Up Down Cigar
Cigarette smokers might be pathetic things, huddling outside their places of employment, hurriedly hot-boxing their smokes, facing down the accusatory stares of judgmental passersby. But cigar smokers, on the other hand, are the picture of First World bravado, strutting down the street, blowing smoke like the 20th Century Limited chugging into Union Station. And where do many of Chicago’s cigar aficionados acquire their smokes? Up Down Cigar, of course. This old place has been going strong for almost a half-century, and they have over sixty major brands of cigars, as well as the largest collection of handmade briar pipes in the world.
1550 N. Wells, 312.337.8025, updowncigar.com
Best of Chicago 2017