Forget the lectures about cigar smoking, I don’t care (seriously I don’t care). I enjoy a good cigar and if you don’t like it, stay away from me when I’m smoking it! If you like to enjoy a cigar and don’t like being relegated to the porch or garage I have a place for you to try.
Owned by Corey Johnston the Indy Cigar Bar is located at 3357 East 86th Street, directly across the street form the main entrance of the Keystone Mall. It’s a perfect place to escape to when your wife/daughter (or both) decide they need some “mall time”.
Having heard my boss talk about “Corey’s” several times I knew I had to check it out. I’ve since been there several times and have fully enjoyed each visit. The thing that makes the Indy Cigar Bar different from other Cigar Stores is that this one serves hard alcohol (and beer).
This is not just any alcohol this is an incredible selection of bourbon and scotch that will pair well with your favorite smoke. On my last visit I enjoyed one of the best Bloody Mary’s I’ve had in a long time and saw a total stranger buy a war veteran a box of cigars to thank him for his service to our country (that was pretty cool).
The walk-in humidor has a hundred+ cigars to choose from so you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy. If you get hungry The Indy Cigar Bar has several sandwiches to choose from. Each Wednesday you can get a King David hot dog for free when you buy a cigar. I have not had anything to eat there but it’s on my list to try on a future visit.
When you purchase a cigar from the Indy Cigar Bar, and yes you need to buy a cigar not bring your own, the helpful staff will clip, cut, punch it to your requirements and toast it to perfection for you to enjoy. The newly expanded seating area gives you plenty of options on where to sit down and enjoy your smoke (and drink if you choose to partake).
Next time you’re in the area and have an hour to kill, be sure to check out The Indy Cigar Bar. Be sure to tell Corey you heard about his place on IndyScan.com and try the Bloody Mary, it’s REALLY good!
The Indy Cigar Bar is open daily at 11am, closed Sundays
01/25/12 - [Updated a few things after publishing because I didn't like the way it read...]