Nightlife & Music

Best Cigar Bars In Charlotte

May 17, 2012 6:00 AM

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Charlotte offers many forms of entertainment and cigar bars have become among the top choices. As rare as they might be in Charlotte, each has its own vibe. Next time you’re hankering for a good stogie, visit one of these local spots for an authentic experience. As Raul Julia once said, “A cigar is as good as the memories that you have when you smoked it.”
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The Sunset Club
1820 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 373-9900
www.sunsetclubcharlotte.comPrice: $10-30 entry fee. Memberships available, not required for entry. Advance registration may be required. 21+ only
Hours: Wed – 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Thurs to Sat – 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Click here for a calendar of events.

Founded by a group of friends, The Sunset Club has been a hidden gem in the uptown area for 10 years now. An impressive, upscale spot with unique decor and elegant feel, this club  provides locals a relaxing, comfortable environment in which to escape. During the week, house and jazzy lounge music plays, whereas on the weekends a nightclub vibe takes over. People return for their cigar pleasures due to the genuine and informative staff, the great hookah menu and exquisite drink specials. The Sunset Club is available for corporate events, wedding receptions and private parties, and catering is available as well.

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Cutter’s Cigar Bar
100 West Trade St. (S Tryon St.)
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 358-6556 Free. Advance registration may be required
Hours: Mon to Sat – 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Click here for a calendar of events

Located in the Marriott Center City hotel, this bar is the perfect setting for an after-work gathering or romantic evening. Known as one of the finest and last legal smoking bars left here in Charlotte, Cutter’s is not just any old bar. This is an exquisite, intricately detailed cigar lounge. The rich woods throughout the lounge coupled with its cozy fireplace enhances the calming feeling needed for this environment. For entertainment, Cutter’s Cigar Bar houses billiards room, decorated with leathers and beautiful accents that helps enhance the upscale feeling of the place. The bar’s knowledgeable staff will assist patrons in cigar choices.

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Outland Cigars
Ballantyne Village Ste.160
14815 Ballantyne Village Way
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 369-5500Hours: Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri to Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Piedmont Town Center
4625 Piedmont Row Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28210    .
(704) 552-8040

Price: Membership Options Available. Advance registration may be required, Guest Day Passes – $20.
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m to 9 p.m., Fri to Sat – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m
Click here for a calendar of events.

Outland Cigars is a quaint cigar shop and bar with shelves of cigars all the way up to the ceiling, including limited editions and their own brand. This lounge provides a wide variation of cigar brands as well as gifts and novelty items for the distinguished cigar smoker. An informative staff is always willing to help those learning more about cigars and their preferences and will go above and beyond to ensure every customer is satisfied. A nice place to go to relax, kick back and watch TV, and socialize with friends, Outland Cigars provides you with not only a lounge, but a variation of cigars, refreshments and cigar knowledge. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your particular tastes when it comes to smoking cigars.

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Charlotte Cigar Club 
105 E. Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 371-4000
www.charlottecigars.comPrice: Free. Advance registration may be required
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fri to Sat – 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Located in the South Park Mall complex in Villages at South Park, this stand alone bar has top notch smoking accessories and is the perfect venue for a beginner cigar smoker. A comfortable place to gather with friends, Charlotte Cigar Club provides a laid-back environment as opposed to the upscale, stuffy feel one might find at other cigar clubs. For the cigar aficionado, the Club carries cigars from a wide range of manufacturers. The venue not only provides a public smoking area and private smoking lounge, but also craft beer and boutique wine as well.

Related: Best Beer Selection/Beer Halls in Charlotte

Lee Griffin, 27, resides in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from UNC Charlotte with a BA in Communications in 2007, Lee has been working full-time as an Administrative Assistant, and writing part-time for The Examiner. Outside of working, Lee loves to discover new music, travel when she can, and learn more about photography. Her work can be found at

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