We visited Havana Alley Cigars in Galveston, Texas. Prior to Ike it was known as Hava Cigars. It is located at 415 21st Street. Parking is tricky when it’s busy, but we found a spot on the street. Remember, paying for parking is required Monday-Saturdays.
They have a very large humidor, but did not really have our favorite selections. I didn’t find anything I couldn’t live without, except they did have the new Rocky Patel 50 in it’s shine black box bejeweled with sparkly orange. I couldn’t bring myself to pay $20/ stick. I opted for my old faithful, Kuba Kuba as we drove off to find a bar and enjoy our cigars.
We did pick up AKA (American Kick Ass) in the Hybrid, which had a variety of flavors within one stick, just like the guy said. This location carries Rocky Patel, Room 101, La Flor Dominicana, Arturo Fuente, La Gloria Cabana, Berger & Argenti, AKA, some Acids, CAO (including flavors), Partagas, and a few brands I don’t recognize or never heard of.
The lounge area is reserved for members. However, if you buy a cigar and the lounge is empty, they will let you hang out. They have a big screen TV and lots of comfy leather chairs. They also offer individual storage lockers to keep your own collection of stogies fresh and your alcohol on hand. Yes, you can BYOB to this place if you are a member. Memberships start at basic $60/month and a 10% discount. The higher the membership, the higher the discount.
The lounge is nice, and the staff was helpful and friendly without insulting our current knowledge of cigars.