During her jaunt in Wonderland, Alice met a caterpillar who, as a result of hookah lounging and gorging on hummus, turns into a beautiful butterfly. Feast, delight, and transform in similar fashion with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of Lebanese cuisine, drinks, and hookah service at Providence Byblos on Meeting Street. You must be 18 years or older to smoke hookah.
Providence Byblos is a family owned and operated hookah lounge and restaurant, offering two floors, two ceilings, three dimensions, and one patio's worth of smoke and satiation space. Prepare your palate for a Lebanese feast with the fruity flavors of a hookah, including apple, blueberry, raspberry, grape, melon, mango, and the daily special ($18 for one flavor, $21 for a mixture of two flavors), complemented by a refreshing jellab (traditional concoction of grape juice, molasses, and raisins, $2.99). Providence's "mama-style" menu serves up a wide variety of traditionally tasty appetizers, salads, paninis, and desserts. Start with a savory serving of fatayer (pita pies stuffed with organic spinach and onions, $7) or a plate of soujouk (dried beef and lamb sausages sautéed with tomatoes and onions, $8) before moving on to a crisp Greek salad ($8) or a chicken tawook panini (chicken breast, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and a homemade garlic sauce, $8). Cap off the meal and quell a nagging sweet tooth with a flakey slice of homemade baklava ($3) or a sweet date-stuffed maamoul ($2).
Opened in the spring of 2005, Providence Byblos was one of the first hookah lounges to set up shop in Rhode Island, giving it first dibs in the yearly hookah flavor draft as stated in the 29th constitutional amendment. In addition to the traditional fare and full bar featuring fruit-infused Stoli Dolis, the lounge's cozy Lebanese cushions, in-laid wooden tables, and arabesque accents will sweep your senses off their five feet and onto a magical epicurean shag-carpet ride.
Reservations are required. Must be 18 years or older to smoke hookah.
235 Meeting St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02906Get Directions