Nashville lounge: Live music every Thursday!

A non-stop playground for music lovers, you can lap up the sounds of Nashville all day and night. From a buzzing honky-tonk to a small, unassuming bar, you can find live music everywhere. You can add our 6,000 sq ft cigar lounge in Nashville to that list. Every Thursday from 7-10pm, join us and listen…

Celebrities who smoke: Al Pacino

Al Pacino rose to fame in the early 1970s and remained one of the most sought-after leading actors throughout the rest of the 20th century. From the early 2000s, following his 60th birthday, Pacino demonstrated his diverse talents with appearances in Insomnia (2002) and S1m0ne (2002), the latter of which he plays a struggling film…

Smoking Movies: The Wolverine (2013)

Hugh Jackman's character in X-Men (2000) goes by many names — Logan, James Howlett, and Weapon X — but is best known to many simply as Wolverine. While the X-Men films are not explicitly regarded as movies with smoking, Logan's preference for a lit cigar is depicted throughout the franchise. From the first scene to feature Wolverine, Jackman is…

Celebrities who smoke: Rihanna

Ask someone to list celebrities that smoke, and you're likely to get a male-dominated reply involving names like Arnold Schwarzenegger and historical figures like Sir Winston Churchill. But there's a different side to celebrities smoking cigars, and Rihanna is just one of a generation of famous cigar women. The singer and actress has often been…

Whippany Havana Night

One of the biggest nights in the Casa de Montecristo calendar will soon be upon us. A vivid, tropical palette of colors, off-the-wall street art, vintage cars, and rich nightlife, we’re bringing the bustle and buzz of Cuba’s capital to one of the best lounges in NJ. Join us at Casa de Montecristo Whippany on…

World of Golf Sweepstakes

After a dramatic final day at the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, we’ve decided to put pegs to turf and cigars to mouth in our latest competition. We’re giving you and three guests the chance to perfect your swing and immerse yourself in golfing heaven with a trip to the World Golf Village in…

Smoking Movies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

Widely considered the ultimate Spaghetti Western, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) catapulted Clint Eastwood to super-stardom. Sergio Leone's masterpiece tows a fine line between honor and greed amid the violent anarchy of the American Civil War, all through a notable script and exquisite imagery. From the sweeping, dusty desert landscape and intense…

Boca Raton Latin Night!

Experience Latino vibes on the last Friday of every month at the Casa de Montecristo cigar lounge in Boca Raton. From 9pm till 1am, come soak up the colorful energy and salsa to the vibrant rhythm as Cuban sensation Miss Quiala brings her hip-shaking vocals to the stage. If the quick spins and frenetic footwork…

Cigar wrappers: Cuban

When you're smoking a Cuban cigar, the wrapper could be any one of a whole list of tobaccos and shades. These different cigar wrapper types all make an appearance on sticks labeled as Cuban cigars. In fact, not all 'Cuban' cigars are even made in Cuba, as the name is sometimes applied to cigars manufactured…

Celebrities who smoke: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Images of Arnold Schwarzenegger smoking cigars are not hard to come by. The Governator is a loud and proud fan of them and is one of the most famous celebrity smokers. But how did Arnie get to the top of the celebrity smokers list? And how is his passion connected with another of history's most…

Smoking Movies: Scarface (1983)

Scarface (1983) is not just a classic cigar movie, but one of the most beloved movies of all time. Four decades since its release, audiences are still fascinated by Al Pacino as title character Tony 'Scarface' Montana, Steven Bauer as Manolo 'Manny Ray' Ribera, and Michelle Pfeiffer's breakthrough performance as Tony's love interest (and eventual…

Cigars to Smoke on National Armed Forces Day

National Armed Forces Day on June 25th marks the start of Armed Forces Weekend and the perfect opportunity to honor the history of the military, the service of veterans, and those still serving in the present day. Cigars and the Armed Forces have a long history together. From real-life figures like Sir Winston Churchill, to…

Celebrities Who Smoke: Winston Churchill

One of the most important figures of the 20th century, the entire world’s history would’ve been scripted very differently if it wasn’t for Winston Churchill. One of the greatest war leaders, he was an inspirational statesman, stubborn imperialist, poetic speech writer, master public speaker, and intense patriot who led Britain to victory in the Second…

