1103 Light St., (410) 752-9220, crossstreettobacco.com
There are times when we want to light up a cigar and forget about pretty much everything. Unlike cigarettes, which are a filthy habit, cigars function as a relaxation tool. Choosing one is like picking out a good bottle of wine. So it doesn’t surprise us that the employees of Cross Street Tobacco are like sommeliers. They help you pick out the best smoke for you. Cross Street will also keep them for you in a special locker with your name on it. The small but well-stocked shop has a pretty expansive humidor and an ample selection of loose leaf tobacco for the pipe smokers. There’s always fresh coffee on hand and puffy leather chairs in the lounge if you want to light up there and then. Like a good wine shop, Cross Street has a separate cabinet for the good stuff. There’s stogies that can run you $30 per stick. Whatever your preference, Cross Street has it.