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Hookah anyone?

RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in PAX Archive
this get together is for people 18+...



So here in Seattle we have a few really nice hookah bars my favorite is D-1 but i was wondering if there was anyone out there who would want to just hang out and have a relaxing sit down around a hookah. you have to be 18 or older to enter a hookah bar so please dont try to sneak into one and get tossed out.


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  • neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm down.

    Hookah is friggen awesome.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    sweet ill pm you my email and we can get this started.

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  • leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm bringing mine regardless, so yes.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    leaf wrote: »
    I'm bringing mine regardless, so yes.

    great!


    i think we should go here, the U dist. is a great place to chill.

    "There's something that has be disappearing from our society for years. We have a hole in our societies and our souls. I'll be honest and upfront.... I have no Idea what it's from and how to fix it. One thing that helps though is the forgotten art of lounging.

    The Rabbit hole hookah lounge is Located at 4701 Roosevelt way NE in the U district. It's a completely unexpected place. At first you might be alarmed by the dark setting or the less then polished walls, but over time your opinion begins to change. The magic of the rabbit hole isn't found in it's vintage couches. The magic comes from the forgotten art of Lounging.

    Here you can relax and forget time slipping by. It's a place for conversation and simple interaction. To many places are built on the consumer ideal of quick in and quick out, but here that mentalities forgotten. Here you come in with friends or a good book and relax to one of the 37 flavors The Hole has to offer. There's anything from pomegranate, guava, peach, or Rose. You relax in good company and the night slips away.

    The rabbit hole is open on Sunday-Thursday 8-1am and Friday and Saturday 8-2am. - Isaac , posted 07/15/06"

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  • BacksliderBackslider Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm super down for hookah. Keep us updated. :]

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Utterly down.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ctishman wrote: »
    Utterly down.

    anyone interested can add me to msn at metal_gear37@hotmail.com

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  • atrayatray Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    im in :), theres a great gyro and hookah place down in pioneer square. Can we do this outside of the weekend? Im gonna be very busy, maybe we can have a small hookah gathering wednesday before pax as well as during pax.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    atray wrote: »
    im in :), theres a great gyro and hookah place down in pioneer square. Can we do this outside of the weekend? Im gonna be very busy, maybe we can have a small hookah gathering wednesday before pax as well as during pax.

    im up for it, but i think the best time for it would be like friday night, as most hookah bars are open till around 1-2 am but myself and another hookah user may bring our hookahs, or coals, or shisha, and smoke in the park or something at another time.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    it would be sweet to have Robert Khoo come hookah with us, that guy rocks, but hell be UBER busy.

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  • PAX_Virgin2007PAX_Virgin2007 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ...why do you have to be over 18? Hookahs dont only use tobacco......im not over 18 and i dont see why you should be over 18.

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  • atrayatray Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    its a bar and theres a city curfew after 10pm

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ...why do you have to be over 18? Hookahs dont only use tobacco......im not over 18 and i dont see why you should be over 18.

    Washington has a law that you cannot smoke within 25 ft of public entrances or places so they made it so you have to be 18 to make it a "private lounge" thereby allowing the bar to stay open.

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  • GuekGuek Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    oh god yes.

    i've acquired quite a taste for hookah this summer

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  • ucancallmealucancallmeal Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I've never tried it, but I think it'd be quite interesting to try. Just let me know when and where, please? Thanks!

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  • skwisgaar Skwigelfskwisgaar Skwigelf Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ummm, the Smoking Ban in Seattle has killed The Rabbit Hole and every other hookah bar. No more hookah bars or even smoking a simple cigarette withing 25ft from any doors. Even some cafes have become defunct because people couldn't smoke there. If you want this hookah thing to happen, it will have to be at your house.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ummm, the Smoking Ban in Seattle has killed The Rabbit Hole and every other hookah bar. No more hookah bars or even smoking a simple cigarette withing 25ft from any doors. Even some cafes have become defunct because people couldn't smoke there. If you want this hookah thing to happen, it will have to be at your house.

    my ex works at a hookah bar... you just have to sign your name on a peice of paper so that its a private establishment, but IF we cant find a joint to hang out in, i could bring my hookah, and if someone else was willing to sport theirs along, we could find a place to relax and smoke, outside even.


    read my next post to clear up this error...

