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Albuquerque's Luxury Hookah Bar

C & D's Bubble Lounge

Black Diamond Hookah


A person less than 18 years of age who purchases a Tobacco product is subject to a fine of up to $1,000. A person who sells a Tobacco product to a person less than 18 years of age is subject to fine of up to $1,000.

Behind a heavy haze and intense smell of what seems to be a mix of cigars and incense lies a colorful lounge full of college students sitting and chatting in deep-seated couches. Thumping, bass-heavy music shakes walls and eardrums alike. The Bubble Lounge, a hookah bar in Albuquerque, New Mexico is introducing Americans to Middle Eastern culture.

Hookah bars, where anyone can pay a small price to indulge in the traditional Middle Eastern practice of smoking flavored tobacco, are the latest intersection of globalization and youth culture.

While there is more than a passing resemblance to certain devices commonly used to smoke illegal substances, hookahs are used only for regular or flavored tobacco. Strawberry, cola, white peach, rose and dozens of various flavors of “shisha”, or tobacco, are available. Shisha is healthier than smoking cigarettes because the washing process used in producing it leaves behind much of the tar and nicotine. The shisha is then dried and soaked in molasses, honey and fruit to give it its distinctive flavor.

506 Central Ave SW

Albuquerque, NM


To contact us:

Phone: (505) 872-0046