Chicha Shack, Café, Bar and hookah flavored tobacco stores in Ames, Des Moines and Iowa City
Central Iowa's Premier Chicha Cafe'
Chicha Shack Updates



 In September 2004, Chicha Shack opened the first hookah operation of its kind in Iowa. Our hookah lounges are unique and they are considered one of the most popular gathering places for groups of people ready to socialize in a relaxed and ultra-comfortable setting.

We manage 3 locations in Iowa (Ames-Des Moines-West Des Moines), and we continue to lead the way in developing the pleasurable experience of hookah smoking.

For those unfamiliar with hookah lounges, the practice of smoking hookahs involves three parts: the hookah, fruit flavored tobacco and coals.


Chicha Shack West Des Moines Grand Opening - For more info please click here!

When: Saturday, Dec. 21
Location: 5435 Mills Civic Pkwy, #110
West Des Moines, Iowa

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Locations & Hours
The Menu
About The Chicha Shack

  IDs are required  |  No ID - No Service

Ames 18+
Sun 8pm-12am                                            Mon - Wed: 7pm - 12am
Thu - Sat: 7pm-2 am

Des Moines 18+
Sun - Thu: 7pm - 12am
Fri & Sat: 7pm - 2am 

West Des Moines 21+

Sun-Wednesday: 7pm - 12am

Thu-Sat: 7pm - 2am


The Chicha Shack serves high quality hookah flavors and more.

We offer a wide variety of hookah flavors.

We accept debit and credit cards (master, visa, and discover). 

ALFAKHER Authorized Dealer in IOWA



The Chicha Shack was founded in Spring 2004. As the owner quotes: "Being away from my hometown of Beirut, Lebanon, I missed a lot of things including the Shisha cafes there. As a seasoned Shisha smoker and a graduate business Student at Iowa State University, I decided to open a Shisha Cafe' in Ames campus town to bring a flavor of home into my new home, Iowa..."


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