Up Down Cigar Events and Past Event Photos

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Every year Up Down Cigar and the Chicago Cigar Connoisseurs are proud to host a summer-long series of Smoking Garden parties. Join us the last Tuesday of the month from June through September as we host the biggest names in the Cigar business including Davidoff, Fuente, Padron, Ashton, La Flor Dominicana, Rocky Patel and Tatuaje. Enjoy free food, free drinks and a complimentary cigar in our spacious smoking garden!


Past Events

Aug 29, 2017
Davidoff Cigar Smoking Garden Party 2017
The most exclusive event of the year along with the best pricing on Davidoff cigars!


May 30, 2017
E.P. Carrillo Cigar Party
Meet Ernesto Carrillo, creator of EPC Cigars, and Jose Blanco for their first ever joint blending seminar and cigar party.


May 16, 2017
Manolo Quesada's 70th
Join us in celebrating Manolo Quesada's
70th birthday and try the all new Quesada 70th cigar with
"The Gentleman of Cigars."


Feb 28, 2017
Lat Tat Fat Tuesday Party at Up Down Cigar
4th Annual Mardi Gras Party with L'Atelier, Surrogates and Tatuaje cigars!


Dec 7, 2016
Quesada "Very Merry Oktoberfest" Cigar Party
Stay tuned for details.....


Feb 4, 2016
A Special Presentation of L'at Fat Tuesday on Thursday Night 2/4/16
Our 3rd Annual L'At Fat Tuesday Party is Thursday, February 4th from 6pm to 9pm featuring L'Atelier and Surrogates cigars!


Dec 3, 2015
A Very Merry Oktoberfest with Quesada, Goose Island and Up Down!
Quesada Oktoberfest cigars, Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island, and tons of fun indoors at Goose Island's smoke friendly Barrel Warehouse






Aug 15, 2015
Nat Sherman Charity Cigar Dinner at Chicago Cut
Join us for our first ever charity cigar dinner at Chicago Cut Steakhouse featuring Nat Sherman Cigar Company.


Jul 28, 2015
La Flor Dominicana Garden Party with Litto Gomez
Meet the legendary Litto Gomez and get great deals on all La Flor Dominicana cigars!


Jun 30, 2015
Nestor Miranda / Miami Cigar Co.Garden Party
Meet Nestor Miranda and get great deals on Miami Cigar Co. Cigars


Feb 17, 2015
2nd Annual L'at Tat Fat Tuesday Party at Goose Island
Cigars from Tatuaje and L'Atelier, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, food, costumes, and fun all INDOORS at Goose Island's Barrel Warehouse


Dec 10, 2014
Padron 50th Anniversary Garden Party
Celebrate Padron's 50th Anniversary with Jorge Padron at Up Down.


Sep 29, 2014
UN86'd Fundraiser / Independent Spirits Expo Garden Party
Over 15 spirit vendors sampling their wares + 2 Up Down cigars + fundraising for UN86'd charity organization!


Sep 16, 2014
Nat Sherman Blending Seminar / Cigar Garden Party
Nat Sherman Blending Seminar and Garden Cigar Party


Aug 26, 2014
Henke Kelner Master Class / Davidoff Garden Party
Henke Kelner Master Class blending seminar / Davidoff Garden Party Tuesday August 26th


Jul 29, 2014
Drew Estate Cigar Party with Jonathan Drew!
Meet Jonathan Drew and get great deals on Drew Estate cigars.


Jun 24, 2014
La Palina Garden Party 6/24/2014
Tuesday, June 24th from 5pm - 8pm
La Palina


Mar 4, 2014
1st Annual Fat Tuesday Bash featuring L'Atelier Cigars
Meet K.C. Johnson and Dan Reeve and celebrate Fat Tuesday at Up Down Cigar




Aug 6, 2013
Davidoff Nicaragua Launch Party
Be the first in the Midwest to try the all new Davidoff Nicaragua cigars!
Tuesday, August 6th from 5pm - 8pm


Jun 25, 2013
E.P. Carillo Garden Party
Come meet the legendary Ernest Carillo Sr. and try his great new cigars on our patio!
5:00pm to 8:00 pm


May 29, 2013
7~20~4 Cigar Garden Party
Come meet Kurt Kendall, owner of 7~20~4 Cigars. 5pm - 8pm


