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Check it Out: 2 War Veterans Open Classy Cigar Joint


A pair of Missouri veterans Cody Hutchison and Brian Cubic are living the dream and opening up their very own extremely classy cigar bar in Springfield. They’ve called it Tabak Co. Cigar Shop And Whiskey Bar in a very punny, very Dad-joke kind of way that fits nicely with the sense of humor one accustomed to hanging around vets can pretty readily recognize. The spot is located at 311 Park Central West in Springfield, MO, and will offer cigars, and various accoutrements, pipes, and pipe tobacco along with alcohol, good food, and coffee, all the things we love to write about here at Whiskey And Babes.

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According to the Springfield News-Leader, “Hutchison and Cubic met back in 2013 on a deployment to Afghanistan.

“We got through stress over there with smoking cigars and having conversations,” Cubic said.

“A few things in life that can make a poor man feel rich: a good glass of alcohol, wine, a good cup of coffee and a nice cigar,” Cubic said.

A New Cigar Bar Delayed By COVID Restrictions No Longer

Initially Hutchison and Cubic were hoping to open Tabak Co. in March but they ran afoul of the COVID lockdowns placed by Jefferson City, but now the long-awaited day is coming and the Tabak Co. Cigar Shop and Whiskey Bar complete with their two smoking patios will be holding their grand opening on September 13th.

The two veterans seem to know quite well that you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy a good cigar and some fine whiskey as we’ve alluded to before, but they’re definitely ready with some recommendations. perhaps a “Tabak Especial” or a “Natural Root”? Their Instagram is replete with recognizable stogies like The Grand Architect from Hiram & Solomon, the Punch Diablo Gusto Tubo, or the old favorites of Sir Winston Churchill: Romeo Y Julieta 1875.

Who says you can’t smell a picture? We’re fairly certain this one smells of fine leather, rich oak, and good smoke.

The storefront has a simple, classic design evocative of the sophisticated gentlemen’s lounges of the early twentieth century. With a public eager to hearken back to easier times, take a load off and enjoy the finer things, we expect to see great things from Tabak Co. in Springfield, Missouri.


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