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Charleston -Derby Day

Sam Spade Apr 20, 2013 05:05 PM

Going to be in Charleston for Derby day....our go-to for the festivities going back several years (Club Habana) seems to have closed. Any suggestions for afternoon cocktails....and TV coverage of the race?

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    JayL Apr 21, 2013 08:07 AM

    The Charleston smoking ban killed Club Habana.

    It had been grandfathered in when the law took effect and they remained in business as a cigar bar. But then their lease ran out and they had to move they couldn't take the "grandfathered" status with them.

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      Sam Spade Apr 21, 2013 09:57 AM

      Thanks for the info on that....despite being non-smokers, wife and I really enjoyed the atmosphere there. We'd seen at least three derby's there and were looking for a replacement venue this year. Really liked Gin Joint but don't recall them having a TV.

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