Bahrain is full of brilliant shisha spots, ranging from high-end restaurants serving up pipes on the side to backstreet institutions where all you’ll find is pipes and pastries.
Luckily, like with Dubai’s 24-hour shisha spots, the Kingdom has places to go for hookah that are open (pretty much) all hours.
So whether it’s 1am, 2am or even 3am, check out this selection of the best late-night shisha cafés and lounges in Bahrain, order up a double apple with a side of lemon mint juice, slouch down into a comfy sofa and get ready to watch the world go by.
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This low-key shisha café is located right in the heart of Manama, not too far from the souq and Government Avenue. That means you can swing by for a relaxing hookah session after an afternoon shopping for bargains and souvenirs.
With a sizeable outdoor area and a smaller space indoors, Hookah Garden Café is a great central spot in Manama for a late-night shisha session lasting well into the early hours of the morning. It’s open all the way through until 4am, then closes its doors for four hours and gets going again for the day at 8am.
Where: Road 2608, Manama, Bahrain
When: 8am-4am daily
Contact: 01 334 4447
4. Cafe Rouge, Manama
Bahrain’s Cafe Rouge serves classic French cuisine like croque monsieurs and mussels in retro Parisian surroundings 24 hours per day, seven days a week. The restaurant also offers visitors shisha at very reasonable prices in the heart of Manama.
This café has a huge amount of space outside and is open until 3am at the weekends, meaning it’s easy to find a spot for shisha. Aside from the hookah menu, there’s plenty of food and fresh juice to quench your appetite and your thirst, no matter the hour.
Where: Road 2601, Manama, Bahrain
When: 7am-2am Saturday-Wednesday, 7am-3am Thursday and Friday
Contact: 01 771 2248
6. Al Bindaira Cafe, Manama
With a beautiful, lush garden of greenery nestled just behind the entrance archway, Al Bindaira in Manama offers relaxed and chill vibes for a shisha. Order a mint grape, sit back and take in the scenery into the early hours of the morning.
Where: Building 171, Road 2608, Block 326, Manama, Bahrain
When: 10.30am-midnight Saturday-Wednesday, 10.30am-1am Thursday and Friday
Contact: 01 774 4066
7. The Mist Lounge Coffee & Sheesha, Janabiyah
Upscale and elegant, The Mist Lounge Coffee & Sheesha in Janabiyah lifts the hookah experience to another level. Expect top-quality cuisine along with your pipe, and a wide selection of classic flavours from across the globe.