|Address:||224 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801, USA|
|Working:||11AM–12AM 11AM–12AM 11AM–12AM 11AM–12AM 11AM–2AM 11AM–2AM 11AM–12AM|
PROS: 1. You can sit all day and not buy anything if you like, as long as you dont cause a problem or a disturbance the staff or management will not pressure you and leave you be. 2. You can bring your own food (not drinks) 3. You can smoke cigarettes inside, if thats what youre into 4. Manager (owner?) Jeff is a very nice guy 5. Well ventilated 6. Has different seasonal drinks and selection of breakfast cereal which is cool CONS: 1. Hookahs are cheap quality 2. Staff is very inattentive and you will have to ask them for new coals even when they are sitting doing nothing, at Red Flame hookah lounge the staff is constantly circulating the rooms refreshing the Hookahs 3. Staff is very snooty 4. Staff plays very bad quality indie music (My ears bleed because I prefer music that is less than 90% effects and synth) 5. The bathrooms, somehow, always smell like poop. Which I really cant blame on the establishment as much as the customers. But seriously do yall seriously just hold up your bowels all day so you take huge monster craps in the bathrooms here Every time I come, when Red Flame is closed, I always just regret it. But we can add that to the PROS: good hours. Just cheap hookas, cheap staff, annoying hipsters spawning out of the woodwork like a fungus, and just all over "im sooooooooooo tumblr alternative" feeling. Now if youre into it then this could be your second home, and for some people, the regulars, they probably spend more time here than their actual house, but not for me. Red Flame is authentic Egyptian made hookas and a way better atmosphere. Thats why all the Middle Eastern students go to Red Flame; its the real authentic hookah lounge feeling. Not the "my daddys a lawyer, im from the suburbs, look at my shiny new doc martins, im just soooooo cool and interesting arent I?" Vibes. That is all, thank you,
Of State Colleges four hookah lounges, Chronic Town is my favorite. From the environment, to the uniqueness, to the pricing, Chronic Town has a special draw. Firstly, if youre looking to get drunk and smoke hookah, Chronic town is not the place for you. Chrome is the only location in State College that sells hookah and alcohol. Chronic Town is a quaint underground store with a well-ventilated, relaxing environment, and affordable prices (their pricing is available on their website). They offer free water, and a variety of drinks. They do not sell food, but youre allowed to bring your own food, so thats a plus. Chronic Town also couples as a head shop, but the selection is rather small and expensive. If youre looking to come home with some glass, I would recommend Jamaican Junction instead. Chronic Town also has a medium-sized variety of vinyl records, and has several pinball machines. If youre not interested in renting out a hookah, you can just buy shisha instead. Youre allowed to vape and smoke cigarettes at Chronic Town, and you dont pay per person- you just pay for the hookah itself. The environment is relaxed- the staff wont kick you out for sitting around, even if you havent bought anything. Unfortunately, the seating isnt very comfortable- as all the benches and seats are wooden, but they have a large pile of pillows available to (somewhat) make up for it. In comparison, Redflame has more comfortable seating, but that doesnt outweigh the environment of Chronic Town. In conclusion: if youre looking for a hookah lounge that sells alcohol: go to Chrome. If youre picky about being extremely comfortable, or want loud and clear music: go to Red Flame. If youre looking for a cool, laid-back environment, check this place out- you wont be disappointed.
Really great hookah lounge with a great pinball selection, new and used records and local coffee! They sell record players and do repair for vinyl heads. They also have a selection of glass pipes to those interested as well. I love the atmosphere and the coffee. They also have great musical acts frequently and there is always good music playing.
A Private User
Great to find a place in SC that isnt full of frat-boys with their hats on backwards. Chronic Town play great music, the atmosphere is top notch with great quality tobacco and other oddities like Mexican Coke (made with real sugar).
My personal favorite chill spot downtown. Doesnt sell alcohol and is kind of small. But the hookahs and environment is worth every cent. Which you wont be losing much of, everything is very nicely priced.
Sells some vinyl, plays good music in a judgement free, clean, chill environment. For anyone who is local, its the Waffle Shop of hookah lounges in State College. They just do it right.
Super chillax atmosphere. I dont smoke at all but the blends here were exceptionally smooth and tasted amazing.
Great music, great hookah and pinball! The service is always great, a nice place to hang out near campus
A Private User
Good place to chill. Quality tobacco, and a laid back environment. A little dark, but over all decent.
Friendly folks with a decent selection of vinyl. They also have surprisingly good coffee!
Fun and relaxed hookah lounge. The lights are always turned down. They make great drinks
10/10 Would go again. Good music. Cool peeps. Nice place to kick back with friends.
A Private User
Real chill place to smoke hookah, very very well priced. Good quality tobacco.
Great music in a really cool atmosphere . The hookah prices also cant be beat
Friendly staff, not expensive, very cool environment
Good hookah and large record selection
Great place to hangout and get coffee.
Good place to chill in state college.
Pinball machines. Need I say more?
Good vibes and selection
Daniel McGinley, Jr.
Not my bag baby