Party Earth Review Patrons looking for a ticket to another reality should head straight to the Cuban rum and cigar bar La Descarga, a Latin-flavored Narnia for sophisticated adults who haven’t lost their imaginations. On most nights, the well-dressed crowd of international sophisticates, hipsters, and professionals waits with breathless anticipation to be led up to the slinky receptionist, who checks them off and then, with dramatic flair, opens an armoire, parts the clothing, and waves guests through to the other side. After making their way past a metal walkway and down a spiral staircase, patrons find themselves in a sultry room reminiscent of ... more
1159 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Those wishing to pretend that they are in a new reality will be pleased with the variety of cigar bars in Los Angeles. From the Havana-style hot spots to the members-only exclusive lounges, L.A. cigar bars are truly an out-of-this-world experience.
For those with connections and a whole lot of cash, the Grand Havana Room is the spot to be. A members-only club in the heart of Beverly Hills, patrons gain access through a locked elevator behind the On Canon restaurant, which takes them up to the upscale smoking lounge with great views, an excellent bourbon list, and cigars, of course.
Not part of the exclusive cigar club? Fear not, because visitors don’t need connections to enjoy an evening at a swanky cigar bar. La Descarga offers an exclusive and upscale feel without the red tape. The sultry bar, reminiscent of pre-Castro Havana, is home to a three-piece Cuban band, burlesque dancers, and signature daiquiris. Those looking for a unique nighttime experience will be pleased with La Descarga’s cushy booths, quaint outdoor patio, and Dominican cigars.
From the friendly neighborhood cigar bar, such as Cohiba Cigar Lounge and The Big Easy, to upscale lounges like Ceniza Cigar Lounge and 8 Eightyeight Cigar Merchants, the Los Angeles cigar bar scene has plenty to offer casual smokers and cigar connoisseurs alike.