Federal Cigar Bar

Location: Central Avenue, Dover, NH
Owner:  Federal Cigar

Federal Cigar Bar

Previously a bookstore, this space was meticulously renovated to create Dover’s first Cigar Bar and lounge with accompanying retail shop. The lounge offers plush leather booth-style seating, members-only lockers, flat screen televisions and a sleek modern bar reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy. Art deco inspired décor adorns the walls. The bar has eight draft lines and an impressive whiskey menu offers guests over 150 whiskey choices along with other spirits, wine and beer. An impressive state-of-the-art filtration system performs a complete air exchange within the space every four minutes.

Federal Cigar Website

The list of COTE (AIA Committee on the Environment) items was created to help understand how a project meets the needs of users and how it impacts the environment.  The list focuses on best practices and high impact strategies for creating healthy places to live and work.  Here are some ways this project measures up to the COTE list:



Located in a thriving downtown, the project is walkable to train stations, bus stops and a bustling commercial neighborhood.




An impressive air filtration system performs a complete air exchange within smoking areas every four minutes.


Engineering JSN Associates
MEP Ripcord Engineering.
Contractor Pine Brook Corporation


Year Completed 2018