Big Sticks Fine Cigars – Mesa, AZ
Intriguing, beautiful, sexy, perfect – Some of the first words that come to my mind when I think, and visit, Big Sticks Fine Cigars. Big Sticks is centrally located in Arizona at the Mesa Riverview shopping center just off the 202 (Red Mountain) and Dobson Rd, snuggled behind Bass Pro Shop and next to Toby Keith’s bar.
Big Sticks has a wonderful 380 sq ft walk-in humidor that will tailor to every kind of smoker. According to their website Big Sticks offers “a wide variety of cigars ranging from $0.95 per stick to $37.50 per stick” and I have yet to see someone visit the store and not come out with something they were looking for. Carrying the big names in cigars along side the “boutique” cigars means you will have about 1,000 open boxes in the humidor to choose from (the website says 958). So visit Big Sticks to try something new or something familiar – all the cigars are reasonably priced.
Walk into this Mesa cigar lounge – and I dare you – to tell me of a time where you, or anyone else you see come in, is not warmly greeted by the shop owner Bob. Bob is a stand up guy that is always willing to share his fascinating stories and general conversation making me feel like I have just returned “home“. On top of that his staff is just as attentive and adds to the experience always making sure I’m comfortable while enjoying my smoke. This lounge is one of the most comfortable atmospheres to smoke in – just stop in on a Thursday and smoke to an antique piano being played live.
Big Sticks Fine Cigars has got to be one of the most beautiful cigar lounges in the country – giving you the perfect smoking experience. I will start out by saying that it feels like you are relaxing in a private club made just for you. Walking into the store you notice dark red walls, full wood walls, and brick facings that add quite the character to the store. A plasma screen hangs on a wooden wall centered between big over sized leather chairs – this is the main sitting room.
A 98 year-old piano sits against a red wall and just below a hand drawn sketch of the world (so that cigar bands can be glued on to the originating country) that breaks up the next sitting section. A few circular tables are provided so that a small group may sit together and not have to talk across the lounge. Finally, and this is the best part, is the third seating area that has two oversize chairs facing each other allowing for private meetings / conversation / enjoyment. All sitting sections contain antique checkers, chess, or domino’s sets to play with. Don’t forget to continue past the lockers to find a billiards table and card/domains table.
My favorite part of the Big Sticks Fine Cigars has got to be the history that’s in the shop. Bob has spent countless hours, and what I expect lots of money, to put together some of the greatest vintage tobacciana collectibles in one area. Ask bob about any particular sign and listen as he rattles off the history of the company, sign, and the work that went into locating the piece.
Thank you Big Sticks for creating such an establishment. Feel free to visit the Big Sticks website as they have more pictures of their amazing cigar lounge, update the news and event section quite frequently, and provide you with more detailed shop information.
Big Sticks Fine Cigars
1017 N. Dobson Road, #106
Mesa, AZ 85201
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