Things To Do in Montreal: Visit A ‘Hookah’ Lounge
Top Three Hookah Lounges as per the Montreal local’s advice? No Problem, we’ve got you covered! Having originated India, Pakistan, Hookah (or Shisha as we like to call it), North America seems to have embraced the Eastern tradition. According to Wiki: It was a man named Abul-Fath Gilani (d. 1588), a Persian physician at the Indian court of the Mughal emperor Akbar, who “first passed the smoke of tobacco through a small bowl of water to purify and cool the smoke and thus invented the hubble-bubble or hookah.”
1.) Newtown Lounge – 1476 Crescent Street. Shisha smoking is only on the third floor terrace, which is beautiful and offers great views of the city. Their menu has recently been updated to accommodate the Shisha, with fine hors d’oeuvres and delicious Sangria to top it all off.
2.) Orienthe Tea Lounge – 4511 Saint Denis – Enjoy being submerged in endless amounts of culture with what this submerged chilling booth has to offer. Located on one of the most beautiful streets in the Plateau, Saint Denis is one of the main attractions in Montreal
3.) “Habibi – 1172 Bishop St. – This is a popular hookah spot not only for the amazing shisha and vibe, but also for the Lebanese fare. Located by the Bell Centre, this two-floor restaurant/hookah bar offers traditional grilled meat plates with hummus or baba ghanoush along with amazing shisha selections. This is a hotspot for hockey goers after games and is usually packed most evenings. The décor is authentic and the experience is one not to miss.” For more on the best Shisha bars and what else Montreal has to offer visit -> Notable.ca