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited August 2007
    Romulas wrote: »
    Washington has a law that you cannot smoke within 40 ft of public entrances or places so they made it so you have to be 18 to make it a "private lounge" thereby allowing the bar to stay open.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Moe_Fwacky wrote: »
    Romulas wrote: »
    Washington has a law that you cannot smoke within 40 ft of public entrances or places so they made it so you have to be 18 to make it a "private lounge" thereby allowing the bar to stay open.


    just called anna, and the amendment that was made snuffed out the PRIVATE lounge defense.... lame. i was just at her bar last week so........ anyway, no worries fellow hookah buffs, this just stands for change. we need to brainstorm where we could sit with hookahs and enjoy some nice smoke.... a park i think is ok so i think that freeway park could work, as for the hookahs.... if you have one... bring it, ill bring mine, if you dont want to bring your hookah, bring coals and shisha, and we can work from there, anyway it would be cheaper to bring our own stuff anyway as well as leaving us with more flexible time to have a go at this event :) ... i wont let this die here.... i hate I-901..... thanks Moe for the vote of confidence.


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    As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings 1
    indicated unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. 2
    (1) "Smoke" or "smoking" means the carrying or smoking of any kind 3
    of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, or any other lighted smoking 4
    equipment. 5
    (2) "Public place" means that portion of any building or vehicle 6
    used by and open to the public, regardless of whether the building or 7
    vehicle is owned in whole or in part by private persons or entities, 8
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    reasonable minimum distance, as set forth in section 6 of this act, of 11
    twenty-five feet from entrances, exits, windows that open, and 12
    ventilation intakes that serve an enclosed area where smoking is 13
    prohibited. A public place does not include a private residence unless 14
    the private residence is used to provide licensed child care, foster 15
    care, adult care, or other similar social service care on the premises. 16
    Public places include, but are not limited to: Schools, elevators, 17
    public conveyances or transportation facilities, museums, concert 18
    halls, theaters, auditoriums, exhibition halls, indoor sports arenas, 19
    hospitals, nursing homes, health care facilities or clinics, enclosed 20
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    financial institutions, educational facilities, ticket areas, public 22
    hearing facilities, state legislative chambers and immediately adjacent 23
    hallways, public restrooms, libraries, restaurants, waiting areas, 24
    lobbies, ((and reception areas)) bars, taverns, bowling alleys, skating 25
    rinks, casinos, reception areas, and no less than seventy-five percent 26
    of the sleeping quarters within a hotel or motel that are rented to 27
    guests. A public place does not include a private residence. This 28
    chapter is not intended to restrict smoking in private facilities which 29
    are occasionally open to the public except upon the occasions when the 30
    facility is open to the public. 31

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  • leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    So, is it even possible to have a cigarette outside the convention or what?

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    As Romulas said, as long as you're 40 ft. from any entrance, you're alright. I'm not sure abuot how anal the cops will be about the distance (I'm pretty sure they don't walk around downtown with tape measures), but I'm sure if you're standing right next to a door they'll harass you about it.

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  • skwisgaar Skwigelfskwisgaar Skwigelf Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    The distance is 25 feet, and if you keep your distance from any doors, no cops should hassle you.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    honestly i have yet to see this enforced, other than indoor bars and the like, but to be safe just keep a bit of distance between you and a door and you are good to go.

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  • TrainwreckXTrainwreckX Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Romulas wrote: »
    honestly i have yet to see this enforced, other than indoor bars and the like, but to be safe just keep a bit of distance between you and a door and you are good to go.

    I have seen cops harass people for it. I for one, as a non-smoker, pretty much enjoy this new law. Now even Denny's is tolerable (food aside).

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Romulas wrote: »
    honestly i have yet to see this enforced, other than indoor bars and the like, but to be safe just keep a bit of distance between you and a door and you are good to go.

    I have seen cops harass people for it. I for one, as a non-smoker, pretty much enjoy this new law. Now even Denny's is tolerable (food aside).

    like i said I have yet to see it enforced, and since i only smoke my hookah, it hasnt bothered me, but even though you may enjoy it, you have to appreciate that they should make places where the PURPOSE is to smoke exempt.

    i understand you dont want to breath in a cigarette at a restourant but im sure that if hookah bars were not affected you wouldnt even notice.

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  • TrainwreckXTrainwreckX Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Romulas wrote: »
    Romulas wrote: »
    honestly i have yet to see this enforced, other than indoor bars and the like, but to be safe just keep a bit of distance between you and a door and you are good to go.

    I have seen cops harass people for it. I for one, as a non-smoker, pretty much enjoy this new law. Now even Denny's is tolerable (food aside).

    like i said I have yet to see it enforced, and since i only smoke my hookah, it hasnt bothered me, but even though you may enjoy it, you have to appreciate that they should make places where the PURPOSE is to smoke exempt.

    i understand you dont want to breath in a cigarette at a restourant but im sure that if hookah bars were not affected you wouldnt even notice.

