A Real Hookah Lounge – The more upscale Hookah lounge for the more upscale hookah smoker. Upon arriving here for the first time, I had no clue what laid behind the doors or what to expect. Upon entering I was more than pleasantly surprised. My first time coming, I came in the middle of the week on relatively non-busy night. The owner, David, was more than welcoming. I then noticed differences between the different hookah lounges I have been acquainted with. Normally there are two types of hookah lounges/bars:There is the teenage, loud hippie type lounge, cursing & immaturity & then there are the Arab type Hookah Lounges which are a hybrid of either a night club, belly dancer, Arabic music, with a hookah option, or a restaurant with the same features.THEN there is this type of Hookah lounge which is Mr. Hookah:The rules are clear and upfront which actually make it very unique. 1st, which I like, is the men’s dress code (and I’m a guy, however the ladies will appreciate it too): No flip flops, baggy clothing, sleeveless shirts, tank tops or hats). The 2nd is the music, the music ranges from blues, to Bob Marley, and other genres. This creates a balance of the mix of people to suit the type of person who wants to chit chat with friends or hang out alone and just enjoy a hookah. Interestingly enough, I cannot find anything offensive, even in the sense that it could be family friendly. I would say this establishment is a well-kept secret. David, tookme to the back and gave me a tour of the kitchen, types of tobacco, the freshness of his ingredients, and the coffee is excellent. However, there is no food served. He also taught me how to move the coals effectively across the hookah for the best flavor.
If you are looking for a decent meal, this is not the place!!! If you are looking for canned vegetables & tasteless entrees, this may be your spot. We are always looking for a local restaurant to support. It's been a a few year since we last ate at McCabes. When we do, we are quickly reminded why….. we recall everything negative about it and the reason for not giving them our business. How hard is it to make a good breakfast? Apparently, very difficult. If you would like to eat out, just drive east on Gulf-to-Bay to stop in at Perkins. They are consistently the same, no surprises and the food is good.
Gunslingers, in Clearwater, on Ulmerton Rd (the old Tuscon’s building) has done a great job of remolding. They have amazing food. Staff is very friendly. Prices are compatible. Open at 11am. Three bars. No smoking dance club. But does have an open air, almost patio style bar for smokers. They also have a meeting room that is available for rent. Stop by and book your next party or business meeting with them. Tina Castle, Cute Cuts Pet grooming, www.cutecutstlc.com