Best Hookah Bar New York 2013 - Cloister Café
Though the East Village is home to a variety of hookah hangouts, those who enjoy the aroma of scented tobacco should unwind in the outdoor garden of Cloister Café, where patrons have their pick of more than 40 flavors under a lush canopy of foliage. The intimate space helps smokers escape the downtown scene, and medieval décor makes them feel as though they're attending Sunday service—the stained glass interior was salvaged from a renovated church. Cloister also features a full dinner menu and ample selection of beverages for those secondhand–smoke lovers tagging along for the conversation. Most impressive? The outdoor setting ensures you won't take the scent of cappuccino-flavored hookah home with you.