Circa Tabac

★★★★★
  • 32 Watts St

    New York, NY 10013

    Cross street: nr. Sixth Ave.

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  • 212-941-1781

About Circa Tabac

Hours
Sun-Wed, 5pm-2am; Thu-Sat, 5pm-4am

Food

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I think this is one of the best bars in nyc. I attended a Gothams film award after party there on Monday. Music was excellent, drinks were reasonably priced, atmosphere was a chill art deco. Best of all smoking was permitted

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★★★★★

I think this is one of the best bars in nyc. I attended a Gothams film award after party there on Monday. Music was excellent, drinks were reasonably priced, atmosphere was a chill art deco. Best of all smoking was permitted

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Hope, the owner is reading this. It is really unfortunate to see this great place's decay! I have been going to Circa Tabac every Saturday night for a few months by now. In my opinion you would achieve a dramatic improvement by just

3
★★★★★

Hope, the owner is reading this. It is really unfortunate to see this great place's decay! I have been going to Circa Tabac every Saturday night for a few months by now. In my opinion you would achieve a dramatic improvement by just

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One of the things I liked about this bar was the complete lack of pretentiousness. Even though I'm a cigar smoker, I liked that it felt like a normal bar that allowed smoking, rather than an upscale cigar bar. The staff were very friendly and devoid of attitude, and the place just had a cool and chilled vibe to it.

The cigar menu is decent but not extensive, although you can bring your own cigars for a $5 charge. They have cigarettes that I didn't know existed, and some rather sweet cocktails amongst other things. Prices are pretty much what you'd expect.

Coming from a state with a draconian smoking ban, it was wonderfully liberating to kick back, light up a fat stogie and puff away. I'll definitely be paying another visit the next time I'm in NYC.

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★★★★★

One of the things I liked about this bar was the complete lack of pretentiousness. Even though I'm a cigar smoker, I liked that it felt like a normal bar that allowed smoking, rather than an upscale cigar bar. The staff were very friendly and devoid of attitude, and the place just had a cool and chilled vibe to it.

The cigar menu is decent but not extensive, although you can bring your own cigars for a $5 charge. They have cigarettes that I didn't know existed, and some rather sweet cocktails amongst other things. Prices are pretty much what you'd expect.

Coming from a state with a draconian smoking ban, it was wonderfully liberating to kick back, light up a fat stogie and puff away. I'll definitely be paying another visit the next time I'm in NYC.

Pros: Smoker Friendly, Relaxed Atmosphere

Cons: None

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This is a very good place to go if you like to smoke. I love it.... This is a good bar where you feel convinent from the first second.
Best regards, Joerg form Germany

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★★★★★

This is a very good place to go if you like to smoke. I love it.... This is a good bar where you feel convinent from the first second.
Best regards, Joerg form Germany

Pros: Great place with a good atmothphere

Cons: none

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It's smoky but it's also romantic and makes you feel like you're in a different era. They have a cigar menu and sell over 150 different types of domestic and foreign cigarettes. A well drink was $9 but it was sizable and decently strong. Plus they have great appetizers and small plates. The bacon wrapped scallops were very good. It's around the corner from BYOB restaurant Ivo and Lulu--great place to go if you've got a long dinner wait!

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★★★★☆

It's smoky but it's also romantic and makes you feel like you're in a different era. They have a cigar menu and sell over 150 different types of domestic and foreign cigarettes. A well drink was $9 but it was sizable and decently strong. Plus they have great appetizers and small plates. The bacon wrapped scallops were very good. It's around the corner from BYOB restaurant Ivo and Lulu--great place to go if you've got a long dinner wait!

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Simply the best bar/lounge in NYC, without doubt. Of course the big draw is that smoking of cigars and cigarettes is permitted, but also, the atmosphere, the music, and it's Soho location all contribute to the overall great vibe of this bar. It recalls the good ol days of NYC smoky bars. A place where you could linger for hours with great drinks and good stogies. I suggest buying a cigar at Circa Tabac since those cigar sales keep this bar a smoking establishment. A pretty decent selection of cigars in the $15-$25 range and a great menu of exotic and after-dinner drinks. I'll be back here 1000 times more.

