If you're not sure how to get to Pita House, do not use Google for directions. Google tells you to head north on Drinkwater and make a right onto First Avenue, which is impossible, because at that spot, First Avenue is restricted by an iron gate. We stupidly parked in the garage for the Scottsdale Museum of Art, and ended up walking through the parking lot of the Hotel Theodore and almost two blocks to Scottsdale Road.
The ambiance isn't fancy (black table cloths, fake vines wrapped around the patio fence), but it is comfortable and somewhat refreshing in its simplicity. We've been to some hookah lounges where so much was going on and the music was so loud that socializing was almost impossible. And because Pita House is located in Old Town Scottsdale, there's always great people watching from the patio (if you like watching snowbirds shop for Southwestern kitsch, anyway).
Pita House's hookahs aren't super fancy-looking, either, but seem built for efficiency. The hookah we got had a green glass base, decorated with ornate gold designs. The wooden tube delivered smooth, copious hits, and the hookah tobacco was served in a clay bowl (some places serve their hookahs with fruit bowls, but that usually costs extra).
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