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post #1 of 10 Old 01-21-2019, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Smokey Lounges

I've been to a handful of cigar lounges over the last few months and I've noticed that they were smokey. I was expecting that they would not be because of they had ventilation system.

Is this the norm? What's been your experience?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-21-2019, 09:57 PM
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Some lounges have really good ventilation systems, most don't. Sad, but true.
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-21-2019, 09:58 PM
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I’ve also noticed a similar situation. More often then not I find lounges to be rather Smokey. Can’t decide if I find it welcoming or overwhelming at times.
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Out of the five I frequent 2 have decent ventilation.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-22-2019, 08:11 AM
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A lot of lounges mainly use an exhaust system. Which along with sucking out smoke, it also sucks out cooling/heating. So during the summer/winter its a balance between store temp vs air quality. If its super smokey, the ventilation just sucks or theres not enough air circulation for air cleaners to work at its desired performance.
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In a large lounge itís $250,000 to $500,000 investment, the two I find myself in are those types. They also have near perfect Humidors if there is such a thing for walk-ins. The majority are not that. I donít care for smoke filled Lounges so I drive 25 miles to avoid them.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-27-2019, 12:34 AM
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There is no where to smoke inside near me so id love any lounge to get and a decent store and not my corner cigarette and beer shop with a small walk in humidor.
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The indoor my local group meets at has a small exhaust fan and two Smokeeters. Twelve of us completely overwhelm the system. I go home feeling like I smoked 50 cigars instead of 4.

A customer of mine wants to put a raised floor poker room in at his shop, we want to do a laminar flow from the floor up and out of the ceiling, using an energy recovery unit. It's a pipe dream at the moment, but I'm excited to see if we can get it running well.

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My wife and I were in Manhattan today for a cake delivery (that's her side business). I suggested we should check out a decent cigar lounge. We ended up at Davidoff on 56th. I was more excited about seeing if the lounge was smokey than anything else, so I honestly didn't look around too much.

I've been wanting to try a Padron 5000 Maduro so I headed into the humidor. I settled for a 3000 maduro as they were out of the 5000. I also got an AVO something, yes I know I should have paid more attention, for my wife. Keep in mind cigars are not her thing and that was validated today lol.

The lounge was great! Not smokey, great ventilation! I guess it's to be expected considering it's a Davidoff location. I may have been spoiled for life...

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-30-2019, 11:48 AM
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There are a couple of local casinos I go to and they have great exhaust systems and to me don't smell smoky, I guess it boils down to how much you want to spend on an air exchange system.

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