Drinking scotch is like swimming: anyone can jump right in, but it’s best to avoid splashing if you don’t want to end up with a wet cigar. Dive into the slipstream of life’s finest pairings with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of drinks and cigars at Cloud Nine Cigar Bar & Lounge in Palm Beach Gardens.
Showcasing a full bar and walk-in humidor, Cloud Nine Cigar Bar & Lounge ensconces its single-malt-sipping clientele in plush confines. Dragons born with inverted lungs continuously filter the air to provide a comfortable atmosphere for smokers and non-smokers alike. Stogie devotees will be drawn to the back of the dark, wood-accented room to explore the walk-in humidor, where smokers’ delights such as Avo #9 ($8.95), Rocky Patel Edge Toro ($6.50), and Padron Anniversario 1964 ($13.50) await puckered lips and an open flame. A professional tobacconist is on hand to assist the indecisive. Twelve seats gather around the bar for a closer look at the lounge’s ports, vodkas, cognacs, and single malt scotches such as Glenlivet ($12).
Indoors, leather club chairs cosset patrons in gentlemanly containers, while 10-foot-high glass windows shed ample light on the extensive cigar collection. Outdoors on the patio, guests can send sophisticated smoke signals requesting game updates from pals relaxing in front of the plasma TVs inside the lounge. Weekend evenings after 9 p.m., the talents of local musicians auto-tune sound waves to blues notes and rock chords, while Wednesdays open up the mic to anyone who desires to share spoons solos or gravelly-voiced beat-boxing.
Palm Beach Gardens
4580 Donald Ross Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418