Nov 1, 2012
Up Down 50th / Davidoff Two Day Party
Thursday and Friday, November 1st & 2nd, 2012


Sep 25, 2012
Up Down / Arturo Fuente Garden Party
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
4pm-7pm


Aug 28, 2012
Up Down / Romeo & Julieta Garden Party
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
4pm-7pm


Jun 26, 2012
Up Down / Rocky Patel Garden Party
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
4pm-7pm


Sep 27, 2011
Up Down / Ashton Garden Party
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
4pm-7pm


Aug 30, 2011
Up Down / Tatuaje Garden Party
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
4pm-7pm


Jun 28, 2011
Up Down / Rocky Patel Garden Party
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
4pm-7pm


Sep 28, 2010
Up Down / Alec Bradley Garden Party
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
4pm-7pm


Aug 31, 2010
Up Down / IWCS / Camacho Garden Party
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
4pm-7pm


Jul 29, 2010
Up Down / La Aurora Garden Party
Tuesday, July 29th, 2010
4pm-7pm


Jun 29, 2010
Up Down / Drew Estate /Liga Privada
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
4pm-7pm


Sep 29, 2009
Up Down / Davidoff Garden Party
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
4pm-7pm


Sep 12, 2009
Wine Crush 2009
September 12-13, 2009
Tasting from 2pm-7pm.
Live Music


Jul 28, 2009
Diana's B-Day / Romeo & Julieta
Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Jun 30, 2009
Up Down/ Ashton Garden Party
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
4pm-7pm


Sep 29, 2008
Up Down/ Macanudo unlock the box party
Monday, September 29, 2008


Sep 23, 2008
Up Down/ Tatuaje Smoking Garden Party
Thurday, September 23, 2008
4pm-7pm


Sep 13, 2008
Wine Crush
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tasting from 2pm-7pm.
Live Music


Aug 21, 2008
Cigar Rights of America Cigar Party
Thursday, August 21st 4pm - 8pm


Jul 29, 2008
Up Down / Rocky Patel Smoking Garden Party
Tuesday, July 29th 4pm - 7pm


Jun 24, 2008
Up Down / Camacho Garden Party
TUESDAY, JUNE 24th from 4pm to 7pm


Nov 2, 2007


Nov 1, 2007
Up Down 18th annual Davidoff Banquet with Hendrik Kelner at the Union League Club of Chicago
An evening of exceptional Davidoff Cigars, fine dining, lively conversation and exceptional entertainment!


Oct 3, 2007
Pictures from Past Parties
Pictures from the Past










Mar 11, 2007
26th Annual Chicago S.O.B. Pipe Smoking Contest
Ladies and Gentlemen LIGHT YOUR PIPES!


Sep 26, 2006
CCC Smoking Garden Party w/ Rocky Patel
4pm - 7pm

Rocky Patel with Rocky and Nisch Patel






Aug 29, 2006
Up Down / Don Diego Cigar Party
Don Diego Garden Party
4pm tp 7pm


Jul 25, 2006
2006 Up Down / Cusano Smoking Garden Party, Photos by Marty Bader
Cusano Cigars with Joe Cusano & Joe Imbasciano
4pm - 7pm




Dec 3, 2005






Nov 3, 2005
Up Down Tobacco's 17th Annual Three Day Cigar Party - CAMACHO BANQUET AT THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF CHICAGO, Photos by Marty Bader
November 3rd, 2005 Union League Club of Chicago

Meet Camacho Cigars’ Christian Eiroa at this annual tradition.

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Oct 25, 2005
Partagas Quality Tour with Living Cuban Legend Benji Menendez
Partagas Quality Tour with Living Cuban Legend Benji Menendez


Sep 27, 2005
Joya de Nicaragua Garden Cigar Party, Photos by Marty Bader
Kick off autumn with the powerful Joya de Nicaragua cigars, presented by
Manuel Quesada & Brad Weinfeld.


Sep 17, 2005
Old Town Crush Cigar Rolling Event
General Cigar’s Matt Binder joins us as we welcome the master roller of
La Gloria Cubana rolling cigars during the Old Town Wine Festival.


Aug 30, 2005
Ashton Garden Cigar Party, Photos by Marty Bader
Robert Levin & Michael Walter invite you to relish the always
exquisite Ashton Cigars.


