Friday, February 29, 2008

Want to smoke your cigars hassle-free? You've come to the right place

You want to kick-back and relax with a good cigar, but the question is, where are you going to smoke it? Unless you have the freedom to smoke in your house, or there's a cigar lounge close by, there aren't that many options these days.

But what if there was a place you could smoke that was worth driving a few extra miles to get to? Or what if you were planning a trip to a particular city and wanted to know what establishments permitted cigar smoking?

Enter, your online guide to cigar-friendly places to smoke.

I learned about a few days ago when I received an email from a young gentleman named Chris who came up with the idea.

"I've been feeling the pain of having fewer and fewer places to have a cigar, even in Michigan," wrote Chris. "So I decided to use what I know about the web to try to make it easier for people to find a place to enjoy a cigar."

Chris created an interactive map that lets you easily search for a cigar-friendly locale, not just in the U.S., but anywhere in the world. You can search the list alphabetically, or simply type in a city & state or country. Plus, the site allows users to add places they know of that permit cigar smoking. (Of course, I couldn't resist adding the Famous Smoke Shop Retail Store in Easton, PA.)

"I created not just because I believe strongly in our right to do something that we enjoy, but also because cigar lounges, cigar bars, and cigar-friendly restaurants are difficult to search for," added Chris. "And because of the way search engines work, searching on the words "cigar lounge" on a site like Google Maps, does not return very extensive results."

Since its debut, the site has been very well-received. 46 locations were added on second day alone. If you'd like to add a cigar-friendly restaurant, lounge, store, casino, you-name-it, visit and let the world know.

After all, as "brothers of the leaf" it's our duty to help each other out.

1 comment:

Rev. Jeff said...

Kudos to Chris! It's about time someone took the initiative on this matter. Good luck with the site.
Rev. J.