Last night my girlfriends and I drove into the closest city and went to a hookah bar. Hookah bars are all over NYC, and I’ve gone a few times with my friends from the city. The places usually double at restaurants so you can get food and drinks and smoke flavored hookah.
With me being a health freak and all, I was a little hesitant to do it when I first went a few years ago.
I looked it up online, and learned that they use a natural tobacco to ‘flavor’ the smoke. While it’s not good for you, once in a while isn’t going to hurt. There are none of the horrible chemicals found in cigarettes, for example. It’s supposed to make you relaxed and lightheaded, although I never have really felt any side-effects.
It was fun to go in the back room, which was really dark, and sit on the cushions and listen to middle-eastern music. It felt very exotic and my friends and I chatted as we passed around the hookah. We got mango and honey berry flavors, and some weird-named but very delicious food.
What do you guys think about hookah? Have you ever done it? Do you think it’s sexy or skanky?