Cigar shop Bangkok
Looking for cigar shops in Bangkok, Thailand?
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Cigar Emperor has scoured Bangkok to share with you which cigar shop you should go and check out.
The first thing that you should know is that the duties and taxes on cigars in Thailand are quite high, so don’t expect similar prices like you can get online or in other countries (like the US, for example).
There seems to be a good mix of cuban and new world cigars which are available in Thailand.
Not only in Bangkok, but also in Phuket and Pattaya – which are the main places people go to.
Most of the cigar shops have a walk in humidor which is good news for us cigar aficionados.
In terms of which hotel you should go and check out, there are actually quite a few of them which have a cigar shop inside where you can spend some time in their cigar bar and enjoy your smoke!
Most places do not charge a cut fee for your cigars which is good news.
Right now it seems that Whisgars has recently implemented a cut fee if you don’t purchase from their cigar shop and want to spend time there smoking, even if you buy drinks. So be aware!
They are not located in a hotel and their address is:
Whisgars, 16 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Toei Nuea, Bangkok, Tel: +662 664 4252
Another great cigar shop that you should check out is the Davidoff shop which is located in the centre of town, in the Gaysorn shopping centre. Lots of places there to shop and there is more than 1 hotel located near there too.
This cigar shop is unique in that not only do they offer the Davidoff cigar brand, but also a good range of Nicaraguan, Dominican and Honduran blends.
They stock Fuente (and sometimes limited quantities of Opus X), My Father, Alec Bradley and in seems that as time goes by, they will have even more brands to make this one a complete cigar shop!
One hotel that has a really nice place to smoke is the Character bar which is located on the top floor of the hotel.
The address is:
Compass Sky View Hotel, 12 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Bangkok, Telephone +662 011 1133
Another one that is located in a hotel which is also using the same name of Character is located at Anantara Siam Hotel, 155 Rajadamri Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok, Tel:+662 254 4726
Which hotel would you recommend we go to and smoke?
Bangkok has some really nice places all within a hotel that allow you to smoke.
A 5 star hotel doesn’t always have a place to enjoy your favourite stogie but the Sheraton Hotel has a place downstairs that you can enjoy filling the air with smoke.
Cigar One, 130 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Tel +66 2 650 9994 – not inside a hotel but worth checking out – prices are not that great and the selection is so so. Go for the ambiance and the drinks/cocktails!
Here are some pictures of the Duke lounge (not in a hotel) and the shop – located in Gaysorn Plaza
Most people look for a hotel to go and enjoy their smokes but the real aficionados don’t go and look just for a hotel but a proper lounge.
Thailand is such an enjoyable place that it is only natural that we want to light up and enjoy stogies all over the place.
Great good and good people, along with scenic atmospheres – isn’t that what we want?
So going back to finding a good place to buy stogies, it is not that abundant and the lounges or the hotel that have them are quite pricey.
We would recommend that if you are heading over there, bring as many as you can with you.
Now if you are living there and want delivery, be sure to get in touch with the lounge at Duke or the Davidoff shop because they can arrange delivery to where ever you are located.
They do take cash on delivery or you can arrange a bank transfer.
Credit cards are accepted as well.
The Davidoff shop located at Gaysorn plaza has quite a good selection (rather than a hotel which usually just has Cubans) of New World and Cuban smokes.
Although smoking in a hotel is nice due to the drinks and cocktails that you can get, the prices can be somewhat high.