HBTC Destination: Stanza dei Sigari, Boston

HBTC Destination: Stanza dei Sigari, Boston

About a block from Paul Revere’s house, nestled between the famed Mike’s Pastry and an old-world Italian coffeehouse sits Stanza Dei Sigari. Roughly translated, it means ‘Room of the Cigars’ and while they have a nicely stocked humidor, the old haunt offers a full bar and hookah as well. Though it sits beneath street level, the entrance is difficult to miss. Marked by a large stogie protruding from above the door...

HBTC Destination: Federal Cigar

HBTC Destination: Federal Cigar

The building has been around for over 200 years. Nowhere else in the United States I can think of can you smoke in a building that old. The business itself will be celebrating it’s centennial in two years. That’s right, Federal Cigar was started in 1921 and has been in business ever since. Before that, a place called United Tobacco began in 1904 but was renamed Federal a year into Prohibition.