To tuxedoed people, velvet ropes are ordinary white picket fences and champagne fountains are lawn sprinklers. Kick down the fence and drink from the sprinkler with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a six-month membership (a $25 value/month) and $50 gift certificate for drinks and cigars at 8Eightyeight Cigar Merchants in Fullerton (a $200 total value).
The exclusive 8Eightyeight Cigar Merchants lounge combines the elegance of an upscale club with the pizzazz of a contemporary sports bar. The membership included in this Groupon grants access to its leather-trimmed confines as well as entrance to any of the Diamond Crown cigar lounges peppering the country with fragrant smoke-spheres. Stogie savorers can relax on plush cinema chairs in front of a fleet of big-screen TVs, ideal for watching major sporting events or heart-stopping tests of the emergency-alert system. Aiding guests claiming mastery over physics, geometry, and binary red-black color codes, the lounge houses pool and card tables as well. This Groupon also provides patrons with a $50 gift certificate, allowing them to excite esophagi with 28-degree draft beers ($5.50 bottles, $5 well drinks) and beautifully blended cocktails. Cigar aficionados can also mesmerize taste buds with succulent tobacco sticks from brands such as Fuente, Padrón, Graycliff, and more ($8–$51 each) or practice crafting the perfect origami crane.
8Eightyeight Cigar Merchants
8Eightyeight Cigar Merchants serves delectable libations and cultivates cigar-chomping camaraderie within a private facility that fuses elements of a cigar lounge, pool hall, and sports bar. The club's massive walk-in humidor houses brand-name cigars for members to puff away on while monitoring news and sports such as pay-per-view UFC fights on a cluster of flat-screen TVs arranged in front of comfy leather chairs or while shooting pool within the white-brick billiards room. In addition to members-only cigar and alcohol tastings, 8Eightyeight Cigar Merchants hosts a plentitude of private fundraisers, corporate events, and parties for Groucho Marx enthusiasts.