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★★★★★

Simply the best bar/lounge in NYC, without doubt. Of course the big draw is that smoking of cigars and cigarettes is permitted, but also, the atmosphere, the music, and it's Soho location all contribute to the overall great vibe of this bar. It recalls the good ol days of NYC smoky bars. A place where you could linger for hours with great drinks and good stogies. I suggest buying a cigar at Circa Tabac since those cigar sales keep this bar a smoking establishment. A pretty decent selection of cigars in the $15-$25 range and a great menu of exotic and after-dinner drinks. I'll be back here 1000 times more.

Pros: Smoking permitted, atmosphere, music

Cons: none really

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We LOVE Circa Tabac. Great drinks, cozy cozy cozy place to hang out, and of course, smoke. I went there for my birthday recently. We didn't let them know ahead of time, and when 20 of my friends descended on this place, we were treated with nothing but smiles and amazing service by the staff. They lit the candles and brought out the cake (played 50 Cent's "In Da Club" while they were bringing it out, that was a hilarious touch), cut it up and put it on plates in the back and served it. The owner bought me a shot (or two?) and the server made sure I always had water so i didn't turn into a sloppy birthday girl. They really went waaaaay overboard to make sure we had a good time. SuPERB!

2
★★★★★

We LOVE Circa Tabac. Great drinks, cozy cozy cozy place to hang out, and of course, smoke. I went there for my birthday recently. We didn't let them know ahead of time, and when 20 of my friends descended on this place, we were treated with nothing but smiles and amazing service by the staff. They lit the candles and brought out the cake (played 50 Cent's "In Da Club" while they were bringing it out, that was a hilarious touch), cut it up and put it on plates in the back and served it. The owner bought me a shot (or two?) and the server made sure I always had water so i didn't turn into a sloppy birthday girl. They really went waaaaay overboard to make sure we had a good time. SuPERB!

Pros: Great atmosphere, great staff

Cons: Not a danged one.

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The music is great (someone's i-pod is hooked up to speakers and plays everything from Jay-Z to Paul Simon ... genius!), Bernard is an awesome bartender, the bar is comfortable to eat at, the food is great, plenty of comfortable seating, now that it's summer all the windows are wide open so it's very airy. LOVE this place! :) It's very casual and it's OPEN LATE! :)

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★★★★★

The music is great (someone's i-pod is hooked up to speakers and plays everything from Jay-Z to Paul Simon ... genius!), Bernard is an awesome bartender, the bar is comfortable to eat at, the food is great, plenty of comfortable seating, now that it's summer all the windows are wide open so it's very airy. LOVE this place! :) It's very casual and it's OPEN LATE! :)

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What a relaxing, chill bar. Went there to have a few cigars with some friends this past saturday nite. We brought our own, and what they don't tell you is that they charge you a $5 fee for every cigar you bring yourself, which is fine with me, because the cigars they sell there are around $20. Drinks are stiff and moderately priced. The music was just right, with a cool mix of everything from Eartha Kitt to Nirvana, and not too loud at all. I didn't walk out smelling like smoke even though almost everyone in there was smoking. We got there at around 11, and it was pretty empty, and the hour or so that we were there it never filled up. A great bar, but a bad location.

2
★★★★☆

What a relaxing, chill bar. Went there to have a few cigars with some friends this past saturday nite. We brought our own, and what they don't tell you is that they charge you a $5 fee for every cigar you bring yourself, which is fine with me, because the cigars they sell there are around $20. Drinks are stiff and moderately priced. The music was just right, with a cool mix of everything from Eartha Kitt to Nirvana, and not too loud at all. I didn't walk out smelling like smoke even though almost everyone in there was smoking. We got there at around 11, and it was pretty empty, and the hour or so that we were there it never filled up. A great bar, but a bad location.

Pros: nice decor, attentive waitresses, you can smoke!

Cons: , pretty beat

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I do not smoke, but I despise the overall smoking ban in NY. Circa Tabac made me smile as soon I stepped foot there last night. The place is well set-up and seems to attract a diverse group of people. The bar staff is friendly and the drinks are well-made and reasonably priced. They must have some sort of an amazing air cleaning system, because almost everyone here was smoking, yet the air remained fresh. My clothes did not smell of stale smoke when I left.

