Best Hookah Bars In Seattle

Best Hookah Bars In Seattle
With the number of hookah bars now open in Seattle, the flavored tobacco known as shisha has become more and more popular throughout the city. The majority of hookah bars do not serve alcohol and do require a low, annual membership fee, as it is now a Washington State law. Check out some of these popular hookah lounges in Seattle that have numerous exotic and one-of-a-kind shisha flavors to choose from.
Seattle Shisha Lounge
1314 Denny Way, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 261-7592

The Seattle Shisha Lounge is a cozy hookah bar in the heart of the city that brings together the best of Seattle’s party scene with varied nuances of the Middle East. This hookah lounge has some of the finest flavors of shisha available in the area, including the ever-popular chai latte, the spicier cardamom and anise, as well as a wide variety of house-mixed flavors to quench just about everyone’s taste. If you’re a sports fan, you can find all of your favorite games airing via the NFL Sunday Ticket, the Pac-12 Network, NBA League Pass, NHL Center Ice and more on the bar’s many full-size HD TVs. At Seattle Shisha Lounge, a one-time membership fee is required, as are per-bowl service fees. This may seem more costly than other hookah bars, but the shisha bowls last more than an hour and are well worth the cost.

Dubai Hookah Lounge
12524 Lake City Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 718-7021

The Dubai Hookah Lounge is located in north Seattle, not far from the Wallingford neighborhood and North Seattle Community College. It is an 18-and-over hookah bar and features a variety of delicious shisha flavors, including peach, double apple and others that have a sweeter taste to them. The Moroccan tea served at Dubai Hookah Lounge goes great with a smoke too and has a minty, almost eucalyptus flavor to it. Patrons can also enjoy entertainment from belly dancers or use the free Wi-Fi available. Annual membership fees are just $5, pipes and bowls are $17 and refills are $7.

Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge
2522 E. Cherry St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 457-3263

The Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge is one of the top shisha lounges in all of Seattle because of the wide variety of shisha flavors, infusions and mixtures available. You can choose from traditional flavors like banana or strawberry, or exotic flavors such as bubble gum, coconut or banana split. Cloud 9 also has infused mixtures to tantalize the taste buds including Dr. Pepper, Bahama Mama, Sex on the Beach and Ice Cream Delight. One hookah can serve a maximum of three people. Traditional and exotic bowls are $18, while mixed fusions and real fruit bowls are $25. Membership plans are available for regulars, as are private rooms and free Wi-Fi.

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Medina Hookah Lounge
700 S. Dearborn St.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 856-7660

Located in Seattle’s international district, the Medina Hookah Lounge uses 100-percent all-natural coconut coals. These create minimal ash and leave no smoky residue or taste to interfere with the shisha flavors you choose. The Medina is such a popular hookah bar in Seattle that some of the Seattle Seahawks players have been known to stop in on occasion. You can choose from a variety of flavors and a couple of the most popular are simply called “OMG” and “BMW” because they are just that good. The Medina Hookah Lounge has a great vibe too, as it’s so laid back, plus it has its own little dance club area equipped with club-mixed R&B music.

The Night Owl
4745 University Way
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 729-2373

The Night Owl is located in Seattle’s university district and sits right above Memo’s Restaurant. It stocks more than 30 flavors of the best brand shisha made by Starbuzz and Al Fahker so that patrons can create their own personal favorite shisha flavor. The Night Owl also hosts a variety of local events including open mic nights, hip hop shows and more. Annual membership fees are $5.50 and you must be 18 or older with a valid ID to get in. Available flavors include premiums like Pirate’s Cave and Margarita, regular flavors such as watermelon and pineapple and exotics like pina colada and passion fruit.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on

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