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Best Cigar Bars in Las Vegas

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J. Bennett Alexander

I have, in this forum, called Las Vegas the “absolute best cigar vacation destination in the United States.” The reason is pretty straightforward. In addition to a robust number of cigar lounges, visitors can usually find some spot in most casinos or bars or patios to enjoy a cigar. My favorite used to be the sports book at a number of hotel casinos, but management has curtailed smoking there. Still, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to enjoy a cigar in Vegas at proper cigar lounges. That means, to me, a place that you can go and smoke a cigar and get a good alcoholic beverage. Here are my six recommendations.

Before You Go

It’s important to understand a few things before you visit any cigar lounge. First, the ones in Las Vegas are quite pricey. Some have minimum spends. Some will charge you a cutting fee to smoke your own cigar. Ask when you go in. Still, if you visit a cigar bar, it’s generally proper that you buy at least one cigar. You can put it in your pocket and smoke the ones you bought on sale at Holt’s. I highly recommend taking several cigars that you like with you when you visit Vegas.

Cigar Bars in Las Vegas

The most crowded cigar bar in Las Vegas is likely Casa Fuente at the Caesar’s Forum Shops. This is a small venue and it’s in a mall, not on the casino floor. If you’re going to have a cigar here, you’re going to have to stay in the confines of the store. A principal benefit of this venue is the great selection of Fuente cigars, some exclusive to the bar. The drinks are quite bountiful. Try to win at the tables before you get there. It ain’t cheap. By the way, Casa Fuente will not blink if you smoke a cigar you took in with you.

Staying at Caesar’s, the Montecristo Cigar Bar is off the casino and has a $10 cutting fee if you want to smoke your own, but the humidor there is very well stocked with more than 1,000 cigars. There are lots of TVs, making this a popular place during big sports events like the college basketball playoffs.

Minimums usually apply during big events. One benefit here is you can make reservations to watch games. While, for example, reserving a couch in the library will run $500 for up to six guests, that includes a $400 beverage credit. A second Montecristo lounge is planned to open at the Paris Hotel on the Strip in the fall of 2023.

The Newer Cigar Lounges in Las Vegas

A bit north you’ll find the Resorts World complex. The Eight Lounge there offers indoor and outdoor spaces for enjoying your cigar. You can make reservations (requires a minimum spend) or just walk in for a seat at the bar. Be warned, it gets full quickly. This hotel casino is now the site of Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke event, and the lounge is super crowded during that weekend. The indoor lounge has a very hunt club feel, with a lot of quirky, modern touches. The bar offers some very premium pours.

Maybe the most luxurious cigar lounge in Vegas is the newish Overlook Lounge at the Wynn Hotel. No tank tops or swimwear allowed, they make a point of telling guests. The circular space has views of the gaming floor, the Wynn Conservatory’s plant life, and the so-called Lake of Dreams. The cigar offerings at Overlook are heavily curated. Usually about 10 cigars are on the list, but they’re good ones, including Arturo Fuente, Ashton, Davidoff, and Romeo y Julieta (non-Cuban). Prices range from about $20 to $65 for a cigar.

Across the Strip from the Wynn is the Fashion Show Mall. Right there in front is a small, round building that houses the Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar. I like this one a lot. There’s no casino surrounding it. There’s no blaring music. You can sit indoors or outside. It’s very relaxing, especially during the day. The selection at the bar is somewhat limited, but I can always get an excellent bourbon. Clearly, this lounge features Davidoff cigars. That’s just fine. On Monday nights, there’s a special. Buy two drinks and three cigars, get half off. That’s per person.

Best Cigar Lounge Off the Strip

The Circa Casino Resort is a relatively recent addition to Old Downtown Vegas. Right there on Fremont Street, the Circa houses the Legacy Club on the 50th floor. There are very cool views in every direction. The humidor is located at the bar and offers Arturo Fuente, Montecristo, Padrón, Rocky Patel and a few Fuente Fuente Opus X cigars. Prices range from about $25 to $125. There’s a really long cocktail list featuring premium Scotch, bourbon and tequila. A main attraction of this entire complex is that it is adults-only and smoker-friendly throughout, including the hotel rooms.

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