Cigar Friendly Places

Chris on December 23rd, 2011

Earlier this month, MLive.com reported the opening of Grand River Cigar, a new cigar lounge at 131 S. Division Ave in Grand Rapids. Since Michigan passed its smoking ban in May of 2010, eliminating all smoking in public buildings (restaurants, bars, etc), and clamping down on the restrictions on cigar and hookah bars, news articles [...]

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Chris on December 22nd, 2011

Living in the midwest and hearing accounts of the broad-sweeping smoking bans that are being cast down onto the citizens of California tends to conjure up images of cigar smokers being relegated to dark, hidden, musty basements and back alleys. While this reality may still be upon us in the near future, I was happy [...]

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Chris on January 25th, 2011

I was lucky enough to visit the Godfather Cigar & Martini Lounge two separate times last week, and I have to say, it was time well-spent. When compared to more traditional, male-centric cigar lounges, Godfather feels more like a martini lounge that encourages cigar smoking.  Which, in my opinion, creates a great atmosphere!  Especially in [...]

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Chris on December 13th, 2010

Thanks to Christine Kramar for this great review of the new CMT Cigar Lounge in Las Vegas. It’s just five minutes from the strip, and with three seating areas, a full walk-in humidor, and pro and college football on the TVs during the season, it sounds like a nice place to enjoy a stogie. Be [...]

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Chris on December 1st, 2010

The Star Tribune in Minneapolis published an article yesterday about consumer’s ability to sample cigars in a cigar shop; something that has been legal since the city passed a 2007 law that banned smoking in most public buildings. The city council is now claiming that the law is being abused, citing instances of people smoking [...]

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Chris on October 18th, 2010

Every cigar that I’ve lit recently has been paired with the comment:  “Man, it’s been a while since I’ve had a cigar.”  Whoever I happen to be smoking with is usually quick to agree that their cigar enjoyment has been drastically reduced as well. It’s no mystery that this is a direct result of the [...]

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