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★★★★☆

I do not smoke, but I despise the overall smoking ban in NY. Circa Tabac made me smile as soon I stepped foot there last night. The place is well set-up and seems to attract a diverse group of people. The bar staff is friendly and the drinks are well-made and reasonably priced. They must have some sort of an amazing air cleaning system, because almost everyone here was smoking, yet the air remained fresh. My clothes did not smell of stale smoke when I left.

Pros: smoking allowed, friendly staff, decent prices

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i hope this place stays as cool as it is. i felt really special in there and its not huge and the staff is down to earth. me and my friend loved this place and yup we smoke cigarettes...ehheeh ...i love this place ...long live circa tabac..

2
★★★★★

i hope this place stays as cool as it is. i felt really special in there and its not huge and the staff is down to earth. me and my friend loved this place and yup we smoke cigarettes...ehheeh ...i love this place ...long live circa tabac..

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Thanks to Bloomberg, this is the only place for the cool kids to go anymore. Who wants to be treated like a criminal while spending hard-earned cash? Forget about standing in the street while some non-smoking hooligan steals your seat and your drink. Go here instead.

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★★★★★

Thanks to Bloomberg, this is the only place for the cool kids to go anymore. Who wants to be treated like a criminal while spending hard-earned cash? Forget about standing in the street while some non-smoking hooligan steals your seat and your drink. Go here instead.

Pros: Smoking, Smoking, Smoking

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Circa Tabac is the greatest place Ive been to in a long time. i was planning on going to a bunch of places but ended up there all night. Hot women, I got a bunch of numbers and the drinks were stiff. The food was real good but kind of expensive. It had an atmosphere like no other. I think I saw a guy from that movie oceans eleven. THANK GOD you can still smoke at Circa Tabac when the no smoking law goes into effect in April, Leo told me there was only 3 other places. As Arnold would sayIll be back.

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★★★★★

Circa Tabac is the greatest place Ive been to in a long time. i was planning on going to a bunch of places but ended up there all night. Hot women, I got a bunch of numbers and the drinks were stiff. The food was real good but kind of expensive. It had an atmosphere like no other. I think I saw a guy from that movie oceans eleven. THANK GOD you can still smoke at Circa Tabac when the no smoking law goes into effect in April, Leo told me there was only 3 other places. As Arnold would sayIll be back.

Pros: nice crowd, atmosphere, very comfortable

Cons: small bathroom

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Great place. I went there early and it was starting to get busy. Sat at the bar. Great, friendly service. The martini was not the best I've had, but it was OK. The crowd is not very hip, but they were plain OK. This is one of the last places where they will let you smoke a cigar, so I will take a lot just to puff. I'd go back when in need for nicotine, but the place is nothing to write home about.

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★★★☆☆

Great place. I went there early and it was starting to get busy. Sat at the bar. Great, friendly service. The martini was not the best I've had, but it was OK. The crowd is not very hip, but they were plain OK. This is one of the last places where they will let you smoke a cigar, so I will take a lot just to puff. I'd go back when in need for nicotine, but the place is nothing to write home about.

Pros: Cigars allowed

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fabulous! we went to the union bar first and were driven out by annoying techno music and spike-heeled socialites, so we cabbed it down to tabac and chilled out with fantastic martinis and seriously cool music. i was really impressed by how much hip-hop they played. it was so comfy. my only complaint was that the snacks we ordered (the shu mai) were very little food for $10. i knew that would happen, but it was still annoying. this bar makes you feel relaxed. be proud of yourself for rising above the masses.

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★★★★★

fabulous! we went to the union bar first and were driven out by annoying techno music and spike-heeled socialites, so we cabbed it down to tabac and chilled out with fantastic martinis and seriously cool music. i was really impressed by how much hip-hop they played. it was so comfy. my only complaint was that the snacks we ordered (the shu mai) were very little food for $10. i knew that would happen, but it was still annoying. this bar makes you feel relaxed. be proud of yourself for rising above the masses.

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Circa Tabac is the BOMB!!!!!!!!! Yes, a cigarette lounge. The atomsphere is great the people are great. Definitely a nice place to relax with all the tunes than span a broad spectrum chine softly in the background.

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★★★★★

Circa Tabac is the BOMB!!!!!!!!! Yes, a cigarette lounge. The atomsphere is great the people are great. Definitely a nice place to relax with all the tunes than span a broad spectrum chine softly in the background.

Pros: Drinks inexpensive, the people, the music

Cons: Food is expensive

 

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