In my opinion, this is a close #1 for best cigar lounge & tobbaccoist in the Houston area. It's not because it Houston's oldest cigar shop (54 years), began by a family of women (3 generations now-quality management & attentive knowledgeable employees), an excellent humidor w otherworldly pipe & cigar accessories, an amazing welcoming environment, a cadre of regulars that are just cool men of a certain age, lights out customer service & a prime location (I haven't smoked w the group outside due to the brutal summer heat). It's because while others excel in one or two of these. The Briar Shoppe excels in them all, by no accident. It's that they repeatedly deliver on a relaxed, welcoming & inviting experience by providing all the things I've mentioned & a few I haven't. But, again in my opinion, they win by a nose, if not a clear margin. A few cons, parking isn't free (Rice Village) and can be often limited during some hours, they have only one tv (still a great spot to watch sports) and the restroom while nice is small & to the rear of the shop. I strongly & highly recommend them as a cigar lounge must visit: "you can check out any time you like, but can never leave" once you've experienced what they have to offer.
atmosphere is fantastic, relaxed, and no pressure. staff are freindly never pushy there's lots of variety, pipe and cigar and pipe tobacco in tins and in house specific mixes great nook for a relaxing afternoon. one of my favorite spots when i'm in the area
Great shop. Friendly and welcoming. Good selection. Indoor (with TV) and outdoor place to sit and smoke. Only issue is parking, gotta pay the meter or those bums will snag you with a ticket, however there is a lot down the block that gives you two hours of free parking.
Nice spot. Tons of options reasonable prices and friendly staff....definitely will be back. Try the leaf cigar you won't regret it.
Love the briar shoppe, they have a great selection of tobacco, cigars and some cool accessories.
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