Lucky Again – New Cigar Lounge In The Village

2 Feb

I had been blessed by having several places in the village where to enjoy a cigar both alone and with friends.

But then the Irish Pub closed so it was good to have Cafe Emrich as an option, good quiet place with good service – until that one also closed…

I found a good quiet place again in the Casino – a large lounge that I have been using all by myself, great place and service, but as the name implies, it is a Casino, not a dedicated cigar lounge. Still a good option so far and happy to have it.

Now a friend from the Pharmacy cigar smokers group, Reiner, whose wife Stefanie runs a large local Hotel Rheinhessen Inn decided to convert a large empty side-room into a very comfortable cigar lounge.

So yesterday, Saturday February 1st we had the grand opening of the Rheinhessen Inn cigar lounge as a big party with all of the ANS Pharmacy Cigar Smokers participating plus many guests from regional cigar clubs and friends from all over Germany attending.

I was particularly happy to greet fellow cigar smoker Ingo from Düsseldorf, one of the 747 Captains I shared my last duty flight to Singapore with.

The opening party was excellent and very successful – we were all greeted with a glass of local sparkling wine and all drinks were free including a tasty finger food buffet.

Reiner had even procured Rosé wine for my favourite drink which I had after a good Weizenbier to start with.

A big raffle was organized by Reiner with all the proceeds going to a Mainz  support group that provides medical care for homeless people. The prizes were top notch and ca. 500 tickets @2€ were sold. Lucky me for having a cigar lounge – unlucky me for not catching anything out of my 25 tickets … 🙂
In the end ca. 1.500€ were collected as a donation.

Additional contribution to support the donation came from Andreas the pharmacist, who auctioned off a superb 2004 original release box of Bolivar Gold Medals. It went for 400€ to a local cigar club.

Cigars were also plenty as there is a decent selection of both Cuban and Non Cuban cigars available for sale at the lounge provided by our friend Gottfried.

Also remarkable is the large and fine selection of rums and high-end spirits, Reiner being quite a rum lover himself.

The lounge itself offers comfortable space for ca. 40 people and has an excellent air extraction system in place, a full bar, tv’s, wi-fi and all amenities of a good hotel, including a restaurant and a Vinotheque to taste the excellent regional wines of Rheinhessen.

So we are once again blessed in the village having a good cigar lounge and a meeting point for all our cigar friends who visit the ANS and the region.




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