Cigar Aficionado - Battleground Smokes and Spirits

Battleground Smokes and Spirits was named a 2015, 2016 and 2017 Editor's Pick for ``Where to Smoke`` by Cigar Aficionado. Come stop by our shop and see why we'll become your go-to cigar destination.


Nestled in the quaint, picturesque town of Nolensville, Tennessee, you won’t have to fight the crowds or a have a long wait to enjoy a great selection of smokes and spirits. Battleground Smokes and Spirits is truly a destination spot.


We’re unlike any cigar lounge in Middle Tennessee. Along with state of the art ventiliation and a full liquor bar, we offer casual and comfortable seating with dark woods and rich colors that leave you feeling relaxed and ready for your next visit.


We host many events including poker tournaments, music nights, comedy shows and other entertainment enjoyable to smokers and non-smokers alike.


Our food is provided by surrounding restaurants (Campo Azul, Martin’s BBQ and Nolen’s Place). Place your order with our bartender while you enjoy your cigars, and we will pick it up for you, providing you the convenience of true southern hospitality.


Battleground Smokes and Spirits carries a large variety of famous brand and boutique cigars, premium spirits and high gravity beers.


We offer monthly events that are entertaining for smokers and non-smokers alike. Past events have included: smokers, poker nights, jazz nights, comedy events and more!

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  • I purchased a cigar from them and planned on enjoying it while having a beer at their bar. 15 minutes into the cigar the wrapper leaf began to crack and fall apart. I had planned to just power through and smoke it anyway but I asked one of their employees if this was a common trend with this particular brand. He responded with an immediate "NO", took it from my hand and promptly tossed it in the garbage. "Let me replace that for you" he said and let me pick out whatever I wanted regardless of price. Needless to say I will be back and anyone looking for a well stocked bar, boutique cigars, and great customer service should patron this business.

    Jake L. -

  • Best cigar bar in Nashville area. Spacious, most seating available of any other cigar lounge, good air circulation, not overly crowded or loud - excllent place. My only recommendation is that they increase their cigar selection.

    Chris S. -

  • Hidden gem.  Great atmosphere.  I'm not a cigar smoker but I enjoy the smell.  If not,  you can sit outside.  And,  my favorite part?  Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale on tap.  The people that run it are very friendly and try a lot of things to get people in.

    Jeff B. -

  • This place is so comfortable and welcoming.  The new owners have expanded the selection in the humidor and it is a total win! Their smoke management system is one of the best I have encountered so nonsmokers will enjoy it too!

    Wendy W. -

  • This is my favorite cigar bar in Nolensville. Of course you know, it's the only cigar bar in Nolensville. But it's also my favorite cigar bar ever.  Very comfy place to chill with some smokes. The owners treat you like family.  High gravity beers, bottle or tap, and full bar. Very reasonable prices on cigars and bevs. Oh, want food? You can order from the nearby Martin's, Campo Azul, or China Garden and they will go get it for you and bring it over, no upcharge.  They also have lots of special events, like on Saturdays they're grilling steaks, and Sunday is game day of course. Love it!

    Andrea R. -

  • A real cigar place that came alive.  When I first went 2012 (under old management) I thought I was sitting in a funeral parlor.  No music, no tv, nothing was alive and seems too proper for no reason at all-its really not a upper class place to be.  Then last month I gotta chance to revisit !  TVs, sports, noise, lots of people, comfortable seating, alive and nice owner Jullian who took the time to meet us.  I wish they had more choices of cigars too.....I think this place will do just fine under new management.

    Tristan T. -

  • If you're looking for a great diamond in the rough you've found it. The people who visit here are as diverse as the cigars they sell; they have a great selection.

    Christopher S. -

  • If I could give this place 10 stars I would. Great time listening to live music and the owner walks around to ensure you are always good. My favorite place when I come home to Nashville.

    AJ S. -

  • Came here for the first time back in April and again about 2 weeks ago; FABULOUS! Classy decor, the furniture is just beautiful! I am not a smoker but this is definitely a place to come to unwind, smoke a cigar, hear live music, and enjoys drinks and conversation.  Ooooooh, they have this cocktail called the "Cinnamon Toast Crunch", it's my absolute favorite!  Wish the place was a little bigger but hey, it's fine the way it is!  Can't wait to go back!

