FAQ’s

Where is Civil Cigar Lounge?

Civil is located at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW (at Military Road NW) on the second floor of Chevy Chase Pavilion. You can also access Civil from our entrance on Military Road NW (next door to the Embassy Suites Hotel).

What are your hours of operation?

Civil operates two sets of hours, one for the Retail Area and one for the Lounge Area.

Civil Retail is open seven days a week, Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and noon to 6:00 PM on Sunday.

Civil Lounge is open seven days a week Sunday to Thursday 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Friday and Saturday 4:00 PM to 3:00 AM. Dinner is available daily from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Does Civil take reservations?

Yes! Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online by selecting the RESERVATIONS link on our website. (Email reservations CANNOT be honored). For large parties of 6 to 8 guests a credit card will be required to hold a reservation. In the event of a no-show, a charge of $10 per person will be applied to the card on file. Large party reservations will be held for 10 minutes from the time scheduled before a no-show charge is applied. For parties of 10 or more, a specific area such as the Skull, Wine or Chairman’s Room can be set aside. Please contact Juan Ulloa at juan@civillounge.com or call (202) 364-0800 to arrange (a minimum spend will apply). Pricing guidelines for parties of 10 or more can be found here.

What are the parking options near Civil?

Street parking is available, but limited near our location. Garage parking is available in the Chevy Chase Pavilion garage operated by MarcParc. The garage is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Guests are invited to self-park in the garage at the current hourly rate, provided space is available. Once in the garage follow the signs to Hotel parking. That will leave you closest to Civil Lounge. Take the garage elevators to the second floor and follow the signs to Civil Lounge.

How do I reach Civil on public transportation?

Civil is directly accessible from the Friendship Heights Metro Station (Red Line). Use the Western Avenue station exit and the Chevy Chase Pavilion entrance at the top of the station escalators. Civil is located on the second floor of Chevy Chase Pavilion (in between the Embassy Suites front desk and Range by Bryan Voltaggio).

Are there any minimum age requirements to visit Civil?

By law you must be at least 18 years of age to enter the Retail Area and 21 years of age to enter the Lounge Area. Proof of age is required upon request. Civil Lounge reserves the right to refuse service if proof age cannot be provided.

Are there any dress guidelines?

While we don’t have any specific restrictions, Civil’s patrons are welcome to join us in tasteful casual attire.

I see there are Cigar Lockers for lease. Do I need to be a member to visit Civil?

Locker leases are available to anyone of legal age. Civil Cigar Lounge is open to the general public and does not require a membership fee. Locker holders are entitled to a number of benefits not available to the general public. To inquire about a locker lease see this link.

Can I bring my own cigars or cigarettes?

While outside cigars and cigarettes are permitted, we encourage patrons to purchase tobacco at Civil. In order to offer a smoke friendly environment, by law a certain percentage of our sales must be from the sale of tobacco products. We maintain competitive pricing to encourage the purchase of tobacco on site.

What about pipe tobacco?

We don’t currently sell pipe tobacco at Civil, but pipe smokers are welcome to join us for a smoke.

Can I bring my own food and beverage?

No. Outside food and beverage is not allowed. You are welcome to order from our extensive food and drink menus on your next visit.

Is Civil available for private events?

Yes! Visit this link for more information or contact Juan Ulloa at juan@civillounge.com or (202) 364-0800.




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