There are some wonderful places to smoke in Old Havana, from the mezzanine bar at the Saratoga hotel to the secret cigar store inside the Conde de Villanueva hotel (the latter is among our favorite spots in all of Havana).
But now there’s another one, and it’s momentous.
Habanos has debuted Cuba’s first-ever Cohiba Atmosphere, a sparkling new cigar shop and lounge that’s a significant addition to the capital.
Cohiba Atmosphere is a special lounge brand that’s effectively a new form of La Casa del Habano, with just five other locations around the world in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Prague, Buenos Aires and Cancun.
Cuba’s new outpost is set inside the new Manzana de Gomez luxury shopping mall adjacent to the new Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana.
The two-level complex includes a large walk-in humidor, a full bar, very comfortable Cohiba-colored seating and a VIP and cigar locker collection on the second floor.
The bar is a standout, easily the largest of any official cigar store in Havana, with a broad selection of rums and what’s some of the best espresso you’ll find in the capital.
It’s a must-stop on your next Havana getaway.
— Alexander Britell