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Feb. 11th, 2008 | 02:25 pm
posted by: senzaf1ne in pittsburgh

Does anybody know of any places in Pittsburgh that sells water pipes for tobacco?

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crystal moccasins, bionic jeans

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from: clobby
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
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i think every store in PA was dismantled during operation pipe dreams years ago. But I may be wrong--I have since moved away.

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The Caped Avenger (A.K.A. Ralph ;)

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from: cpdavngr
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
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I thought it was just Allegheny County...?

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crystal moccasins, bionic jeans

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from: clobby
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
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not sure. the wiki entry on it is rather uninformative.

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from: companymanners
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
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The same place where they sell bootleg WDVE tapes?

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Pat Lewis

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from: lunchbreak_pat
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
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You could always wait until the next time Tommy Chong comes to town:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3026645.stm

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karebear82

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from: karebear82
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
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You mean for strictly smoking tobacco, right? RIGHT?

You might want to add that or youre going to get lots o responses telling you its illegal.

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The Caped Avenger (A.K.A. Ralph ;)

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from: cpdavngr
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
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You weren't even allowed to say that word in shops that used to sell various devices back in the day or they would throw you out. It was pipe or water pipe.

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Tracy

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from: senzaf1ne
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
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i didn't realize pittsburgh was so strict. i only go to school here, so i wasnt aware. im from california and you can buy them on every corner practically.

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The Caped Avenger (A.K.A. Ralph ;)

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from: cpdavngr
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Eh, that's not really a law, it was a more like a house rule for the store to protect itself.
However, the laws are pretty strict here in PA.
And I'm posting that link for legal informational reasons only. I'm not promoting anything.

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karebear82

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from: karebear82
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
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Aww, I remember being excited to turn 18 so I could get into the "bong room" at Taleropa. I walked in, remembered that I didnt smoke and walked back out. Super let down!

I do miss Taleropa though, and the days when there was actually fun places to go in Oakland...

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The Caped Avenger (A.K.A. Ralph ;)

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from: cpdavngr
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
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They (Teleropa) were in Century II Mall for a few years after they left Oakland. I think they finally closed permanently about 2 years ago or so. It was weird because they didn't change the place much when they moved to Century III so I kinda felt like I was going to walk out into Oakland when I exited the store.. :)
Or maybe that was the incense talking.... :)

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Sara

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from: frackass
date: Feb. 14th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
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man i used to buy the coolest shit at teleropa back when i was in high school (and still in the area).. its sad to hear its closed down.

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Tracy

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from: senzaf1ne
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
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of course for tobacco.... ok i fixed it

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karebear82

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from: karebear82
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
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See the DVE tape debaucle for examples of how big of a deal it could turn into.

Trader Jacks in Bridgeville used to have a bunch of them in one of the corners of the indoor part, though Ive not been there forever so I dont know if they do anymore...or if they are even open this time of year.
I guess this comment isnt actually so helpful, sorry!

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reflex

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from: reeeeeeeeflex
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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When I was a young man, you could go into many a shop, usually into the basement, and there find many water pipes for tobacco for sale. I used to gaze in awe at the many varied and artful ways they were shaped and fashioned. They glimmered and glinted on the shelves, in the light. They were almost like shiny little sculptures of modern art residing in a museum. I count it as a cultural loss that the water pipes for tobacco are not as easily found these days, and certainly not in such quantities. I never even bought any water pipes for tobacco, I just liked looking at them as art forms.

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Pat Lewis

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from: lunchbreak_pat
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
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In all seriousness, I have seen "water pipes" for sale by vendors at many of our area's finer flea markets.

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Erik

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from: writer00
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Seconded. This seems to be the only place you can still find these. Or you can take a trip to Canal Street in NYC and get something from one of dozens of street vendors. Go figure.

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karebear82

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from: karebear82
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
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I was just thinking...you know, they sell those at Trader Jacks...

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from: acrossthewalls
date: Feb. 12th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
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that's the only place I've ever heard of near the city that sells.

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Alisa

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from: sleepsong
date: Feb. 12th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
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They sold them at Tele Ropa (or however that was spelled) in Oakland back when that was open, but I haven't seen anything like that since. I know PA's gotten kind of tight-assed about them in the years I've been here - when I was taking glass-blowing classes, if you made something that even looked remotely like a water pipe, they'd smash it and ban you.

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from: eightwednesday
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
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There's a place in New Brighton, right on the main drag (which is a state road, that you can seriously just take right out of town, just head out of the city on Ohio River Boulevard and it'll get you there).

They sell them but if you say "weed", "pot", or any word that could even be used as a reference they WILL NOT sell anything to you.

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Kristy

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from: kpup
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
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ha ha, really? That is my hometown, I had no idea....what store is it?

