617 Harden Street
Hours: Sun: 12-8 p.m., M-W: 11a.m.-8 p.m., Th: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sat: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Prices: $5 for first person, $2 for each additional person (max. four per hookah)
Disorderly Conduct is located on Harden Street in Five Points across from Red Hot Tomatoes. This hookah supply venue differs from the other hookah spots in Columbia in that it is actually a store that sells hookah paraphernalia and other goods. Disorderly allows its customers to smoke outside at one of its tables during regular business hours and offers great preparation and expertise. There is a limited selection of flavors to smoke at the store, but Disorderly has one of the best selections of flavors for sale that you can find in this city. You can pick up some awesome flavors if you’ve invested in your own hookah. Prices are pretty cheap at Disorderly compared to the other hookah options, but you can save even more money if you bring friends along to share the experience (and cost) with you.
629 Main Street
Hours: M-Sat: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Prices: Vary depending on party and night, expect around $12-15
Al-Amir, located on Main Street between Firehouse and Moe’s, offers a unique, quality dining experience with several traditional Mediterranean dishes that cannot be found anywhere else in Columbia. While the variety of hookah flavors isn’t the greatest, the offered options make sure that even the most inexperienced
smoker can have a great time. City law prohibits customers from smoking inside of Al-Amir, but the staff does a good job of making sure its clients get customer service. For those looking to satisfy a hookah craving along with some traditional, delicious food, Al-Amir is by far the best venue in Columbia. Overall, this dining experience provides quick service and an opportunity to learn about hookah.
919 C Sumter Street
Hours: Sun-Th: 9 p.m.- 3 a.m., F - Sat: 9 p.m.-close
Prices for admission: $5 for guest; $10 for 6-month membership; $15 for 1-year membership, additional $18 for four-person hookah
803 is a members-only hookah and oxygen bar located across from the Horseshoe and next to Beezer’s. It is the most convenient hookah bar for those living on campus, yet probably the least known to students. 803 offers a great selection of hookah flavors and regular specials at its two full-size bars (one upstairs and one down). This generally laid-back venue always has music playing, whether it be a live band, DJ or the bartender’s iPod. 803 has a climate geared toward the college student who wants to hang out with friends, have a few drinks and smoke hookah. The bar’s seating lines the walls, inviting clients to proceed to any section of the two-story establishment as soon as they enter. With flat rate pricing per bowl, prices at 803 can easily be kept in check by splitting a bill amongst your group.