Celebrating the 2022 Indianapolis 500

Celebrating the 2022 Indianapolis 500 At Casa de Montecristo, we're serious about sport. We welcomed guests to enjoy the Masters Golf Tournament in April and gave you our recommendations on the best cigars to smoke while watching the game. Cigars have a long sporting history, not least in Major League Baseball. But on May 29th,…

Smoke up For Top Gun: Maverick

The wait is nearly over. After 36 years, the follow-up to Tom Cruise’s Top Gun (1986) movie is finally landing. It’s rare for a sequel to hit theatres so long after the original, but Top Gun: Maverick (2022) has struggled with setbacks and unexpected turbulence. With its trailer airing three years ago and a release…

Cigars to Share With Your Groomsmen

Smoking cigars has traditionally been a symbol of success or celebration, and celebrations don’t come much bigger than a wedding. The perfect partner to your big day, a celebratory stogie tastes even better in the company of your closest friends and relatives. For all the clinking glasses, fabulous floral arrangements, and overriding emotion of love…

Houston Texas Cigar Festival

We’re back, bigger, better and more full-bodied than ever. Presented by Casa De Montecristo, the Texas Cigar Festival will once again be returning to the “Lone Star State” for a day of amazing giveaways, access to exclusive cigars, live music by The Matchsticks, and much more besides. Taking place for the first time at the…

The Most Lavish Casa de Montecristo Cigar Lounges

If you’ve a liking for the finer things in life, a visit to one of Casa de Montecristo’s most lavish cigar lounges needs to be on your bucket list. From beginners to experts, our sumptuous lounges are a mecca for cigar lovers, allowing you to sample the best cigars in an environment that exudes elegance…

Best Party Venues in Dallas

Located on the rolling prairies of northeast Texas, the modern metropolis of Dallas knows how to get you in the party mood. From magical weddings, to low-key birthday parties, and large corporate events, there’s a wealth of party venues in Dallas to accommodate all styles and themes. If you need inspiration for an upcoming soiree…

Casa de Montecristo Masters Golf Tournament

Join us at your local Casa de Montecristo lounge to revel in this year's Masters Golf Tournament! This swinging weekend has been an annual event since 1934, and we putt our enthusiasm in every year by welcoming our loyal customers to join us for the fun. We play the entire tournament on large HD TVs…

Best Places to Eat And Drink in Whippany

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful and historic Morris County, the small, family-oriented town of Whippany belies its stature. From the 3000-acre Troy Meadows wetland area to the Bee Meadow Park which spans almost 90 acres and boasts an Olympic size municipal pool, this is a town with multiple amenities and a community with…

Best places to eat and drink in Boca Raton

JBs on the Beach One of the best seafood restaurants in Boca Raton, JBs on the Beach has been serving a fresh catch since 2002. Much of JBs menu consists of delicious seafood plucked straight from the water's edge in Boca Raton, which you’ll have a great view of while you sit to enjoy your…

An unexpected Valentine’s Day in Houston

Valentine's Day - the universal day of love, when many share their adoration to family, friends, and romantic partners in a variety of ways. It's one of the sweetest days of the year, so you want to do something memorable to really impress your beau. Celebrate the occasion with style this year when you discover…

Best places to eat and drink in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee – a city after all our hearts. This sprawling southern city is known for its vibrant country-music scene, warm hospitality, and, of course, delicious food. You’d be hard-pressed not to get a good meal in Nashville. From classic Southern-comfort eateries to the lavish fine-dining restaurants, this city has it all. We’ve created a…

NYC: Escape the crowds this January

With fewer tourists, a January visit to NYC allows you to escape the crowds. Spend less time in line at the museum and be guaranteed a space at the cigar bar.

January activities in Boca Raton

Blow away the January blues when you discover the most fun things to do in Boca Raton. From exploring the mild outdoors to indoor activities in Boca Raton.

Celebrate Christmas in Tampa

When you think of Tampa, you’d be forgiven for simply envisioning a summery dream. However, Christmas is celebrated all around the world, including this beachy town. Whether you’re a local Tampanian or flying in from out of town for the holidays, you’ll find plenty of Christmas things to do in Tampa. We’ve created this guide…

Celebrate the holidays in Mooresville

Gather loved ones in Mooresville this Christmas for a memorable festive experience, from the Mooresville Christmas lights to drinks and stogies in the lounge.

