Re: Hookah Lounge Licenses...?
I don't know about PA but I know in California the "private club" label helps make zoning ordinances and indoor smoking statutes slightly less of a pain in the ass. Of course then u have to deal with the fact that, as a private club, you are not supposed to let just anyone in off the street but restrict it to "members", which would probably work against you if you plan to capitalize of the flow of college students.
as for brands/models the KM Kafae is purpose built for hookah bars so there ya go...
"From zero to hookah, in nothing flat."