Haunted Cigar Haze


It’s that time of year again, Halloween! As eager souls ready their costumes, aficionados are readying their cigars. Limited-edition Halloween cigars hit stands hard at the turn of the season including the Tatuaje Monster Series, Viaje, and Devil’s Night.

Now in its 8th installment, the Tatuaje Hyde cigar, named after the evil alter-ego of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll, is a 7 inch by 49 ring gauge smoke. 666 adorned picture boxes containing 13 cigars with Mr. Hyde drawings boast an all-Nicaraguan filler. The binder is wrapped in Ecuadoran Sumatra leaf and the head is shaped  like a Cuban 109 belicoso. Cigars have a suggested $13 retail price.

This year, Viaje presented a Full Moon cigar accented with a bright orange pumpkin. Packed neatly into a large black box stamped with quite a sinister jack-o-lantern head, each cigar retails for $11.42. Also made with authentic Nicaraguan tobacco, the Full Moon measures at 5 inches with a 58 ring gauge. This true limited edition masterpiece is only available through 5 pre-approved retailers.

Finally, we have Devil’s Night. Brought to you by Asylum Cigars co-owner Tom Lazuka, Devil’s Night is a cigar with a story. Due to the overwhelming number of fires that occur annually on October 30, a portion of sales will be donated to a local Detroit fire department in support of their efforts. Devil’s Night cigars come in two sizes: the smaller 5 1/2 by 46 and a larger 6 by 52. Unlike the previous two cigars, this model is made entirely of Honduran tobaccos. Only 500 boxes of 10 were produced, retailing at $11 and $13. Devil’s Night releases tonight at Jenuine Cigar Bar locations.

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5 Great Cigar Bars & Lounges in Philly

If you find yourself and a few friends out on the town one night, or if you’re looking for that perfect after-work hangout spot, check out some of these cigar and hookah lounges below. All are located in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

Infusion Lounge

Infusion Lounge

Xhale Cigar Lounge
Xhale is a smoke shop and cigar loungue designed to connect Fishtown residents with some of the world’s finest cigars. Xhale provides Ashton cigars by Robert Levin, a second generation tobacconist from Philadelphia. In addition to cigars, Xhale also sells vaporizers, hookahs, and glass pipes.
Address: 453 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Ashton Cigar Bar
Ashton Cigar Bar sits right on top of Holt’s Cigar Company, one of Philadelphia’s oldest cigar shops. This bar offers a selection of 200 premium cigars, 330 whiskeys and 500 total spirits. Additionally, this location is equipped with a built-in air purification system, creating an enjoyable atmosphere for optimal comfort. Dress code is business casual or casual chic.
Address: 1522 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Smoke Cigar & Hookah Lounge
Smoke provides a luxurious exposed brick setting with BYOB and storage amenities. You have the ability to leave personal bottles for a monthly fee, or you can bring you preferred beer, wine, or liquor to the establishment free of charge. With plush, leather seating, Smoke offers a relaxing atmosphere for enthusiasts to smoke cigars or hookah. Reservations are recommended as seats fill quickly.
Address: 4453 Main Street, Manayunk, PA 19127

Infusion Lounge
This chic spot hosts parties, VIP events, and special guest DJs. In addition to a full bar and Royal VIP Lounge, Infusion also offers a smoke and hookah lounge. Check out their unique combination of victorian era decor and random pops of spontaneous color. Table and bottle service is available as well for those of you looking to make a luxurious night out of the occasion.
Address: 16 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Ranstead Room
The Ranstead Room is one of those discrete, diamond-in-the-rough type of places where you receive a far better experience than you could have imagined. Kick back and enjoy a cigar and drink at this local favorite. Be sure to show up early as this dimly lit speakeasy fills up fast on a Friday or Saturday night.
Address: 2013 Ranstead St., Philadelphia, PA 19103