In New Orleans, cigar connoisseurs have many opportunities, from a Cigar Factory to wonderful Cigar Bars, to fine restaurants. With so many establishments that offer cigars or welcome cigars, most any brand desired can be found in the Big Easy. Prices will vary with establishments though.
Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar, located at 5535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, offers its patrons a relaxed atmosphere where over 50 brands of fine cigars are available, as well as scotches, wines, brandies, whiskies and beers. This establishment comes complete with two wooden Indians, a tropical patio and great live jazz and blues music. For more information, call 504-891-8500 or visit www.dosjefes.com.
Arnaud’s Cigar Bar, now known as French 75 Bar, located at 813 Bienville Road, New Orleans, has de-emphasized its cigar business and emphasizes its drinking spirits, such as scotches, fine ports, cognacs, brandies, tequilas and bourbons. The atmosphere of this bar is what one would expect in New Orleans, with a mahogany bar and leather banquettes. For more information, call 504-523-5433 or visit www.arnauds.com/bar.html.
The Cigar Factory of New Orleans has two locations, one at 415 Decatur Street and 206 Bourbon Street. These establishments offer cigars that are created on the premises, with aged Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan Tobaccos, rolled in unique wrappers. Guests here can enjoy samples while watching the rollers. For more information, call 504-568-1003 or 504-568-01688 or visit www.cigarfactoryneworleans.com.
Crescent City Cigar Shop, located at 730 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, is a fine little cigar shop with a big humidor. This is the perfect spot to enjoy relaxing with a fine cigar after spending a day in the French Quarter. For more information, call 504-522-4427 or visit www.cccigarshop.com.
Le Booze, located at 300 Bourbon Street in the Royal Sonesta Hotel, has a small selection of fine cigars with an informal bar setting. The perfect spot to people watch while in the French Quarter. For more information, call 504-586-0300 or visit www.sonesta.com/neworleans_royal/.
Kingfish Cigars, located at 631 Royal Street, in the French Quarter, was once the Big River Trading company as well as Epitome Cigars. This establishment offers its customers a well-stocked humidor and comfortable over-stuffed chairs with plenty of ashtrays. For more information, call 504-523-1908.
Mayan Import Company, located at 3009 Magazine Street, New Orleans, has a humidor full of a large selection of fine cigars. This establishment is situated among antique, art and clothing shops on a narrow, but busy avenue. Patrons here will find a place to relax out on the patio and enjoy their cigars. For more information, call 1-888-372-2100 or visit www.mayanimport.com.
Black Bull Cigar Company, located at 306 Chartres Street, New Orleans, is a cozy shop with many shelves of fine cigars, situated on the upper end of the French Quarter. This shop also offers coffee, expresso and teas. Easy chairs and interesting décor make this an excellent relaxation point. Alcoholic beverages are not sold here, but customers may bring their own. In the future, a limited selection of wine and premium beer may be offered. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to help customers make a selection on the perfect cigar for them. Black Bull Cigar Company strives to be a place where people get good deals on cigars, can enjoy an excellent cup of coffee and be a comfortable place to enjoy both. For more information, call 504-527-6021.
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, located at 716 Iberville Street, is an upscale steakhouse where the aroma of fine cigars adds to the gentlemanly atmosphere created with polished wood interiors. This establishment offers cigars from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras and Jamaica along with USDA steaks and seafood. For more information, call 504-522-2267 or www.dbrennanssteakhouse.com.
Holy Smokes Café, located at 533 St. Louis Street, is a smoker’s café, complete with a walk-in humidor. This establishment offers gourmet coffee, fine cigars and Italian ice cream while enjoying big, comfortable rocking chairs and a nice selection of magazines. For more information, call 504-588-1811.
With all of these establishments located in New Orleans, finding a place to purchase or enjoy a fine cigar is not too hard.