We love being able to visit the Big Apple whenever we want so it’s great that it’s only two hours away. New York City has so much to offer when it comes to finding high-end cigar bars and cigar lounges to relax in. From premium cigars, state-of-the-art humidors, private memberships and exclusive offers, some of the cigar spots in New York City are almost too good to be true! Here are a few places in Manhattan that truly cater to the cigar aficionado’s out there.
Nestled behind Carnegie Hall on 56th Street is the Carnegie Club. This classy joint not only offers quality cigars but they also have an impressive list of exclusive cocktails! The Carnegie Club has a grand, dark sort of look to it with a contemporary vibe. If you find yourself there on a Saturday the club hosts “Sinatra Saturdays” where they pay tribute to the classic artist with talented musicians and an 11 piece orchestra.
Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Club Macanudo is another luxury cigar spot that ranks among the best in the city. This elegant oasis is outfitted with rich mahogany furniture and comfortable leather sofas. With its state-of-the-art ventilation system, Club Macanudo offers an environment for both smokers and non-smokers. This particular club has a strict dress code so be sure to dress accordingly!
The Grand Havana Room, located on 5th Avenue, is a private cigar club that features a huge selection of premium cigars, 650 humidors, private smoking rooms and live music in the Grand Lounge. This cigar haven has exquisite architectural surroundings and is a member’s only club. The Grande Lounge includes a full service bar, private dining suites and a magnificent walk-in glass enclosed humidor vault. The specially engineered ventilation system inside the Grand Havana Room results in a smokeless comfortable environment.
For those looking to strictly enjoy cigars and nothing else there is the Velvet Lounge. While more on the serious side of cigars, the Velvet Lounge does not offer food or beverages, just a fine selection of boutique cigars. This East Village cigar spot does allow BYOB, which is an excellent affordable option for those looking to indulge in spirits as well as cigars. If you’re looking for more of a luxurious experience the Velvet Lounge does offer memberships. Members receive their own humidor adorned with a personalized nameplate, discounts on cigars and accessories along with a no cutting fee.
Whether you’re looking to simply escape and enjoy a cigar or searching for a high-end lounge with exclusive memberships, New York City is sure to have a cigar bar that suits your needs.