When something becomes illegal, people flock to oases where it's still allowed, like the millions who hit Vegas for the gambling, the hookers, and the Billy Packer. Welcoming Dallas' tobacco refugees, Chamberlain's Cigar Lounge
A complete overhaul of the meat palace's 60-capacity special events room, the Lounge was inspired after Chamberlain's chef/owner discovered hordes of former Javier's/Del Frisco's/Nick & Sam's patrons in his suddenly smokier bar; the resulting wood-defined retro-luxe den is flush with distressed leather couches, monolithic low slung tables, gaudily upholstered high-back chairs, a trio of flat screens, a faux baby grand w/ grafted-on bar seating, and a few dining tables for those with a talent for double-barreled inhaling. Instead of dedicated air filtration, the A/C was upgraded and three corner-mounted ceiling exhaust vents installed to push out smoke from the 16 available cigars, ranging from Padron's choice Anniversario, Cohiba's earthy three-sided Triangulo, and Avo Uvezian's hard-to-find Avo Tesoro, down to Arturo Fuente's bang-for-your-puff Flor Fina 8-5-8 and CAO's vanilla/bourbon-flavored petit corona "Moontrance", preferred stogy at wealthy-industrialist raves. Chamberlain's full menu of steaks, seafood, etc is available in the lounge, as is its high-end liquor lineup, eight specialty martinis (fruity-minty variants to the Texas: straight-up Austin-distilled Savvy w/ cheese-stuffed olive) and extensive wine list -- 200+ bottles, priced from the 20s to the $400 Quilceda Creek 2005 cab, the most expensive perishable to come out of Washington state since Ryan Leaf
The Lounge is already hosting weekly booze tastings and/or cigar samplings, where you can indulge your now-illicit habit with abandon, since what happens in Addison, stays in Addison. With the exception of you smelling like a tire fire.