About Bill’s La Habana Cigar Club
We aren’t a St. Petersburg tobacco shop, but if you want to buy or smoke great cigars you have found the right local spot!
A St. Petersburg, South Pasadena, FL., cigar lounge where you can buy your cigars and smoke your cigars with no pressure. Come on in, we look forward to seeing you here locally. St Pete, FL., is the place to be and if you were in town and wanted to smoke a great cigar you might want to know where to go.
Bill’s La Habana Cigar Club is open for business and is excited to help you enjoy a great cigar at a great price. Customers can purchase beers and fine wines along with their cigars in a comfortable atmosphere. You know you are ready for a cigar!
It’s no longer just a man’s game. Women are smoking cigars just like men. Are you a woman that wants to try a cigar or have questions about flavors? La Habana Cigar Club can help you. Come on in and we will get you set up!
About the Owner
Owner Bill Elsasser has been busy expanding the offerings and enhancing the atmosphere at the cigar lounge on Pasadena Ave. His goal is to provide the world’s best cigars and a place where lovers of the ‘cigar life’ can meet like-minded patrons and relax. Customers can purchase beers and fine wines along with their cigars in a comfortable atmosphere.
To that end, he’s been researching a new look and theme to the vintage establishment, along with new products to compliment the cigars, pipe tobacco, lighters, humidors, cutters and other accoutrements now in the store. ‘Any accessory for the cigar world, we can get,’ he says, ‘and we can compete with online vendors for box purchases.’
Elsasser, 66, is deeply passionate about cigars and the culture associated with them. Since he discovered them about ten years ago, he’s been learning everything there is to know about cigars, their manufacture, history and the lifestyle associated with them.
People from all walks of life enjoy cigars, he says, adding that he’s met everyone from plumbers and cattle ranchers to chief executive officers pursuing his interest. ‘It’s a very social business,’ he says. Ask him a question about his beloved cigars and he can wax poetic.
Get Ready to Dive Deep into the World of Cigars!
Our expert on duty will guide you through the intricate details of cigar smoking, including fillers, binders, and wrappers, as well as flavor profiles ranging from creamy and sweet to nutty and peppery. You’ll also learn about the different strengths of cigars, from mild to full-bodied.
But it’s not just about the smoke itself – our expert will share insights into the cigar culture surrounding it. You’ll hear about the joys of relaxing with good friends and enjoying the sensory experience of smoking a great cigar. And as you savor each puff, you’ll be transported by the aromas and memories that they evoke, harkening back to celebrations and family gatherings.
With a national network of fellow cigar enthusiasts and visits to hundreds of cigar lounges across the country, our expert is sure to provide a wealth of knowledge and insights into the world of cigars. Get ready to become a true aficionado!
It’s a very labor-intensive business. It’s fascinating.’ ‘I love the South Pasadena, St. Pete, Gulfport area. It’s fantastic because it’s so laid back the weather is warm and the people are great talkers. I’m here for the customer. That’s what I offer: customer service.” says Owner Bill Elsasser.
He says his goal is to provide the world’s best cigars at an affordable price and a place where lovers of the ‘cigar life’ can meet like-minded patrons and relax with a cigar in hand. Local cigar aficionados and anyone else seeking cigars to smoke will be delighted by the wide selection and welcoming atmosphere at Bill’s La Habana Cigar Club.
• Esteban Carreras Hellcat Robusto • Fat Bottom Betty • Gran Habano Corojo #5 • Gurkha Ninja • Havana Classico • Jaime Garcia Robusto • La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor • Liga Privada #9 Bellicoso
• AFuente 858 Maduro • AFuente Curly Head • AFuente Short Story • AJ Fernandez Sampler • Blanco #9 Torpedo • Blanco Liga Exclusiva Maduro Toro • Boveda Pak • Camacho Diploma
• Montecristo Classic #2 Toro • Oliva Serie O Corona • Padron 7000 Maduro • Perdomo Factory Blend Maduro • Rocky Patel Decade Cameroon • Sobremesa Cervantes Fino • Tabak Especial Negra Robusto • Undercrown Shade Churchill