Openings and Closings

Prime Cigar & Wine Bar Debuts in Boca

Smokin' and drinkin', two of life's more exemplary vices, are what's up at Prime Cigar & Wine Bar (2240 NW 19th St., 561-613-6139), a classy, clubby outpost of good stogies and fine wine (and serious spirits) that's opened in Boca Raton just west of I-95 off Glades Road. 

Local boy and former financial executive Ryan Leeds and three partners founded the bar, partly as a tribute to Leeds' oenophile and cigarophile late father, Mike. With its dark wood, slate, and blown-glass fixtures, it's a local version of a "Manhattan social club," says General Manager Will Jackson. 

For your puffing and sipping pleasure, Prime stocks some 17,000 cigars in a 300-square-foot humidor, along with a lineup of 35 mostly boutique wines and more than 50 single-malt scotches. It also boasts a 2,250-pound, state-of-the-art air filtration system to whisk all that nasty smoke away. 

Prime doesn't serve food, but it does have arrangements with several nearby restaurants that will deliver orders door to door, so there's no excuse not to get your vices on.

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Bill Citara