Those who like to indulge in a good smoke often turn to hookah bars for social enjoyment. The flavored tobacco shared with good friends is often a great way to relax and indulge the senses. Houston has hookah bars throughout the city, many of which offer not just hookah, but also Middle Eastern food, gourmet coffee and other cultural delights. Here are some of the best hookah bars in Houston.
Kaif Hookah Lounge
6300 Westpark Drive, Suite 350
Houston, TX 77057
(281) 224-8084

If you want a hookah bar that is smaller, more intimate and super clean, Kaif Hookah Lounge is an excellent place to visit. This establishment doesn’t serve food and offers limited drink service, but you can bring your own booze and imbibe as you please. The customer service at Kaif Hookah Lounge is second to none and it’s one of the few hookah bars that lets customers sample the different flavored tobaccos before committing to a purchase. The service and shisha are top notch at Kaif Hookah Lounge and it ranks among the Houston area’s very best.

Texas Hookah Lounge
1431 Westheimer Road, Suite B
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 401-9008

Quality, flavorful tobacco and extended weekend hours keep customers coming in droves to the Texas Hookah Lounge. This hookah bar features nearly 100 different tobacco flavors with a penchant for cleanliness and service. The hookah lasts a long time so customers can sit back, chill and enjoy the sensation. Texas Hookah Lounge is open until 4 a.m. on weekends, making it one of the few places you can visit at a very late hour to get a hookah fix, meet new friends and otherwise enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.

Cafe Luxor
3730 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-0000

A good choice when you want hookah, food and a full bar, Cafe Luxor is one of the Houston Heights’ top spots for a good smoke, mixed drink and more. At Cafe Luxor, guests can enjoy a quick meal, order a drink and then enjoy a smoke from the dozens of different tobacco flavors offered. The outdoor patio is nice for relaxation and live music helps add to the atmosphere and overall enjoyment. Another good spot for late-night hookah action, Cafe Luxor keeps the coals hot and the tobacco flaming until 4 a.m. on weekends, making it perfect for night owls.

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403 W. Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 520-6896

Another good option for full service, Byzantio is a great place for food, drink and hookah. This establishment specializes in Greek and Mediterranean food with an emphasis on coffees and teas, many of which match very nicely with the different hookah flavors offered. Enjoy a gyro pizza, a cup of gourmet coffee and a round of hookah for a perfectly rounded and enjoyable evening. Great service, Greek food and beverage specialties and tasty hookah combine to make Byzantio one of the Houston area’s top places for hookah and more.

Synn Ultralounge
3302 Mercer St.
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 294-5552

If classiness is your number one requirement for a hookah bar, then Synn Ultralounge is the place for you. This lounge, with its intimate lighting, comfortable seating and lovely decor, is a great place for group parties or for taking a date as its classiness makes for a positive and memorable first impression. Synn Ultralounge has limited times of operation, but it’s worth setting aside some time to visit and enjoy. The hookah is plentiful, the atmosphere is classy and the memories are just waiting to be made at Synn Ultralounge, one of the Houston area’s best-kept hookah bar secrets.

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