The Best Things to do in Boca Raton

Golfing, beach-hopping, or unwinding with your favorite cigar – there’s loads of fun things to do in Boca Raton, Florida. Check out some of our top picks here.

A musical journey through Texas

Uncover the sounds of Texas when you take a musical journey through the state. From Austin and Dallas to Houston, gigs are the best things to go to in Texas.

Six Unique Date Ideas in Dallas

Make your next date night one to remember when you discover the most romantic things to do in Dallas. From ice skating to cigar lounges, Dallas has it all.

Best Things To Do In Austin In The Fall

Make this year a fall to remember when you discover the best fall things to do in Austin. From cider sipping, stargazing, and forest exploring, visit Austin this fall.

Unique things to do in Tampa

Step away from the mundane and discover the unique and fun things to do in Tampa, Florida. From axe-throwing to cigar tasting, discover Tampa today.

Golf Holiday Ideas in North Carolina

Whether you’re a new golfer or an avid swinger, enjoy a spectacular golf vacation in North Carolina, the home of American golf, and explore the local area.

Best Bachelor Party Ideas In NYC

Give the groom to be a bachelor party he’ll never forget when you discover the best things to do in NYC. Find unique events to see him off into married life.

Best Cigar Pairings on Cinco de Mayo

What is Cinco de Mayo about? Often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s military victory in the Battle of Puebla. Although not widely celebrated in Mexico outside of Puebla, it has become a significant holiday among Americans in the US. While it isn’t a public holiday, that doesn’t stop the many…

Cigars and Irish Whiskey: The Perfect St. Patricks Day Pairing

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally celebrated on March 17th. Due to the large number of Irish heritage in the US, the holiday has become widely observed across the country. Some cities, such as Boston, Chicago, and New York, have large Irish-American populations. These cities are known to host elaborate St. Patrick’s Day festivities, including large…

How to keep cigars from drying in winter

Are you dreaming of smoking in a cigar winter wonderland this holiday season? Going outside in the cold isn’t particularly appealing to most cigar smokers, but there’s nothing better to turn those chills into thrills than a toasty stogie. Unfortunately, the coldest season can dampen our smoking experience in more ways than one. You must…

Why Cigars Make Great Christmas Gifts

Cigars can be a thoughtful and sophisticated present for someone who appreciates a delightful stogie. They make the most magical time of the year even more exciting, as your loved one has a delicious cigar to enjoy on the special day. Let’s explore why cigars make great Christmas gifts for the cigar fans in your…

How to throw a cigars themed Halloween party

When fall comes around, crisp orange leaves and the sweet aroma of pumpkin spice lattes blow in on a blustery breeze. As the nights shorten, shadows appear, and the spooky season creeps upon us, we begin to start planning festive celebrations.  With everyone in costumes and frivolities at an all-time high, Halloween is the perfect…

How to pair cigars with your BBQ

When the sun shines and temperatures rise, it’s the perfect occasion to fire up the grill and cherish some time with family and friends. Nothing beats that summer smell of charcoal filling the air, letting you know it’s time to start cooking. Crack open some ice-cold beers and bask in the sunshine as the tantalizing…

Cigar etiquette on the beach

The beach is the perfect place to kick back and catch some rays. Beaches also offer opportunities to go surfing, play beach volleyball, sunbathe, swim, and plenty of more activities to entertain yourself or your family. For cigar smokers, however, our hobby needs a bit more thought behind it. Smoking cigars at the beach carries…

Cigars as Wedding Favors

Marriage is a meaningful experience that marks the beginning of a journey with your partner. Getting married symbolizes a celebration of love, commitment, and bringing two people together. The wedding is a union and gathering of close friends and family, filled with love, laughter, and plenty of emotions. Cigars for wedding favors Wedding favors are…

Choosing cigars for your bachelor party

A bachelor party is a big celebration held in honor of the groom. It’s a milestone to commemorate his transition into married life. The idea of this celebration is to provide a memorable experience before the responsibilities of marriage begin. Whether you’re a groom-to-be or the groom’s best man, you want to plan this occasion…

Celebrating Graduation with Cigars

Graduating from college is one of life’s happiest and most exciting milestones and is a staple of personal achievement. Graduation is also a special chance to gather family and friends together and celebrate the achievement of being educated to a high level. Celebrate one of life’s happiest and most exciting times by indulging in a…