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Hello Everyone, We are lucky to have so many good places in Hong Kong to smoke cigars and enjoy the company of fellow cigar aficionados. This is an effort to gather the most updated information on spots for those in Hong Kong now and those coming to visit after Covid. If you are looking for a place that sells sticks and want to sit down and enjoy a cigar, or if you want bring your own cigar (BYOC) to smoke somewhere, keep on reading. General information about Hong Kong for those who have not been here yet: It is second to none in terms of places where to smoke – there are literally options everywhere. The selection of cigars is world class but demand and ability to pay drive up prices, making cigar prices some of the highest in the world. During Covid, most lounges have been a safe haven for aficionados and fully open, subject to regulations. This guide is mainly supposed to give you a feel and provide updated information of what is available should you be looking for a good place to smoke now – indoor, outdoor, day or night and by location. The list below will mainly guide you to where you can go and just buy a stick to enjoy for a few hours without forking out for a box or pay up to USD 10K for a locker. You can find private / members only / public places and those where you need to buy a box to sit down and smoke. To help to get an idea for in particular the lounges, they are categorized by both price $$$-$ and feel ***-* which is highly subjective but serves as a general reference point. For some places you can put on your best suit (***), others are more relaxed (**) and some you can visit with shorts and different shoes on (*). But do not worry, this guide will help to introduce options for every taste and wallet. Disclaimer: all the places on the list below have been visited many times by yours truly and other fellow cigar buddies, any recommendations are therefore always based on our personal experiences and feel for the spots. It may sound odd, but not all of the places can be found on Google or Maps so if you are particularly interested in any of these, send a pm or post below for more details and wherever possible everyone will help with more detailed info. For example, if you are looking for a lounge that has both cigars and offers drinks, we are happy to guide you. Creds where creds due @Billybats @[email protected]@Meklown Cigar Lounges – opening hours vary but usually from 11:am until late Bertie Cigars – Central - $$$ - *** Cigar Divan / Simon’s – Mandarin Hotel - $$$ - ***/** Cigar Ben – Central - $$ - **/* La Casa Del Habano – Sheraton TST - $$$ - *** HS Cigar Club HK – Causeway Bay - $$ - * C & P Lounge – Central - $ - * Cigar Home / Aladdin Mess – Causeway Bay - $$ - * The Harbour Cigar Divan - $$$ - ***/** Davidoff Peninsula – Peninsula Hotel - $$$ - ***/** Cigar Ted – Kwun Tong - $$ - * Restaurants / Bars / Hotels – BYOC – opening hours vary but usually from 11:am until late The Picture House – Sai Kung - $$/$ - * Mr Wolf – Central – $$$ - **/* Misty's – Wan Chai - $ - * Staunton's – Central – $$/* Frites – Wan Chai - $$$ - ***/* Fashion Food Street (5+ places) – Causeway Bay - $$$/$$ - ***/* Trafalgar – Wan Chai - $ - * Cadillac – Causeway Bay - $ - * Aladdin Mess / Cigar Home – Causeway Bay - $$ - * The Pawn – Wan Chai - $$$ - *** Mr & Mrs Fox – Quarry Bay - $$$ - ** Premier Cru – Sai Ying Pun - $$ - * The Envoy – Central - $$$ - *** King Ludwig Beerhall – Causeway Bay - $$ - * The Beer Bay – Central Ferry Pier - $ - * Churchill's – Wan Chai - $ - * Ruam Thai – Wan Chai - $$ - * The Garage – Mong Kok - $$ - ** Emmer Pizzeria & Café – Pacific Place - $$ - ** The Continental – Pacific Place - $$$ - ** Divino – Wan Chai - $$ - * Etna – Tin Hau - $$ - ** Coffee Shops – BYOC – opening hours vary but usually from morning until evening Starbucks – Queen’s Road Central - $ - * Starbucks – Pacific Place (Wan Chai side) - $ - * Coffee Academics – Wan Chai Road - $ - * Coffee Academics – Happy Valley - $ - * Coffee Academics – Wan Chai Harbour Road - $ - * Coffee Academics – Central - $ - * Coco Espresso – Sheung Wan - $ - * Cafe Revol - Jordan - $$ - * Apt. Coffee - Wan Chai - $ - * Café Corridor - Causeway Bay - $ - * % Arabica – Central (PMQ) – $ - * Other Places – BYOC - opening hours vary but usually from morning until evening IFC Rooftop Garden – Central - $ - * Hope to see you at one of these places soon and welcome you to Hong Kong after Covid. Feel welcome to submit your favorite spot and it will be added to the list. More BYOC coffee shops spots are always welcome!
Next week I will be heading to NYC for my yearly spring/birthday pilgrimage. I wanted to know if there was any new or recommended cigar lounges that I might have missed. I am still sad my go to spot, Velvet lounge, closed down. BYOB and BYOC it was amazing but also cost me a Dupont lighter in a drunken evening with locals... I have been to: Circa Tabac Bar & Books (I like the Hudson one) Davidoff Carnagie Cigar Inn (during the day it is cool as it isn't too packed) I am open to suggestions and advice. Also, I doubt I will have time to meet up with anyone this time around as Eve got us on a pretty tight museums and galleries schedules Much obliged