Check Out These 5 Hookah Spots In Philly

Written by on 19 October 2020

Looking to try the top hookah bars around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top hookah bars in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you’re on the hunt.

1. Cappelli Brothers Cigar Company

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Topping the list is Cappelli Brothers Cigar Company. Located at 211 S. 13th St. in Washington Square, the hookah bar and tobacco and vape spot is the highest-rated hookah bar in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 77 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Carlos J C. raved, “This place has a great ambience and amazing hookah! Jared treated us professionally and gave us an outstanding fresh citrus explosion (combination of lime, orange and grapefruit). If you’re a lover of hookah and cigars, this is a great place to visit.”

2. Luxor Cafe & Hookah Lounge

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Next up is Spruce Hill’s Luxor Cafe & Hookah Lounge, situated at 132 S. 45th St. With five stars out of 20 reviews on Yelp, the hookah bar and lounge has proven to be a local favorite.

Yelper Ahsan K. left this stellar review: “Excellent place to sit, relax and enjoy a hookah. No loud club-style music and no disturbances. Proper made hookah, the way it should be and reasonably priced as well.”

3. Alamodak Restaurant and Hookah Lounge

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West Kensington’s Alamodak Restaurant and Hookah Lounge, located at 161 Cecil B. Moore Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the hookah bar and Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spot four stars out of 73 reviews.

Yelper Rula R. shared, “Finally found a hookah lounge/Arabic restaurant that’s super authentic. You have the food, Middle Eastern music, the whole Arabic vibe to it. I love it.”

4. Orient Hookah Lounge

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Orient Hookah Lounge in Northern Liberties is another go-to, with four stars out of 74 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1040 N. Second St., Unit 501, to see for yourself.

Yelper Dina E. wrote, “If you’re in Center City or in Northern Liberties grabbing food or a drink, this is the perfect place to hang out afterward. If you’re looking for a cool chill ambiance to catch up with loved ones, this is your place.”

5. Amasi Restaurant and Hookah

PHOTO: TALAL N./YELP

Over in North Central, check out Amasi Restaurant and Hookah, which has earned four stars out of 25 reviews on Yelp. You can find the hookah bar and Mediterranean spot at 1731 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Yelper Komal P. raved, “Love this place for their amazing hookahs. Typically any hookah lounges I have been to use regular bowls for the hookah, but Amasi uses fruit bowls for their hookahs. They’re really good, and the flavor lasts for a couple of hours.”


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