About Us

We are San Diego’s oldest pipe, cigar, and tobacco store. First founded in 1869, today we are a family owned smoke shop in California’s Old Town State Historic Park. We are proud to belong to quality trade associations including the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) who advocate for the premium cigar and pipe industry, The Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA), which allows us to offer exclusive luxury cigars available only to TAA members, and the Better Business Bureau, where we are trusted with an A+ rating. Our store is fully certified by Tobacconist University, so you can be sure you can contact an expert tobacconist. We are committed to providing an enjoyable smoking experience with excellent service and fair pricing.

You have been able to buy cigars, pipes, tobacco, chewing tobacco, humidors, and gifts for men and women from Racine and Laramie for 54 years, and we look forward to serving you. We are committed to a traditional tobacconist experience when you visit our smoking lounge and store in Old Town San Diego, or if you are buying pipe tobacco and cigars online. We are excited to be your web cigar and pipe store, and the  best place to buy cigars and pipe tobacco online.

We invite you to try something new! If you need guidance or recommendations please give us a call. Whether you need a cigar sampler pack, a truly special cigar, or are putting away a private stock of cigars in your humidor to age, we are here to help with our personalised shopping service. We can help guide you when gift shopping for the tobacco and cigar smoker in your life, or if you want to try a flavorful exclusive cigar, our expert picks are sure to please.

Our Crew

Geoffrey, the owner of Racine and Laramie. He likes Peterson pipes and graphic design.

Jeffrey, Is loved by visitors as Old Town’s sheriff.

Joe wows everyone with his knowledge as a certified tobacconist and graduate of tobacconist university, and looks cool doing it.

Michael is our Stock Manager at Racine and Laramie. Michael likes Nicaraguan cigars, Kool Kustom Hotrods, and baby kangaroos.