Sigmund Freud once said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," at which point he mistakenly attempted to light the lollipop dangling from his lower lip. Dig into the psychology of stogies with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of cigars and cigar accessories at Union Cigar Society.
Union Cigar Society's walk-in humidor harbors a quiver of premium cigars wrapped in the name of labels such as Macanudo, Cohiba, and Punch. Visitors can drag stogies under their nostrils to get a sense of their earthy aromas and tease nose hairs with a glimpse of the good life, then settle on a Macanudo Hyde Park ($8.99) or a Punch Libertad ($8.99). Older smokes imbue the aficionado with a nostalgic appreciation of tobacco-crop yields gone by, as Rocky Patel's 15th Anniversary Corona Gorda ($9.99) and 1999 Connecticut Robusto ($8.49) hearken back to a simpler time before Cuba seceded from the United States. Premium accessories including cutters, lighters, and humidors add to the cigar appreciation.