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 $50, you get $100 worth of cigars and spirits at Central Cigars in St. Petersburg.
The cigar aficionados at Central Cigars help guests pursue leisure with premium stogies and top-shelf spirits. Sippers can lounge and savor a 1.5-ounce standard pour of single-barrel bourbon ($15) crafted by Kentucky-based distillery Four Roses or try The Macallan scotch aged for 12 years ($13) to experience delicate, smoky flavors without having to lick a fire truck. Taylor Fladgate port, aged for 10 years ($11), pairs nicely with house-rolled treats such as the Solomon Sumatra ($10.95) or top-shelf stogies such as the mild-tasting Padron Anniversario Exclusivo ($14.95), rolled with the crème de la crème of tobacco.
Inside Central Cigars, leather chairs and wood floors are complemented by subtle lights as framed images of larger-than-life cigars hang on tea-colored walls, tempting smokers with their two-dimensional unattainability. The shop also frequently plays host to live music, hospitality events, and ladies nights.