The Complete Guide To Shisha In Dublin

Last updated on March 11th, 2023 at 04:50 pm

Shisha, also know as hookah or water pipe, is a method of smoking that involves heating tobacco and passing it through water in a basin before it is inhaled. The tobacco is usually flavoured with a range of fruits and herbs or molasses. 

The history of shisha dates back to the 16th century, when Indian glassmakers made the first shisha waterpipes. Since then, the practice spread to Persia and Turkey before making its way around the world. 

Today, there are shisha lounges in every major city across the globe. Thankfully, Dublin is no exception.

In this post we share the complete guide to shisha in Dublin.

Map of Shisha Lounges

The following map shows the location of every shisha lounge highlighted in this post: 

Tea Garden

The Tea Garden shisha lounge is one of Dublin’s hidden gems. This quiet and luxurious shisha spot is tucked away in a basement along the Liffey on Lower Ormond Quay. 

Envisaged as a relaxing and peaceful alternative to the city’s often busy coffee shops, Tea Garden has certainly achieved its aims and more. The calming atmosphere of the venue makes it the perfect place to enjoy some fine herbal tea, delicious snacks, and some relaxing shisha in a wide range of fruit flavours. The Oriental style decor with ample couches and cushions should put you right at ease from the moment you walk in the door.

Tea Garden serve up milkshakes, cakes, and hummus to keep any hunger pangs at bay while you enjoy a tranquil shisha session.

Location: 7 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin


Rotana Cafe

Rotana Cafe has been Dublin’s premier Lebanese restaurant since it opened its doors in 2008. In addition to its world class falafel, hummus, and other traditional Lebanese delights, the cafe also serve up shisha to enjoy on their outdoor terrace. 

The shisha is available in four flavours; apple, strawberry, grape, and mint. There is a discount on shisha when ordering food. 

Rotana Cafe is the perfect spot if you are looking to enjoy some shisha with fine food. 

Location: 31 South Richmond Street, Portobello, Dublin


Amir’s Delights

Amir’s Delights is a cosy cafe and shisha lounge that serve up Tunisian-style cakes and treats. 

The cafe serves up strong coffee in a range of styles, including Turkish coffee, Ottoman coffee (Turkish coffee with orange flower water), and Scheherazade coffee (Turkish coffee and cardamom). A range of teas are also served, including Moroccan tea. All coffee and tea comes with a selection of small pastries and cakes. 

Shisha can be enjoyed indoors or on the outdoor terrace. A broad range of delicious fruit flavours are available, including mango, watermelon, peach, and blueberry. Coffee or tea must be ordered with every shisha order.

Amir’s Delights is the best shisha venue in Dublin for anyone looking to sip a strong coffee or tea, enjoy some shisha, and people watch the crowds that pass by. 

More information on the shisha lounge can be found here.

Location: Unit 5, Bloom Lane, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin

Cloud 9 Shisha Lounge

Cloud 9 Shisha Lounge is a great shisha spot near Portobello in South Dublin. Their nicotine and tobacco free herbal shisha comes in a wide range of fruit and mint flavours, as well as other exotic flavours such as bubblegum and coconut. 

Combination flavours are also available, such as orange, mint and lemon, and pomegranate, grape, and mint. 

As well as the great range of shisha flavours, Cloud 9 Shisha Lounge also serve up milkshakes, mocktails, and tea, and a range of snack foods to enjoy with your shisha and drinks.

This cafe is an excellent spot for anyone looking to sample a wide range of shisha flavours.

Location: 42 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Dublin


Goya Shisha Lounge 

If you’re looking to mix shisha and pool, look no further than Goya Shisha Lounge near The Five Lamps. The cafe has a full pool table that can be used while you relax with a shisha.

Serving up nicotine-free shisha in a great range of flavours, the cafe offers comfortable seating, milkshakes, mocktails, traditional Moroccan tea, and coffee.

Location: 172 North Strand, Dublin



The renowned Middle Eastern restaurant Falafel in Temple Bar are known for their excellent falafel, grilled foods, and shish kebabs. They also offer shisha to boot to cap off a quality meal. 

We recommend giving the restaurant a call if you are looking to combine fine Middle Eastern dining with a shisha session.

Location: 11 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin


VIP Shisha Lounge

Situated near Blanchardstown in the west of the city, VIP Shisha Lounge is the perfect shisha spot for those beyond the M50 looking for a relaxing hideout. 

More information can be found here.

Location: Unit 2, Coolport, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Dublin

365 Shisha Lounge

365 Shisha Lounge is a hip and colourful shisha spot in the city centre on Abbey Street. 

The lounge serves up quality shisha, as well as milkshakes, desserts and snacks. 

More information on the shisha lounge can be found here.

Location: 58 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin

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