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Mar 12, 2019

7 Cigar Lounges in and around Charlotte for the experienced and novice cigar connoisseur

Posted by Amanda Erskine • Nightlife Reviews

Millennials have a habit of adopting other aliases based on their hobbies. We are either beer aficionados, or Winos, or foodies, etc. One title that this large and active group has not adopted yet is: cigar connoisseurs. Mostly due to the growing knowledge of health risks associated with tobacco, this popular hobby hasn’t translated as much with our current generation (at least not in cigar form). Cigar lounges have been popular for centuries and are still pretty popular among older age groups. They are a place where you can go and unwind as an elite member, or walk-in newbie, browse the collection of imported and local cigars for purchase, recline in a leather arm chair, and unwind. A handful of cigar lounges also have spirits and whisky for purchase to pair perfectly with your stogie and really bring out the flavors.  

What you probably didn’t know is that while these locations are not as popular as the newest craft brewery, cigar lounges are still very much a thing, and there are a handful of them in the Charlotte area.

1. Secret Society Cigar Bar & Lounge | 2415 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208

Enjoy your stogie with all-you-can eat crab legs, hookah, and a large selection of whisky.  No membership is required. Open Monday-Saturday 4pm-12am & Sunday 2pm-12am

2. Tinder Box | 4400 Sharon Rd #226, Charlotte, NC 28211

Cigar bar in South Park area that hosts cigar events that show you how to properly pair cigar and drinks. Membership requiredOpen Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm & Sunday 12pm-6pm

3. Charlotte Cigar Club | 105 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28202

A small local cigar club where you can come in, smoke a Cuban, and relax. No membership required. Open Monday-Thursday 2pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 2pm-11pm, & Sunday 12pm-6pm

4. Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge | 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Tailored Smoke is a subscription service that is serviced to each individual. You do have to be a part of the service in order to enjoy the cigars at their Epicentre lounge, but they put on cigar etiquette events and have cigar bars at a handful of different restaurants around the city. Membership required. Open Monday-Wednesday 11am-11pm, Thursday 11am-12am, Friday-Saturday 11am-2am, & Sunday 1pm-11pm

5. Cigars Etc 2 | 9007 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270

This cigar lounge is known for its atmosphere, cigar selection, and availability of drinks. They also have live music on Friday nights! No membership required.  Open Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-2am, & Sunday 12pm-6pm

6. 105 Cigar Co. | 217 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105

Located in Matthews, this cigar shop has a lounge in the back and a selection of bottled beer for you to choose from and enjoy with your cigar. No membership required. Open Monday-Thursday 12pm-8pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-9pm, & Closed Sunday

7. Stogie & Brew | 781 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land, SC 29707

Located in Indian Land, this private club is a well-known place to head after work, grab a drink, kick back, and smoke a stogie. Membership required. Open Monday-Thursday 3pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 12pm-2am, & Sunday 12pm-11pm