Best of Boston

2002 Best Smoke Shop

Gloucester Street Cigar Company

A clear-cut winner here: The Gloucester Street Cigar Company outshines every other smoke shop in the city for cigars, pipes, and accessories. The cigar selection, especially, is easily the best in town; the help is friendly and knowledgeable; and the markup is kept within reason (unlike at a certain cigar club a little farther up Newbury Street that gulls wannabe aficionados into paying $9.20 apiece for the same Ashton 8-9-8 that goes for $6.60 at Gloucester Street).

34 Gloucester St., Boston, 617-424-1000,