Growing up, Ismail Houmani's spent his summers amongst his cousins' tobacco fields in Southern Lebanon. He was fascinated with the plantations, the growers, as well as the feel of dirt and tobacco leaves underfoot.
While these are some of his fondest memories, it wasn’t until 1996 that his passion for cigar began took root. He opened H&I Smokers in Canton, Michigan, and in the following years he traveled to far-flung tobacco-growing regions around the world to deepen his knowledge. At the same time, he created a one-of-a-kind luxury cigar lounge, La Casa, in Plymouth, Michigan, and then subsequently in Ann Arbor and Detroit.
Houmani’s desire to offer one-of-kind experiences drove him to create his 20 Minutes Cigar line, which he successfully launched in Detroit in 2011. Houmani launched his first Las Vegas store and lounge, in Tivoli Village in the Summerlin neighborhood in November 2012.LEAN MORE
The humidor was completely stocked with all of the big name heavy hitters in the cigar industry. The service here is great, the decor is very warm and gives you a beautiful slice of Cuba. This is one of the nicest cigar lounges in the nation and definitely the nicest cigar lounge in the Detroit city proper.
Great atmosphere. Saturday was my first time there, I would definitely go again.
Came here for a bachelor party. Nice atmosphere. We really enjoyed ourselves. Good selection of cigars. Classy without being pretentious. Live music was really great. Will definitely be back.
La Casa is a great place - very classic and I highly recommend it to anyone even, if you are not a smoker.
Great place for live music, drinks and convo with friends. Where I come when I'm in town.
Yes, it is a Cigar Lounge, housing a large humidor with excellent stogies, but it is so much more, and worth exploring. Staff is always knowledgeable and welcoming, friends who dig cigars like the variety, and the live music we have caught at times added an extra cool vibe.
This place is probably my favorite Cigar Lounge in town. Beautiful interior, good service and a phenomenal drink/cigar selection.
Great cigar selection and they have a complete bar. Best place to hang out relax with a cigar and a drink. It feels like home!
When I lived in Detroit a few years ago, this was one of my main spots. I had to stop in while in town, thoroughly enjoyed my experience even more than before, and definitely will be back soon. It's like an old friend, but it was like that from the first time I stopped in. The service here is great, the decor is very warm and gives you a beautiful slice of Cuba. This is one of the nicest cigar lounges in the nation and definitely the nicest cigar lounge in the Detroit city.