Cigar Clubs

Where There’s Smoke

Mauricio Córdoba fidgets in his seat at a corner table of his cigar club. Ice cubes in his glass of ginger ale clink softly as he returns it to the white linen tablecloth, and for a moment he lets his gaze divert from the guests at his table. Scanning the room, the 54-year-old general manager […]

Leisure: Hot Spots

Although men may have smoked together since the first tobacco leaves were rolled and torched with fire, the proper cigar lounge was a 19th-century invention. Indeed, in spite of Queen Victoria’s disapproval of tobacco, it became a cherished ritual for like-minded gentlemen to bond over snifters and cigars in a well-appointed space. The tradition blazed […]