Top Hookah Bars: Falucka Hookah Bar
|Falucka Hookah Bar ($$)
|162 Bleecker Street|
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 777-4555
|Adds a worldly touch to an otherwise rowdy stretch of NYU brew bars.|
Leather banquettes and ottomans, stained glass lamps and rose petals scattered on the table: Wait, is this Bleecker Street or the Cairo Bazaar? This Middle Eastern-themed club offers a leisured reprieve from a block known better for its mob scenes than its martinis. The spacious bar draws a genial, good-looking crowd of West Village professionals, baseball-capped undergrads and pleasantly surprised accidental tourists.
Guest DJs spin Medina-flavored fusion along with house and techno, and belly dancers stop in for a twirl, often accompanied by live percussionists. The house cocktails are strong and sweet, with a French martini topping the list. When the bar's hosting a hookah night, you can sample apple tobacco from those famous tall water pipes.
Cons: Pricey; Service
-By Melissa Kirsch
Call ahead to plan your visit on a Hookah Night.
The bar can get packed, so arrive early (especially on weekends and party nights) to snare seats and table service.
Cocktails are on the pricey side, so ask before you order.
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||Restaurant prices are based on the average cost of a three-course dinner, excluding wine, tax and tips.|