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 Ashton to Cohiba, RoMa Craft to Crowned Heads, and many more. Store your cigar purchase in one of our precisely humidified lockers 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.  Our smoking lounge envelops familt with cozy seating and complimentary WiFi, allowing our guests to relax and enjoy a fine cigar as state-of-the-art air purifiers refresh the finely-appointed lounge.

Meet The Team

Our Staff

Mike Stous

Chief Operating Officer

Mike is coming in hot off of a decade run working for the global leader of cigar accessories. "Being offered an opportunity to stay in the cigar industry I love and come in to help Swinny, Ben and the gang at La Cultura with an established culture is really a dream come true." Mike also comes in with 6 years of tobacconist experience in a retail establishment, helping cigar enthusiasts and beginners find the right cigar for any occasion.


Co-Founder & Tobacconist

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

Swinny has spent his years crafting your digital dreams and building and designing cloud services and supply chain solutions 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 serves 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!

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.”

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Located in the heart of Kansas City in the lively Crossroads Arts District.

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Monday – Saturday :10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday:12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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514 Southwest Blvd Kansas City, Missouri 64108