Jul 8, 2005
Montecristo Platinum Picture Event
Montecristo Platinum is proud to offer you a chance to have your photo taken with the famous and celebrated Platinum Girls. Make sure you get your free Platinum calendar, too.


Jun 28, 2005
Romeo y Julieta Smoking Garden Party, Photos by Marty Bader
Gene Tipton invites you to indulge in the world renowned Romeo & Julieta Reserve Real cigars.


Jun 11, 2005
Art Fair with Perdomo at Up Down Tobacco
Join Perdomo Cigars’ Arthur Kemper and Raoul, demonstrating
the fine art of cigar rolling during the Old Town Art Fair.




Mar 13, 2005
Up Down Tobacco's 25th Annual Pipe Smoking Contest, Photos by Marty Bader
Think you have what it takes to compete against the Masters?


















Apr 23, 2004
Dunhill Pipe Trunk Show 2004
Friday, April 23rd
10am - 6pm
























Mar 9, 2003
Up Down Tobacco’s 23rd Annual Chicago Pipe Smoking Contest
Make new friends and Win a Super Prize at the 23rd Annual Chicago Pipe Smoking Contest Sunday March, 9th, 2003 at O’Briens Restaurant & Bar 1528 N. Wells, Chicago.


Dec 7, 2002
SMS Meerschaum Pipe Show
Fabulous Meerchaum Trunk Show!


Nov 7, 2002
14th Annual Three-Day Free Cigar Party "Butt Contest"
Enter the Butt Contest held each day during our Three Day Perdomo Cigar Party where the longest ash wins!


Nov 7, 2002
SIGN UP NOW for the Tabacalera Perdomo Cigar Banquet
SIGN UP NOW for the 14th Annual Up Down Cigar Banquet featuring Nick Perdomo Jr.!


Nov 7, 2002
2002 Three Day Perdomo Cigar Party, Photos by Marty Bader
Once again Diana says, “thanks for a great year” and invites all of her wonderful customers to come by Up Down Tobacco and celebrate National Cigar Lovers’ Week 2002 at her 14th Annual Three Day Free Cigar Party.
















Jun 22, 2002
Macanudo Mystery Bus Tour
Enjoy a Delicious Macanudo and Visit the Macanudo Bus


Jun 1, 2002
Up Down Tobacco’s Summer Patio Cigar Smoking Parties are just around the corner.
Circle your calendars for June 25th, July 30th, August 27th and September 24th.


Mar 10, 2002
22nd Annual Chicago Pipe Smoking Contest
Make new friends and Win a Super Prize at the 22nd Annual Chicago Pipe Smoking Contest Sunday March, 10th, 2002 at O’Briens Restaurant & Bar 1528 N. Wells, Chicago. In order to compete you must pre-register, in person at Up Down Tobacco 1550 North Well street in Chicago.


Mar 2, 2002
Meet Rocky Patel of Indian Tabac Cigars
Please Join us on Saturday March 2nd from 3 to 7 PM when Rocky Patel, President and C.E.O. of Indian Tabac Cigar Company will be joining us here at Up Down Tobacco.




Nov 1, 2001
2001 Three-Day Davidoff Cigar Party
Once again Diana says, “thanks for a great year” and invites all of her wonderful customers to come by Up Down Tobacco and celebrate National Cigar Lovers’ Week 2001 at her 12th Annual Three Day Free Cigar Party.


Nov 1, 2001
2001 Davidoff Cigar Banquet
Please join us for our Davidoff Cigar Banquet held once again at the elegant Union League Club of Chicago.
This year's keynote speaker will be Peter Banninger, President, U.S. Division of Davidoff of Geneva.


Nov 1, 2001
12th Annual Three-Day Free Cigar Party "Butt Contest"
Enter the Butt Contest held each day during our Three Day Davidoff Cigar Party where the longest ash wins!






Jun 26, 2001
DiMeola Cigar Premiere Party at Up Down Tobacco
DiMeola Cigar Premiere Party at Up Down Tobacco
Tuesday June 26th 4-7:00 PM






 A bird's eye view of the festivities. Diana with Rocky Patel the pioneer behind Indian Tabac Cigars. Hey German, I'll take this one, this one, and that one. The Up Down Sons of Briar
 
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