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Smoking cigars in Beijing

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Hello all

I'm planning to go Beijing in October (nice cold weather 6c-16c but bad air 250-400 PSI )

I was wondering if anyone can help me with the following:

1) what are the good smoking spots/bars? Is there a LCDH? (A quick google search states there's a LCDH in Westin hotel. Still valid?)

2) any idea what kind of prices I'm expected to pay for Cubans in Beijing? (Otherwise I'd bring a reasonably sized stash).

Many thanks!

Lionel from Singapore

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My son lives in Beijing. He reports that Cuban Cigars are a luxury item and are priced accordingly. You use to be able to smoke everywhere but they are tightening down on that with the rest of the world. We are planning trip to visit him and he suggested that I bring my own.

Safe travels.

Jeff

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Indoor smoking is now banned.

You will probably need to find some outdoor places. Sanlitun has a few, and also Xiu at the park Hyatt

Best to bring in your own cigars. Beijing is expensive and full of fakes

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Was there last year, and there was a nice lounge in a basement wine bar opposite the rear entrance to Swissotel Macau Center on Dongzhong St. Don't remember it being particularly cheap though.

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I'm heading to Beijing next wed, cool weather !

Hey folks, so joints to check out :

Park hyatt

Swissotel Macau centre

Any where else anyone here has personally visited? I will be bring my own stogies

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Reviving this since I'll be visiting Beijing and Thailand (Bangkok, Chaing Mai) in a few weeks. Love to know where to find a good place to smoke, and whether there are any cigar shops worth visiting in both spots. I can bring my own stogies of course, but not sure if I would have trouble bringing back what I don't smoke.

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Just back today from a week in Beijing. Struggled a bit with places to smoke as all hotels have banned smoking in 2015 in the city. Found a couple of decent bars but sorry would never remember the names. The duty free was fairly standard fare but exorbitantly priced. Anywhere directly outside of Beijing you can smoke pretty much anywhere. 

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Just back today from a week in Beijing. Struggled a bit with places to smoke as all hotels have banned smoking in 2015 in the city. Found a couple of decent bars but sorry would never remember the names. The duty free was fairly standard fare but exorbitantly priced. Anywhere directly outside of Beijing you can smoke pretty much anywhere. 


There is still southern china where you can smoke everywhere:)

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Just back today from a week in Beijing. Struggled a bit with places to smoke as all hotels have banned smoking in 2015 in the city. Found a couple of decent bars but sorry would never remember the names. The duty free was fairly standard fare but exorbitantly priced. Anywhere directly outside of Beijing you can smoke pretty much anywhere. 


Thanks@Webbo. Any LCDH?


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Report from the LCDH St Regis...unfortunately short.

No more smoking in the lounge.  Really expensive cigars.  Boxes of CCEs $1041 USD, boxes of Siglo IV $1079 USD.

If anyone knows any lounges where you can still smoke inside, I'm definitely keen to know as I'm coming here on business a lot.   Thanks!

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I'm in Beijing now, and with the no anti-smoking rules in place, I couldn't find any indoor lounges that allow smoking anymore.   After doing some online research, I decided to stay at the Nuo Hotel in the Chaoyang district.  I am so glad I made that decision.  they have a rooftop bar called O'Bar, that allows smoking, and is VERY cigar friendly.   I've been at the bar 4 nights straight, and am there right now having an afternoon smoke in the indoor terrace as it's raining today.   This is probably one of the best places for cigar smoking in the city.  

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