Entering a fine cigar bar is like stepping into the past to a time when smoking a good cigar was a pleasure that many enjoyed. Luckily, this old timey feel can still be found here in Detroit at some great establishments. From bars that offer relaxing atmospheres to enjoy a stogie to steakhouses that allow you to smoke a cigar after a hearty meal, cigar smokers will find their haven at one of these Detroit establishments.
La Casa De La Habana Detroit
1502 Randolph St.
Detroit, MI 48226
While this cigar lounge boasts an elegant and intimate atmosphere, beginner cigar enthusiasts shouldn’t be thwarted from visiting La Casa. Both the downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor locations host live music, a diverse selection of cigars and great drinks. Connoisseurs who’d like access to La Casa’s private cigar club may apply for a membership. Perks include private locker humidors, special offers and access to the members-only area of the lounge. Check out the La Casa calendar for special events and then get in gear and head on down for a unique cigar experience.
22037 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Cigaro is a place where cigar and hookah enthusiasts can co-mingle. Located downtown, the laid back lounge offers hookahs, cigar accessories and a full line of premium cigars—all of which are kept in a cedar wood walk-in humidor. Cigar smokers can store their stogies in Spanish mahogany wood humidified lockers while hookah smokers can enjoy a range of tobacco flavors ranging from white grape and sweet melon to strawberry margarita. Check out Cigaro Lounge’s special offers for added sign up for their newsletter for exclusive discounts.
Churchills of Birmingham
Cigar Lounge and Bistro
142 S. Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 48009
If you think a cigar tastes best after a delicious meal, Churchills of Birmingham is where you should dine. Part bistro, part cigar bar, this establishment offers some great food to enjoy before your smoke. Appetizers range from Oysters Rockefeller to Montecristo Steak Bites and diners can select from entrees such as crab stuffed salmon and a monstrous 20 oz. bone-in rib-eye steak. Afterwards, retire to the lounge where you can enjoy a top flight cigar or tobacco from the hookah.
The Cellar Cigar Bar
201 W. Main St.
Brighton, MI 48116
Located below the Downtown Main Martini Bar, the Cellar Cigar Bar offers a relaxing atmosphere with leather sofas, giant screen televisions and a walk-in humidor with a selection of cigars that is second to none. There are private humidors that can be rented, and if you really want to step things up a notch, there are also private wine lockers available. With this combination, you can sit and enjoy a cigar that has been stored at the precise temperature and humidity while you sip from a glass of your favorite wine. It does not get much better than this.
The Godfather Cigar & Martini Lounge
6876 N. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48306
When a cigar bar has a name like The Godfather, you know that it means business. Of course, there is the walk-in humidor filled with top shelf cigars, but at The Godfather you will find much more. First, this establishment houses two different lounges—one guests see when they first walk in and another private lounge on the upper level. Events range from ladies night and service worker night to belly dancing shows, live music and more. Nosh on simple hors d’oeuvres of shrimp cocktail or cheese platters while sipping on a martini atop one of the comfy leather sofas.
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