There are very few places where you can smoke indoors anymore, but if you like to puff on the occasional stogie there are still a couple of joints where you can kick back and light up - or you can also pick up a great cigar and sit on a nearby outdoor patio when the weather's a bit warmer.
The best places for a 9-to-5 repose or a night out with friends, these are the top 10 Canadian cigar lounges and shops where smoking is oh-so-in.
Stogies Cigar Lounge opened in 1997 and has been at the forefront of the cigar scene in Montreal ever since. The elegant yet down-to-earth atmosphere has something for everyone, from a choice of 101 martinis to rare Cuban cigars, where a Habanos dealer will guarantee you the best in authentic Cuban cigars at retail prices.
With over 12 years of experience bringing the largest and finest selection of Cuban cigarsand cigars from other countries to locals as well as celebrities, City Cigar is a store that also carries pipes and tobacco, hookahs, cigarellos, and specialty cigarettes.
MPs and locals all gather at Bacchus in the Hilton Hotel, undeniably the best cigar lounge in O-town. They have live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, enticing views of the Ottawa skyline, fine liqueurs and ports, and, of course, a high-end selection of cigars like Leon Jimenes and Monte Cristos.
Torontonians know where to enjoy a good puff and that's downtown at Chez Tabac on Avenue Road. A cigar shop with a huge choice of stogies, humidors, pipes, and more, you can also kick back in their casual lounge and take a load off.
On the top floor of one of the city's most beloved restaurants is Montreal's haven devoted to the pleasure of cigar smoking. Designed for both cigar enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike, the Cigar Lounge is the perfect place to just let it all go up in smoke.
If you live in Eastern Canada and have got a hankering for a nice cigar, then check out Paul Stulac Smoke on the Water, Halifax’s leading cigar merchant that has an extensive range of cigars from around the world as well as specializes in a large selection of authentic Havana cigars.
For more than two decades Thomas Hinds Tobacconist has been Winnipeg's premier source for quality cigars, tobacco, and related accessories. Their excellent customer service and knowledgeable staff have made it the go-to cigar shop in the Winnipeg area.
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