Top 5 cigar lounges in Kuala Lumpur
Cigar lounges represent a mysterious class of luxury that not many know how to appreciate. Only a fine elite few know the true pleasures of puffing on an authentic Cuban after a good meal over a glass of whisky. For those who do, here are 5 lounges you'd want to keep in mind for your next boys' night out. They tick off all the criteria for the ideal place to sink into a plush leather sofa and puff the evening away.
The Grand Trinidad Cigar Divan, Best Western Premier
Sophisticated and trendy yet still keeping the classic cigar lounge feel, the Grand Trinidad is built for the cigar connoisseur in mind. Whether you're looking for some quiet time to yourself after a long day or a great time to have with friends, its large collection of the finest premium cigars will fulfill all your leisure needs complete with unique art pieces hanging on the wall and an extensive collection of cigar-related books on the shelves. It also has an in-house master cigar roller on duty every evening; all the way from Cuba, Mr Crisanto Cardenas can roll up any type of cigar as you wish.
8, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03 - 2272 1772 Website: www.trinidadcigars.com.my
Mai Bar, Aloft KL Sentral
Unknown to many, buried in the corner of the lively Tiki-themed Mai Bar is a quiet secluded haven for the more sophisticated clientele. Red leather sofas and dark wooden tables set it starkly apart from the rest of the bar. Great service, beautiful interior design and an impressive selection of cigar brands have stealthily made it a favourite among many cigar enthusiasts in recent years. A variety of cocktails are also available to go with your cigar experience if whiskey alone proves too boring, all concocted by resident 'mixultant', Joseph Boroski.
No.5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03 - 2723 1188 Website: www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com
The Malt & Leaf, The Roof
For the cigar lover who wants to not only enjoy a good stick in style and comfort, but relish in every mouthful under the stars as well, Malt & Leaf is the place to be. Equipped with a walk-in glass cigar cabinet stocked with a well curated selection of nearly 150 of the finest cigars, this outlet offers patrons a private and exclusive surrounding for the enjoyment of their indulgence before a 360-degree view of the city. Like its name suggests, enjoy the finest quality malt and cigars with the best view of Petaling Jaya in front of you.
Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 017 - 908 5766 Website: www.facebook.com/themaltandleaf
Marini's on 57
Perhaps a spot already bookmarked in the frequent cigar-smoker's list, this place still needs to be mentioned if only for the view alone. There is no denying Marini's has the one of the best views in town and that coupled with their extensive curation of cigars, makes it a favourite among many, especially expats. Clever use of natural lighting and shadows help set a very exclusive feel to the atmosphere, with a surrounding opulence that is heightened cosiderably by good selection of jazz music, beautiful chandeliers and a high ceiling.
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC Kuala Lumpur, 50088, Malaysia
Tel: 03 - 2161 2880 Website: www.marinis57.com
The Havana Club, Concorde Hotel
Opened in 1990 as Kuala Lumpur's first ever cigar divan, The Havana Club continues to set the bar high for any other divans following in its footsteps. The Havana Club is all about cigars, presently stocking the largest selection of cigars in Malaysia. Together with its selected team of cigars specialist passionately serving under its operation, it provides the best in terms of cigars and its related services. It is also the largest cigar retailer in the country, housing the most extensive walk-in humidor in South East Asia. When it comes to experience, no one knows cigars like the Havana Club.
Concorde Hotel, 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2711 2791 Website: www.kualalumpur.concordehotelsresorts.com