Manitoba Club's cigar retail and sampling room is a brand-new space within the club dedicated to offering the finest quality cigar and cigar-related products to Manitoba Club members. In addition to retail cigar sales and private humidor rentals, the cigar room includes a 1,000 square foot cigar testing and sampling room. This new enterprise officially opened for member use effective May 19, 2020, in a accordance with Phase 1 of Manitoba's Restoring Safe Services and Manitoba's Pandemic and Economic Roadmap to Recovery. As such, cigar sampling and testing room usage will be reduced to 8 persons at any one time with mandated physical distancing requirements and sanitation practices enforced, Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. As a result of the restrictions on number of attendees, we have implemented an optional reservation time block system:
- 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - maximum 8 persons
- 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - maximum 8 persons
- 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - maximum 8 persons
- 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - maximum 8 persons
- 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - maximum 8 persons
- 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - maximum 8 persons
Members can reserve a space in any of the time blocks in advance by email or by telephone (204.942.5438). Walk-in service is also available, however, if the room is fully occupied you will not be granted access, per provincial guidelines.
Note that as per The Non-Smokers Health Protection Act and the conditions of the Tobacco Retail Sales Act, only cigar products sold by Manitoba Club | Cigar will be permitted to be tested, sampled and stored within the space.
For more information regarding Manitoba Club's cigar retail and sampling room or membership availability, please contact Graham Davis, General Manager by email or 204.946.3500. Manitoba Club's Member & Corpoate Events Manager, Danica Marincil, would be happy to discuss private event bookings at 204.946.3501 or by email.
Cigar Retail & Sampling/Testing Room
The cigar retail and sampling room is located in the north-west corner of the club and offers views of the neighbouring Fort Garry Hotel and other landmark properties. Manitoba Club's sampling lounge uses world-class air exchange technology that changes the air in the room an average of 18 times per hour.
Private Walk-in and Retail Humidors
The retail enterprise will include a fully stocked walk-in retail humidor. The humidor will contain many popular cigar varieties, as well as special and unique offerings that will be available for purchase throughout the year.
As a special offer to members of Manitoba Club, the new enterprise will offer up to 48 private humidors for members to subscribe to for $50 per month, with an initial capital charge of $500. The subscription includes unlimited use of the space ($30 per month value). The private humidors will feature the latest technologies delivering perfect temperature and humidity storage conditions to ensure cigar products are properly maintained. Members renting humidors will have unlimited access to their humidor and the sampling lounge during all regular operating hours.
Cigar Room Subscriptions/Daily Usage
Manitoba Club members who do not rent a private humidor will be offered a special cigar room subscription for $30 per month. This subscription includes use of the sampling lounge throughout the subscription year, during regular operating hours.
Daily Cigar Room Passes
Manitoba Club members (and their guests) who are not cigar room subscribers or private humidor renters, will be permitted to purchase a per-day usage pass for $10 per day. Note that non-members are limited to a maximum of five annual visits.
The cigar sampling room is available to reserve by members for private group use with a capacity of 14 people. The number of guests allowable for group use will be no more than 50% of seated room capacity, therefore, space will always be available for club members who may drop into the cigar retail and sampling room.