Narah Hookah Bar
2139 33 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2T 1Z7
Hookah culture is here! Socialize around a shisha and partake in an honoured Indian and Arab tradition at Narah Hookah Bar.
|Cuisine Type |||Eclectic, Mediterranean|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Meet For Drink, Patio Dining, Casual, Trendy|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Local Favorites, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Just off of Crowchild Trail on 33rd Avenue SW,|
|Sun. – Thurs. 11AM – 12AM; Fri.11AM – 2AM; Sat 11AM – 4AM|
Profile Last Updated: June 20, 2008
Located in Calgary’s attractive neighbourhood of Marda Loup, Narah Hookah Bar is one of those places that simply cool, and it hasn’t taken long for it to be noticed by the savvy local population. It’s usually casually busy with a variety of patrons, including the single customer poring through an Arabic newspaper, a quiet couple discussing the ways of the world and a group taking part in a cut-throat game of cards.
It’s internationally appealing and universally inviting. Of course, the centrepiece of each table is a tall, cheerfully decorated glass water pipe filled with organic, flavoured tobacco (usually honey or apple), and that is tar and nicotine-free. Friends pass the pipe and puff away. Generally, the hookah is ordered after a meal or with coffee or tea, and can be smoked slowly and leisurely. It’s been said that many a man would rather give up his dinner than his hookah! Narah’s has a number of premium tobaccos that you can take home to enjoy, and often bids are made on the pipes themselves.
Not Your Average Pub Grub
This restaurant is fully licensed and has a lovely west-facing patio to relax on during the dramatic Alberta summers. If you would like a starter before your main course, or if you want something small to snack on with your friends, Narah’s has a variety of choices. There are typical appetizers like the bruschetta or the calamari, but they take it a step further and offer international recipes like the Olive Medley and the Mona’s Baba Ghanoush.
The remainder of the menu features signature salads, pita wraps, pita pizzas, and entrees like the Pistachio Crusted Salmon and the Vegetable Kebab. With all the fancy looking food they serve up here, one might expect the prices to be on the high side, but they are not, everything is under $15 for the most part. As far as the beverage menu goes, there’s everything from wine to cappuccino and all that’s in-between.