Havanamax Washington D.C. Georgetown
Written By: #SlackCat
Down on M Street in George Town there is a smoke shop, Havanamax, that had no sign on the front. I called the number a couple times an no answer, but I really wanted to check this place out.
I was with friends and they were shopping in the mall, so I decided to go on a journey, I finally decided to go to Havanamax in person. To my avail, the door was locked. What? I should had taken the hint it would be closed since they weren’t answering their phone, I decided to go next door to the Sun Glass Hit to get a pair of RayBan Sunglasses fixed. The associate at Sunglass Hut was really cool and didn’t even charge me. I gave him a good tip and left back to meet my friends. I thought to my self one more try to visit this Smoke Shop wouldn’t matter because it was on the way.
Again the door was locked, I might of knocked a little too hard this time. I looked into the window to see various antique and smoking accessories,and a cat was sitting in the window, just chilling.
Finally, I hear keys at the inside of door. Was this really happening? An old man in his 70’s opened the door and let me in. I walked into the Twight Light Zone, but very intrigued with what I was walking into, When I entered the store I talked to one of the owners. He told me that the building was close to 200 years old. Almost as if the smoke shop had been frozen in time, well I think it actually was frozen…lol I didn’t know what I was walking into, almost reminded me of the scene from Pulp Fiction when Bruce Willis was gag tied in the basement of the Pawn Shop. I looked for a sword on the wall just incase I had to exit Stage 22, but there was none in sight. I was already in the door, it was too late, all or nothing.
View From Out Side Havanamax
The smoke shop had musty smell, but almost appealing, reminding you of your grandfather’s basement. Havanamax did have a good collection of grinders and other accessories, and a very large selection of Hookah’s! They had a couple nice glass bong pieces but didn’t really have a large assortment or variety unless you wanted lower end pipes, grinders, or Hookah’s. The Smoke Shop had a feel of the early 1990’s, which somehow gave the charm to this place because you feel you are living in History and that era sure does bring back some memories.
These two bongs stood out amongst the rest probably because they were the only two in the store…lolThe service was great, the manager was really helpful. Being a family ran operation, stuck in time, it was definitely a trip to say the least. If your ever on M Street In Georgetown, stop by and check it out! You might want to call first…Some pretty cool pictures I took are below. Hope you enjoy! I give it 3 stars.