Our Story

Empire Social Lounge

Our upscale bar and lounge, features a walk-in humidor, full-bar stocked with exclusive and hard to find whiskeys, member’s lounge, and private board room.

Custom leather furniture, cozy lighting, and unique wall and backlit bar design elements exude a regal atmosphere that will please the cigar aficionados, or those looking for a unique live music Miami experience, a rare whiskey, craft cocktails, or after-work celebratory smoke.

Empire Social Lounge features a “vintage collector’s room,” which houses our very own Brickell Series Casa de Montecristo Cigar, as well as other vintage sticks, a state-of-the-art air control system which provides 80 tons of A/C that replaces 100 percent of the air constantly, a private members lounge and walk-in humidor lockers.

Walk-ins and reservations are always welcome.

“Our goal with Empire Social Lounge, was to create an atmosphere where patrons could slow down. We wanted an environment where friends and colleagues could spend quality time. We wanted a place where fathers and sons can create the same type of experiences that my father and I shared.”


Empire Social Lounge was born out of close bond between father and son. The passing of Ryan Leeds’ father led him to ponder the meaning of life, with friend and business partner, Jason Reznik. Ryan retired from his career in banking which spanned two decades, and put his efforts into creating Prime Cigar in Boca. Inspired by the lessons and experiences of his father, Ryan along with Jason created a space which celebrates their love of cigars, good whiskey, luxury comforts, and relationships.

Our newest location is Empire Social Dadeland, metamorphosing from Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar in Brickell Miami under our new brand “Empire Social. bringing you the same commitment to sophisticated relaxation in our Whiskey Bar & Lounge. With a walk-in humidor, 1000 square foot members lounge, whiskey bar with over 130 whiskeys, and outdoor patio seating you will be right at home in our new digs.