Arabian Nights vs. Zeeba Lounge in ho...

Arabian Nights vs. Zeeba Lounge in hookah challenge

There are 11 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 13, 2008, titled Arabian Nights vs. Zeeba Lounge in hookah challenge. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

When it debuted in 2004, it was Baltimore's first hookah bar. Even though a handful of other hookah bars have sprung up around town, Zeeba is still the city's swankiest spot for puffing flavored tobacco through ...

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I found your website

Bangkok, Thailand

#1 Nov 13, 2008
Hi, I found your website when looking for Snake wine, do you have any snake wine related article? Snake wine is this:
http://www.asiansnakewine.com/
Thanks.
Genevieve

Paris, France

#2 Nov 14, 2008
The aim of the $10 charge is to avoid that people share the hookah hose. Do you catch that ?

The only thing that you can object to them is that doesn't match the Four Century Old Tradition of Narghile smoking... And that they would be booed and jeered at in the Middle East.

Genevieve,
The Sacred Narghile
http://sacrednarghile.com
Karim Said

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#3 Nov 17, 2008
I could've sworn there was another hookah place up near Canton. How's that place stack up (if it exists)?

As for the match up here, I've got to agree wholeheartedly. If I remember correctly, Arabian Nights has a better menu and meaner coffee. Granted AN is kind of a hole, but the manager that used to harass my ex when she was a waitress at Zeeba is a bigger one.
aab

United States

#4 Nov 20, 2008
So basically you are mad because you didn't see the notice on the front door and on the menu, so you decided then decided not to pay the full amount of the "revised" bill and also did not leave a tip. Nice guy.
Scott

Glen Burnie, MD

#5 Nov 22, 2008
Wow what a CHEAP bastard you are. Afraid to admit you were wrong for not reading the $10 per person minimum on the hooka menu?$12 has a sales tax of $.72 you stupid cheap bastard. Just because you write pathetic little articles you think your gods gift to the world? Maybe if your were not such a drunk and wake up sometime you will see these 2 hooka lounges serve two different purposes!! Get a life and write about what is really going on in your little lame brain. Dickhead
Mmm

United States

#6 Dec 3, 2008
wow! Some people are really rude! I think I would have to agree with you about Arabian nights. It is a bit crouded there but it's worth it. The shishas are good and if you didn't pay a couple dollars I'm sure they still wouldn't come after you. I went to zeeba's a little while ago and I was waiting on a group of friends to get there because we were celebrating a birthday and one of the guys that came there told us if we weren't going to order then we had leave. So we left and went across the street just like you did. People are so much more friendlier at Arabian nights. That's def the place to be
Chris

Essex, MD

#7 Dec 6, 2008
I've always felt that the Zeeba lounge takes itself way too seriously and the wait staff isn't particularly friendly. Three Kings was far superior, unless you wanted the Americanized hipster hookah experience (for that Zeeba was right up your alley). It's a shame that Three Kings has changed management and become a Zeeba clone.

But I agree, a $10 table charge is ridiculously steep and to chase you down the street over $.72? That's a little bit ridiculous.
Berenie

Hedgesville, WV

#8 Nov 15, 2009
Most deft Arabian nights.. Omgg everytime I go there it's poppin... It's always a good time..
Big smoke

Nottingham, MD

#9 Mar 6, 2012
When it comes down to it, I want to smoke a good hookah!!! Forget decor, music, or how the table next to me is dancing, im going to a hookah lounge to enjoy a good Shisha. Arabian nights uses 'Starbuzz' brand tabbacoo, my favorite and very few places use this brand because it's expensive. AN also uses a large head, that ill admit they pack perfect everytime. Nothing worse then having ur hookah made by someone with no experience, trust me u can taste the difference! Zeebah lounge uses super small heads, this means it only lasts half as long, then Zeebahs refill price is almost as much as the origional price-and don't even think about getting a different flavor at Zeebah- that will Cost ya even MORE! AN refill was 5 bucks-no extra charge to get a different flavor...Also Aditional coals @ AN are free, Zeebahs were $2. AN is open 7 days a week where Zeebah is only open 4 days and 2 of them they are closed by mid night.
The only thing Zeebah has on Arabian nights is its slightly larger & they have belly dancers more frequently. But Like I said I'm not choosing my lounge based off who has abetter food selection, I want to enjoy a delicious- well made-long lasting- functioning- hookah.
Arabian nights, you wolnt be sorry!
Tumblintink

Abingdon, MD

#10 Apr 20, 2012
Zeeba lounge is the only hookah place I will go. I love the people and the atmosphere! They run a great business! Love love love
zeeba employee

Baltimore, MD

#11 Aug 14, 2012
If you are going to review a business make sure you spell the name correctly. Zeeba has never charges extra for coals. Ever. A refill of the same flavor is only $10. Why should we do a refill of a new flavor for less than the original price of the hookah? That is how businesses fail. By not being smart... I have always made it a priority to replace a hookah if there is a problem. Maybe you are not smoking the hookah in the correct way.... We also carry Starbuzz which you seem unaware of....
Big smoke wrote:
When it comes down to it, I want to smoke a good hookah!!! Forget decor, music, or how the table next to me is dancing, im going to a hookah lounge to enjoy a good Shisha. Arabian nights uses 'Starbuzz' brand tabbacoo, my favorite and very few places use this brand because it's expensive. AN also uses a large head, that ill admit they pack perfect everytime. Nothing worse then having ur hookah made by someone with no experience, trust me u can taste the difference! Zeebah lounge uses super small heads, this means it only lasts half as long, then Zeebahs refill price is almost as much as the origional price-and don't even think about getting a different flavor at Zeebah- that will Cost ya even MORE! AN refill was 5 bucks-no extra charge to get a different flavor...Also Aditional coals @ AN are free, Zeebahs were $2. AN is open 7 days a week where Zeebah is only open 4 days and 2 of them they are closed by mid night.
The only thing Zeebah has on Arabian nights is its slightly larger & they have belly dancers more frequently. But Like I said I'm not choosing my lounge based off who has abetter food selection, I want to enjoy a delicious- well made-long lasting- functioning- hookah.
Arabian nights, you wolnt be sorry!

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