    Alicia M. -

  • A must go in Nashville. Yes it's technically Nolensville. However, I've been to the shops in middle TN and non have the feel of BSAS. With high gravity beer, bourbon and onsite humidor-you can lounge your heart away in their board room style, oak and leather couch laden space. With jazz nights, comedy and other events, Battleground invites those from all over to have a nice, chill evening.

    Kyle C. -

  • "The owners and staff are great here! Chill relaxing atmosphere!"

    Matthew Mitchell -

  • "Great place will come back enjoy myself and staff...."

    Denise Woodard -

  • "A class act. You owe it to yourself; battleground is a hidden gem."

    Jared Scott -

  • "A great spot! The lounge is very comfortable and well set up, despite being a little bit crowded it is a great place to sit back and enjoy a cigar and drinks. The band was awesome! The owners are very knowledgeable and super nice.I not only recommend, but I myself will become a regular there."

    Zanira Al-nisa Dudley -

  • "We had such a great time last night. I love the ambiance and everyone there makes you feel at home. And of course the band was awesome!"

    Heather Saunders -

  • "Customer Service is so important to a niche environment like Battleground. I have been so impressed with the level of professionalism....but amazed by the fun!!! Julian and his team treat you like family and that's why I will always be a regular at Battleground!"

    DeVonie L. Kendrick -

  • "I really like the atmosphere here- great smoke good beer. Every one is friendly and the regs are inviting. May have to make it a norm.."

    Bobby Qualls -

  • "From the minute I stepped into Battleground the very first time, it felt like home. Julian, David, Patrick, and Bonnie are the sweetest and most accommodating hosts. All patrons are personable and friendly. The atmosphere is elegant and warm without feeling stuffy. And the humidor is stocked with all my favorite sticks and more that I can't wait to try. Thanks for welcoming me in to the cigar scene here in our new hometown. We love you all! We have found our "Cheers"."

    Cheryl Desere'e -

  • "Best service and atmosphere by far!! If you have not been to visit definitely do so."

    John Hubbert -

  • "#1 cigar bar in middle TN. Julian and his crew are knowledgeable, professional, and comforting to share a cigar and conversation."

    Namon Anderson -

  • Love Battleground! Although I am not a smoker, it's a comfortable atmosphere and a great place to hang out with friends and have a drink. I love the fact that you can order food from the surrounding restaurants and they will pick it up for you. It's Nolensville's hidden gem! Highly recommend for smokers and non-smokers alike!

    Jessica Tucker -

  • "I like the environment.. Once you walk in it just feels right."

    Gregory Polk -

  • "We love the atmosphere, the staff that makes us feel like family, the cigars and drinks. It's become our new "go to" place for a nice evening out."

    Dave Kirby -

  • "Just discovered this place yesterday and was very impressed. Met 2 of the owners, super nice guys who made us feel right at home even though they were super busy. Bartenders made a great martini for my wife, and the cigar I had was excellent. Huge plus, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale on tap! Great place to hang, we will be back!!"

    Jim Hayes -

  • "This place is excellent. I visit almost every time I'm in Nolensville. The people are friendly and willing to look for specific cigars and make you happy. Glad to see you have the Oktoberfest in the humidor! Love this place and the good drinks don't hurt either!"

    Dillon Lipinski -

  • "Great folks. Wonderful high gravity beer choices."

    Patrick Landrum -

  • "Great place for a cigar and a cocktail..."

    Tony Krieg -

  • "Seriously folks...this place is absolutely a cut above the other cigar "bars" in middle TN and I've been to a LOT of them. The cigar line is getting better and better every week, excellent craft beer selections on tap, and some pretty talented bartenders that can make drinks I've never had anywhere else. The jazz music with Chris G. is "off the chain" good, and the new seating layout, TV, and tables make this 1920's throwback bar everything it was meant to be! What really makes this place special is the new ownership. Every time I go in, I feel like I'm getting treated like a close friend, not just a customer. We are so lucky to have this place in our Nolensville backyard!"

    Jeff Posnack -

  • "The owner is very passionate about his business and his product. Great selection of cigars and beer/liquor. Highly recommend."

    Andrew Thompson -

  • "Battleground Smokes & Spirits (formerly Cigar Bar and Bistro) in Nolensville, TN is one of the best cigar bar in the mid state. The cigar selection is outstanding and service is quick and friendly. The new owners are bringing fresh new ideas for the cigar enthusiasts and making it the number one place to enjoy a stick and a drink. I look forward to going each and every chance I get. See you soon and smoke well!!!"

    Everett Jolley -

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