Although you might enjoy St. Louis’ smoke free restaurants and bars, it’s nice to know there’s somewhere to go if you’re in the mood for a good cigar.

With cozy leather seating and a lively hum of conversation, The Charles P. Stanley Cigar Co. and Lounge is a warm, relaxing place to indulge in a high-quality smoke. The company started in 1876 as a cigar retailer, selling to a “who’s-who” list of clients, including President Ulysses S. Grant and Sir Arthur Sullivan. In March 2011, co-owners Charles Patrick Stanley III and Kevin O’Reilly Stanley picked up where their great-grandfather left off nearly 75 years ago and opened up shop on Washington Avenue. They offer a fine selection of cigars to a sophisticated clientele. The Downtown lounge carries more than 1,000 faces from 100 brands, stored in a 300-square-foot walk-in humidor, in addition to a large selection of single malt scotches, cognacs and port. The full bar also serves beer, wine and spirits.

On a brisk fall night, you’d do well choosing The Stanley Cigar Lounge as your spot to relax with a scotch, a smoke and good friends.

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