Hookah pipes are one of the only sources for flavored smoke, aside from genie lamps and burning fields of cotton candy. Exhale billows of sweetness with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of hookah smoking and nonalcoholic drinks at Kasbah Hookah Lounge in East Meadow.
More than 50 flavors of creamy smoke mingle with aromatic fare in Kasbah Hookah Lounge's velvet-clad environs. Smoke savants gather around polychromatic glass basins, in which smoldering coals lure out shisha's sweet and fruity flavor notes. Milk ($5) and flavor shots ($2.50) thicken rose, mango, and cinnamon varietals ($13.95), whereas exotic blends ($16.95) forge combos such as cinnamon apple and caramel cappuccino, which send up complex fumes like a smoke-signal rap battle. Additional smokers ($3.95 each) can pass hoses to draw up VIP smokes ($24.95), which include the popular Skittles infusion of strawberry margarita, lemon, and a juice-imbued base. On Saturday nights, patrons can part smoke veils to enjoy live DJs and belly dancers shimmying through the scented air.
Kasbah Hookah Lounge
Senses come alive when sitting on the plush red couches at Kasbah Hookah Lounge. The sounds of DJs spinning tracks sync with the rhythmic movements of exotically clad belly dancers roaming from table to table, weaving through clouds of aromatic hookah smoke. Customers can puff on more than 85 flavor combinations of the house’s 24 Starbuzz shishas, including classic options such as mango, or pairings such as honey, vanilla, and mint. The house also crafts their own signature blends for the five VIP flavors, including cinnamon toast crunch, which pairs apple, cinnamon, and banana. Bottles of wine and pints of beer accompany hookahs on the table, providing all of the fillers for a comfortable night out without having to lug around childhood teddy bears.