Chennai’s Top Shisha Cafes

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Shisha has been around since the early 1500s during the Safavid dynasty in Persia. Since then flavored , vaporized and filtered with the help of a hookah, has traveled all around the Middle East, and grew to become popular in northern Africa, the Mediterranean and South Asia. Later, as a result of globalization, shisha became popular in other parts of the world too, like North America and Australia.

People often smoke shisha during social events and gatherings. Combine that with food and you’ve got yourself the perfect lazy, relaxed but fulfilling Sunday afternoon.  Chennai  has been killing the shisha game. Here are 10 lounges in the city that are ideal for perfecting your smoke rings.

LV1 Hookah Lounge



LV1 in Navallur has a fabulous double apple hookah flavor. We also recommend the silver fox is you’re looking for something new.

Cost for 2: Rs. 500


The Pasta Bar Veneto


This cafe in T. Nagar and Vadapalani, doubles as a quaint restaurant and a chill hookah bar.

Cost for 2: Rs. 900


Gusto Café


Located in Nungambakkam, Gustos Cafe is truly hip and happening. We recommend the Double Apple flavor.

Cost for 2: Rs. 1100


Baristo Brew


Located in Nungambakkam, we recommend the watermelon flavored hookah.

Cost for 2: 800


Touchdown Bar & Café


Located in Palavakkam ECR  this bar is known for its affordable liquor and hookah services. A must stop shop for those who love to de-stress in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Cost for 2: 1200 with alcohol