Welcome and thank you for visiting The Seattle Pipe Club
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!
Come join your fellow pipe smokers at the Seattle Pipe Club. We're one of the biggest and most active pipe clubs in America. There may be a ban on smoking in public places, but the Seattle Pipe Club enjoys our tobacco at Smokey Joe's 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!
- 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)
Next Club Meeting: Wednesday, November 13th
SLOW SMOKE 19! Don't miss one of the highlights of the SPC calendar! 15 Slow Smoke Challengers will be competing for Glory and -- for a select few-- Immortality. One pipe, 3 grams of tobacco, 2 matches give competitors an even chance to Win. Sometimes its the Club Champ, sometimes its a new challenger and sometimes its a Dark Horse who never entered a slow smoke in their life! It could be YOU. Lots of prizes for everyone, a contest pipe worth 3X the entry cost and the winner goes to Chicago to represent the SPC at the National Contest! The only UPCA sanctioned event on the West Coast. So come cheer on the competitors or sign up yourself today -- if there are any spots left. 19th Annual Slow Smoke Competition 2019 - 11/13/2019
Bring your favorite pipes and plan on spending a relaxing evening with your friends. Hang out with the most awesome pipe smokers in the USA. We're just a bunch of folks who love our pipes & tobacco and the pleasure of being together. It's a winning formula.
SPC tobaccos to sample (& purchase), maybe some nice snuff, pipes to buy or sell, a steaming hot or frosty cold adult beverage...what could be nicer? See you there!
Announcing: 2019 SPC Slow Smoke Contest
November 13th at Smokey Joe's Cigar Lounge
UPCA Sanctioned Northwest Regional Slow Smoke Competition. The entry fee of only $40 includes competition pipe, tamper and tobacco. It is your chance for glory and your place among the Slow Smoke Immortals! Plus the winner represents the SPC at the UPCA National Pipe Smoking Contest in Chicago.
SPC BBQ Saturday, August 17th 2019
Although the traffic was a nightmare, it was well worth it. The members of the Seattle Pipe Club gathered at the home of Tom & Lennea Wolfe to have a pleasant afternoon together. BBQ ribs and chicken were the entree, along with a wide range of potluck dishes and beverages. Adam Peterson was the lucky winner of a raffle that gave him a new Geppetto pipe and other items, all donated by our member, Alberto Bonfiglioli, "Pipemaker to the World."
2018 SPC Slow Smoke
Craig Watness wins the SPC Slow Smoke contest for the 7th time.
Here is what other participants had to say about the contest. ...
I am the winner of the 1,000 matches but I still enjoy the whole process!
As you know, I am a new pipe smoker. By the time of the competition, I only have 2 baby months of pipe smoking experience! Anyhow, my goal for the competition is to learn from all the candidates how to master the pipe smoking skill AND trying not to be 1st out.
I would say I have partially achieved my goal at the competition. I did pick up many tricks from the competition. some of them are very helpful. However, I spent too much energy observing what others were doing, but failed to focus on my own pipe! Plus, I am a little nervous during the competition. Lesson learned is to focus on my own pipe and calm down!
Anyway, I think I can do better next year!
I really didn't know what to expect. I had a great time and can't wait for next year. I am still learning much about pipe smoking so I was following all I read about the smoke. I am now just focusing on the enjoyment of the hobby. Learning about the tobaccos I like and the techniques of a long enjoyable smoke.
This was my first slow smoke competition. It’s actually the reason why I joined the SPC. I tried smoking a pipe years ago but didn’t have any luck and I wanted to get back into it and thought, “hey, get online and see if there are any pipe clubs around.” Which is how I found the SPC. I saw a write up for the previous years winner (Craig, of course) and I thought. Okay, if goofing around and competing to see who can smoke the longest is what these guys do for fun, I’m in!
And 11 months later. I finished 2nd to Craig! The only prep work I did was reading a “helpful tips” article online. The main thing I really tried to do was REALLY prep the tobacco and try to dry it out as much as possible during the allotted prep time. After lighting up some of the chatter around me died down....for a bit. Then a bit of idle chatter started as people started going out. As people started dropping out I kept an eye on Craig. I saw he was methodically puffing and staring off into space. He was puffing to win. I didn’t really start to monitor my smoking until I found out I was in the top-10. Then I started “trying to be more measured.”
I had a fantastic time. Losing to Craig was an honor. It’s cool having my name on the trophy under his. But I smell a rematch in 2019!
Join the club! Membership dues: a paltry $35 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, get to participate in the Club Pipe Of The Year and all Members Only club events.
For more information about membership in the Seattle Pipe Club click on Benefits in the main menu, on the right.
Pipe Club of London
The Seattle Pipe Club is proud to announce our affiliation with the renowned Pipe Club of London. Stay tuned for how you can join as an associate of this esteemed world famous pipe club!
The Seattle Pipe Club truly thanks the generous & talented donors to our annual auction and Slow Smoke contest. We would not be half the club without friends like these. Please support them and tell them the SPC sent you.