From cigar lounges to bars that feature a broad collection of stogies, here are five local places to enjoy a luxurious smoke.
The Luxe Approach
Cigar enthusiasts and newbies alike will go weak at the knees at the sight of the inventory of stogies at Casa De Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar. The premier cigar lounge boasts its very own walk-in humidor lined with the finest cedar hardwood and filled with shelves upon shelves of world-class brands like La Flor Dominicana, Rocky Patel and more. 1100 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.622.2220, primecigar.com/miami-florida
A Lincoln Road staple, Deco Drive Cigars offers guests the option to escape the bustle of the busy promenade and enter its lounge for a smoke and a drink. The top brands are all here, but the venue’s own hand-rolled creations are the way to go. 414 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.531.8388, decodrivecigars.com
Little Havana Cigar Factory is the closest thing locals can come to enjoying a stogie from the island nation. Located in the middle of Calle Ocho, this authentic smoke shop and lounge offers a comfortable setting with oversized leather sofas and more than 55 different brands of cigars to choose from. 1501 SW Eighth St., Miami, 305.541.1103, littlehavanacigarstore.com
While it isn’t solely considered a cigar lounge, Rumbar carries an extensive collection of cigars that just happen to compliment the 50 different types of rums the bar has on hand. The mix of dark wood, leather sofas, Latin tunes and smell of burning fermented tobacco leaf makes this spot at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne a sure favorite. 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, 305.365.4500, ritzcarlton.com
Where There’s Smoke...
StripSteak by Michael Mina recently introduced a Cigar Social evening on the restaurant’s outside terrace every Thursday from 5 to 7PM. There, guests can enjoy some a glass of Dalmore scotch and an Arturo Fuente before sitting down to dinner. $25 per person, Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4780, fontainebleau.com