Re: Hookah lounge
I honestly think interior/exterior design will make or break a lounge. You could have the best smoking hookahs and flavors, but if its in a boring place it wont really matter.
-Dark relaxing interior
-Keep everything on the floor to make it relaxing
-Large Pillows/Bean bags instead of stool or chairs
-Low tables to put drinks/food and hookahs on
-Individual smoking areas to keep it more personal with the people in your party
-Small flat screens in each area playing movies or sports
-Magazines and gameboards (chess or checkers) on the tables
-Recessed mellow lighting
-Drapes/curtains to separate the smoking areas
-Cool art/plants to add the the decor
-Full bar perhaps with cool mixed drinks and a list of drinks made to compliment certain shishas
-Starbucks style snack bar I.E. coffeess, juices, teas smoothies, pastries, small snacks
-Have a hookah shop inside where people can buy the hookahs or shisha you use if they like your selection
-Maybe somehow rent out hookah packages for people who want to have hookah parties.
-Constantly make mixes for people to try perhaps a M.O.T.M.... MIX of the Month
-Bowl made out of fruits and juices in the vase for an extra cost
-Well trained staff
-Not cheap but fair prices to make you a profit and still draw a following
-Cool music mixes
-Theme nights with the music and decor 70s 80s luau masquerade Halloween etc
-Live D.J. on the weekend
-Try to have an upscale and hip ambiance/appeal
-Allow usuals to sign up as "Lounge Members/V.I.P.s" for a month or year to receive discounts
This would be my ideal lounge but probably not all of it is possible, but hope I helped with some ideas.
Last edited by Lekyrr; April 24th, 2008 at 12:54 AM.