Whether you are a local or tourist in Brooklyn, the city never runs out of fun activities you could engage in.
From watering holes to unique restaurants and amazing views, this is the ultimate go-to destination whether you are alone or in the company of friends and families.
For lovers of flavored tobacco, worry not, as you can always count on Brooklyn’s numerous relaxing hookah bars for a chill evening. Most of these bars offer your favorite meal combos and drinks, not forgetting some good music.
So, whether you are craving a puff or just want a special Friday night, hookah bars are the answer.
I rounded up some of the top-ranking hookah bars in Brooklyn that you and your friends might want to check out.
Best Hookah Bars in Brooklyn
- El Mekkah Bar & Grill
- Set Lounge Bar & Billiards
- Zamaan Hookah Bar and Restaurant
- Eve’s Lounge
- Supremacy Grill and Lounge
- Tuffet Bar
- Myst Lounge
- Vice Lounge
- Rocca Café & Lounge
282 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Phone: (718) 722-0222
Located close to Bankomat on Kings Highway, Mera is a home away from home. What I love most about this place is that no day is similar to the other as each day brings with it a different kind of fun.
Besides, the place isn’t crowded, and the music levels are moderated. Are you a hookah bar enthusiast who enjoys dancing in a party-like environment? Then, this might just be what you have been looking for.
Bring your crew over and sip on cocktails while inhaling some hookah and enjoying the diverse Mediterranean, steak, and seafood dishes. I particularly love their shrimp and pasta combo and like to wash it down with a margarita.
While here, do not forget to try out their mint-flavored hookah tobacco. It is unforgettable!
The bar opens from Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am and also on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 am and 5:00 to 2:00 am for brunch and dinner respectively.
2. El Mekkah Bar & Grill
277 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237,
Phone: +1 917-518-3475
Located in the heart of Bushwick, El Mekkah offers a cool and relaxed environment to eat and smoke.
From the comfy seats to a rich hookah selection and several electrical outlets to ensure you are always powered up, there is nothing not to love about El Mekkah Bar & Grill.
When it comes to hookah, the bar allows you to choose from a wide range of flavors such as melon, rose, cherry, apple, and pina colada, among several others.
Of course, to enjoy an even fruitier taste, you can always top these up with a pineapple or watermelon head. You might also want to try out a “cold hose” after a few puffs of your favorite hookah flavors for a smoother and even more fun.
As for their food menu, there is a wide variety of salads, quick bites, platters, sandwiches, and wraps to enjoy, among others, and their steak is to die for. They are open throughout the week from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
El Mekkah Bar & Grill is located on Wyckoff Avenue just across El Encebollado de Rossy.
3. Set Lounge Bar & Billiards
1828 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Phone: +1 718-758-5999
Are you ready for a night of music and dance? Then, Set Lounge is your go-to bar. With its blend of compelling jazz music, good hookah, drinks, and tranquility, hanging out at the Brass Bottle feels like time-traveling.
Located conveniently on McDonald Avenue, the lounge boasts friendly hosts and hostesses, skilled chefs, and a never-ending supply of your favorite foods and drinks.
The first thing that strikes you when you enter this bar is its rustic yet calm atmosphere and soothing music.
As for the hookah, there are several flavors you could choose from, but be sure to try out the pina colada. The place is easily accessible, accepts credit cards, and has ample parking space and a full bar!
Also, if you are looking for an experience of your lifetime, check out the spectacular basement lounge. The bar opens daily from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
4. Zamaan Hookah Bar and Restaurant
349 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Phone: +1 347-593-4444
Every time I walk into Zamaan, I instantly feel at home. It is a warm and comfortable place with friendly staff. Zamaan offers drinks and hookah premium houses blending in a calm and inviting environment.
The full bar provides different hookah flavors and beverages, while the kitchen menu offers terrific food, which makes Zamaan an ideal hangout spot for hookah enthusiasts or anyone looking for well-priced foods and drinks.
The hookah menu comprises single flavors, unique flavors, special mixes, head, additional, and base, with all categories having several options to choose from.
Some of the dishes you could enjoy while here include fries, chicken fingers, hummus, mozzarella sticks, shrimps, salads, burgers, and sandwiches.
As for drinks, they have a wide selection of gin, vodka, whiskey, margaritas, and rum, among others. All these are available at reasonable prices.
Come and enjoy the plush couches and listen to live DJs. Sports fanatics too will have the opportunity of watching their favorite games on satellite TV in the establishment.
The bar also has a retractable roof and heating lamps where you can enjoy your hookah, food, and drinks regardless of the weather.
Zamaan is located in Williamsburg on Broadway and Keep Street.
5. Eve’s Lounge
769 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (347) 442-5959
The owner of Eve’s Lounge, Jackeline K, welcomes you to this paradise. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, Eve’s Lounge offers a variety of meals made with the freshest ingredients.
As for hookah, you can choose between the several flavors–mango, apple, tropical, watermelon, pineapple, and strawberry or try them all!
The bar is a good place for you and your peers to wind up after a long day and is always open from Wednesday to Sunday. It offers hookah specials, and you should remember to ask your attendant for these during your visit.
