by Jarek Cotto and Elizabeth Flynn
RE/MAX Access is starting a new feature that showcases some of our agents’ favorite things in and around Philadelphia. First and foremost is our broker/owner Steven Osiecki. Steve is a successful realtor and a dedicated mentor to all of the diverse family of agents at RE/MAX Access. He also LOVES cigars! Check out our profile of Xhale Cigars, one of Steve’s favorite things in one of Steve’s favorite neighborhoods, Fishtown!
In the heart of Fishtown lies the tobacco shop Xhale Lounge. Located at 453 E Girard Ave, this place is as close to cigar heaven as it gets. Tobacco lovers from all over the area come to relax and enjoy some of their favorite brands of cigars with other enthusiasts, hence the “lounge” in its name. When you walk in, it is not uncommon to find other patrons chilling inside Xhale. It is a place where you can just unwind after a long day, grab your favorite cigar, and just converse with others that are doing the same thing.
This place looks great on the inside. Hardwood floors and big leather chairs just add that extra level of comfort. The look of Xhale is very inviting and just screams, “Take a load off and stay awhile.” Once inside, you are surrounded by a large selection of the finest tobacco available in the area. They even have a walk-in humidor kept at the perfect temperature for those “special” cigars. Xhale not only offers cigars, but they also have a host of other products for tobacco lovers. They carry hand blown glass pipes, water pipes, rolling paper, and other tobacco products that aren’t cigars. They even carry vaporizers.
The owner of Xhale Lounge, Brad, is a very nice and knowledgable guy. I have met him on more than one occasion, and hes a pleasure to speak with. He is very passionate about cigars, so he knows a whole wealth of information. His knowledge is not limited to cigars either, ask him about any product in his store and he will tell you everything you need to know about it. Glad to know that there is a place as cool and chill as Xhale Lounge in Fishtown. It is the place to be on Friday nights, so come and see for yourself how great this place is!