Blow Some Rings in Europe's Hookah Bars

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Soho in Barcelona

Soho in Barcelona

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Jul 31, 2012 —  The Middle East, Europe, and North Africa have been exchanging cultures and ideas for millennia. The Moors ruled Spain for 800 years, Roman ruins coat the coast of the Mediterranean, and greasy kebabs line the stomachs of drunken travelers with late-night munchies as they stumble across Europe. But our favorite result of this exchange comes in the form of the many hookah bars that can be found throughout the continent. 

These authentic smoking dens provide a relaxing substitute to the continent’s ever-expanding smoking bans in bars and clubs, offering patrons a tranquil environment to escape the hustle of the streets for puffs of peach, mint, and watermelon-mango-crushed-jasmine-flower infused tobacco. But that’s not to say it’s always an ultra-mellow environment, even with the standard décor of plush pillows and Egyptian floor carpets (but god are those rugs comfortable). Some of our favorite hookah bars also double as energetic clubs, with hard-hitting beats from a DJ setting the tone for rowdy dancers, while other guests can still chill with their friends around the hookah.

Lately we’ve gotten ridiculously good at blowing rings – minds not so much – and decided to rub our magic Turkish lamp to wish for an answer to our favorite hookah bars in Europe, and this is what the genie said: 

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    Soho

    Hookah Bar

    Soho - Hookah Bar in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Carrer de les Ramelleres, 26-28
    08001 Barcelona

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    Sciam

    Hookah Bar / Lounge

    Sciam - Hookah Bar | Lounge in Rome.
    Rome

    Via del Pellegrino, 56
    00186 Rome

    06 6830 8957

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    La Comedia Urban Club

    Club / Hookah Bar

    La Comedia Urban Club - Club | Hookah Bar in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Calle del Príncipe, 16
    28012 Madrid

    91 521 51 64

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    Alarabi

    Hookah Bar / Lounge / Middle Eastern Restaurant

    Alarabi - Hookah Bar | Lounge | Middle Eastern Restaurant in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Krossener Strasse 19
    10245 Berlin

    030 29771995

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    The Green Room Bar

    Asian Restaurant / Hookah Bar / Lounge / Thai Restaurant

    The Green Room Bar - Asian Restaurant | Hookah Bar | Lounge | Thai Restaurant in Munich.
    Munich

    Leopoldstrasse 13
    80802 Munich

    089 33066352

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User Comments

Anonymous Aug 8, 2012
There was a place called Marrakech near London's Camden Markets where I went to go smoke some hookah. It was reasonably priced... the only thing is we had to sit outside and it was really freakin cold so I suggest dressing warmly or putting on your beer jacket.
Sam A. Jul 31, 2012
Sciam in Rome is a cool spot but they don't serve alcohol! Just lots of hookah and tea.
Paul F. Jul 31, 2012
What about Le Bazar Egyptien in Paris? It's a good place to take a break if you're barhopping Rue de Lappe.
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