Cigar aficionados, get ready to smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em. Caesars Palace confirms Eater Vegas’ reveal that Montecristo Cigar Bar takes over the former Hyakumi Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, with an opening later this month.
Rockwell Group designs the 4,000-square-foot space with a cigar retail area and humidor stocked with Montecristo, Romeo Y Julieta, H. Upmann, Padron, La Flor Dominicana, Arturo Fuente, Ashton, San Cristobal, La Aroma de Cuba, Mi Amor, Las Antilles, My Father and more. The design firm created two intersecting circles with custom curved glass walls and shelving that will house the cigars.
Inside the retail space, floating wood and glass jewel cases as well as a 400-square-foot humidor that can house up to 1,000 cigars.
Then there’s the bar area, featuring Pappy Van Winkle vintages, 18-year-old Elijah Craig Single Barrel, Thomas H Handy Sazerac “Antique Collection” and more. The Louis XII Perfect Pour will be offered table side, served in crystal Riedel glassware. Guests can figure out what liquors to pair with their cigars.
The 100-seat bar and lounge features a gaming area, library, a courtyard and the vault room. Nine television screens make up a video wall. The courtyard space takes over the back portion of Montecristo with a skylight. The 10-seat vault is really private room.
And in case guests get hungry, domestic and imported cheeses, charcuterie, spicy pork rinds and house-made vegetable chips, as well as Lavazza coffee will also be available.
Montecristo Cigar Bar sits next to Old Homestead and across from Nobu Restaurant & Lounge.