Kevin Godbee
There are several cool cigar stores and lounges to hang out at all across the country, but one of my favorites is King Corona Cigars in Ybor City.
Whether you’re a local or planning to vacation to the Tampa Bay area, you must include King Corona Cigars in your itinerary. Why is King Corona such an remarkable place? Well, first of all it is in the heart of "Cigar City" – Ybor City / Tampa, Florida. You can smoke inside or outside on the covered patio and enjoy people watching. They have wine, port, craft-beers and mass-market beers and of course espresso … and they even have food including authentic Cuban sandwiches.

They carry a broad selection of all the major national cigar brands, plus you can find locally made cigars, and their own line of King Corona Cigars, which we will be reviewing in the near future. There are on-theme gift items such as Panama hats, Guayaberas, Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar – both imported from Italy, and fresh coffee beans.  There’s a large lounge section with the mandatory plush chairs and dark paneling, which includes a flat-screen TV and even good old-fashioned hard-cover books.

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