J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.; L at Bedford Ave.
Cash Only, American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Nestled on a quiet street between a 99-cent store and a Laundromat in South Williamsburg, this hookah lounge can’t help but announce its presence. Sounds of Reggaeton and hip-hop and a neon blue glow greet you at the velvet rope. Smokers head straight to one of five tables where you can indulge in a selection of weekly rotated tobacco flavors. Everyone else heads to the standing-room-only bar, which features an enormous gold-plated jaguar statue and a good supply of folks in their Sunday best drinking affordable cocktails in plastic cups. When things really get going -- like on Mega 97.9 Fridays and nights with $100 bottle specials -- the second floor, usually used for private parties and VIP, opens to fit a dozen or so people more comfortably.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.