Hookah Buying Guide For Your Lounge or Cafe - Part 2 - Recommended Hookah Models
If you missed part one of our Hookah Buyer's Guide series, check it out to find out what to look for when purchasing lounge hookahs. In part 2, we put together a list of suggested hookahs (organized by style and height) to help you navigate the tricky waters of hookah purchasing. Do you have any additional questions? Don't be afraid to contact us!
Khalil Mamoon Hookahs for Hookah Bars
Khalil Mamoon Hookahs are the most common hookahs used in hookah lounges around the world. These are hand made, heavy-duty hookahs that are built by hand to withstand the abuse of daily smoking in a hookah lounge. Some of these hookah are basic while others are more ornate with various finished and color options. Some include and ice bucket for an extra cool smoking experience. You can shop the entire collection and buy virtually any model you find most appealing, so shop with confidence when you look at Khalil Mamoon hookahs for you lounge. You just need to find the look, size and price that fits your budget.
Shorter Egyptian Hookahs for Hookah Bars
If a traditional hookah style fits your lounge, but you would prefer a more compact hookah, there are few options, but most in this style will be the big boys. Here are a couple of suggestions from Nammor and Khalil Mamoon worth considering based on your size constraints.
We recommend upgrading the hoses of these hookahs upfront or when they wear out. Use something with better performance, like a D-Hose, Droid or large washable KM hookah hose.
The Khalil Mamoon Single Pear Hookah is a one of the most popular choices for hookah lounges because they are cost efficient, smoke like a champ and have a traditional Egyptian aesthetic. These hookah are also easy to maintain and are regularly available compared to the availability of some of the more exotic KM hookahs.
The Khalil Mamoon Pharonie Hookah has a little more complex finish, displaying metallic segments of the hookah stem in gold, silver and copper. This mixed metals design is very appealing and the Pharonie is a top seller for lounges as well as retailers, so the availability is rarely an issue. We highly recommend the Pharonie for any hookah bar.
The Khalil Mamoon Tri-Metal Hookah 29" - 35" The KM Tri-Metal is another one of the most popular choices for hookah lounges. These are heavy duty hookahs built for the daily abuse of a hookah lounge. The standard Tri-Metal is a great starting point, but if you want more height or a more exotic finish, the Medium Tri-Metals are superb!
Khalil Mamoon Hookahs with Ice Buckets
The Khalil Mamoon Shareef Ice Hookah is a standard stainless-steel hand-made KM hookah with a built in ice bucket on the shaft. Smooth silver finish makes it neutral and will fit an virtually any decor. Fill the bucket and base water with ice for a chilled smoking experience that makes the smoke thick and smooth. You will never see big clouds like this without using ice.
The Khalil Mamoon Black Single Pear Ice Hookah is a chilling take on one of the most iconic hookah lounge hookahs. The hookah stem features a classic black pear ornament with a ice bucket attached to the top. Some lounges use the ice as a free perk to keep customers happy, while other lounges use ice as an easy $2-$5 upsell to add some extra profit to every hookah rental.
Nammor Hookahs for Hookah Bars
Nammor Hookahs are another great brand for hookah cafes. This once prolific brand that brought the world-famous Nammor hose to market has a few models that we recommend for hookah lounge use. Nammors are very well built and will withstand the abuse in a commercial setting. They also come equipped with the previously mentioned Nammor Hose, so they have amazing air flow and a fully washable hose right out of the box.
The Nammor Gold Conquest Hookah will add some serious bling to any hookah lounge. These awesome hookahs have a gold shaft with matching blue and gold dazzle bases. At 35 inches tall this hookah will be the talk of the town. It includes a large Nammor hose, which we recommend as a perfect tool for any lounge looking for super smooth draws of massive flavor clouds
The Nammor Cleopatra Hookah is a beast and will work as a true work horse hookah in your hookah lounge. The shaft is heavy duty and has wide open hose ports for super smooth air-flow. This hookah is equipped with a washable, wide bore Nammor Hose right out the box, so you don't have to upgrade your hoses. This is lounge ready out of the box.
Modern Hookahs for Hookah Bars
Nammor Hookahs are another great brand for hookah cafes. This once prolific brand that brought the world-famous Nammor hose to market has a few models that we recommend for hookah lounge use. Nammors are very well built and will withstand the abuse in a commercial setting. They also come equipped with the previously mentioned Nammor Hose, so they have amazing air flow and a fully washable hose right out of the box.ts you might end up having with glass base hookahs.
Kinda' Modern but Kinda' Traditional Too
Here are 3 amazing hookahs that any lounge owner will be proud to use. These are from the makers of Pharaohs Hookahs. Pharaohs are generally more modern in style and compact in size, but these 3 models are built like a traditional hookah (heavy shaft, single hose, wide open connections) but they have both a modern and traditional aesthetic. The only way we would recommend improving them, would be to upgrade the hoses to a large silicone washable hose like the Mya Silicone, Aluminum D-hose or the Droid hose.
Mya Saray QT Hookah just might be the best selling hookah of all time. This compact model has a very wide footprint in relation to its height, so its virtually un-tippable. Bars that want to add hookahs to the bar top can use this stout little hookah for superb smoke and easy set up.
The Pharaohs Pyramid has an undeniably modern appearance and the heavy glass and solid shaft make it a great hookah for lounges that want to show off a modern decor. If you decide to offer multiple hose hookahs (we don't really recommend that) this hookah takes up to 4 hoses by simply adding extra hose adapters.
All Glass Art Hookah Temple
The Art Hookah Temple is the pinnacle of modern hookah elegance and is recommended for the super premium hookah lounge that serves a high end clientele. The Art hookah has a wide base, so it's unlikely to to fall over, a major plus for hookah lounge pipes of this caliber. The main body has wide open space, so if you want to add a little more raz-ma-taz you can fill the base water with decorative fruits or other flavoring agents to create custom mixes and flavor profiles found only at your hookah lounge. The Art Hookah also includes a battery powered LED color changing light to add visual stimulation while enjoying the thick clouds of tasty vapor. This hookah does not include a bowl, so you will need to pick up some extras if you fill your lounge with the Art Hookah.