(805) 543-1958

San Luis Obispo’s Favorite Tobacco Shop.

“Premium Cigars, Tobacco & Requisites”

About Us

The Sanctuary Tobacco Shop was established in 1992, when Doug Shaw purchased the existing tobacco shop. The downtown location has been a tobacco shop since 1973. Doug remodeled the store in 1993 to bring out the character of the century old building; he exposed the brick walls, introduced rich hard woods, and refinished the wood floor. It was at this time Doug added a lounge/loft that, to this day, many of our customers do not notice until they hear voices from above. Feel free to come on down and join us for a relaxing cigar or pipe full and experience a traditional tobacco shop.

At The Sanctuary there is one saying that defines us: “The only work free, smoke place in San Luis Obispo.” The Sanctuary we strives to have a relaxing atmosphere for all of our customers to enjoy. We carry a full line of handmade cigars, pipes as well as all the smoking requisites you will need. In recent years we have added a selection men’s gifts. Come on down and join Doug and the regulars for a relaxing afternoon.  Good smokes, good fellowship and good friends.

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    Monday – Friday: 11a – 6p

    Thursday: 11a – 9p

    Saturday – Sunday: 11 – 5p

    1111 Chorro St.
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4406
    Directions | (805) 543-1958