BURN by Rocky Patel to Open Pittsburgh Location in April


The newest outpost of the BURN by Rocky Patel Luxury Cigar Lounge enterprise is slated to open in early April, according to a press release issued by the company.

Located in Pittsburgh, Pa.’s North Shore neighborhood, the 6,300-square-foot lounge will host a VIP event on April 6 before opening to the public on April 7. The space is also complemented by an 800-square-foot outdoor patio, as well as a 300-square-foot humidor that will feature an expansive collection of Rocky Patel cigars as well as cigars from other manufacturers.


“We’re changing how people are looking at cigar bars with live music, DJ sets and a more lively atmosphere,” said Rocky Patel via a press release. “BURN will speak to a different dynamic of people. We are bringing new types of people into the premium cigar category, including women, young men and future business leaders.”

The space will feature a full bar, as well as food service.

Patel collaborated with Swatchroom, a Washington, D.C.-based design firm for the interior of the lounge, which is described as blending a mix of exotic and regional decor. The company wanted to pay homage to a steel town filled with a history of grit and glamour, according to a statement.

This is the second location of BURN by Rocky Patel to open; the original location in the company’s home city of Naples, Fla. in 2010. There are currently plans to open additional locations in Oklahoma City, Okla; Indianapolis, Ind.; and Atlanta, Ga. later this year.

BURN by Rocky Patel is located at 346 North Shore Drive in Pittsburgh and will be open daily from 2 pm until 2 am.

Image courtesy of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars.


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