In a market overview report by Straits Research, it was reported that the cigar industry is projected to reach $114,355.50 million by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 11.90% during the forecast period (2022-2030). Currently, there are dozens of locations in the greater Boston area where you can go to purchase an authentic cigar. We have compiled a list of Boston area cigar bars you need to know about.

As the weather turns warmer, people tend to get out more and seek locations that offer a lounge-style atmosphere. A local cigar bar can serve as a destination gathering or as your nightcap spot to wind down. Holt’s Clubhouse describes the setting as, “The best cigar bars are outfitted with a powerful air purification system, meaning your spouse or non-cigar-smoking friends won’t mind hanging out with you while you smoke. This is the ultimate environment to enjoy a cigar.”

Furthermore, it is not uncommon to find cigar bars offering more than their smokes. Whether it’s a dining experience or entertainment, there’s reason to stay at the establishment longer than the duration of a smoke.

Do Your Cigar Homework

Though many local cigar bars welcome a walk-in experience, it is best to know in advance what you are getting yourself into. With regulations, as you can imagine, there are restrictions to blowing smoke in a public space. In addition, Holt’s Clubhouse also has a great list of etiquette to be aware of. This includes how to cut your cigar, how to control your mouth, and a few other common courtesies.

Where To Go

We considered a few key attributes to compile our list of Boston area cigar bars you need to know about. We reviewed location, what the bar offers, and how it differentiates from others in the region.

  • Boston Cigar Club - Charlestown

    The Boston Cigar Club is the only place in Boston where you can eat a steak, smoke your favorite cigar and drink top-shelf whiskey,” they explain. Though not required to be a customer, this cigar paradise also offers a membership opportunity that enables you to have access to private events, exclusive seating, and your own private cedar locker. Their cigar menu has eight different categories and close to 100 options. Their menu includes a hookah option. Overall, this has the total look and cave feel of exactly what you would want and expect in a prestigious cigar bar experience.

     

     

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  • Stanza Dei Sigari - Boston

    Located at 299 Hanover Street, Stanzi Dei Sigari has an ideal location. It was once a 1920’s speakeasy and is right around the corner from the Paul Revere House, a stone’s throw from Faneuil Hall, and an array of delicious North End food. It’s open seven days a week, with an additional room open Thursday through Saturday. They have a fully stacked bar and, in terms of smoke – are exclusive to cigars only. Finally, Stanzi Dei Sigari allows you to bring your cigars but charges a $15 cutting fee. Discounted cigar boxes are sold onsite at a discounted rate.

  • Cigar and Lounge - Watertown

    This experience is all about relaxation. Cigar and Lounge in Watertown has free WiFi and extends an invitation to come in an unwind. They have over 50 different cigars onsite. This establishment opened in 2012 and was started by two friends who were cigar enthusiasts. The “lounge” area has TVs to watch sports via their cigar club LCA affiliation (limited cigar association) and mailing list they have unique and limited-style products like the chocolate cream donut cigar.

     

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