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This elizabeth firefighter turned his passion for cigars into an elegant oasis

As an avid cigar smoker, Daniel Nina always dreamed of owning his own smoke shop. The Elizabeth firefighter spent years conceptualizing the perfect lounge atmosphere in his mind, building the idea around his own stogie-smoking habits; the décor would be chic, the humidor remarkable, and his house blend cigar had to be an extraordinary mix of exquisite tobacco. In 2017, Nina’s vision took flight.

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Sticks Cigars December 2020

Sticks Cigars is an upscale cigar lounge in the center of Rahway, a bustling New Jersey city. Upon entering, patrons are greeted by pleasant hostesses and led to the lounge’s all glass-humidor where they can choose from more than 100 cigar offerings, including the house blend, eponymously named Sticks, made in conjunction with the lounge owners Dan Nina and Luis Cortez of Cortez Cigars.

An cigar chat with Daniel Nina Owner of Sticks Cigar Lounge in Rahway NJ

In this video, Boston Jimmie sits down with Daniel Nina, owner of Sticks Cigar Lounge in Rahway, NJ to talk about his beautiful establishment, his house blend, sports, watches, and cars.

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Cigar Review: Sticks Cigars El Primero Robusto – Rated 93

Today I would like to introduce you to a cigar many of you may never heard of. I personally would never have heard of it if I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Daniel Nina, owner of Sticks Cigar Lounge in Rahway, NJ. We met earlier this year on the DBL Cigars Factory and Field tour in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Cigar Lounge: Stogie Press Independence Day Weekend Cigar Lounge Tour

Last week I accepted an offer to travel up to the tri-state are of NY, NJ, and PA to visit a number of cigar shops over the long Independence Day weekend. I started the trek at 7 AM July 4th and got back home at 9 PM Sunday, July 9th. In all I traveled over 2,500 miles by air, train, and car that took me to 5 terrific cigar lounges in the tri- state area over 3 days.

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Cigars and Travel June 2019

Today’s smokers want an ‘experience’ when they go to a cigar lounge,” says Dan Nina, owner of Sticks Cigars in Rahway. “They want to feel pampered and special.” Nina and his business partner, Chris Rodriguez, had a vision when they opened in fall 2017. “We wanted to bring an upscale environment to the cigar world,” says Nina. “My business partner and I saw that the customer demanded more.

American Inca Warrior

A cigar guru rediscovers a once lost Peruvian leaf, and also creates a unique brand for a recently opened NJ lounge.

To those accustomed to pairing cigars with liquor whether rum, tequila, or brandy joining the smoking experience with craft beer might seem an unconventional move, but it can produce wonderful results. To me, a light or medium-bodied cigar dancing with a Belgian ale, particularly (all you porter and stout aficionados, take note!), can result in…