A recent study concluded that social drinkers tend to have more charisma, a fatter Rolodex and more friends than those who abstain or drink alone.
A separate study determined that the relaxing benefits provided from cigar smoking are effective in relieving daily stress and tension, and can even serve as a form of meditation.
We used these facts as a foundation when forming the Spirits & Cigars Meetup group. Once a month we gather to combine quality drinks and fine cigars with a communal social setting and stimulating dialogue. While the Spirits & Cigars Meetup is tailored for men (in fact, gentlemen), there are otherwise no discernable qualifications to attend. We are made up of a variety of ages (over 21) and backgrounds. We are whiskey lovers, beer drinkers, wine sippers, and everything in between.
Many of our members don’t even smoke or drink, but for those who do, we occasionally offer unique samples of different spirits and cigars from a number of tobacco and liquor sponsors. This allows us to enjoy variations of these “vices” that we may otherwise not have access to.
Both novices and experts in the world of spirits and cigars are welcome here. We have only one request for our members. If you RSVP to one of our Meetups, please do so with the intention of showing up. Many of the locations we choose require reservations, and we always try to give our hosts and sponsors an accurate head count.
Thank you, and welcome.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers