Nestled in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic Northside is a cigar lounge unlike any you’ve ever seen, fit with unmatched style, swagger and the welcoming feeling of being surrounded by good people. The first and only cigar lounge/night club in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Executive Cigars, LLC has something for everyone, even non-smokers.
Owner, Andrew Lee, credits much of his success to the support from his loyal patrons. He prides himself on the great melting pot of ethnicities and backgrounds of patrons who frequent his establishment, making it a diverse and culturally rich environment for all to enjoy. Drew (as I know him) caters to a wide range of clientele, from the Pittsburgh elite and Hollywood celebrities to local police and everyday guys like me. You really never know who you will bump into in the VIP room while chilling with Drew and the guys.
“You have to be willing to do whatever it takes; clean toilets, trust God to send you trustworthy people, run the register, whatever. Don’t get mad at the people that say they’re going to support you through it, and then don’t. It’s your dream, your passion. No one can do it for you.” – Andrew Lee
The walk-in humidor boasts a very extensive inventory of fine cigars from all price ranges and Drew and his well-trained staff are more than willing to pass on their wealth of cigar knowledge.
Cigars are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the topics of conversation at the lounge. With an ever-changing cast of successful business professionals, deeply spiritual individuals and the occasional wild card (usually me), the dialogue is as entertaining as anything you will find on TV.
The VIP room in the back is a page straight out of every guy’s dream man cave, fit with comfortable leather chairs, a fully stocked bar of fine libations, hardwood flooring and large screen TVs that play anything from the game to whatever wild movie Drew happens to find in his collection. In the front of the VIP room are the member’s cabinets that can be rented by customers at a very reasonable rate.
The upstairs lounge is available for bachelor/bachelorette parties, business receptions, networking events, birthdays, etc. With a luxurious bar, dance floor, local art displays, sound system, lounge area and well-maintained restroom, it’s the perfect space to book for your next event.
Drew has no worries of keeping out the bad elements. He enforces a strict dress code and standard of ethics within his establishment. Drew says, “The environment lends itself to quality people. The wrong crowd wouldn’t feel comfortable here.” We couldn’t agree more. Drew and the rest of the Executive Cigars, LLC crew are more than a mere cigar lounge to me. They are family.
Executive Cigars, LLC
630 Suismon Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Source: Soul Pitt Quarterly – Comfort, Opportunities Aplenty at Executive Cigars, LLC, Paul A. Ellis, Jr. Esquire (Oct/Nov/Dec 2011)