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Le Dôme, Argentina

Le Dôme, Argentina

As I sat at Le Dôme bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, the soul-tearing quandary was where to look. First, there was my own table, crowded with a flight of four Malbecs; …

February 28, 2003
Fidel's, Australia

Fidel's, Australia

Enter Fidel's and you go back to the 1997 days of cigar disco in the United States. You wouldn't have been surprised to walk into a cigar bar with this type of décor in New York …

April 5, 2001
The Courtyard, China

The Courtyard, China

Location, location, location. Fill it out in triplicate and file it under spectacular. That's about the best way to begin to appreciate that you're smoking a Bolivar Belicoso Fino …

December 19, 2000
Kingsley's Steakhouse and Cigar Lounge, Australia

Kingsley's Steakhouse and Cigar Lounge, Australia

OK, I did all the work for you. Kangaroo doesn't taste like chicken. By consensus it's gamey and has a metallic aftertaste. That's why you usually see it on menus around Sydney …

September 13, 2000
Mezza 9, Singapore

Mezza 9, Singapore

Singapore. It's two degrees north of the equator. For the humidity to diminish it has to rain. And it's hot. At night, you hope for a refreshing breeze to blow across this …

June 21, 2000
Churchill's, Louisiana

Churchill's, Louisiana

French writer George Sand once wrote: "The cigar numbs sorrow and fills the solitary hours with a million gracious images." After a long day's work, pairing a fine cigar with a …

April 28, 2000
Havana Nirvana, China

Havana Nirvana, China

Your first thought is to stuff your travel humidor. Why? Because you're Shanghai-bound and you have no idea if good cigars have made it to mainland China. Well, stop fretting and …

March 3, 2000
Ropewalk Tavern, Maryland

Ropewalk Tavern, Maryland

Located in the charming Federal Hill section of downtown Baltimore, Ropewalk Tavern is the intersection where your favorite college hangout meets the cigar scene. On a deliciously …

November 18, 1999
Tini Bigs Lounge, Seattle

Tini Bigs Lounge, Seattle

You're on the road, again, and you're sick of sitting at the hotel bar, again, so you can smoke a cigar. But you're not all that enthusiastic about getting dressed up to visit …

September 17, 1999