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MEET THE OWNER

MICHAEL MARINO

Mike became interested in cigars while planning for a long overdue vacation to the Caribbean. He hadn’t had a proper vacation in over 20 years! Mike enjoyed the sun, beach and cigars immensely. Upon returning home, he set about looking for places to enjoy this new hobby. He was disappointed to discover that, due to restrictive smoking laws, there were very few places in the entire area where one could buy a cigar and a drink and drink and smoke them in the same establishment.

Having recently sold his successful family business established in 1946, Mike was ready for a new career.

He beleived that this area might greatly enjoy a comfortable, relaxed lounge where men and women could enjoy a wide variety of cigars and rare liquors. Mike found himself visiting the Havana Cigar Room, there he found potential. Mike contacted the owner at the time, April Nickles, and soon a deal was made. Havana Cigar Room became Santino’s Cigars & Cocktails in June 2016!

Besides giving the place a facelift and providing lots of comfortable seating, a state-of-the-art humidor was installed to perfectly climatize all those new and established cigar products, including a separate humidor for flavored cigars. Four industrial quality ventilation units (the same ones used in hospitals and casinos) were installed to keep the air quality in the rest of the place perfect as well. Non-smoking customers have even remarked how pleasant it is!

Now Mike and his team are thrilled to offer you Santino’s Cigars & Cocktails! His employees have a wealth of knowlage when it comes to the Cigar and Spirits that are on hand. The Cigar selection at Santino's is unmatched. Mike is also a Certified Tobacconists and will be there to assist you in your Cigar purchase. Now aficionados and novices can enjoy the area’s only full service bar and cigar lounge offering outstanding cigars, unique accessories and the most sought-after bourbons, scotches and craft beers all served by friendly, experienced bartenders!

  • Cigars

  • scotch

  • bourbon

A True Top Shelf Experience Unwind In The Only Place Around Where You Can Buy a Cigar and Drink in the Same Establishment!

Love the B&H Old Fashions! Great choice of sticks. Once you past the humidor, it opens up to a nice lounge. The lounge has a nice laid back vibe.

Renaudo R.

Absolutely Love this place. Great atmosphere. Great people. Elegantly outfitted. High quality cigar selection. Top Shelf Whiskey, Scotch, Bourbon and other Spirits.. Not to mention the high quality craft beer selection and finest bartenders in the Arnold Imperial area!

Rob J.

My wife just brought me here for my birthday. I met the owner and his wife and their hospitality was top notch. Their Scotch and Bourbon selection is second to none. This will definitely be my new hangout and it should be your’s too.

Rob Funke

Certainly a warm and friendly atmosphere. My wife and I were made to feel right at home. Other than the great selection of spirits and cigars, their attention to detail is second to none. We'll definitely be back.

Bruce Bodger

Very comfortable place for a drink and cigar. Not sure where he sources his bourbons because the collection is hard to believe. Great bartender Hugh made our visit very enjoyable.

Andrew S.

Super fun atmosphere!! Chelsea is super knowledgeable on cigars and drinks - she will help you find the Perfect fit!

Brooke Weyand

Santinos is an excellent place to have a smoke. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They have a great selection of cigars and whiskey. Highly recommend!

Joshua Emanis

This place is definitely a hidden gem, and a lucky find while I was in town. The humidor was stellar and the cigar selection could rival any "Big City" lounge. Plus the bourbon selection left me speechless with the wide variety of top-notch selections. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was impeccable (Thanks Heather!). Thank you Mike for creating a wonderful oasis for my frequent trips back to town.

JeRome L. Cooper

Great atmosphere, good people, well ventilated can't ask for much more.

Jake Tyler

Santino's is wonderful. I was greeted by the owner and a woman I didn't get her name. She was helpful and answered all my questions. I was impressed by the assortment of cigars they had available. I came in to purchase a gift and I can't wait to come back and have a drink and a cigar in their bar area. Thank you for bringing such a unique establishment to the area!!!

Stacie Kneip Brooks

Fantastic place to have some great cigars in good company! Also had a great selection of scotch and a very knowledgeable staff. Had an amazing time and learned a lot about the large selection of sticks available here. Can't wait to go back! Thanks for a great time!!

Malachi Joseph

Such an awesome place to relax. Great drink & cigar selection and the staff & patrons were beyond a good time. I will be going back!!

Stacy Covington

Stopped in yesterday to pick up some sticks. Stuck around for some good conversation with a couple of good guys. Enjoying a Santino's Arruffato on my deck tonight. Thanks for the hook up, Mike!

Wes Blair

Wow! Very high quality cigars and crazy choices of the best bourbon and scotch that I've seen anywhere in St. Louis. This place will definitely put Jefferson County on the map.

Cris Meyer

Can't not love this place! It's got noteworthy style, flare and comfort, all in one place. Their Espresso cigars are something to brag about!

Charli Craven

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