1331 F Street NW
Washington, DC
(202) 737-3003

New Cigar Menu Featuring Most of
the Cigar Aficionado 2016 Top 25


Vote for Shelly’s famous Campfire Wings!

Usher in The RGIII Era at Shelly’s Back Room TONIGHT!


The Washington Redskins open the 2012 preseason on Thursday, August 9, against the Buffalo Bills and marks the debut of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Kick off at Ralph Wilson Stadium is set for 7PM. Usher in The RGIII Era at Shelly’s Back Room!

Vote Shelly’s In WaPo Express’ Best of 2012!

The Washington Post Express is publishing it’s annual “Best of” list! The nominating process ends August 17. As one of our valued patrons we ask that you consider nominating Shelly’s Back Room in the following categories:

Best of Dining: Burger
Best of Dining: Late-Night Dining
Best of Nightlife: Cocktail Menu

Thank you for your support! Remember the deadline for nominations ends August 17!!

Sign the Cigar Petition on WhiteHouse.gov TODAY!

A petition has just been created on The White House website calling for the FDA to halt their effort to regulate the premium cigar industry. The petition also states:

These regulations will jeopardize over 85,000 American jobs, destroy America’s “mom & pop” premium cigar retailers & manufacturers, and risk over 250,000 jobs in Latin American that produce cigars, impacting the economic/political stability in the region.

The goal is 25,000 signatures by May 11, 2012. Please sign the petition today!

NOTE: Shelly’s Back Room Closing Early After Saturday March 10 Service

This coming Saturday, March 10, 2012 (actually Sunday March 11, at 2:00 AM) the clocks will be set forward one hour for the start of Daylight Savings Time. Effectively, we will be “losing” an hour of operation at Shelly’s. The DC Government has instituted a new regulation that states that if beer, wine and liquor licensees wish to stay open until 3:00 AM that evening (which with the clock set forward will read 4:00 AM), they have to apply for a one hour extension in person at the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) and pay a Daylight Savings Time Extension Fee.

We don’t agree with the institution of this fee to effectively operate the exact same number of hours we do every Saturday. In order to comply with the law and not risk our license, Shelly’s Back Room will close at 2:00 AM Sunday, March 11, 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience to our loyal Saturday night patrons. We will resume our normal business hours when we open for lunch at noon on Sunday, March 11.

Shelly’s Back Room Holiday Schedule

Shelly’s Back Room (1331 F Street NW) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. We reopen as usual at 11:30 AM on Friday, November 25. On behalf of the entire Shelly’s staff we wish you happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Welcome to the New Shelly’s Website

On behalf of all of us at Shelly’s, I want to welcome you to ShellysBackRoom.com, the new official website of Washington’s premier cigar parlor, Shelly’s Back Room. This site will allow us to communicate more easily with you. Whether its daily specials, cigar reviews, upcoming product promotions or booking space for your next event, you’ll be able to find it all here. Your support is the secret to our success and over the years we’ve built a national following:

“Shelly’s is that oh-so-rare oasis within the heart of downtown DC where you can actually smoke inside, in this case in a spacious, dark and well-appointed indoor smoking lounge with a full bar. Need you know more?” – Mark D, New Jersey

Whether about this site (still a work in progress) or Shelly’s itself, we can always do better. We welcome your input. Feel free to give us a ring at (202) 737-3003 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Bob Materazzi