…..4 Great Cigar Joints in the ‘Ville
It’s no secret you can’t enjoy smoking a great cigar in a public space in the city of Louisville. But fear not over on the Sunny Side and just to the east cigar aficionados have a haven to swap stories, enjoy a drink and select their favorite stogie.
The array of atmospheres are many but the allure is the same.
If you are in search of an award winning cigar and bourbon house you simply drive or even walk across the bridge to bustling Jeffersonville and check out the combination Riverside Cigar Shop and Lounge and Match Cigar Bar.
Not only will you find great cigars, ambiance, spirits, cocktails but some good bites of food to enjoy.
Every cocktail is made to order and if you can dream it they will make it. They only offer local craft beer and wine and finest bourbon. Of course with that you’ll want one of the premium hand rolled cigars they offer as well. This isn’t a pool hall but an experience.
Dark rich walls and hardwood floor give Riverside Cigar Shop the lounge feel with vinyl records playing. Just make sure you use proper cigar and lounge etiquette. Browse and select from over 1,000 cigars to light up and enjoy.
Bring your appetite too because at the Match Cigar Bar you can pair your cigar with appetizers like mini taco’s, crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, and dips before a Bunz or Beer Cheese Burger or hoagie. Don’t forget the Onion Rings and Bunz Sauce.
RIVERSIDE CIGAR SHOP AND LOUNGE – 201 Spring St. Jeffersonville, IN 812.284.6198 www.riversidecigars.com
MATCH CIGAR BAR – 207 Spring St. Jeffersonville, IN 812.725.7475 www.matchcigarbar.com
In Floyds Knobs head to The Office Cigar Lounge, just eight minutes from downtown Louisville. Here you’ll find leather chairs, sofas and recliners if you want to mingle with some friends, shoot a game of pool watch the NCAA basketball tournament or football on 3 big screen TV’s.
There’s free Wi-Fi if you need to do some work on your laptop.
They offer a large walk-in humidor with over 50 brands to choose from. The Office also offers built-in, humidified lockers where you can store your stogies and supplies. Locker fees are payable by the month and you’ll receive 10% off all individual cigars and 20% off boxes.
The Hobknobb Coffee Bar is next door and you can bring a cup over.
THE OFFICE CIGAR LOUNGE – 3700 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knob, IN 812.993.0445 www.theofficecigarlounge.com
If you head east to a once sleepy Simpsonville you’ll find Executive Cigar LLC. A place where anyone interested in cigars whether a novice or aficionado can enjoy a premium cigar with like-minded people.
Head east I-64 to Exit 28 and turn left opposite the booming Shops of the Bluegrass Outlet Mall and find a new strip mall behind the Pilot.
The offer a smokers lounge for both customers and members and they too have Wi-Fi and large screen TV’s complete with high-back leather chairs and barstools.
The Brotherhood, a name for all who enter, love to celebrate events as well including Derby, The Festival of the Leaf, a Jimmy Buffett celebration, golf scramble as well as members only gatherings.
A unique way to mingle is enjoying a cup of coffee, doughnuts and a cigar.
They also have locker’s that can be purchased where you can keep you own private stock of cigars and beverage of your choice. A knowledgeable staff will help you select from their large assortment of cigars.
EXECUTIVE CIGAR LLC – 799 Aristocrat Ct Suite 6, Simpsonville, KY 502.722.8642 www.executivecigarllc.com