Of course, you can always complement your hookah with delicious treats such as waffles, chicken, and falafel burgers, skillfully prepared and sold at reasonable prices.
While the venue might be small, Eve’s Lounge compensates for this with its intimate and charming feel.
This hookah bar is located in Prospect Heights, just close to the Brooklyn Museum and usually opens throughout the week from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
6. Supremacy Grill and Lounge
1624 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: (718) 676-6065
Supremacy Grill sure takes Brooklyn nightlife to a whole new level. The friendly and unpretentious bar is your one-stop spot, whether you are craving those fries or mocktails or just want to have a good time.
The combination of good music, lighting, and aesthetics is all you need to get through the night.
Enjoy their amazing shakes, smooth hookahs, and incredible foods as you feast your eyes on the murals and paintings in their beautiful backyard. What is more?
This is no place for boredom as you can enjoy board and card games with your friends. The bar’s best hookah has got to be the “Mango Orgasm .”Try it out.
Supremacy Grill & Lounge is located at the junction between Coney Island Avenue and Locust Avenue and opens on all days of the week starting 4:00 p.m. till 2:00 a.m.
7. Tuffet Bar
286 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: +1 718-388-7434
You will love the Tuffet Bar’s outdoor space and, above all, the cocktails and sangrias. This is a spot you can come to work during the day and show up for a date during the night.
Located on Graham Avenue, just a small distance from Ore Bar, Tuffet Bar is a favorite when it comes to its exotic hookah flavors and delicious meals.
I loved the whole bar’s Middle Eastern vibe and the friendly attendants willing to take you through all the available flavors and even give recommendations. I particularly liked the watermelon flavor and will definitely be visiting again.
Generally, when it comes to Tuffet Bar, you need not choose between ambiance and good food as you can have both in one place. The place opens every day from 3:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
8. Myst Lounge
2086 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Phone: (718) 336-0007
Come experience a night of puffs, Karaoke, open mic comedy, and fine dining at Brooklyn’s Myst Lounge. The bar is open all week from 3: pm to 1:30 a.m. except on Fridays and Saturdays when it closes at 3:30 a.m.
I tried the mint hookah flavor during my first visit here, which was terrific. I also love the bar’s simple yet delicious food menu served at reasonable prices.
You can try out the pineapple, mint, pina colada, and watermelon hookah flavors, among several others. As for the food menu, you will love their tacos, burritos, quesadilla, wings, and fresh juices.
What’s more? The place offers takeout and parking facilities, and when you just want to stay indoors, they would be happy to offer delivery services.
Myst Lounge opens every day from 3:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. except on Fridays and Saturdays, where they open at 3:00 p.m. and close at 3:30 a.m.
The bar is located on Coney Island Avenue, close to Brooklyn Beauty Lounge, and is just a few blocks from the Walgreens Drug Store.
9. Vice Lounge
211 Kings Hwy, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Phone: (347) 720 2246
At the Vice Lounge, all the attendants do is sing your favorite cocktails and serve you killer vibes.
The place is open from Monday to Saturday and closes on Sundays. I loved their selection of hookah as it was a combination of both the local and exotic flavors.
The bar is located on Kings Highway between 10th and 11th Street and, besides hookah, serves your favorite specialty beverages and foods. Overall, the spot gives a chilled vibe, and the music and drinks are great.
I am definitely coming back for the hookah and mojitos! Their working hours are from Monday to Thursday, starting from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., Fridays from 5:00 p.m. until 3:30 a.m., and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. up to 3:30 a.m.
10. Rocca Café & Lounge
2712 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235,
Phone: +1 718-769-2525
When you are in the mood for a good hookah or just want to relax after a long day, check out Rocca Café & Lounge. The place has an elaborate hookah and food menu that you can always try out.
I wasn’t sure about the hookah flavors to order during my first time here, but the super friendly hostesses stepped in.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, they open from 4:00 pm to 3:00 am, and from Wednesday to Friday, they open from 4:00 pm to 4:00 am.
However, on weekends, they open a bit early (10.00 am) and close at 4:00 pm on Saturdays and 3:00 pm on Sundays.
The bar takes reservations, and the noise levels are moderate. Besides, you can always take advantage of the happy hour specials.
Rocca Café & Lounge is conveniently located opposite Liman on Emmons Avenue.
Commonly known as shisha, hookah has slowly but steadily risen in popularity, as witnessed in the number of hookah bars in several Brooklyn neighborhoods, particularly Bay Ridge, which hosts a majority of Middle Eastern immigrants. Today, hookah bars stand alongside shawarma shops and halal markets.
All this can be attributed to the herb’s unique features. For instance, it can be sold in fruit and candy flavors, which appeals to younger consumers. It also produces aromatic smoke that is more pleasant than tobacco smoke.
Besides, people smoke it openly, creating the notion that it’s merely a social activity. Brooklyn does have many hookah bars, and I hope this list helps you narrow down your options.
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I have listed some of the top hookah bars in Brooklyn but haven’t exhausted the list. So, if there is something we have left out, leave us your remarks in the comment section.