Stopped by to pick up some sticks Definitely will go to again when in Chicago Great selection, reasonable prices Customer service was excellent
Great place, family run for 3 generations. I can't say enough good about this establishment. I believe they have the largest selection of pipe tobacco in the country. Their cigar selection is extremely impressive and their very knowledgeable. They're smoking Lounge requires a minimum fee but it's well worth it. If you enjoy cigar smoking or pipe smoking or fine/luxury cigarettes you will love this place.
great atmosphere, and great staff!!!
Fantastic old-school cigar lounge. Great feel and experience. All of the staff is very knowledgeable and can help you find the perfect stick every time, but Douglas is above and beyond.
Visited for the first time and was amazed. The store itself is a wonder, filled with the greatest variety of pipes and pipe tobacco I've ever seen in one place. Located in the same area as many of Chicago's diamond stores, the feel of Iwan Ries is pure, vintage Chicago, in the very best sense of the phrase. Since I'm new pipes and pipe tobacco, Doug at Iwan Ries was fantastic to work with - tremendously knowledgeable, funny and dedicated to ensuring you have a great experience there. Can't wait to spend some time in their adjacent lounge!
Iwan Ries is a pipe smoker's dream. They have countless pipes in of all types in all price ranges, and I have never seen a greater selection of tobacco and accessories in my life. Plan to spend a while there if you are visiting from afar.
top 19 S Wabash Ave 2nd floor
19 S Wabash Ave 2nd floor
Nice rustic joint! Friendly and helpful staff! Huge selection! Semi-private free smoking area, nice private smoking area for $15 a day. Great experience, and good smoke!!!
Great place to bring the boys
Awesome place to relax and enjoy a good cigar..
This is my bar for how a cigar lounge should be. I might be spoiled. The selection in the store is awesome, the staff are very knowledgeable and ready to help find a perfect match for your tastes. The lounge is clean, friendly and byob. The price for a day pass is also very reasonable. Glasses, ice, etc are all available for you to enjoy your beverages. If you arrive after the store closes, they still have a humidor in the lounge with a good selection to choose from. But you can always bring your own.
Welcoming and informed staff, tremendous selection. I was in Chicago for 4 days and I went there twice
Good selection of cigars. Lounge was 15 bucks for a day pass with glasses and ice available. They did have a good amount of seating available.
Great place for pipe tobacco
Great selection of cigars and other tobacco products. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It is the oldest family owned tobacco shop in the country.
My home away from home. Nuff said
An absolutely phenomenal experience! Doug, Ethan and Harold were all exceptionally helpful and didn't try to upsell us or even push a sale. Doug guided us to what fit our individual styles, smoking preferences and even personality. I can't recommend Iwan Ries & Co enough, whether you're a tobacco connoisseur or a new enthusiast looking to get into pipe tobacco or cigars!
Great place, also I highly encourage everybody to use the lounge, worth it!!
Love the old school feel.