside Cigar Bar (A Catelli Cigar Company Lounge) in Vero Beach and was preparing to Read more about Cigar Lounge: Catelli Cigar Lounge & Backbeat Music Parlor – A Must Visit[…]

Cigar Lounge: Continental Cigar Club – Los Angeles California

I recently had the pleasure of visiting a beautiful new cigar lounge in the Los Angeles, California area known as the Continental Cigar Club. The lounge is the brainchild of TABAC Trading Company CEO, Patrick Potter and minority business partner Adam Duffy. Opened in the middle of the 2020 pandemic, the Continental Cigar Club boasts Read more about Cigar Lounge: Continental Cigar Club – Los Angeles California[…]

Cigar Lounge – Bar: Cigar Especial – Nashville, TN

This past week, I took a short weekend trip up to Nashville, TN to visit with my family. My last day, everyone was back in school and at work, so I arranged to spend the time I had between waking up and heading to the airport, to meet with Charles Stansbury, my good friend and Read more about Cigar Lounge – Bar: Cigar Especial – Nashville, TN[…]

Cigar Lounge: South Miami Empire Social Lounge Now Open

South Miami welcomes Empire Social Lounge, the second Miami location by the founders of the Prime Cigar brand. Located in Downtown Dadeland at 8955 Dadeland Blvd #D-170, Miami, Florida 33156, Empire Social is bringing a dose of “Sophisticated Relaxation” to South Miami. Proprietors Jason Reznik, Ryan Leeds and Peter Berntsen will proudly unveil Empire Social Read more about Cigar Lounge: South Miami Empire Social Lounge Now Open[…]

Cigar Lounge: Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge – Sanford, FL

Back in November of 2019 I had the pleasure of visiting the new Executive Cigar Shop & Lounge in Sanford, Florida for a soft opening and I will say I was thoroughly impressed with this new lounge. I returned in January to check out the final rendition and to see how things were moving along. Read more about Cigar Lounge: Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge – Sanford, FL[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press Best Cigar Lounge of 2019

As we started in 2018, Stogie Press gives an award to the best cigar lounge we visited in the year. Last year it was Tailored Smoke in Charlotte, NC. This year we visited 14 lounges and each one was unique in their own way. Keep in mind, this award is only for lounges we have Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press Best Cigar Lounge of 2019[…]

Cigar Lounge: Cigar Life Shop and Lounge – Lakeland Florida

Back during Thanksgiving vacation, I spent the week with my family in Kissimmee, Florida and three days of crowds and lines at Disney World. After getting my fill of the “mouse” I bailed on the trip to Universal Studies and opted to take up an invite from Eddie Tarazona, owner of Tarazona Cigars, to trip Read more about Cigar Lounge: Cigar Life Shop and Lounge – Lakeland Florida[…]

Cigar Lounge: Cordova Cigars – Pensacola Florida

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Pensacola, Florida. The city is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle, just 13 miles from the border with Alabama. It is the home to Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) which was the first Naval Air Station commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1914.  The city can boast being Read more about Cigar Lounge: Cordova Cigars – Pensacola Florida[…]