Surely someone around New Orleans was smoking through a water pipe before Hookah Café opened. At the swanky lounge, hipsters share pipes packed with flavoured-and completely legal-tobacco. The fanciful Middle Eastern decoration lends a little mystery to the former storefront location. Most nights, DJs spin soulful dance grooves. The kitchen serves contemporary updates on Louisiana dishes. Conveniently located at the end of the Frenchmen Street music district in the Marigny, Hookah Café offers a pit stop on the way to a concert or a place to chill after a show.