About Us

La Cultura Cigar & Social features a curated selection of the finest premium cigars with rich aromatic flavors harvested from Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras and beyond. Whether new aficionado, longtime cigar smoker, or just looking for a gift of fine cigars for a friend, our expert staff is happy to inform and educate guests on the finer points of our premium cigar selection.

Browse and shop our wide cigar selection, from Avo to Camacho and Crowned Heads to Palina and many more. Store your cigar purchase in one of our precisely humidified lockers in the 2040 Club or, get a day, month or annual pass and light up and relax in our Social smoking lounge. Are you a new aficionado? The friendly La Cultura staff is happy to educate and guide you when selecting cigars, humidors, lighters, and cutters – as well as pipes and pipe tobaccos.

Social Calendar

Our Social Calendar features regular smoking events showcasing everything from new boutique products to those from exclusive estates – as well as Crossroads “First Friday” open house events. The 2040 Club smoking lounge envelops members with cozy seating and complimentary WiFi,  allowing our guests to relax and enjoy a fine cigar as state-of-the-art smoke-eating air purifiers refresh the finely-appointed club space.

Meet The Team

Our Staff

Ben Gardner

Co-Founder & Manager

Ben is the Co-Founder & Manager of La Cultura Cigar & Social.

“I’ve been in the cigar business as a tobacconist for the past few years. During that time, I developed a passion for building a community around cigar culture. Once we discovered the space here in the Crossroads, I knew we’d found a home.”

Kevin Baxter

Senior Tobacconist

Kevin is the Senior Tobacconist of La Cultura Cigar & Social.

Kevin is well known in the Kansas City Cigar world and has opened and ran some of the city's best shops. He brings a level of knowledge to the leadership of La Cultura that is invaluable. Additionally Kevin has been the Master blender behind some of your favorite cigar brands. Come in and talk tobacco with Kevin and your sure to learn something fascinating.


Co-Founder & Tobacconist

Dave is the Co-Founder & Tobacconist of La Cultura Cigar & Social.

Dave has spent his years crafting your digital dreams and building cloud services for some of the largest companies in the world. When he's not working in the digital world he's working on La Culture and servers as our customer champion making sure your experience at La Culture is World Class each and every time.



Trey is a Tobacconist of La Cultura Cigar & Social.

Trey is a Certified Tobacconist through Tobacconist University. He is known in the Kansas City cigar world, for his well developed palate, as well as his vast knowledge of the products throughout the industry. Come in today and let Trey find you the perfect cigar!



Daniel is a Tobacconist of La Cultura Cigar & Social.

Daniel is a Certified Retail Tobacconist through Tobacconist University! With his trained palate he will help you pair your evening drink with a cigar. Everyone’s favorite face to see for cigar knowledge and fun! Turns any place into the hottest place to smoke!

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MON - WED: 11am - 10pm
THU - SAT: 11am - 12am
SUN: 11am - 8pm

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2040 Central Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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