Our Story

Visit our shop & lounge located at 3240 N Clark Street in Wrigleyville

Originally founded in 1994 as part of The Alley Stores of Chicago, a group of famous retail shoppes located near Clark and Belmont, Blue Havana has without a doubt remained a destination for local and international guests.

In 2015, Blue Havana Chicago celebrated its 21st anniversary. Blue Havana has become a staple in the Lakeview neighborhood where customers feel at home in our shop and lounge.

Blue Havana boasts Chicago's largest boutique selection, comprised of more than 700 square feet of imported cigars. Featuring everything from The Dominican Republic to` Mexico to Nicaragua, you're sure to find something to satisfy your personal taste. Blue Havana also welcomes you into our private cigar lounge to relax and enjoy your favorite smokes.

Blue Havana was also the proud recipients of the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago Award “Best Smoking Area” for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013.

Connie Boone

Owner


Connie's passion for cigars began very early in his life. He became an avid cigar enthusiast in 1995 and in March of 2007 fulfilled one of his goals by securing a position with Blue Havana Cigar Lounge. He knew from the beginning that he wanted to own his own cigar shop. After nearly 8 years with Blue Havana, Connie became owner in 2015. Today Connie is happy to welcome and assist you.
While a member of the United States Navy, Connie always found the time to smoke cigars from each port he visited.

Matt Ohka

Cigar Specialist


Matt Ohka is our senior tobacconist with knowledge ranging from cigars to pipe and roll your own tobacco products. Ask him about any movie and he has the right answer. Need help finding the perfect smoke, he's the one to help.
Doesn't matter what you smoke, just light up!

Toni Scott

Cigar Specialist


Toni Scott has over 13 years of experience in Beauty Industry and is passionate about exceeding expectations. As a Lady of The Leaf she enjoys smoking and promoting her favorite Brands. Toni is passionate about everything cigars and provides expert advice to every customer from the novice to the aficionado.
Hair and Makeup on Call • Lady of The Leaf • Chicago Womens CSWC 2016 • Influencer and Creative Powerhouse




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