ONE OF THE OLDEST AND GREATEST TRADITIONS of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits. The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with our Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which we artfully combine the 18th-century English symposium—"a meeting on some subject"—with the ancient Greek συμπόσιον—"a convivial drinking party among the educated." Members of the Union League Club, the Chicago Club, the Standard Club, and the University Club, as well as any other like-minded ladies and gentlemen, are all welcome to join our society. Reservations are required. To be included in the Cigar Society's membership list and be notified of regularly scheduled events, write to
. If you are interested in this sort of club, then we are interested in you.

Under the current circumstances, we are convening our member events ONLINE. Hybrid in-person/ online events will commence as circumstances evolve. Watch this space for updates.

Upcoming Events

A St. Patrick's Day Cigar Party and Limerick Composition Contest. In-person at Iwan Ries & Co., 19 S. Wabash, 2d floor. Tuesday, March 22, 2022.