If you are looking for a good cigar while in Saratoga Springs, then be sure to visit James and Sons Tobacconist on Broadway, just one block from Congress Park. Located in a historic 2-story building, the store offers a large walk-in humidor where you can select from some of the finest cigars in the market today including; Alec Bradley, Perdomo, and Rocky Patel to name a few.
The shop carries a complete line of smoking accessories including lighters, ash trays, pipes and more. There’s comfortable seating inside and you can also enjoy smoking alfresco on Broadway anytime of the day or night and people watch.
For serious cigar lovers, James and Son offers 4 different membership programs. The ultimate is the 24/7 Black Diamond Cigar Club which is located on the 2nd floor. Here members can relax in overstuffed leather chairs with large screen TV’s to watch their favorite sporting event, movies, play dominoes, black jack or a game of friendly poker.
The room features 2 distinct lounges – including the English lounge with pleated leather high back chairs, comfortable sofa, and their famous Cuban Lounge decorated with a nostalgic Havana flair. Membership includes a personal private cedar-lined locker to store your favorite cigars and libations. The club is only accessible with card access. James and Sons…my pick for a good cigar!
Visit: 360 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; 518-581-7274; jamesandsonstobacco/cigar-shop
- By Randy Perini, Publisher