Inside Devon’s Pub & Cigars (credit: CBS)
Since the statewide issued smoking ban in 2006, it has become increasingly difficult to find a good indoor spot to enjoy a stogie. Well here’s a little help to guide you around Denver. Check out these top cigar bars and smoking friendly establishments around the city.
Delaney’s Bar/The Celtic Tavern
Hours: Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Sun 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: Cigars range from $4 to $18.
Delaney’s Bar is one of the only spots in downtown Denver that allows indoor smoking. Delaney’s, which is connected to The Celtic Tavern, is legally considered to be a cigar bar due to the percentage of tobacco sales and the heavy duty air ventilation system running through the building. They have a medium sized cigar menu with a good range of flavors and prices. Delaney’s also has a great happy hour including a featured beer of the month. You can enjoy miniature bowling or play a few games of darts. They have beer pong on Thursday nights and live music on Friday and Saturday night. Delaney’s is a must for any type of smoker.
Cigars on Sixth
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Price: Cigars range from $5 to $42
Just south of downtown, Cigars on Sixth is the true definition of a cigar bar. They offer a wide range of cigars, humidors and smoking accessories. The high-class environment creates a comfortable, peaceful place to wind down and relax. The smoking lounge is small allowing for a very intimate smoke-filled experience. Cigars on Sixth also offer a cigar of the month club where costumers get four top-rated cigars delivered to their door each month. Also, the barber, can give you a cut and a shave while you’re enjoying your favorite cigar. (Clips on Sixth is located in the back of the cigar bar.)
Devon’s Pub & Cigars
Hours: Daily 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: Cigars range from $3.95 to $19.95
Devon’s Pub & Cigars started as a cigar shop in 1997. In 2001, they became a full pub and cigar store, downsizing their humidor and designated it for great tasting cigars from around the world. You can shoot pool on one of their two tables with some of the regulars. It is a great place to smoke what you wish and surround yourself with great people while you have a few drinks.
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: Cigars range from $6 to $30
The Churchill Bar is the real thing. Located in the heart of Denver at the Brown Palace Hotel, Churchill Bar exudes sophistication with extravagant chandeliers, a wooden adorned interior and plush seating. The atmosphere provides you with the sense of stardom, whether in fact you’re actually famous or not. You can enjoy some of the finest spirits in Denver while tasting some of the best smoke around the world. The Brown Palace may be a four star hotel, but Churchill Bar is a complete five star experience.
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The Robusto Room
Hours: Mon – Sat 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sun 11 a.m. 12 a.m.
Price: Cigars range from $5 to $40
The Robusto Room may quite possibly be the most popular local cigar bar. The award-winning lounge has seen major success since opening as a kiosk at the Park Meadows Mall in 2005. The modern style lounge is decorated with leather sofas, plasma televisions and wireless Internet, so you can enjoy the atmosphere on any occasion. The Stogies & Bogeys located inside The Robusto Room is Colorado’s largest fine lighter retailer and has a very large selection of cigar accessories. With more than 600 boxes of cigars, you have the opportunity to enjoy any flavor you can think of. They even offer your own private temperature-controlled humidor locker. It is a few miles out of Denver but if you ever get the opportunity to visit the Robusto Room, you absolutely must. The bar/club/lounge is truly in a unique class of its own.
Cody Lemon is a freelance writer living in Denver. His work can be found at Examiner.com.