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The distinctive combination of a retail cigar store, restaurant and bar offers up the divine cuisine of renowned Executive Chef David Anthony Sparacino. The tantalizing menu includes items with a European flair.
This night was well attended, and began by walking into the establishment and taking in the ambient lighting and chic décor including warm tones of sienna and mustard that complement the classic mahogany accents and exposed brick walls. The feeling is reminiscent of a trendy big city bar, but relaxed and inviting all in the same.
Off to your right is the wall of private mahogany humidor lockers which are available for rent on an annual basis, along with a club membership which includes access to a VIP member’s only lounge, among other benefits.
To the left is the largest part of the retail area: the walk in Humidor. It is a generous sized, glass windowed room, with carefully regulated temperature and humidity, as is necessary, for its contents are the heart of the business; hundreds of well maintained boxes full of hand rolled cigars of various origins, sitting amidst shelves lined in Spanish cedar. Walking into the humidor is a heavenly experience that stimulates all of one’s senses. The smell of the cedar and aged tobacco is incredible, as well as the visual excitement of choosing your smoke for that evening.
Moving past the retail area, which also includes impressive wall and counter displays of wine, cigar antiques and other exotic treasures, you will find the VIP lounge off to your right guarded by a beautiful stained glass door that adds further to the interesting and unique surroundings. The lounge houses comfy leather chairs, a flat screen television and classic décor. Inside it is surprisingly quiet, even with a full house in the restaurant.
Just after this area, running the length of almost the entire wall sits the bar, impressive in its own right. The glass topped bar has colored LED lights beneath it that are constantly changing hues, illuminating the sumptuous martinis and cocktails in their fine stemware atop its surface. The drink menu is expansive and original. The bartenders offer up rare and unusual items such as the Dragonberry Martini and the Greenville Mouse Martini (which comes complete with a little chocolate mouse) in addition to several well thought out varieties of high end scotches, whiskeys, cognacs, beers, wines and other fine spirits and after dinner drinks that complement cigars.
Across from the bar are several small glass tables and leather club chairs, and a few steps above that are several larger, linen covered tables set alongside huge windows overlooking Greenville’s famous suspension foot bridge and Falls Park. There are additional tables and seating outside of the restaurant on a covered patio for seasonal smoking and dining.
At the very back of the restaurant, the baby grand piano emits sounds of jazz and classical masterpieces, which softly fill the soaring ceilings of H2H. You can expect there to be some live bands playing on select nights in the future.
Since cigar & pipe smoking are allowed throughout the entire establishment (cigarette smoking is prohibited) the ventilation system is fantastic. .
Overall, our experience was top notch. The staff was pleasant and attentive, the service personal, the cuisine delectable and the drinks amazing. And of course the cigars were out of this world.
You too can enjoy this nouveau experience Mondays through Fridays 11:00am-2:00am and Saturdays 11:00am-12:00am. H2H is located at 631 S Main St. in Greenville just over the bridge in the West End on the edge of Falls Park. They can be reached at (864) 232-9224 and followed on facebook.
Fabulous!. Half Way to Habana is everything the website depicted and so much more. You must try their exclusive - limited edition - hand rolled "Half Way 2 Habana" cigar. Absolutely incredible flavors in an incredible smoking experience. I am hooked. Terry... ______ Terry Earl Richards, BA, MBA
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