    No, I'm down with Hookah bars staying in business. I just like the new law is all.

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  • jay427jay427 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    If I see hookahs going in the park, I'm there! We will also be bringing a variety of cigars.

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  • Norm99Norm99 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not to derail the topic but the whole smoking ban in cities is almost criminal. I'm a non smoker and i enjoy the ability to be in a smoke free environment where ever it may be, but passing laws to stop people from smoking in public and now private establishments is a gross abuse of government and an attack on personal freedom.

    Back to the Hookah topic there might be a problem finding a place anywhere, the police will probably harass you in any location.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Norm99 wrote: »
    Not to derail the topic but the whole smoking ban in cities is almost criminal. I'm a non smoker and i enjoy the ability to be in a smoke free environment where ever it may be, but passing laws to stop people from smoking in public and now private establishments is a gross abuse of government and an attack on personal freedom.

    Back to the Hookah topic there might be a problem finding a place anywhere, the police will probably harass you in any location.

    honestly if we go to the park we will be fine, police wont hassle us there, andas for the law, i agree, i think its a good idea to ban smoking in offices and the like, but in bars and HOOKAH LOUNGES, i agree with you. but trust me, the park will be ok, and either way we will get a fun story from it all. :)

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ok so i asked a family friend who is a metro police officer, and he said parks are legal to smoke in, so PERFECT!!!

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  • ReventeRevente Registered User new member
    edited August 2007
    Count me in, wherever this ends up happening. Is it cool if I bring a friend?

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    Norm99 wrote: »
    Not to derail the topic but the whole smoking ban in cities is almost criminal. I'm a non smoker and i enjoy the ability to be in a smoke free environment where ever it may be, but passing laws to stop people from smoking in public and now private establishments is a gross abuse of government and an attack on personal freedom.

    Back to the Hookah topic there might be a problem finding a place anywhere, the police will probably harass you in any location.

    As a mostly ex smoker who dabbles on occasion and is looking forward to a Lucky Strike or two on this trip, I disagree in so far as it is a highly addictive substance and cannot fairly be judged as another choice or commercial product. This sort of publicly driven campaign is what is required to break the cycle of re-addicting generation after generation. While there is a cost, I don't have a problem with curbing peoples ability to profit from vice. I think these sorts of things will eventually make for better communities despite extreme amounts of short term pain.

    That said, I would enjoy the chance to try hookah.

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  • MisteriosoMisterioso Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I for one, as a non-smoker, pretty much enjoy this new law. Now even Denny's is tolerable (food aside)..

    I'm pretty sure smoking is better for you than Dennys. XD

    Leaf, just don't stand too close to a main door and you should be fine.

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  • RomulasRomulas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Norm99 wrote: »
    Not to derail the topic but the whole smoking ban in cities is almost criminal. I'm a non smoker and i enjoy the ability to be in a smoke free environment where ever it may be, but passing laws to stop people from smoking in public and now private establishments is a gross abuse of government and an attack on personal freedom.

    Back to the Hookah topic there might be a problem finding a place anywhere, the police will probably harass you in any location.

    As a mostly ex smoker who dabbles on occasion and is looking forward to a Lucky Strike or two on this trip, I disagree in so far as it is a highly addictive substance and cannot fairly be judged as another choice or commercial product. This sort of publicly driven campaign is what is required to break the cycle of re-addicting generation after generation. While there is a cost, I don't have a problem with curbing peoples ability to profit from vice. I think these sorts of things will eventually make for better communities despite extreme amounts of short term pain.

    That said, I would enjoy the chance to try hookah.


    roflmao

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  • Mago FirstMago First Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    um i dont smoke at all but i might come to see all and maybe even try.

    on a side note:

    in the year 2012, it will be illegal to drink any drink with over 5mg/ounce of caffine. :D

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  • JaidenJaiden Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Mago First wrote: »
    in the year 2012, it will be illegal to drink any drink with over 5mg/ounce of caffine. :D


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  • Mago FirstMago First Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    oh theres no laws in the works yet for that prediction, but when coke and pesi are now adding the amount of caffine in their pops to the label, sooner or later, theres gonna be laws on the consumption of caffine.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited August 2007
    Energy drinks have been using huge amounts of caffeine for some time now. All Pepsi and Coke are doing is trying to stay competitive. I don't see this as a precursor to limits on caffeine content.

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    please note the lack of cancer causing with caffine

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  • badrewbadrew Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    please note the lack of cancer causing with caffine

    just the heart explosion

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