Before Athens enacted a smoking ban in 580 BC, Delphic oracles would inhale the wispy vapors of Mount Parnassus to increase soothsaying abilities and unlock awesome cheat codes. Follow in their hazy footsteps with today's deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of hookah use and video gaming at the Orchid Chamber. Although the Orchid Chamber also sells retail hookah products, this Groupon is only valid for in-store hookah use and gaming.
The Orchid Chamber tantalizes taste buds and trigger fingers with its offerings of hookah smoking and video gaming. For the uninitiated, a hookah is a glass water pipe used for smoking Mu‘assel, a syrup- and flavor-soaked tobacco popular among nursery-rhyme-spouting caterpillars, while video games are best known for killing the book. The Orchid Chamber stocks its smoky shelves with 24-karat-gold Al Fakher hookahs, as well as Al Fakher shisha and coconut coals. Three sizes of lung-filling entertainment are available, ranging from small ($12 for 10 grams), medium ($18 for 20 grams), and large ($23 for 30 grams). The hookah menu features 13 taste-bud-tantalizing flavors, including apple, double apple, grenadine, guava, and mint, ideal for giving your upper respiratory system that mouthwash-fresh feel.
For patrons who would rather smoke pixilated villains, the Orchid Chamber's video game menu of more than 100 titles provides hours of digital delights. Individuals can play by the hour ($3.99) or splurge for full-day access ($11.99) to four gaming systems: Wii, Xbox, PlayStation 3, and PC quad cores. Between bouts with Bowser, check out sports on the Orchid Chamber's high-definition TVs, or switch ears to the "on" position for the lounge's live music night.