The V Cut Cigar Lounge opened in 1997 on Melrose Ave. Family owned and located next door to the historic Improv comedy club, our lounge has created a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for cigar enthusiasts over the last twenty years. Our humidor offers a wide selection of rare boutique cigar brands and some of the most sought after brands in the cigar industry. The V Cut one of the last remaining spots in LA where you can kick back and enjoy a cigar with a hot cup of espresso from our cafe.
After being uprooted from Afghanistan during the Soviet war in 1984, the Ahmadi family arrived in Los Angeles with a goal and commitment to keep tradition alive. After establishing their first business, Amadi Carpets, the inspiration for true craftsmanship and detail continued to flourish. In 1997, the Ahmadi’s expanded their enterprise and created a sanctuary on Melrose for the cigar lifestyle, The V Cut Cigar Lounge.
An important part of the Ahmadi tradition is bringing people with different stories together. The V Cut quickly gained attraction from the community and has become a recognizable lounge for cigar smokers around the world. Each hand-rolled cigar has a story and a journey. The environment at The V Cut consistently brings together an eclectic group of people who share their own unique stories.
Seven years later, The Ahmadi’s opened V Cafe on the same block. Contributing to the atmosphere of The V Cut; V Cafe has become its own hub for multicultural food enthusiasts. Each unique dish is prepared with precision and care which is what makes V Cafe’s versatile menu stand out.
Liquid Juice Bar became an extension to the Ahmadi enterprise several years later and has paved the way for a healthier lifestyle throughout the neighborhood. The organic juices and smoothies offered at Liquid are crafted to perfection with the consumer’s health and happiness as a focal point. The environment and atmosphere of Liquid is refreshing and filled with positivity.
Over the years, the Ahmadi family has worked hard to share their love and appreciation for unity, tradition, and a deeper meaning in quality handmade products. Due to the love and embrace of the community, the Ahmadi’s have created an environment and lifestyle that graciously welcomes anyone into the family.