New Orleans and surrounding areas  

New Orleans - In (or adjacent to) the French Quarter

Arnaud's French 75 Bar
813 Bienville St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 523-5433

The old Grill Bar has undergone extensive restoration, was refurnished and has been renamed, simply, Arnaud's French 75 Bar. With cocktails and champagne, it introduces a sassy new venue in one of the city's oldest restaurants. The drink menu is extensive, from the cocktail for which the bar is named -- a heady concoction of brandy and champagne -- to a dizzying selection of martinis and other mixed drinks, wine and beer.

French 75 Bar, open seven days from 5 p.m., is just the latest addition to the Arnaud's tradition of hospitality that has continued uninterrupted since 1918.

Cigar Factory New Orleans
732 Saint Peter St,
New Orleans, LA 70116-3135

The premier spot for cigar enjoyment in New Orleans. They make some very fine cigars here and will make you some up TO ORDER if you give them a couple of days (they do telephone and mail order too). Owned by David Sharuf and his daughter Shawna, this is the last cigar factory in New Orleans. They have three different lines of cigars, all of which are worth a try. The Decatur Street factory is definitely worth a visit - they have tables and chairs to view the rollers while sampling their wares.

The Cigar Factory New Orleans has an additional retail location in the French Quarter: on the 200 block of Bourbon Street.

New Orleans Cigar Co
201 Saint Charles Ave # 125,
New Orleans, LA 70170-1020

Just one block across Canal Street from the Quarter, this is the Doug DeShon’s 'bricks and mortar' incarnation of the internet's Payless Cigars. Very excellent selection at just about the best prices in New Orleans. Don't be fooled - the address is St Charles Avenue, but the entrance is around the corner on Common Street.

Crescent City Cigar Shop
730 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116-3111
(504) 522-4427

Crescent City is a fine little shop. And the owners, Armondo and Odalys Ortiz are very nice people. They have the largest walk-in humidor in the French Quarter and some comfortable chairs to refresh you after cruising the Quarter. Definitely worth a stop.

Kingfish Cigars
631 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130-2115
(504) 523-1908

You may know this attractive cigar store as the Big River Trading company or as it's predecessor, Epitome Cigars. Well, Bill Walker is the new proprietor and he's named his store after Louisiana's colorful Depression-era governor, THE Kingfish, Huey Long. Whatever the name, it has many of your favorites in the humidor, some overstuffed chairs to rest your butt, and ashtrays to rest your other butt. And Bill is a very nice guy who's trying hard to please his customers. Stop by, light up a cigar and pretend you're the Kingfish!

Le Booze at the Royal Sonesta
300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA

The La Booze Bar in the Royal Sonesta Hotel is the unofficial cigar bar of the Crescent City Crawfish Cigar Crawl. It's a fine informal bar in the 'Quarter with the best libations at the best prices right on Bourbon Street. They have a small selection of excellent cigars and the nicest people you ever wanted to meet. Le Booze is possibly the best place in the Quarter to "people watch"!

Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop
725 St Peter St
New Orleans, LA

Rev. Zombies Voodoo Shop is a one stop Voodoo center in the French Quarter where you can pick up the appropriate occult books for further voodoo and wiccan studies, find the right magical talisman, or select unusual religious candles. Get the perfect souvenir for that hard to find person back home! And pick up a cigar on the cigar shop side to offer to the spirits while you are in town.

The Tinder Box
5700 Reed Blvd. (Lake Forrest Mall)
NOLA, 70127

National franchise co. several locations in the greater New Orleans area.

New Orleans - Outside the French Quarter

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar
5535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115-2021
(504) 891-8500

A large and friendly neighborhood cigar establishment well outside the French Quarter. First quality liquor, great patio and indoor ambiance, music Thursday-Saturday, and competitively-priced cigars. Take a cab there (about $7 from the ‘Quarter).

Mayan Import Co Inc
3009 Magazine St,
New Orleans, LA

Located on a narrow and busy stretch of Magazine Street that attracts antique, art, and clothing shoppers seven days a week. Weekends are downright swarming; a great energy buzzes up and down Magazine. If you find yourself Uptown cruising the antique shops, stop in here and enjoy their fine humidor and relaxation patio.


Don Juan Cigars
3200 Severn Ave # 120,
Metairie, LA ZipCode
Phone: (504)889-2600

Don Juan is one of the few ‘tobacconists’ in town (as compared to a tobacco seller). The biggest selection you have ever seen, the best prices in town, and a pleasant atmosphere. It’s where the locals buy their cigars. Waaaaay outside the French Quarter one block from Lakeside Mall.

The Tinder Box
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.(Lakeside Mall)
Metairie, LA 70002

Mandeville, Covington, Hammond (Across the lake from New Orleans)

Town Crier
1880 N. Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville, LA 70471

Newsstand/baseball trading card store with 3-4 cases of cigars.

Dukes City Grill and Cigar Bar
2890 E. Causeway Approach
Mandeville, LA 70448

Opening 11/96, small corner humidor in the bar, large wing back chairs w/ sandwich shop next door.

Habanos of Louisiana
4450 Hwy. 22
Mandeville, LA 70448

Six month old shop. Medium size walk-in humidor good selection of better/premium. Some accessories.Covington (Across the lake from New Orleans)

The White Ash
201 N. New Hampshire St.
Covington, LA 70433

Large walk-in humidor, large selection better/premium cigars, owner is very knowledgeable.

Golf & Gars
1655 Highway 190,
Mandeville, LA ZipCode
Phone: (504)727-1945

Slidell and Arabi/Chalmette (East of New Orleans)

Smokin Joe's
8340 W Judge Perez Dr,
Chalmette, LA ZipCode
Phone: (504)277-0060

This is the retail store of the famous "Arabi Cigars" (, known for a good selection and competitive prices.

The Humidor
451 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70460

Large walk-in humidor, good selection of better/premium cigars

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