Sauntered in to see the legend. Friendly greeting and had no problem with us just wondering around. Answered all our questions. Great selections of pipes and tobacco's.
Take a creaky elevator to this second floor gem, which was founded before the Civil War. Just a great place to sit and enjoy a fine cigar. I always try to schedule my Chicago trip around a visit to Iwan Ries..
Gentleman was helpful huge selection, plus they sell Aficiando👍🏾
Excellent, low key lounge to enjoy a cigar. It’s casual and very low key with men and women who enjoy a good smoke. The ventilation is decent but be prepared to be consumed by smoke in a club room atmosphere. The manager and staff do a great job of emptying ash trays and keeping the place tidy. Bring your own drinks.
Awesome and friendly staff members. Chatting with Doug and Harry was a blast! The shop offers a wide variety of cigars and pipe tobacco blends. Highly recommended spot to check out!
Knowledgeable staff and great selection. Very inviting, and relaxed environment; fun to browse and easygoing. As a new pipe smoker this was the perfect introduction.
While at Chicago for Star Wars celebration this month, I stopped by Iwan Ries & Co. What a great shop! Being from NJ and a fairly new pipe smoker, tobacco pipe shops are a rarity. Given the chance, I would certainly stop in again. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Not to mention the patrons who frequent the shop. Overall, I had a very pleasant experience and cannot wait to visit again. Keep up the good work, gentlemen!
Breathtaking retro cigar and pipe shop with a true old world feel. Very helpful employees.. especially Mark! Superb selection and prices of pipes and pipe tobaccos. Tons of cigars too. The smoking lounge is classy and upscale with a private club vibe. Extremely glad I visited and plan to return. If you are into pipes or cigars, do yourself a favor and visit this shop!
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I've been here a few times but finally writing a review. The staff is always friendly always asking you if you need help. That's the winner for me customer service is always top priority with me. The selection of cigars are is quite out standing and all the cigars that I've picked out where fresh. Haven't taken the time to enjoy the lounge yet. Due to my schedule but hopefully that changes soon.
First time visit from out of town. Outstanding selection and service. You’ll love this place. Breathe deep!!!!
Wow. That's all I can say. I got into pipes 5 days ago and found out I was lucky enough to live near Iwan Ries. I stopped by today with my fiance and it was an amazing experience! The two gentlemen I had the pleasure of working with were able to answer all my dumb questions and were also incredibly kind and courteous to my fiance, who has zero interest in pipes. I ended up with three beautiful new pipes and some tobacco. It was a fantastic experience and I can't wait to come back!
Oldy and goody! Family run oldest tobacco shop in Chicago and still going strong. Awesome cigar selection and excellent smoking lounge.
Selection of cigars and pipes is great. Enjoyable atmosphere and staff.
Great experience right off the bat. Recommend this spot for any interested in getting into pipe smoking or wanting to get a great cigar. Staff was very helpful.
Outstanding pipe shop. Great selection of cigars too. The inventory is awesome but the people who work there are even better. Charles, the owner I think, is very nice. Harry provides good support. Doug, however, is the star of the show. Very kind. Very knowledgeable. He took the time to understand my pipe preferences and tobacco preferences. He then made recommendations. They were spot on. I lean heavily toward English blends and strong flake tobacco. They have plenty to choose from. I didn't plan on buying much but couldn't resist-even in spite of the ridiculous taxes. Bought a few pipes too. Nice choice of quality pipes in all price ranges. Was definitely steered right by Doug. While I was shopping Doug even took my pipes to the buffing wheel for a courtesy polishing they look great and wish I had brought a few more pipes with me If you are a serious pipe person you should go to this very fine, very old and very established shop. If you're in Chicago, it's a must. Worth making the trip to Chicago for this alone. It's a stand out shop and Doug made it a truly great experience. I very much appreciate them and look forward to returning. Thanks Doug. If there were more stars to award, they would get every one of them.
I was in town for work and the lounge was exactly what I had hoped it to be. Richard is fantastic. Laid back, ambient jazz, and conversation. Couldn’t be better.
Best tobacco shop in Chicago. The staff is great, the selection is through the roof.