The popular North Side's Hookah cafe, in a Middle Eastern relaxed atmosphere !
We invite you to experience the best place to smoke a hookah while drinking your favorite Arabic Coffee, or Tea.
We are located on 3415 W.Bryn Mawr Ave. ( one block west of Kimball Ave.)
Come and relax in a friendly atmosphere where Middle Eastern Music surrounds you, and a center Water fountain surrounded with Bamboo tables and chairs.
At " UGLY HOOKAH CAFE" , We have created a warm, ethnic feel, where at night turns into a high gear!
Is a must....check this place out and have fun !
"UGLY HOOKAH CAFE"
HOOKAH WITH NATURAL FRUIT
CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS
PARTY TRAYS AVAILABLE
DID YOU KNOW?
A hookah is a single or multi-steamed ( often glass-bottomed) water pipe for smoking. Originally from alongside the borders of India and Pakistan, the hookah has gained immense popularity ,especially in the Middle East. A hookah operated by water filtration and indirect heat.
Depending on locality, hookahs may be referred to by many names, often in Arabic, Indian, Turkic, or Persian origin.
"Narghile' " but pronounced "Argilah" is the name most commonly used in the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, e.t.c.
Narghile derives from the Arabic word narghil , meaning coconut, which in turn is from the sanskrit word narikehe, suggesting that the early hookah were hence from coconut shells.
"Shisha" (Arabic) from the Persian word shishe meaning glass, is the common term for hookah in Egypt and the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf.
CULTURE, MIDDLE EAST, ARAB WORLD.
In the Arab World, Social smoking is done with a single or double hose, and sometimes even more numerous such as a triple or quadruple hose in the forms of Parties or small get-together.
When the Smoker is finished, either the hose is placed back on the table signifying that it is availiable, or it is handed from one uesr to the next, folded back on itself so that the mouth piece is not pointing at the recipient.
Another tradition is that the receipient taps or slaps the previous smoker on the back of the hand while taking, as a sign of respect or frienship.
Interesting? What do you think?