Cigars are sometimes looked at as status symbols and are often associated with a male’s rite of passage. It comes as no surprise then that some of history’s most influential folks were known to have enjoyed a good smoke now and again — men such as Winston Churchill, Sigmund Freud, Mark Twain, George Burns, Rudyard Kipling and Ulysses S. Grant, and perhaps even a few ladies as well. For Philly gents & ladies who like the lounge scene just as much as they love cigars, here are some great local places to relax with your stogie.
Ashes Cigar Lounge
4453 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
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Ashes Cigars in Manayunk is a BYOB hot spot for cigar aficionados. The lounge is welcoming and the staff knowledgeable, making it a great place for beginners, as well as the more experienced looking to relax and enjoy their cigar. The humidor is a sight to see and they offer a wide range of world renowned cigars.
Holt’s Cigar Co.
1522 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
If you’re looking for knowledgeable staff and reasonably priced cigars, Holt’s is the place for you. Holt’s offers a wide selection both in the store and online. You smoke your stogie indoors, or head outside to the street view. Above Holt’s is an unrelated cigar lounge, making your buying experience convenient for the cigar aficionado.
211 S 13th St
Head to the store for its variety of cigars, hookah supplies and memorabilia, and stay for the cozy lounge in the basement. With free beverages, a good ventilation system and friendly conversation, you’ll never want to leave this Washington Square cigar bar.
Xhale Cigar Lounge
453 E Girard Ave
Though located in a hotbed of hipster activity, Xhale’s passionate and knowledgeable staff makes this Fishtown spot welcoming to all. There are huge HD TVs and numerous comfy leather chairs that are perfect for relaxing with friends and smoking a premium cigar, and owner Brad will gladly answer any questions you have with a smile.