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: Looking for a cigar bar in the Detroit metro area


rhouse24
02-11-2011, 07:02 PM
So I went out for my birthday with the hopes of smoking some nice cohibas. Our party traveled to all the bars that used to be cigar friendly. Now, none of them allow cigars. The night was really dampened by this. Are there any Michigan licensed "cigar bars" in the metro area? Thanks for your help.

aea6574
02-11-2011, 07:08 PM
Howdy Rob:

I hope you are great.

I have just heard about this place - Wine, cocktails, cigars, cigar bar, wine bar, patio, Brighton Michigan Leaf Barley Vine (http://www.leafbarleyvine.com/index.html)

Have not been yet so can not comment. But it is in Brighton so fairly close to you.

Best regards, tony

rhouse24
02-11-2011, 07:40 PM
I'll have to check it out this weekend and report back. Thanks Tony!

fivespdcat
02-11-2011, 07:48 PM
Rob, I've been there it's a really nice place, but I recommend bringing your own sticks unless they re-stocked the humidor. Last time I was there they only had like maybe 10 boxes. That is really the only down side, because I hate bringing my own sticks to a cigar bar!

Stubby
02-18-2011, 12:54 PM
There are two actual cigar bars downriver.

Stix Martini & Cigar Bar - 14312 Pennsylvania Rd - Southgate, MI 48195 - (734) 246-2820 (http://www.stixcigar.com/)
and
Belicoso Martini Cigar Bar (http://www.belicosocafe.com/)

I tend to stay far away from Belicoso because the owner has been a dick to me on multiple occasions. If you spend more than 20 seconds in his humidor he usually barges in to hurry along your purchase.

Stix is pretty awesome. They have $5 drink specials and a good selection of smokes. Their prices aren't bad either. ($6 for a Padron 3000). They probably have the best smoke eater I have ever seen as well.

I spend most of my lounge time at Don Yeyo in Dearborn though. They don't serve alcohol, but they don't really have a problem with some wine, a beer or two, or whatever you bring. Just don't get carried away and everything will be alright.

Don Yeyo Cigar Factory (http://www.donyeyocigars.com/)

rhouse24
03-20-2011, 05:19 AM
I'm happy to report that I finally made it to Leaf Barely & Wine:) Thank you fivespdcat and aea6574 for the heads up. I had almost forgotten what it's like to sit on indoor furniture while enjoying a cigar:)

The bar is located at the northeast corner of grand river and north (next to Stout Pub) in downtown Brighton. Being a Saturday night the parking lot behind the building was quite full but there is also parking available off main street and off of dutcher. We first walked into the bar area which was standing room only as the band was just finishing their last set. The staff acknowledged us the moment we came in the door and got our drinks right away. To the right I saw the glass door to the cigar lounge. The lounge was also full but we were able to find a couple bar stools in the corner. Leaf Barely & Wine has a walk in humidor which is accessed from the lounge so I went right in and started to peruse. I found their selection to be good quality and diverse (around 30 boxes right now). The cigars were reasonably priced most of which were in the $10 range. I ended up with the oliva v which I had never tried before. The cigars were all in good condition and looked to have been stored properly. I was surprised at the size of their wine selection because the website didn't list several that they actually had. After some leather arm chairs opened up my girlfriend and I were finally able to sit down and relax, ahhh:) The lounge area was tastefully decorated with two large tv's as well as a picture window where you could look out on the patio and to grand river. Around midnight the crowd seemed to all leave at once so we ended up being the only ones in the cigar lounge, but still the wait staff came in to check on us every 10 minutes. As we were sitting in the lounge, to our surprise, a couple magically appeared out of the humidor, which we came to find out later on were the owners. They were very friendly and talked with us for a over half hour. The owner told me next time to try the food as they do have a chef and full menu. He also said that next weekend they will be officially opening up the patio for the summer. My girlfriend and liked the atmosphere and had an overall great time there. So if you're looking for a place to smoke a good cigar and drink your favorite wine, I would highly recommend going to Leaf Barely & Wine.

Note: If itís your first time going I would recommend doing so at an off peak time so you donít end up being a smoking parrot perched on a bar stool.


I would love to hear your comments and if you know of other cigar bars please share them. I definitively have to check out the ones Stubby recommended. Thanks again.

fivespdcat
03-26-2011, 10:00 PM
Rob, good to hear you had a great time there. I'm also happy that they have re-stocked the humidor. When I was there, it was a bit lacking in selection. I can't wait for the patio to open up as it looks really nice. I also found the food to be very good, but a little on the small side, but I guess that makes sense since it is really a small plates type place. There is Le Cigar in Dearborn that has drinks, La Casa De La Habana in Detroit and a place called Divine (i think) in Detroit also. Oh yeah and Churchills (I think) on Orchard Lake and Long Lake road, it's allegedly a cigar/wine bar type place but I've never been.

Delsana
04-13-2011, 02:43 PM
Yeah La Casa in Detroit I went to once, it is also in Plymouth and a few other places, it was very nice, no real attendant, but a bar with a bartender girl that was very very nice and helpful.

Fuse in Rochester Hills is there.

Godfather Cigar & Martini Lounge on Tienken and Rochester (near the Papa Joes) is there too, though they charge a cutting fee (not sure if La Casa in Detroit does).

Anyway, it can definitely be nice to enjoy those times, never seem to have any real dessert wines though unfortunately.

Stubby
04-13-2011, 03:16 PM
I know they aren't dessert wines, but I have enjoyed 2 of the selections from Wolf Blass after dinner, but have yet to pair them with a cigar. Their Yellow Label Merlot has a nice spiciness to it with a little hint of chocolate. The Grey Label Cabernet Sauvignon may pair well with a cigar, but I'm not certain since it might be a little overpowering.

I've noticed the Yellow Label Merlot at a few places, so if it is available, it should pair nicely with a cigar and satisfy your after dinner cravings well.

rhouse24
04-14-2011, 04:01 AM
Yeah La Casa in Detroit I went to once, it is also in Plymouth and a few other places, it was very nice, no real attendant, but a bar with a bartender girl that was very very nice and helpful.

Fuse in Rochester Hills is there.

Godfather Cigar & Martini Lounge on Tienken and Rochester (near the Papa Joes) is there too, though they charge a cutting fee (not sure if La Casa in Detroit does).

Anyway, it can definitely be nice to enjoy those times, never seem to have any real dessert wines though unfortunately.

Wow, Thanks for sharing!:high5: Rochester is kinda far for me but I think it might be worth the drive.

Does anyone know if cigar smoking is allowed anywhere at the casinos downtown?

Stubby
04-14-2011, 11:04 AM
Wow, Thanks for sharing!:high5: Rochester is kinda far for me but I think it might be worth the drive.

Does anyone know if cigar smoking is allowed anywhere at the casinos downtown?

Casinos were exempt from the smoking ban, so yes, you can smoke in any Michigan casino unless otherwise posted.