- Apr 19, 2019
I'll have to hit Cup O'Joes in Lake George sometime. I've driven through it a bunch of times heading to Montreal, even stopping for lunch there a time or two. Didn't know Cup O'Joes was there or I would have sought it out. And yeah, every time I stop in Lake George, I always think to myself I should just vacation there.Country Squire - Jackson MS
- definitely worth the trip
- easy off on I-55
John B Haynes - Winchester VA
- easy off I-81
- great shop, lots of pipes/estates/tobaccos
Bowell's - Chambersburg PA
- 2 miles off I-81, 18 miles North of the MD state line
- great shop and lounge
Cigars Unlimited - Hamburg PA
- right off I-78, North-east of Harrisburg PA
- largest lounge/shop I've seen
- predominantly cigars, but plenty of pipe tobacco
JR Cigars - Whippany NJ
- also off I-78
- wonderful remodeled lounge
Edleez Tobacco - Albany NY
- small shops, lot of estate pipes
Cup O'Joes - Lake George NY
- Hey, Lake George? Who doesn't want to go here!
- huge shop, tons of pipes/tobacco
Park Lane Tobacconist
- great house blends (rivals Boswells selection/quality)
- On the way to Cup-O Joes!
- great selection of premier pipes (Castello, etc.), some estates
- new lounge
Those are the ones I'm familiar with.
Been to Nat Sherman quite a lot, but not in a few years. So conveniently located if you're taking the train in from Connecticut. like a 10 minute walk, if that, from Grand Central. I think it's still there. Great place.Commuting to visit my wife-to-be, she kindly led me to Nat Sherman on Manhattan before moving to N.C. to be with me, for love and butter beans she says. I don't know about a designated trip, but when in the vicinity of Raleigh, N.C., I'd sure stop by Pipes by George on Hillsborough Street, between NCSU campus and the downtown, about two miles past the Fairgrounds where the TAPS pipe show is. The shop is a grand old plank floor store front near a bicycle shop and tattoo parlor with a pencil disclaimer on the door about it being a smoking area. Good pipes, good leaf, good company, a pipe oasis.
Don't mind me, I just have a running joke about the old days of classic Tinder Box selling weird tchotchke along with their tobacco blends (i.e. pixie figurines, silly looking canes, etc) . That's how it used to be when I was a teenager. Every shopping mall had a Tinder Box selling mostly ornamental doodads.This is the Tinder Box that I go to often. Dennis (owner) is a great guy and makes you feel very comfortable...not intimidating to new smokers. Years ago his shop was in the Cherry Vale mall, now it's across the street next to Sonic Drive-In. He has mostly "house" blends and a few tins on occasion. He also has an Ascorti that he designed and it's stamped "Tinder Box 169" that I eyeball every time I visit.
This right here. I always stop at Ye Olde Pipe and Tobacco when I’m in or going through Phoenix. Not much in the way of pipe centered B and Ms in Tucson. Some great cigar shops (Anthony’s Cigars) but not much pipe tobacco.If ever in Phoenix, Ye Olde Pipe shop / Stag Tobacconists. Plenty of pipes new and estate, lots of pipe tobacco. Stag in North Scottsdale (same owners) has a great outdoor patio smoking area. Good people.
If you are heading to Boston you also want to get out to Cambridge Square and stop in at Leavitt & Peirce, its just steps away from the T (their subway).Same here, when I have time. I'll be headed to Boston in May for work, and you better believe I'll be making a stop at Peretti. Same goes for TCS in Jackson. Looking forward to both.
Still in the same place, was there over the Christmas holidays. Their Hobart cigar was created in honor of my graduation from Hobart College in 1992... the fact that Larry Sherman was in my class may also have had something to do with it.Been to Nat Sherman quite a lot, but not in a few years. So conveniently located if you're taking the train in from Connecticut. like a 10 minute walk, if that, from Grand Central. I think it's still there. Great place.
Looks fantastic, I'll be hitting it up for sure the next time I'm in SB. There is actually a new B&M in Los Angeles, Tobacco Trader at 12967 W Washington Blvd, Culver City 90066. Smaller shop, but it is a real pipe and cigar shop, and not some vape/head shop with a few ancient bags of Captain Black gathering dust.A lot. Was able to hit the last two shops in LA- Tinderbox and Kramers before they closed. Road trip to Palm Springs- Hit the Sanctuary in San Luis Obispo. Good pipe shop in Santa Barbara, and then Palm Desert has a good one.
Smoking Lounge in Santa Barbara. Two pipes acquired. Great spot.
from what I hear nobody likes driving there. Still haven't been there.The Problem with Iwan Ries is, its in Chicago....
To Quote Yosemite Sam:
"Im up North! Im gonna have to burn my boots.. they done tetched Yankee soil!!!"
Actually I like Chicago... except actually driving there.