When it seems like places that embrace cigar and pipe smoking are in short supply, this shop near the north end of Richardson Bay, just minutes from Muir Woods National Monument, is the perfect place for you to join fellow puffing rebels for a smoke.Their walk-in humidor’s 20,000 cigars include an abundance of the industry’s top brands, and their knowledgeable staff will help you wade through that selection. For $700 a year, Telford’s offers a private members-only lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi, overstuffed chairs, and flat-screen TVs.
As the oldest tobacco shop in San Jose, Mission Pipe Shop is a good bet for an elite level of exper-tise. The shop’s modest size belies its great selec-tion and the fact that they’ve got a comfortable lounge area. If you’re looking for a change of pace, try out Mission’s custom blended pipe tobaccos. If you’re in the neighborhood during the summer months, call to ask for the date of their Annual BBQ and Cigar Tasting. There’s always great food and at least one special cigar industry guest on hand.