America's Best Bongs for the Big Game and More in 2024
We love our glass just like we love our favorite teams – what brings a group together quicker than tearing up the same piece with the same fireweed while having a loud game? Sure, some people prefer to curl up for their session, but a good bong takes us to new heights every time.
So in the final battle between the bongs and the blunts, Leafly is providing all the action on the green. Whether you managed to snag a ticket to the game or you're warming up the wings and nacho cheese at home this year, Leafly will take care of building our dream Bongs starting lineup game by game. Here are eleven of our top fantasy picks for a Super Bowl.
Andy Roth Glass
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When you look at one of Andy Roth's bongs, you can see not only their love of glass, but also architecture and intricate design (they also make jewelry). His captivating pieces have sharp, clean lines and color arrangements reminiscent of a mid-century modern fireplace or a vintage perfume bottle.
It's the kind of bong an upscale therapist would have on the shelf. You can visit Andy's webshop or visit our friends at The Cave. Good art doesn't come cheap, so expect to spend between 2,000 and 3,000, but functional art like this is more than just a bong, it's a conversation piece.
Everyone knows about the beautiful glass grails, slurpers, caps and nuclear reactors that J. Toro and Co. have released – we know you've even seen terp slide videos. But not everyone has the opportunity to marvel at the beautifully constructed glass tubes they create.
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Old-timers will even remember the collaboration that Alien Labs ended a few years ago. Expect to spend $600 to $1,200 per piece, but when you feel how effortlessly you block the hit, you'll feel like every penny was well spent. Check out Toro's Shop Update on February 8th. or view the selection at Cloud9.
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If bongs were carnivorous plants, gardens would be full of recreational glass; The delicate lines, creative design and colorful patterns distract you while you eat. For people looking to start with a Leisure Glass piece, the selection now available at Forever Rolling High is clear but includes the same form and function for around $500 (also check out the crazy 54- Arm bubbler on). Anyone purchasing this #Hypnotech can check out the selection at Big Al's.
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Patrick McDougall is a master of creating real objects from glass and has created everything from a submachine gun and glass dueling pistols to a fully rotating 50 caliber machine gun. His bong work is no less impressive, with intricate imagery and details, like the sandblasting he did for the Miami Vice-inspired piece Glass2Grass, exhibited during Art Basel.
Although the more expensive Woodgrain and Oni tubes he has recently released top out at $2,000 to $3,000, only his selection of fully carved tubes will be discussed during the halftime show.
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Much of Tako Glass's repertoire has an underwater theme that makes you feel like you've unearthed something from a head shop in Atlantis. Regular readers of Leafly's glass features will recognize this talented Washington-based artist from our roundup of Spoon pipes last year, but beyond the pipes, bubblers, and adult toys sections, you'll find a whole selection of bongs for every price range .
I know it's like a car salesman saying his best is the most expensive, but this Crystal Seaweed Bong is an insanely multi-faceted work of art that contains an incredible 96 cuts.
Did you know that German glassblowing legends ROOR have a sister studio in California that has been around for over 10 years? If you're looking for something that offers lots of options but always maintains the same high level of quality, then this is the one for you. With a name based on performance, there's a reason these guys have had to look for fakes in the past.
Cave Smokeshop currently has a range of these American-made models on display, from the more affordable 14-inch tubes in clear and colored finishes to the eye-catching ELEVEN30 models with dual chambers and Swarovski crystal-inlaid cups.
San Leandro-based family-owned company HiSi Glass has over forty years of experience in the game. They have five different bong models, each with a different percolation style. But what gets me the most are their ice tubes.
Available in 15-inch straight pipe or in 5mm and 7mm thick cup versions, the ice-catching “jaws” remind me of the old days – when I would slide half a bowl of ice cubes into the bong for the frosty hits. Each of these straight tubes costs less than $200, which is an absolute steal, and if you want to splurge, there's a slightly more expensive hexagon shape for just over $200.
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Geo's Glass Gallery is the only shop in the Cornhusker State that offers repairs and custom orders. Their bongs come in two different styles: the Shredder, a straight pipe with an in-line percolator, and the Thrasher, which features an ice tip in a thick handle.
Within these two variants you can opt for a standard, mini, mega, double or the dreaded mega double version – all customizable with 25 different colors, opals, shower heads and special requests are also taken into account. Standard models start at under $200 and a fully tricked out Mega-Double is around $1,100
Are you looking for something bigger? Check out the 17-inch and 20-inch bongs from US Tubes in Berkeley, California. They've been in the high-performance glass business since 2008 and their bread and butter is the cup shape, although their hybrid, which combines a cup and a straight tube, has been a popular choice for smokers for a decade. They make bongs with fixed or removable stems, as well as four different types of stem bongs. Anything 14 inches or shorter costs $350 or less, and larger models range from $400 to $650 for one of their inaugural models – the massive, 20-inch-tall, 9mm-thick mug.
How about a custom-made product? Bay Area-based Apix Design has some incredible Tesla-style bongs available on their website now, but you can also have a selection of different 17-inch and 18-inch stem bongs, with options like silver vapor or a notched one Bottom, each with 3 holes Glass bowl with a color horn that you can choose yourself. They start at $300 and go up to around $600 depending on the type of smoking you want. These ready-to-order pieces take approximately one to two weeks to complete. Or you can contact the artist directly to see if anything from Glass Vegas has returned to the shop.
Let's wrap this up with a brand that already has a championship under its belt. Zong has been in business for over thirty years creating its signature Zongs, Zubblers and Z-shaped Zrigs. The Dr. Seuss-like “kinks” in the neck not only keep bong water out of your mouth, but also seem like the perfect place to throw in an ice cube or two and enjoy some negative clouds. Their webshop offers a 9mm thick linebacker with up to 6 creases of your choice and either a cup or bubble bottom. With a base price of between $150 and $245, you won't even think about adding the extra $50 for some sandblasted kites. IG: @zongglass.
No matter who wins which game, these bongs will remain victorious in 2024 and beyond. Remember to keep them clean and in hand to avoid any fumbling!