Top Hookah Bars: Marrakesh Cafe
Marrakesh Cafe ($)
2526 Hillsborough Street
""The Triangle's Original Hookah Lounge!"
By Kristine Forrest Seawell
Editorial Rating: Recommended
Amidst a host of college hangouts along Raleigh's Hillsborough Street, Marrakesh Caf?'s International flair makes it stand out from the rest. Marrakesh serves coffee drinks and light bites, but it also holds distinction as the area's first Hookah lounge. Plop yourself down in the ultra comfortable, group-friendly seating area, where everything is straight from Morocco. Moments later, the snake like water pipe will arrive at your table bearing 1 of 6 fruit flavors. Just $8 for a regular and $10 for premium will buy enough for two people to smoke for about 45 minutes. Despite the fact that there's a whole lot of smoking going on, you can't really tell due to a strong ventilation system that allows for enjoyment for both smokers and non-smokers. Come try out one of the coolest hangouts in the Triangle area
Credit cards are accepted, but make sure your purchase is over $5.
When to Go
Wednesdays are college nights. Students can take advantage of $2 domestic beer specials
Know Before You Go
Breakfast here is very reasonably-priced and they do offer non-Moroccan items such as bagels, croissants, chicken salad, wraps and sandwiches.
Hookah Lounge Information
Late Night Dining
Open 7 Days
$$$$ ($40 and up)
$$$ ($31 to $40)
$$ ($21 to $30)
$ ($20 and under)
** Restaurant prices are based on the average cost of a three-course dinner, excluding wine, tax and tips.