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Criddle

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from: deaddreamer_
date: Feb. 12th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
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Cigars & More. Its together with Under the Gun Tattoos. Man if that place ever goes out of business I'll cry. I was just in there the other day to buy some screens. But they are right if you use any drug references they won't sell them to you. They are sold 'strictly for tobacco use' or whatever. They also sell that pot substitute salvia divnorum. Don't ever buy that shit. Its expensive and not worth it at all for the 5 minute buzz and I duno bout anyone else but I got realllly mean off of that shit. I mean I laughed uncontrollably for 5 minutes then the other 5 I was just assinine haha I mean -really- ignorant. But yeah thats a great store, a lot of nice stuff. I got a glass bong there a couple years ago it was $70 but beautiful.

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jessica "mother fucking" promdress

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from: jess_s
date: Feb. 12th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
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salvia is different for every one, and really fun for a lot of people! it lasts such a short period of time, i would never caution anyone against trying it!


but i had no idea people were selling it for $major$bux$. i have always treated it like the short-lived, cheaper, legal version of The Wizard.

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Criddle

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from: deaddreamer_
date: Feb. 13th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
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Man I paid like 30 bucks for a little bit and I had to smoke a good bit to even get any affect. I wish I woulda had a good experience. The laughing part was fun but the moodinessa nd being really mean wasn't nice. My husband (fiance at the time) was pretty upset with me cos I just lashed out for no reason. Glad to hear that it affects most ppl in a good way but 30 bucks for a little bit just wasn't worth it. I'll stick to the real deal lol

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Kristy

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from: kpup
date: Feb. 12th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
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ha, Under the Gun tattoos...
memories.

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Criddle

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from: deaddreamer_
date: Feb. 13th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
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Ew remember when it was like Safe Zone or something? wasnt it like a trashy stripper joint or something? I was pretty young when it was still safezone haha. Never got a tat done at UTG but I got my tongue pierced by the lady that runs Cigars & More she was hillarious. She seemed like a tough bitch. a friend of mine at the time was looking at the glass pipes and was like "DO you blow these yourself" and she replied "Boy do you want bitch smacked" haha. Crazy times but good memories.

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Kristy

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from: kpup
date: Feb. 13th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
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Oh, I vaguely remember that sketchy place. Ha ha

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the Katie

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from: winterjade
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
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Also (experience from working in a place that sold a variety of pipes, bowls and the like) do not use the word "bong." By federal law, "bong" is terminology specifically associated with marijuana. No shop will sell you any smoking paraphernalia if you use this word, and chances are good you will be asked to leave.

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crystal moccasins, bionic jeans

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from: clobby
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Have you checked Out of Africa Primitive Art?

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Tracy

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from: senzaf1ne
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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haha, thats great

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Kate

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from: mehndix
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
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You can try the South Side, I can't recall the name of the import store right now, I think it was Nick's. You could also try the Sphinx Cafe in Oakland, it's near India Garden.

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unixd0rk

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from: unixd0rk
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
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try the wildwood peddler's faire. one booth has some "glass art".

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
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I think there's a place in Squirrel Hill ... maybe Casablanca Gallery? And I think -- possibly -- also that place on E. Carson Street. I completely forget what that place is called, but I know it's right near The Rex.

For both of those places we're talking hookahs, BTW.

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N.

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from: furious_mold
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
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It might be out of the way for you, but you should look into West Virginia.

I remember a place called "Tommy the Cat" or something like that...

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I'll be nobody's guru, darling

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from: headtilt22
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Does anyone else remember the vending machine at the Beehive?

That's all I will say.

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unixd0rk

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from: unixd0rk
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
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oh, they don't sell finished devices, but home depot or any other hardware store sells lots of stuff that can be used to construct the ugliest but possibly most-bitchin'-est tobacco water pipe evar.

i remember the day after the ban in this county i needed a pipe for my tobacco so i went to rite aid and got a corncob and some pipe screens from gus millers. some deterrent that crap law is.

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Aleks

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from: weaz3l
date: Feb. 12th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea about anywhere in this area but there's a place on High St. (harr harr) in West Virginia right over the border that has them in the basement (the name of the shop fails me right now but you can't miss it and all the cool college kiddies hang out there - at least every time I was there). It's only about 40 minutes to an hour drive.

Also, if you're a college student and live on campus they'll confiscate it even if it is "just for tobacco". There was a huge thing in one of my campus newspapers about it and how most colleges in the area will take them from you no matter what you claim to smoke in them - I'm not sure if this is still true but I read the article about two years ago.

EDIT: The one I went to was called Cool Ridge. There's apparently another one in that area called The Den too (found this on google search because it was bothering me that I couldn't remember the name).

Edited at 2008-02-12 05:58 pm (UTC)

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Sara

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from: frackass
date: Feb. 14th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
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i think the place you're talking about is called the foxes den in morgantown. if you just want to pop over to Weirton there's a place on Pennsylvania Ave called Novelty Plus that used to sell a bunch of glass pipes and I'm pretty sure they still do. There's also another place on Penco Rd. called Naughty By Nature. Be prepared to be ID'd when you go in there, though.

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from: lostinbq
date: Apr. 24th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
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there is a good shop up here in belle vernon called tabacoworld near gabes and the steakhouse. thay got a nice selection for a small 1 case but still thay always got somthing thay catches my eye..

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