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Lauren Cusimano

Winston's Cigar Bar

Note the array of stately leather chairs as you walk in: Churchill’s seeks to bring a taste of luxury to its east Phoenix strip mall locale — and it succeeds. It’s hard to imagine a fine cigar without a decent drink, though, and as such the entire south wall of the Winston’s, the cigar bar inside Churchill’s, is adorned with hundreds of well-organized bottles of spirits on well-lit shelves. Think of a brand of whiskey, bourbon, or single-malt Scotch, and they probably have it. In addition to the slow-sippers, Winston’s also offers craft cocktails, craft beers, wines by the glass, and Arizona rums. In the back, there’s a large, walk-in humidor packed with cigars for sale and in-house smoking. The staff members know their stuff, too, so ask about where to start if you’re a beginner.

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