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Any good bourbon bars around philly

rdmg Oct 24, 2007 05:24 PM

Anyone know a good spot with a good selection of bourbon with a nice outdoor patio for a nice cigar?

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    jeanneson Oct 24, 2007 06:42 PM

    well there's no outdoor cafe, but you can certainly have your cigar (and bourbon) in Mahogany on Walnut (above Holt's cigar shop).

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      howiseverything Oct 24, 2007 10:11 PM

      Southwark @ 4th & Bainbridge has a great selection of bourbons and whiskeys, but you can't smoke or sit outside

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      1. re: howiseverything
        Schpsychman Oct 25, 2007 10:30 AM

        Well you CAN sit outside at Southwark in their courtyard but you surely can't smoke there. Being an avid bourbon/rye/scotch drinker and cigar smoker I feel your pain. I would recomemnd The Drafting Room in Springhouse: good selection of bourbon and scotch and they allow cigar smoking (though now only after 9pm). Mahogany on Walnut is wonderful and a great place to drink and smoke (though at steep prices!). I used to love to sit outside at a table at The Bishop's Collar in Fairmount or the lobby of the Ritz Carlton (my favorite) and have a cigar and drink but with the smoking ban in Philadelphia (which includes 50 feet from any building) both are gone. So if you are in town, even outside won't do. The patio at the Freight House in Doylestown is nice. It's only a matter of time until there is a state-wide smoking ban so smoke those cigars while you can!

        1. re: Schpsychman
          rdmg Oct 25, 2007 11:44 AM

          Thanks for the places. I think I'll check out the Mahogany. Do you know anyone selling cigars personally?

          1. re: rdmg
            FrankJBN Oct 25, 2007 11:59 AM

            I seem to recall they have a nice bourbon selection at the Happy Rooster.

            1. re: rdmg
              brightman Oct 25, 2007 12:39 PM

              not sure what you mean by "selling cigars personally", but Mahogany sits above Holt's, the largest cigar retailer in Philadelphia. Mahogany has good food, a good selection of single malts and bourbons, and smoking is encouraged. Mahogany also carries a selection of cigars.

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          Bob Loblaw Jan 9, 2008 01:25 PM

          An old post, but I figured I mention Jack's Firehouse in Fairmount. I ate there last night, they've got at least a dozen bourbons available. Probalby more, now that I think about it, maybe 20 or so? Fair selection of scotch as well.

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          1. re: Bob Loblaw
            cwdonald Jan 10, 2008 08:06 AM

            Draughting Room does have tables outside in Spring House... You might also try Otto's Brauhaus in Horsham as they have an ok selection of bourbon and their bier garten, as well as a bar where smoking is ok all the time.

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