Discover the best cigar bars in San Diego

Recently dubbed as “America’s Coolest City”, it’s easy to see why San Diego is loved by so many. It’s a mecca for adventure seekers who expect just a tad more outta life. But, it’s also a mecca for cigar enthusiasts who expect the best when it comes to their cigar bars. 

The Cigar World team researched Reddit, Google, and Yelp, and put some boots on the ground to uncover the best cigar bars in San Diego. The results, about as astounding as a SD sunset.

So, if your idea of a top-city involves perfect weather, great food and craft beer, a vibrant arts scene, spectacular surroundings, and some of the best cigar bars in the country, then San Diego is just for you.

Best cigar bar in San Diego: Cigar Selection

Churchill Cigar Lounge has been around since 2005, but they’ve recently remodeled the space, and the upgrades are superb. Instead of your typical walk-in humidor, you’ll find a menagerie of premium cigars presenting themselves behind glass displays. 

As far as selection goes, there are palate-pleasing staples from brands like Davidoff, Olivia, Padron and Fuente, but there’s also boutique gems like El Septimo or Jeremy Jack. And, if you’re looking for a beverage to go with that stogie, they feature a fabulous variety of craft beers and wine.

Whether you want to lounge inside or soak up that SoCal seabreeze, there’s plenty of indoor or outdoor seating available. So, bring your friends, your family or even a date, and enjoy one of the finest cigar bars in the city of SD.  

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Best cigar bar in San Diego: Luxury Experience

Excalibur Cigar & Scotch is one of the higher end cigar bars in the San Diego area, and with that fantastic service, you will find their cigars come at a bit higher price tag than some of the others on this list. But, if a couple bucks doesn’t ruffle your feathers, then you may be right at home at Excalibur. 

The bar itself, super classy. It boasts a relaxing lounge area, a huge walk-in humidor with a vast selection of cigars that are sure to exceed any aficionado’s expectations. 

And, if you find yourself in paralysis by analysis (like me) their staff has always got your back. They’ll take the time to really figure out what you like so they can suggest the perfect cigar and drink pairing just for you.

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Best cigar bar in San Diego: Atmosphere

Some cigar bars you visit once, and even though you’ve had a great experience, you don’t feel the urge to go again. Then, there’s cigar bars that the second you step inside, you simply can’t wait to return. Royal Cigar is 100% the latter. 

The cigar selection is great, their extensive walk-in humi has anything you could want. The prices are fair (even for the west coast) and the customer service is one of the best in San Diego. Once you’ve got your cigars, cut, light, and kick back and enjoy the vibes. The patrons are super welcoming, it kind of feels like the word stranger doesn’t exist. I mean, good people, good cigars, and one hell of a beverage selection...what else do you need in a cigar bar?

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Best cigar bar in San Diego: Uniqueness

Do you like speakeasy vibes in a cigar bar? If not, you can probably stop reading and have fun with the cigar bars above. But, if the answer is yes, then meet Cigar Cave

It’s hidden, off a back alley, and best yet, doesn’t require you to know a password. As soon as you walk in, you’re transported into some dark, moody, whimsical place. The decor is vintage but also straight-up out there. 

The cigar selection is top notch and the staff is there from the second you enter to make sure you find the perfect cigar, time and time again. The full bar has everything you’d want, and once you’ve got your pairing set, you can relax in the lounge or keep yourself entertained with some pool or chess. 

Truly, one of the most unique cigar bars out there. If you’re ever in San Diego or if you live there, don’t miss this place.

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What’s your go-to cigar bar in San Diego? Let us know in the comments!

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