It’s time to head on over to Brooklyn! As one of New York City’s most populous boroughs, Brooklyn is filled with unique restaurants, watering holes and, for the flavored tobacco-loving crowd, laid-back hookah bars. A number of bars even offer delicious Middle Eastern food and drink. Whether you’re a hookah bar enthusiast or simply looking for something different to do on a Friday night, gather a group of friends and check out these Brooklyn hookah bars.
7704 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
With comfortable seats, a great hookah selection and electrical outlets at every seat (in case you need to charge your phone), what’s not to love about Lamoza? Choose from a variety of hookah flavors such as rose, melon, pina colada, cherry and apple. For a fruitier taste, add a watermelon or pineapple head. Try out a “cold hose” to cool down your hookah for a smoother, more enjoyable experience. Based in Bay Ridge, this hookah lounge is worth the trek.
2085 Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Coney Island is always a fun adventure. If you like hookah and dancing in a party-like environment, then Shadow Lounge is the spot for you. Hang out on one of two floors while sipping on cocktails, inhaling hookah and chowing down on Mediterranean, seafood and steak dishes. Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Shadow Lounge offers $15 hookah and two-for-one drinks.
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The Brass Bottle
1288 Myrtle Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221
If you like live jazz, good drinks and hookah, then The Brass Bottle is a place for you to visit. Located in Bushwick, this hot spot prides itself as “the baddest bar in Brooklyn, USA.” The Brass Bottle’s owner is extremely friendly and provides a relaxed and rustic atmosphere. Make sure you check out the bar’s basement lounge, where you’ll feel like you’ve time-traveled to a 1920s speakeasy.
Zamaan Hookah Bar and Restaurant
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hanging out in Williamsburg for the night? Stop by Zamaan on Broadway and Keap Street for some hookah, a great drink (or two!) and a meal. Zamaan offers hookah premium house blends in an inviting, mellow environment. Hang out on one of the bar’s comfortable couches while listening to live DJs. Watch your favorite game on one of Zamaan’s TVs, or take your hookah outside on the refurbished patio complete with a retractable roof and heat lamps for the cold.
769 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Home of the Barclays Center, Eve’s Lounge is situated in Prospect Heights near the Brooklyn Museum. Stop by the lounge after your museum visit for some grub and hookah. Choose from watermelon, mango, apple, tropical, strawberry and pineapple hookah, and make sure to ask about any hookah specials. Complement your hookah with some tasty treats such as mango jerk wings, a falafel burger and late-night chicken and waffles. Although a smaller venue, Eve’s Lounge offers a charming and intimate feel.
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