If you’re visiting New York for the first time or even if you’re a local, it can be hard these days to find a nice place to have a smoke in NYC. Gone are the days of grabbing a cup of coffee and newspaper and heading to Central Park to enjoy a great cigar. Although smoking is banned in almost every area of the city, there are still some exceptions and we want to help you find a good place to enjoy a smoke.
For you locals you know the drill by now, but if you’re new to the City or if it’s your first time you might need a little guidance. A good rule of thumb when it comes to answering the question, where can I smoke in NYC? – is pretty much nowhere! Certainly not indoors in any government or public office buildings, and any public mode of transportation, including taxis etc. The big kicker is the public parks. All public parks have a ban on smoking which includes cigars.
There are however, a few very nice places left in New York City to enjoy a nice cigar. Obviously, you’re always welcomed at Martinez Cigars. We don’t have a lot of space, but we have a lot of love and always find room for everyone. We’ll also come to you! We do many private events including weddings, bachelor parties, golf events etc.
Some of our favorite spots in the city are Hudson Bar and Books, founded in 1990 and is one of the best cigar lounges in the West Village. The Carnegie Club is probably one of the most well-known and largest cigar bars in NYC. It’s located in mid-town and can hold up to 150 people. Circa Tabac, also known as Soho Cigar Bar, is one of the few places left that you can actually have a nice dinner, cocktails and a smoke. Merchants is a great place if you’re looking for some style and class to have a smoke. Check their website for their dress code before heading over though. All of these places are very unique and have been around for many years. They welcome smoking and you’re sure to have a good time!
For a complete list of where to smoke and where not to smoke check out this article by Trip Advisor.