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Best Cigar Bars In Los Angeles

February 27, 2014 5:00 AM

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If you’re hankering to sit back and savor tightly rolled bundles of dried and fermented tobacco that are top rate and are seeking to find which type enjoy, look no further. Los Angeles is, in truth, an enthusiastic smoking town for many, especially for those seeking creative and comfortable places in which to enjoy certain special stogies without negative naysayers putting down the practice that you have picked as your own private hobby. The following are a variety of different stimulating cigar bars operating in the City of Angeles. Enjoy!

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(credit: La Descarga)


La Descarga
1159 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 466-1324
www.ladescargala.com

Cigar enthusiasts who would enjoy being transported out of Los Angeles and into Havana in a nanosecond will savor the Hollywood experience known as La Descarga. No doubt, this is not your average speakeasy but rather a smoky place where Cuban beats pound in the background courtesy of a live salsa band and burlesque shows draw you in as you draw on the cigars of your choice in an atmosphere that speaks to your type without any questions asked.

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V Cut Cigar Lounge
8172 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-5959
www.thcut.com

Sitting amidst other hipster places on trendy Melrose Avenue, V Cut is a casual outlet with a great walk-in humidor from which to choose your stogie of choice. The lounge, although cozy, has plenty of soul as smokers mingle while listening to impromptu music. What could be more enticing? Possibly being able to sit back on velvet and leather sofas to soak in the atmosphere of this Hollywood cigar center.

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2nd Street Cigar Lounge & Gallery
124 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 452-4416
www.2ndstreetcigars.com

The slogan of this smoking-designated downtown enterprise says a lot: “Where cigar lovers meet.” After all, this isn’t the type of pastime that passes muster with everyone you know. Mingle among like-minded folks who like to savor the sweetness of what you are smoking. This is a members-only club so expect a $380-a-year membership fee or go for a daily membership that costs just $10. With the chance to be among your people as you discover new tastes and new trends available in the ever-trending cigar-smoking world makes this cigar haven priceless.

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Malibu Cigar Lounge
22525 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8324
www.facebook.com

Fans of this relaxed establishment say to try whatever’s next in style, like the Via Havana Maduro, a Costa Rican cigar made available in a place near the Pacific and some of Southern California’s most prime real estate. In fact, area aficionados call Malibu Cigar Lounge home when not in the place where these enthusiasts actually sleep so the crowd is always happy when a newcomer swings by. Attend cigar events that bring smokers together to discuss the finer aspects of whatever brand happens to be on the agenda at that particular time.

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Tiki-Ti  
4427 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 669-9381
www.tiki-ti.com

Tiki-Ti is, first and foremost, a tropical drinks parlor honoring Polynesian pop culture where a seriously creative mixologist works wonders with various exotic ingredients in this cozy, 12-stool hangout. But don’t think small, think historical. After all, this seminal outpost on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake has been around since 1961, allowing cigar smokers to suck up the most current sensation while sipping on a fancy libation from a menu of 92 colorful choices. Besides being able to smoke stogies inside this tiny yet lively establishment, you’re also invited to pack cigarettes and pipe tobacco, but you’re not allowed to bring in any “funny stuff.”

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TEST Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.

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