ABOUT US

About Best Cigar Pub

Our e-commerce website Best Cigar Prices.com has been serving cigar lovers around the globe since 1997, working closely with the top brands in the industry to bring you the greatest fine cigars at the greatest value possible. With our humidity & temperature-controlled humidor warehouse, exceptional customer service, and proprietary fast shipping process, we ensure maximum freshness in every cigar we serve to our customers. We’ve now taken the next logical step in expanding upon this unique experience in a physical space with the establishment of our Best Cigar Pub.

Providing a wide selection of high-quality cigar products from brands like Cohiba, Arturo Fuente, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Acid, and many more for beginners and seasoned smokers alike, our Pub also offers a clean, relaxed, and comfortable environment for you to enjoy. Featuring a state of the art air purification system, spacious and comfy seating, outside lounge areas, putting green, the country’s only dedicated Cigar Museum, 20+ big screens, lockers and private rooms for rental, live entertainment, a wide selection of fine food and drink options, & more. Best Cigar Pub is the nation’s #1 cigar destination.

Pub guests can peruse a selection of over 20,000 of the finest premium cigars in our retail store, and also have fast access to our entire inventory of over 200,000 items - the largest on-site cigar & accessory retail inventory in the country.

Yes, we’re the best, but don’t take our word for it - come by and visit us today!

Our Team

ERIC WAGNER

GENERAL MANAGER

With over 20 years of experience working in both the front and back of house at multiple restaurants throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, Eric Wagner currently serves as the General Manager of Best Cigar Pub. Born and raised in Hazleton area, he began his hospitality career at a young age cooking and serving for a family-owned restaurant. He continued to work in the area as a manager and chef while pursuing a marketing degree from Wilkes University. He was an integral member of BestCigarPrices.com marketing team for over 6 years prior to taking over as General Manager of the Pub.

As General Manager for Best Cigar Pub, Eric provides unique perspective and direction to ensure the quality and consistency of the day-to day operations of all aspects of the restaurant, lounge, and retail store.

In his free time, Eric loves spending time with his wife, Lindsay and their young son, Cole. They are avid sports fans, and enjoy spending time outdoors, and watching movies.

DANIEL PANAWAY

HEAD CHEF

With nearly 20 years of restaurant experience to date, Dan was first introduced to cooking by his mother at a very young age. He received his formal training at the Atlantic Culinary Academy, a Le Cordon Blue school located in Dover, N.H.

Dan’s birthplace of Japan has strongly influenced his cooking style, which incorporates many Asian dishes and flavors. His favorite knife is a Shun Nakiri, Ramen is among his favorites to prepare, and he also specializes in pork dishes and enjoys putting his own unique twists on comfort food.

When he’s not in the kitchen Dan enjoys spending time with his family in the woods hiking, music, and is an avid Steelers fan. It’s truly an honor to bring Dan’s dedication, passion, and creativity to our Pub patrons.

CALEB CORBETT

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

Caleb Corbett was born and raised in Las Vegas NV. He started off his career in the hospitality industry at age 15. He knew hospitality was his passion while workinging at a gourmet pizza restaurant. He went to college at Le Cordon Bleu to further his career. He trained his crafts at the Planet Hollywood Casino on the Las Vegas strip. Working the front of house and serving many celebrity’s. From there he met his wife Maria Torrisi (Hells Kitchen contestant) and they opened up their own restaurant. After the closing of their restaurant he moved to Scranton, PA. He’s worked as a chef at Kildare’s Irish Pub and later Chef of Guy Fieri’s Mount Pocono Kitchen. Looking to work closer with the guests, Caleb started at our pub March 2020. Caleb will support the setup of food, seating, atmosphere, mood, and safety. He will be your main point of contact for event planning, special occasions, as well as day to day operations. Caleb will initiate service quality through a seamless plan for you and your guests.

MEGHAN BOTT

BAR LEAD

Meghan has been involved in the restaurant business since 2000. She started serving and bartending while getting her degree in Education at Kutztown University, she came to the conclusion that the restaurant and her customers were what she really loved. She has worked in many places from taverns to fine dining restaurant as a server, bartender, and manager. Meghan is now the bar manager for Best Cigar Pub and loves bringing in her creative mind and hands to create fun cocktails.

In her free time Meghan loves to spend time with her family. You will find her at the baseball field traveling with her son, Mason or in the woods hunting with her husband, Nick.

CHARLIE REED

LEAD TOBACCONIST

Charlie has been in the cigar industry for over 20 years, with his first decade being spent at a cigar factory working directly with cigar wrapper and binder. After 10 years in the factory, Charlie pursued a career in sales before realizing the "Cigar Lifestyle" was calling him back. Charlie returned to the cigar industry in 2011 when he found a home with BestCigarPrices.com. After many successful years as a Customer Service representative, then sales lead, the plans for our Pub had begun. Charlie is now the Lead Tobacconist in our retail store and you'll be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable in your local cigar store. Charlie spends his free time spending as much time outdoors as possible with his daughter, Layla and wife, Melinda.

DAVID LEWIS

MARKETING LEAD

David started his restaurant career as a line cook while studying for a degree in Computer Graphics/New Media from Luzerne County Community College. David worked as a Graphic Designer in the Marketing department for Best Cigar Prices in 2017 before expanding his food knowledge as a Sous Chef in Maine. He missed the BCP family and came back to work as Marketing Lead for Best Cigar Pub in June 2020. David knows the BCP Pantone colors by heart and his favorite program is Adobe Premiere. In his free time, he likes to skateboard, go to the drive-in movie theater, cook, or enjoy live music.