Too young to fully experience Boston’s nightlife? Then why not take your social scene to a local hookah bar? This Middle Eastern and Asian tradition features a water pipe laced with various, often exotic tobacco flavors. In recent years, hookah has gained wide popularity among teenagers and college-aged students. Check out these local bars in Allston that are 18+ and offer an alternative for a late night gathering with your friends.
(credit: Nile Lounge Hookah Cafe Facebook Page)
70 Brighton Avenue
This hookah joint is open seven days a week – until 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Dozens of flavors are available to create a multitude of combinations. The Nile features a live DJ every Thursday.
(credit: Sheesha's Lounge - Allston, MA Facebook Page)
417 Cambridge Street
Kick back and relax at Sheesha, where there’s more on the menu than just tobacco. Appetizers such as hummus and garlic naan and desserts like baklava can complement the wide variety of tobacco flavors the lounge offers. Twenty-five standard flavors and five special mix flavors are just a few reasons to travel to this Allston lounge.
(credit: Habibi's Lounge Facebook Page)
1217A Commonwealth Avenue , MA 02134
Pomegranate, bubble gum, mint, cinnamon and cola are just a sampling of flavors available at this authentic Middle Eastern lounge. Dimmed lighting and cushioned seating will help you feel at ease.
Amie Ninh is a Northwestern University student and aspiring journalist. She spent a summer sharing her passion for writing with the CBSBoston digital media team.