Sitting in a classy cigar lounge in a sea of the best cigars was an old-timey activity that paved the way for enjoying some of the more contemporary things we now put in our mouths to puff. Since the city loves its mix of old and new from the imported and hand-rolled to mass-produced favorites, Las Vegas gives you several options for smoking (and sometimes, sipping) your way toward the euphoric, old-world chill that only tobacco delivers.
Located inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Casa Fuente’s handcrafted cocktails have been as much of a draw as its list of the best cigars, making it a spot that appeals to cigar fans and the nonsmokers who love them. Check out the house-blend cigars and if you’re a Fuentes cigar-line fan, devotees say here’s where to find some unique ones. Something else to ask for? The mojitos—insiders claim Casa Fuente loyals covet both early and often. And if you’d prefer smoking yours but want to drink theirs, BYOC (Bring Your Own Cigars) as the waitstaff will keep you plenty libated as you sip.
Andre’s Cigar Lounge
Arguably the city’s most lauded lounge, tucked away on the second floor of Chef Andre Rochat’s self-named dining spectacular, the Brahmin-esque gem, Andre’s Cigar Lounge, is the kind of warm, inviting, elegant (and best of all, secluded) space tourists love finding and locals hate sharing. Everyone from intimate two-tops to bachelor-sized parties can sit, smoke, and soak in some Vegas glam with contemporary, upper-crust service. Andre’s Cigar Lounge, housed in the Monte Carlo, has a dizzying cognac and armagnac list—some 12,000 bottles—and best of all, its staff knows how to set off a stogie by walking you through the flavors you love and pairing a cigar with an old-world sip. Many bottles are from Chef Rochat’s private collection, dating back a few hundred years. Ask to be led through the mesmerizing museum-like wall display and you’ll learn some spirits’ histories to fill your brain along with your belly.
La Casa Cigars & Lounge
Something of a suburban oasis, La Casa Cigars & Lounge, just a few miles off the Las Vegas Strip in the outdoor shopping mecca Tivoli Vilage, has hundreds of the best cigars to enjoy in a roomy, cozy, chair-filled lounge that plays live music weekly. Don’t miss La Casa’s cigar club: A monthly membership grants access to a private room with a flat-screen television, WiFi, and private climate-controlled cigar lockers. That sounds like a great deal for locals, but if you’re a tourist who hails from Detroit or Ann Arbor, Michigan—La Casa’s other two homes—ask if your membership crosses state lines. You may be glad you did.
More of a cigar closet, the bitty, little trove located inside Binion’s Casino Vato Cigars, is a fan fave for its hand-rolled cigars—some done in-house—and personal attention from owners Paul and Sarah Vato. What it lacks in the actual “lounging” part of “cigar lounge,” Vato makes up for in efficiency and customer service. Buy something great, then go smoke it on your own time. Vato mixes homemade tobacco and creates private-label blends.
Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Smoke Shop
Both locations of the longtime seller, Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Smoke Shop, offer endless toys for tobacco enthusiasts—pipes, humidors, mainstream, and niche cigarettes—but it’s the list of thousands of the best cigars that is the shop’s biggest draw. The shop is open early—as in 6, 7 or 8 o’clock in the morning—so if capping off an all-nighter with some smokes feels like a good decision, Paiute is your place.