Smoker Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
It is with deep deep regret that I have to inform everyone that we have to postpone the smoker. I know… I know. Believe me I know.
We were coming in to the shop before they were open this time (that’s why it was BYOC), as a private event. They got their license from the city faster than we’d thought, and while the good news is the shop is now open, the bad news is the city works piece by piece, and they don’t have their occupancy permit for the lounge space yet. There’s no place to smoke there until that permit is in.
It’s not a big deal; that should come along in the next few weeks, the owner is going to let me know the moment they have the permit, and we’re going to pick a Sunday night to go back and have the official smoker, expanded humidor and all. But we’ve unfortunately landed in the awkward middle space between a private space, and a newly licensed but not completely open space, and we now have to wait.
Don’t worry. We’ll be back on shortly and for the foreseeable future, and spring and summer are going to be a blast.
In the meantime, if you’re looking to get your boots done, the LRA has revived their munch/bootblacking night, and you might want to check them out https://fetlife.com/events/336181.
Keep an eye here – more news as it happens. See you all soon.
Our next smoker is Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm at Blue Havana.
After a winter’s hiatus, our smoker is back!
Blue Havana, our old home, is gone. Finding a place to do everything we want has been grueling, and we finally found one: the NEW Blue Havana!
Along with the changes at Blue Havana, there will be changes to how we run our smoker. For starters, the new location and new ownership mean we have a private smoking lounge all to ourselves, so we can hang out and also do more cigar play! We have privacy!
Blue Havana isn’t formally open yet; this is a pre-opening smoker. As such, their humidor (even bigger and better stocked than before) is NOT available yet; there will be no tobacco for sale this time – it’s a city licensing thing. This time, and this time only, it’s going to be not only BYOB, but also BYOC. Bring those sticks from home you’ve been dying to smoke, bring your travel humidor and swap with friends.
There will be more changes to come as we roll out. But for now, come back, join friends, have a drink and light up. Hang out on a Friday evening, come see the new store, the new private lounge, the outdoor space we’ll have access to when the weather turns nicer.
The new shop is located at:
3240 N Clark St
Chicago IL 60657
Street meter parking only.
(Since we won’t be buying from the shop, there will be a donation jar set out to help the shop with opening expenses. Please be sure to make a donation if you can and help our new old home!)
Kick back with a cigar or two and cigar camaraderie with other kinky cigar lovers. As always, we’re taking over the shop after hours, so it’s just us.
We’re BYOB, so feel free bring your favorite whisky or other spirit and share the love with your friends; who knows, you might just find a new favorite for your bar, too. Or bring some chocolate… but mostly bring yourself.
Who is Welcome
All genders, ages, experience levels, races, shoe sizes, sexual orientations and preferences, partnership status, poly, D/s, M/s, height, eye color, religions, pet preferences, fitness levels, tax brackets, and pizza topping choices are welcome (even all veggie pizza, if that’s your thing; your pizza is not my pizza, and that’s OK).
Bottom line: if you think this sounds interesting, then yes, it is for you. While couples and groupings are always encouraged to come together (hey, isn’t that always nice?), it’s not a requirement to have a partner to come.
Here’s the event page on FetLife if you want to go tell the world you’re going: https://fetlife.com/events/334111
Here’s the group and discussion are here: https://fetlife.com/groups/55753/group_posts/6896899
Questions, please feel free to ask. I look forward to seeing you there.
Note that since Chicago requires anyone entering a tobacco shop to be 18 or up, and drinking requires you to be 21 or up, please plan on showing a state-issued ID if asked to do so.