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Where smoking isn't just allowed . . . it's mandatory !


The Seattle Pipe Club meets in Smokey Joe's Cigar Lounge in little ol' Fife.  Second Wednesday of every month.  So join your fellow pipe smokers!

Sure there's a statewide ban on smoking in public places! But the intrepid Seattle Pipe Club legally enjoys our tobacco on Puyallup Tribal land in the town of Fife.  Hey, did you know Fife in German means pipe?   Smokey Joe's provides a welcoming & relaxing atmosphere, with an excellent tobacco lounge, comfy leather chairs & sofas, tasty food, a gorgeous mahogany bar and refreshing beverages of your preference--including a grand selection of single malt Scotch.  Its Beautiful, baby!



Next Club Meeting:  Wednesday October 14th.  Octoberfest Pipe Club! Craft Beer Pairing!  Sample SPC tobaccos and relax with your friends and your pipe.  What could be better that that?  

November Meeting:   
Official 2015 Western Regional Slow Smoke Competition  15 competitor limit.  Great prizes.  Trip to Chicago for the Nationals.
December Meeting:   Special Guest: Dr. Fred Hanna!  Famed collector & Connoisseur of Straight Grain , Dr. of Pipes, Author, Psychologist, Neurological Nicotine expert and all round pipe & tobacco raconteur.  Travelling from Chicago to be with us.  Don't miss this special club meeting.  Its the Club's Christmas gift to you. (photo of courtesy of Neill Archer Roan.  Thanks Neill!)

New Photo Albums just added. (6/21/15)

Your humble webmaster has gone thru his extensive collection of photos and has added 9 new albums of pipe club history.  Click on the Photo Page list and select "Most recent updates" to view them.

New SPC blends:  Potlatch and Deception Pass!

Potlatch...our Celebration of Plenty with Latakia, Orientals, Burley and Cavendish
Deception Pass...a Northwest style Virginia Perique Fusion tobacco
Both blends now in stock!  Seattle Pipe Club Blends retail locations

14th Annual Dinner and Auction Held on January 24, 2015

The SPC Annual Dinner was SPECTACULAR! Our 14th annual dinner was held for the pleasure of members and guests on January 24th.  Kevin Godbee put on one of the best presentations we've ever had.  He is a consummate raconteur and shared many inside stories of the Pipes Magazine history and operations.  We were truly delighted to have the greatest publisher in the modern pipeworld join us as our Keynote Speaker.

The auction was a wonderful success and we thank each and every person who donated to the Club's auction fundraiser.   Click here to see the SPC 14th ANNUAL DINNER - 1/24/2015    Want to peek at the awesome auction items?  Who wouldn'tClick here my friend...2015 SPC dinner Live & Silent Auction

Photos from the dinner are now available in our Photo Page List section.


Introducing the newest Seattle Pipe Club blends...


Already best sellers
Now in stock at!  Also available at, and other fine retailers.  Deception Pass is the latest Joe Lankford concoction: a northwest style Virginia perique fusion with a bit of Turkish orientals.

 Celebration of Cavendish, Luxury Burley, Virginias, Latakia, Perique & Orientals


POTLATCH ~ the traditional Northwest Indian Celebration of Plenty.  Sumptuous feasts and ritual ceremonies lasted weeks.  Gifts were shared with many old and new friends.  The Seattle Pipe Club’s Potlatch is just such a gift of our pipe tobacco.  Enjoy this lavish mixture of seven rare ingredients: Black Cavendish marries with luxury burley, Cyprian Latakia, bright Virginias, Turkish Orientals and Acadian Perique.  Crafting the most sought after small batch blends in America since 2007
Northwest style Virginia Perique fusion with a bit of Turkish Orientals

on north Puget Sound tidal waters flow dangerous & quick  under a high trestle bridge.  Master Blender Joe Lankford retreats here to reflect.  Joe’s NW style Virginia Perique gives the pipesmoker a sense of how we savor our marvelous region.   Enjoy English style Virginias, Acadian Perique, Black Virginia, Black Cavendish and a touch of rare Turkish Orientals.  Crafting the most sought after small batch blends in America since 2007.  The SPC is the only pipe club that actually creates & markets their own original blends.  That makes our blends very special indeed. 

Slow Smoke Contest Victory!  Congratulations to 2014 Champion Craig Watness and all the terrific competitors!!  

Craig's time of 54:19 won the day by a wide margin. It's been 5 years since Craig won and he was extremely pleased. The SPC is very proud of Craig and all our contestants. Last year's champ Jim Westmoreland yielded the trophy with honor. Newbie Pat Dennis did an amazing time of 47:20 to come in second. This was the Official US Western Division Championship Slow Smoke Competition. Craig will go on to represent the Club in Chicago and possibly Europe. 
News / Articles  Visit our NEWS section for the official times.

Smoke for Thought

Bertrand Russell, the amazing Nobel Prize winner, a lifelong pipe smoker lived to 98 years old.  Indeed, he claimed he owed his very life to pipe smoking.  Listen to him and soak it in a bit.
Thank you Eric Boehm for this suggestion!


Save 10% on our fantastic SPC blends now available locally at the Tacoma TinderboxStore owner Jeff Packer is stocking our blends in economical bulk.  Buy as much or as little as you want.  Plum Pudding & Mississippi River is in stock!  Tins are available by special order.  Visit the Tinderbox today and get your SPC tobacco.  And be sure to look at the Tinderbox's great selection of pipes, tobaccos, accessories and cigars!  SPC members get 10% OFF your purchases!!

And in the not too distant past...

Have you met the inimitable Clive Dunhill?  See his SPC presentation from 2011  click here to see SPC 2011 dinner videos  CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS 


Can't get enough of Clive?  

  Here is a YouTube video of his original presentation from our 2005 annual dinner.



Gary Schrier's latest books are 





Monthly Meetings

  • WHAT: Seattle Pipe Club -- regular meetings
  • WHERE: Smokey Joe's Cigar Lounge (high atop BJ's Casino)
    4411 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424   tel (253) 922-0430
  • DIRECTIONS: Google Maps
  • WHEN: 7-9pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month (come early for good seats and enjoy the hospitality)


Join the club!
Membership dues: a paltry $25 per year. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings -- the dues are voluntary. But hey, c'mon! Show your love for the club and become a member!  Paid members support our club and get price breaks on pipes, tobacco and club events. Just show your card at the Tacoma Tinder Box, Kirsten's Pipes in the Fisherman's Terminal in Ballard or any of our online associates listed below.  All will discount merchandise to card-carrying members.

    For more information about membership in the Seattle Pipe Club click on Benefits in the main menu, on the right.

      The Seattle Pipe Club truly thanks these generous & talented donors for our annual auction.  We would not be half the club without friends like these.   Please support them and tell them the SPC sent you. 










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