The Tobacco Merchant is a veteran, and locally owned and operated cigar, craft beer and wine lounge in the Midlands of South Carolina. We have been in‍‍‍ business serving our customers for over 20 years. Next door is Cask, our restaurant that features always fresh food from our ever-changing menu and our selection of high end spirits. The Tobacco Merchant is located at 489 Piney Grove Road, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210 just behind the Waffle House. Our cigar selections are handpicked by our staff tobacconist and represent the best hand rolled, fine aged cigars available in the world, and are stored in by far the largest humidor in the Midlands.

The cigar experience and enjoyment of cigars is what The Tobacco Merchant provides each and every one of our customers. Come enjoy the calming ambiance of our outdoor patio at our new location.  The Spanish cedar shelves of the humidor are stocked with cigars like Opus X, Arturo Fuente, Acid, Ashton, Avo, CAO, Caldwell, Camacho, Cohiba, Cusano, Davidoff, Don Pepin, Drew Estates, E. P. Carrillo, Griffons, Gurkha, La Aurora, La Flor Dominicana, La Gloria, Liga Privida, My Father, Oliva, Padron, Perdomo, Rocky Patel,  and many other great cigar brands, as they become available.

The Tobacco Merchant also proudly serves cold pressed pipe tobacco from America. Virginia and North Carolina cold press pipe tobacco is always available at The Tobacco Merchant.  Pipe tobacco flavors like apple, cappuccino, cherry, Black Cavendish, Merchant's Choice, and Watford are always available and are enjoyed by even the most choosey of pipe enthusiasts.  

The Tobacco Merchant maintains a draft and bottled beer selection of over 120 beers on hand to compliment your cigar experience. The beer selection includes: Ales, Indian Pale Ales, Stouts, Pilsners, and Lagers from the United States, Germany, Belgium, and more.  The staff and management of The Tobacco Merchant assure that the beers available will pair with any of the cigars in the beautifully appointed humidor.

The enjoyment of the lounge begins once you enter the lounge door, with our pipe tobacco selection to your left, and our large walk-in humidor to your right. The lobby also features a selection of humidors for sale, as well as all the accessories you might need, including: pipe stands, lighters, cigar cutters, pipe tools, and high quality cigarettes.

Behind the front counter, and to your left, you will find our bar area with a long bar providing seating for over 100 and two large screen televisions. For those that prefer to be a little further away from the action, there are several table tops where you can enjoy your cigar while drinking a perfectly paired craft beer.  Further back is one of two seating areas featuring four lounge chairs and a sofa. This area is perfect for those that prefer a more intimate setting.  To the left of the bar area is another wing with a pool table, and behind that, another room with a television, sofas, lounge chairs, and a chess set.

The bar seating area and exquisite wood work through the lounge makes your smoking experience a pleasure. The lounge is nicely appointed with leather seating, large screened televisions and an air ventilation system that keeps the air as clean as any cigar lounge that you will find.

The walk in humidor is always kept at 70 degrees and 70 percent humidity, with Spanish cedar shelves and walls of cigar after cigar for your liking. The best selection of cigars can be found within this door where quality control of temperature and humidity are constant. This ensures that your cigar is always as consistent as it can possibly be. The main stay cigar brands like Arturo Fuente, Ashton, Avo, CAO, Camacho, Cusano, Davidoff, Don Pepin, Drew Estates, E. P. Carrillo, Griffon, La Aurora, La Flor Dominicna, La Gloria, Liga Privida, My Father, Padron, Rocky Patel, and Tatuaje are always available on the rows of cigar shelves in the beautifully appointed hand crafted humidor. The cigar manufactures are always improving on their products and once in a while a new cigar company will produce something worthy of sitting on the shelves of  The Tobacco Merchant. The Tobacco Merchant is a brick and mortar, mom and pop shop, which prides itself in providing the customer with the best cigar experience possible. Stop in and experience the best cigar ambiance and quality cigars in all of South Carolina.  

The Tobacco Merchant is located just minutes from Downtown Columbia, SC and only one exit away from Harbison Boulevard, the premier shopping district for Columbia, SC.  Whether you're looking to relax after a day of shopping and dining, trying to purchase a cigar before the wedding,  wanting to watch a game outside of the hotel room, or a golfer wishing to buy your cigars the night before so you can enjoy the quality and freshness of a properly humidified cigar that comes from a walk-in humidor while you're on the links, The Tobacco Merchant is the place for you to be.

Quality, selection and attention to detail of the cigar are what separate The Tobacco Merchant from all other competitors.

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‍‍‍The Tob‍‍‍acco Mercha‍‍‍nt • 489 Piney Grove Rd. •
Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 749-5499