Best Of 2008

BEST HOOKAH LOUNGE: 4U Coffee & Ice Cream

4U offers multiple flavors of the Middle Eastern tobacco-delight, from double apple to jasmine to zaghloul, as well as unflavored tobacco usually reserved for the most hardcore of shisha aficionados. The relatively large space is scattered with tables full of people playing cards or chess or chatting, everyone taking in the smells of sweet smoke. 4U’s “hookah happy hour,” Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., features selected flavors for $4.99. Friendly servers take your drink and smoke orders as soon as you sit down. If puffing’s not your thing, 4U has a wide-ranging drink menu with specialties like hibiscus tea, slushees, coffees and sodas. 4815 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa, 813-988-0808