Briar Shoppe is located in a busy section of Houston, TX. Parking was tricky, but there is a parking lot available as well as street parking. We walked in to find a very large space that offers a smoking area in the front of the store with comfy looking leather couches. I didn’t like the idea of smoking next to the huge picture windows where passersby can gawk at you.
They have a small selection of wine in one area, cigar humidors and ashtrays in another. They have a large selection of pipes and loose tobacco which takes up all of one wall plus counter display cases. It seems like an awful lot of wasted space, unless you are a pipe smoker, then you have plenty to choose from. I also thought the empty display spots of pipes on the wall looked bad.
The walk in humidor was not as stocked as I would have expected, and I didn’t find anything I couldn’t live without. There wasn’t anyone smoking when we went, and we did find the bathroom to have a door that didn’t close all the way. Something as simple as a dirty bathroom would not encourage me to hang out and smoke a cigar.
Their web site boasts them as the oldest cigar shop in Houston, and with all that experience, you would think they would have a better selection of cigars. Find their web site here.
2412 Times Blvd., Houston, TX 77005
Additional parking on the roof
Extended Hours – Open ’til 9pm Thurs., Fri. & Sat.