Worth magazine , the definitive personal finance and lifestyle magazine for high net worth readers, has unveiled its elite list of the “Top 10 Cigar Lounges,” as featured in its September 2013 issue, available now on newsstands. The list identifies the best spots for enjoying premium cigars with fellow enthusiasts—from Boston’s Cigar Masters to Casa Fuente in Las Vegas.
“Cigar enthusiasts expect top-notch quality—both in their cigars and where they smoke them—and these establishments exceed those expectations,”
said Worth Editor-in-Chief Richard Bradley.
The Worth editorial team selected these particular spots based on cigar selection, acclaim and general atmosphere. Featured locations are:
1. Grand Havana Room, Beverly Hills, Calif. and New York (http://www.grandhavana.com): With over 350 private cigar lockers for members, which include many of the biggest names in entertainment, this opulent oasis has a cigar selection that is simply outstanding.
2. Soho Beach House, Miami (http://www.sohobeachhouse.com): The South Beach location of this private club, first established in London, is a 16-story hotel tower and spa which has a cigar-friendly patio area that overlooks the ocean.
3. Club Macanudo, New York (http://www.clubmacanudo.com): A New York institution since 1996, “Club Mac,” as devotees call it, invites devotees in with a menu boasting more than 130 cigar brands.
4. Carnegie Club, New York (http://www.hospitalityholdings.com): This luxurious den offers a friendly yet cultured atmosphere, featuring hand-carved 18th-century wooden bookcases filled with leather-bound tomes and a stone fireplace.
5. Davidoff Humidor Cigar Lounge, Westmont, Ill. (http://www.humidorcigarlounge.com): Located in the Chicago suburb of Westmont, the space features 14-foot ceilings, a fireplace and an innovative “hidden in plain sight” cigar-locker system.
6. Casa Fuente, Las Vegas (http://www.casafuente.com): Nestled in an out-of-the-way corner of the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, this spot offers visitors a taste of Old Havana: wicker chairs and tropical-themed cocktails.
7. Cigar Masters, Boston (http://www.cigarmasters.com): As New England’s premier cigar lounge, Cigar Masters is known for its lavish furnishings, excellent cigar selection and array of beers, wines and vintage ports.
8. The Cigar Bar, St. Petersburg, Fla. (http://www.tampabay.rays.mlb.com): With strict no-smoking laws enforced in just about every sports venue in the U.S., the pleasure of puffing a cigar at the ballpark is all too rare. Luckily, the Cuesta-Rey Cigar Bar inside Tropicana Field, home of MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays, offers a city field view and excellent Fuente and Newman cigars.
9. Shelly’s Back Room, Washington, D.C. (http://www.shellysbackroom.com): Located just a few blocks from the White House, the capital’s quintessential smoke-filled room offers a relaxed atmosphere, an encyclopedic menu of beers, wines and spirits, and a cigar roster that will satisfy seasoned connoisseurs and novices alike.
10. Churchill’s Cigar Bar, Queen Mary 2 (http://www.cunard.com): Perhaps the most luxurious cruise indoor smoking lounge is Churchill’s on deck nine of Cunard Cruise Line’s QM2. There, settled in a leather armchair and sipping a cocktail from the adjacent Commodore Club, you can peacefully puff away on either your own cigar or one from the onboard humidor.