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Hookah-Cross America: Some Of The Nation’s Best Hookah Bars

Hookah bars have become increasingly more popular over the last decade. With great ambiance, awesome food, and a ton of different shisha flavors, it’s easy to see why these lounges made our cut. Go up in smoke at these top hookah hangouts.

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Kazuza Lounge, NYC


Located in the East Village, this middle-eastern hookah lounge has over 50 different hookah flavors and combinations for you to try. DJ’s perform nightly to a packed dance floor, and belly dancers perform on the weekends. Although a bit pricey ($20 minimum per person on the weekends) This hookah lounge is a frequent late night spot for East Villagers.

Must-try flavor: Passion Fruit Mojito

Ambrosia Cafe, Chicago


A coffee shop by day, Ambrosia sells delicious smoothies and sandwiches. At night, Ambrosia becomes one of Chicago’s best hookah lounges, with unique shisha flavors such as strawberry margarita and banana split. Although the cafe does not serve alcohol, patrons are encouraged to bring their own beer.

Must-try flavor: Pink Lemonade

Pasha Lounge, San Diego


Staying classy San Diego! Pasha Lounge has a full bar along with their wide hookah selection. Although often crowded, Pasha’s upscale lounge atmosphere in the Gas Lamp quarter makes a great late night hangout.

Must-try flavor: Fuzzy Navel

Tangierino Restaurant & Koullshi Lounge, Boston


Tangierino Restaurant is renowned for its authentic Moroccan cuisine, but the Koullshi lounge in the basement is not to be missed either! With a full bar, walk-in cigar humidor, and a multitude of hookah flavors, Koullshi is easily the top hookah lounges on this list. Unfortunately, it is also the most expensive, with a minimum of $30 per hookah.

Must-try flavor: Pomegranate

Divan Restaurant, Atlanta


Divan is a Mediterranean restaurant and hookah lounge situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Make sure to stop by between 6:30-7:30 for half off your hookah!

Must-try flavor: Irish cream

Red Poppy, Denver


This Denver tea house features daily organic tea specials along with their 3 hose hookahs. Up to six people can share one hookah, making this spot the best value hookah lounge on our list.

Must-try flavor: Cucumber

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