Occidental Cigar Club

★★★★☆
  • 471 Pine St

    San Francisco, CA 94104

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  • 415-834-0485

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Need a lawyer? You'll probably find one here. What about a wine broker? Yep. Probably here too. Maybe you just need a nice cigar, a decent glass red wine...or a delicious pig trough sized martini. You got it! Sarcasm to round off your day, from a treasured prickly bartender? No problem. How do they get around the smoking ban, you ask? Every bartender is part-owner, which means no one working is an "employee" at risk for developing what we all know comes hand in hand with tobacco consumption. Cigars sold on the premises are over-priced, but really, they're just there for convenience purposes. You are encouraged to feel good about bringing your own; they'll supply you with a cutter and wood matches--even a sprig of cedar or two. This is your new favorite neighborhood bar, outside of your neighborhood...because they also have a generous collection of delicious scotches and whiskeys that don't all begin with "Glen."

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★★★★☆

Need a lawyer? You'll probably find one here. What about a wine broker? Yep. Probably here too. Maybe you just need a nice cigar, a decent glass red wine...or a delicious pig trough sized martini. You got it! Sarcasm to round off your day, from a treasured prickly bartender? No problem. How do they get around the smoking ban, you ask? Every bartender is part-owner, which means no one working is an "employee" at risk for developing what we all know comes hand in hand with tobacco consumption. Cigars sold on the premises are over-priced, but really, they're just there for convenience purposes. You are encouraged to feel good about bringing your own; they'll supply you with a cutter and wood matches--even a sprig of cedar or two. This is your new favorite neighborhood bar, outside of your neighborhood...because they also have a generous collection of delicious scotches and whiskeys that don't all begin with "Glen."

Pros: Smoking is done INDOORS. Where it's warm, people.

Cons: Small, one bathroom, and during large conventions - packed.

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Great vibe at this Financial District bar that is a (cigar) smokers dream. The clientel is very cool, not in a hipster way but more of a worldly, "I know whats up" manner. There are a good number of regulars that you can find shooting the sh!t, playing liar's dice or watching sports. Everyone is super friendly so its very comfortable if you're along or with a group. They have a good selection of cigars and cigs at the usual non-tabacco shop prices - I drop by Grant's on Market to get my smokes so I have more for the booze! If you need nourishment, the italian restaurant next door will serve you in the bar. Otherwise the owners will gladly order you a pizza for delivery.

Oh the drink selection is excellent too. Lots of good wines by the glass, some funky odd-ball booze, single malts, whiskey, apertifs, port, etc. And most importantly, they free pour like your grandpa's corner bar.

2
★★★★★

Great vibe at this Financial District bar that is a (cigar) smokers dream. The clientel is very cool, not in a hipster way but more of a worldly, "I know whats up" manner. There are a good number of regulars that you can find shooting the sh!t, playing liar's dice or watching sports. Everyone is super friendly so its very comfortable if you're along or with a group. They have a good selection of cigars and cigs at the usual non-tabacco shop prices - I drop by Grant's on Market to get my smokes so I have more for the booze! If you need nourishment, the italian restaurant next door will serve you in the bar. Otherwise the owners will gladly order you a pizza for delivery.

Oh the drink selection is excellent too. Lots of good wines by the glass, some funky odd-ball booze, single malts, whiskey, apertifs, port, etc. And most importantly, they free pour like your grandpa's corner bar.

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I absolutely love this bar. I may be the only person in their 20's hanging out here, and the only woman there, but I've gone alone a few times. I know...strange, but I don't really know anyone else who enjoys smoking a cigar and sipping on a martini.

Anyway, every time I have gone I have enjoyed myself.

2
★★★★☆

I absolutely love this bar. I may be the only person in their 20's hanging out here, and the only woman there, but I've gone alone a few times. I know...strange, but I don't really know anyone else who enjoys smoking a cigar and sipping on a martini.

Anyway, every time I have gone I have enjoyed myself.

Pros: You can buy a cigar and smoke it right there!

Cons: None.

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It's a little clubby looking bar right downtown across from the bank of america building. It's usually full of lawyers and bankers and such. You can smoke inside because the bartenders own the place. They've got a ton of all the things that go well with a cigar,(single malts, rums, ports, cognacs, bourbons) and a good selection of cigars as well. They close somewhere between 12 and 2am. A great spot for real cigar smokers.

PROS: lots of scotch, bourbon, rum, cognacs etc.
CONS: it's small and can get very full

4
★★★★☆

It's a little clubby looking bar right downtown across from the bank of america building. It's usually full of lawyers and bankers and such. You can smoke inside because the bartenders own the place. They've got a ton of all the things that go well with a cigar,(single malts, rums, ports, cognacs, bourbons) and a good selection of cigars as well. They close somewhere between 12 and 2am. A great spot for real cigar smokers.

PROS: lots of scotch, bourbon, rum, cognacs etc.
CONS: it's small and can get very full

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California law prohibits smoking in an establishment where the workers don't have any share in the business. That way, they can't be forced to be subjected to second hand smoke just for their job. Unfortunately, this applies to cigar clubs too. There's a handful of cigar clubs in the city that you can actually smoke in, and this is one of them. It's a very good club, nice decor and ambiance, and right in the heart of downtown. Recommended.

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★★★★☆

California law prohibits smoking in an establishment where the workers don't have any share in the business. That way, they can't be forced to be subjected to second hand smoke just for their job. Unfortunately, this applies to cigar clubs too. There's a handful of cigar clubs in the city that you can actually smoke in, and this is one of them. It's a very good club, nice decor and ambiance, and right in the heart of downtown. Recommended.

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With its gold-plated ceilings, wrought-wood bar and forest-green walls, this diminutive spot is reminiscent of a 19th-century locale once haunted by stuffy bankers. Top-shelf scotches and brandies are the bar's…

 

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