If you’re unfamiliar with what a hookah is, it is a water pipe that is used to smoke flavored tobacco known as shisha. The tradition comes from the Middle East and it is a very social experience. Often groups of friends will gather around and share a hookah together. Hookah bars and lounges have become increasing popular in the United States over the past few years, especially in the DFW area. These are some of the best and most popular hookah bars in the DFW metroplex.
3707 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 599-3608www.facebook.com/KismetDallas
Kismet, in addition to being a great hookah bar, is also a high-energy dance bar with well-known DJs and a dance floor that gets a lot of use. It’s also a great place to go if you like a good cocktail. Most people don’t associate a hookah bar with getting a well-made martini, but at Kismet, you can have both, and at a decent price. If you’re not into dancing, there are areas where you can just relax with some friends in a cozy environment.
Cairo Hookah Lounge
581 W. Campbell Road, Suite 113
Richardson, TX 75080(972) 238-5100www.cairohookahlounge.com
Cairo Hookah Lounge provides customers will a very relaxed, laid-back environment. The comfortable leather couches are perfect for lounging on with a group of friends while sharing a hookah. The hookah menu isn’t the only thing that customers come to Cairo for. They also come to enjoy some delicious food. From the hot wings to the chicken shawarma, customers seem to love the food served here. One of the great features about Cairo Hookah Lounge is the fact that the air here is clean. It has many top-of-the-line smoke filters so you can enjoy spending time with friends even if you don’t want to smoke. Cairo is BYOB.Related: Best Cigar Bars In Dallas
3885 Belt Line Road
Addison, TX 75001(972) 488-2647www.alamiraddison.com
Al-Amir is about more than just hookah, it’s a full experience. When you walk through the door, you feel as if you’ve been transported to a completely different place. In addition to the wide variety of signature hookah, Al-Amir provides customers with fine Lebanese cuisine and entertainment. The menu includes dishes made from scratch using fresh, high-quality ingredients. On Fridays, you can enjoy belly dancing shows performed by professional dancers. On Saturdays, catch a circus show and enjoy a variety of acts. It even has a Latino night on Sunday where you can get free salsa lessons.
201 S. Greenville Ave., Suite 211
Richardson, TX 75081(972) 235-7900
Sultan Cafe is a Mediterranean grill and hookah bar in the heart of Richardson. If you’re looking for yummy food, you’ll enjoy the hummus, gyros and tabouli. The menu items and recipes are inspired by authentic Middle Eastern recipes. The hookah menu offers a variety of flavors to go with the many flavors offered on the food menu. This cafe and hookah bar is family owned and operated so you get a very cozy feeling when you come here, like you are in your friend’s home.
Exodus Hookah Lounge
809 W. Park Row Drive
Arlington, TX 76013(682) 465-9292www.exodushookah.com
Exodus is one of the newest hookah lounges in the Arlington area. The business got its start in 2005 in Irving and moved to Arlington in 2012. The owners have lots of experience in the business are are always striving to provide the best customer service and a relaxing environment to their customers. It is BYOB here so you are free to bring your own and share with friends.Related: Best Hookah Bars In DFW
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