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A Cigar Lounge is a special place for same minded people, where we can relax, network, and enjoy an excellent puff. It is also a good place to learn from other Cigar lovers, especially that we see them all practicing in front of us.

Cigar Lounges also have their own policies that we call "Etiquette". As a rule of thumb, when you join a Cigar lounge, you are not supposed to act as if you were a regular customer, and start acting like if it was your sitting room at home. You need to respect the traditions that this lounge's members are enjoying for a long time before your arrival.

We are listing below some interesting points that are worth monitoring in a Cigar Lounge:

  • It is important to be a regular in 1 or 2 lounges.
  • Until you are accepted and treated as a regular customer, do not try to act as a regular, when you are a new visitor.
  • Befriend the store manager or the person in charge of this lounge, along with the bar tenders. At the end, these people are expected to be the best knowledgeable people in this domain, thus will help you choose the best.
  • Do not use your own Cigar before you make sure that the BYO is acceptable (Bring Your Own); as some lounges have different policies.
  • Welcome new comers; at the end you are considered "Brother-of-the-leaf".
  • Never be a show off!
  • Some lounges are considered "Library Lounges" (explained below), thus do not interrupt two people talking or someone who is looking for tranquility with her/his cigar.
  • Do not try to teach others your own way, unless you are asked for.
  • Try to bring your own cutter and lighter.
  • Clean your mess.
  • Lounges are not considered your own space, so do not use it as your office.
  • In the case where you become a regular, do not try to assist a client buying some Cigars and giving your opinion, unless you are requested for that.

As discussed above, Lounges are divided into 4 types:

  1. Member Only Lounges: it is mainly reserved for members and their visitors. Example of such places: Golf club Cigar Lounge, NFL Cigar lounge, Club...
  2. Public Lounges: open to everyone.
  3. Cigar Shops with Lounges: and we strongly recommend that you make sure to check if you are allowed to get your own Cigar once you are there.
  4. Establishments with Lounges: like restaurants, bars... that have a part for Cigar smokers.

Any of the above types can be categorized as "Library Lounges" or "Sport Lounges".

Library Lounge: It doesn't have a party atmosphere; in such a lounge you can have some relaxing soft music, books or periodicals on the shelves... Some people in a Library Lounge might not feel ready for a conversation, so be careful before you initiate a discussion.

Sport Lounge: this type acts more as a bar or a social club. It can have some live band performance, display of a special sports event...

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Learn more about the 5 different types of "Cigar Shop Owners", as well as the 4 different types of "Cigar Lounge/Shop Customers".