Hooked was Colorado Springs' first hookah bar, and the winner of the Indy's first "Best Hookah Bar" award. Its MySpace page, myspace.com/hookedonhookah lists upcoming events and specials, while its Web site carries a full line of supplies in an online store.
Best Hookah Lounge
It feels fitting that Colorado Springs' very first hookah lounge would win the very first Hookah Lounge award. Ramy and Shady Eshak opened Hooked on Hookah just over four years ago, and even as competitors have popped up around the city, the brothers have continued to stand out with excellent customer service, smooth shisha and a chill atmosphere. Something first-timers need to know: The Eshaks actually sold their south side location at the end of September (The new owners changed the name to "Wallahee," which means "For real" in Arabic) and have put their newer north side location on Academy Boulevard up for sale as well. — Carson Bennett