Whiskey and cigar aficionados will find a new experience this summer in South End at The Vintage Whiskey & Cigar Bar.

The Menagerie Hospitality Group, led by local tech entrepreneur Daniel Weiss, has purchased the former Iron Tribe location at 215 E. Worthington Ave. and is in the design development phase of the project in collaboration with Overcash Demmitt Architects, according to a press release.

The venue will include 3,300 square feet of interior space, a custom-built walk-in cigar humidor and an HVAC air purification system to ensure comfort for guests, the release states.

“Our guests can enjoy a craft espresso and cigar duo during work hours and transition into the evening with a beverage from our full bar,” Weiss said. “Through entertaining and educational pairing events, we will unite the spirits and cigar communities over shared interests.”

The upscale cigar lounge will offer a diverse list of hand-selected whiskeys and cigars and offer private, concierge-style membership options. It also will serve a seasonal craft cocktail menu, wines, beers and a full espresso bar. The full humidor will have thousands of mild, medium and full-bodied cigars.

Behind-the-scenes process and updates will be posted on Instagram at @thevintageclt.


original article via Charlotte Observer