A hookah is a water pipe with one or more stems used to smoke tobacco. Originating in Persia, hookahs came to the U.S. in the 1970s and have grown in popularity in the past few years. Hookah lounges have sprouted up all over Las Vegas, some offering hundreds of flavors from vanilla to fruit infusions. This list features low-key lounges and hookah nightclubs, helping you to craft the perfect hookah experience.
Hookah Master’s Lounge
5900 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 8
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 776-8000

Hookah Master’s Lounge is centrally located near west Charleston and Jones Boulevard. Hookah Master’s Lounge is one of the few hookah bars in Las Vegas that is open early, allowing you to indulge during the day. The lounge carries a variety of tobacco brands along with more than 100 flavors. Prices for glass hookahs start at $50 from Sunday through Thursday and $75 on Friday and Saturday. Regular hookahs start at $15. Hookah Master’s Lounge also has a menu boasting both Mediterranean and American bar food specialities.

Paymon’s Mediterranean Cafe & Hookah Lounge
8380 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 804-0293

Paymon’s has been a staple for Mediterranean food in Las Vegas for years. The popular restaurant also has hookah lounges at both of its valley locations that combine hookahs with great drinks, food and DJs on the weekends. In addition to your standard hookah, Paymon’s also has frozen hookahs and alcohol-infused hookahs. Hookahs start at $15 with refills available for just $12. Happy hour is daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday nights from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and includes 50-percent-off hookahs, specialty cocktails, domestic and import beer and food.

Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge
6825 W. Russell Road, Suite 160
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 586-9743

Cloud 9 is your go-to hookah lounge in southwest Las Vegas. Voted “Best Hookah Lounge” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s reader poll, Cloud 9 is more than just a hookah bar. In-house DJs, themed events and on-site bowl masters are there to make sure you have the best experience possible. Cloud 9 offers a variety of tobacco brands and flavors with unique offerings like white gummy bear and strawberry margarita. Cloud 9 does not serve alcohol and is open to guests 18 and older.

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Olive Hookah Lounge
3850 E. Sunset Road, Suite E
Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 451-8805

Olive Hookah Lounge is part Mediterranean grill and part hookah lounge. On weekends, the Olive comes alive with DJs and live entertainment. Olive’s carries the Cuzzins tobacco line with a menu of more than 80 flavors including special combinations created by the house. Hookahs are $13 for regular flavors and $16 for specialties with refills costing $10. Extend your visit with a game of pool or beer pong in the Olive game room.

Azuza Hookah Lounge
4480 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 331-9500

Centrally located near the Hard Rock Hotel, Azuza is great for both locals and visitors. Azuza carries a variety of tobacco brands and flavors with single flavors starting at $17. Azuza offers a bunch of ways to customize your hookah including adding alcohol, fruit juice, milk and coconut coal. Looking for something even more unique? This hookah bars has edible heads made of watermelon, oranges, grapefruit, apples and pineapple. Azuza also has a full menu of appetizers and entrees along with specialty cocktails, beer and wine. Reservations are required on weekends and holidays.

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