For all you cigar aficionados out there, New York City provides an overabundance of high-end cigar bars and lounges that offer an extensive selection of fine cigars, state-of-the art humidors, and private membership clubs. Many of the cigar bars on our list also offer live music, serve premium alcoholic beverages and host special “theme” events. For a look at Manhattan’s best cigar bars catering to the elite, check out our list of the top five below.
Nestled in the heart of New York’s Upper East side, Club Macanudon bills itself as an “exclusive club that is the ideal place to conduct business, enjoy a romantic evening for two, or catch up during a stylishly casual night out with friends.” Equipped with a state-of-the-art ventilation system, the club caters to both smokers and non-smokers and serves an array of fine foods and drinks. Please note there is a strict dress code that the club adheres to.
Club Macanudon is located at 26 East 63rd Street, New York www.clubmacanudo.com
Hudson Bar and Books
For more than two decades, this haute library-themed bar situated in the West Village has been attracting mixed-age locals, as well as destination visitors. Puff the night away at this high-end hotel style bar, which serves up delectable beverages, (try the Vesper, the bar’s signature cocktail) cigars, and snacks. You’ll find traditional décor with a touch of whimsical in this sophisticated yet comfortable setting.
Hudson Bar and Books is located at 636 Hudson Street, New York www.barandbooks.cz/hudson
For the most serious cigar aficionados, Velvet Lounge means strictly business. No food or beverage offering, but what you will find is a stellar selection of boutique and internationally renowned cigars. This East Village cigar haven plays host to many intimate parties, corporate events and tastings. The lounge offers a private club and several perks to its members: their own humidor, no cutting fees, and discounts on cigars and accessories.
Velvet Lounge is located at 80 East 7th Street, New York www.velvetcigars.com
The Carnegie Club