Oasis Bar and Hookah Lounge
1523 Market St.
Denver, CO 80202
Oasis Bar and Hookah Lounge is a popular watering hole in downtown Denver. This LoDo retreat features multiple levels, great music and an international crowd. The bar hosts theme parties every weekend and a different special can be found nightly. Oasis’ happy hour runs until 9 p.m., making it one of the latest running specials you’ll find downtown, and ladies even drink for free on Thursdays. Nosh on Columbian/Mexican fusion fare while belly dancing to the DJ’s tunes upstairs before heading to the lower level where the hookahs are housed.
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2246 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
Hookah Palace can be found next door to House of Kabob and is a true Middle Eastern experience. Between the authentic music, exotic tobacco flavors, soothing aromas and calming ambiance, you’ll feel as though you’ve been whisked away to a Middle Eastern palace. The House of Kabob also hosts live entertainment, with belly dancers performing every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. If you’re looking for a unique night out with friends, stop by for the show and grub on plates of hummus and falafel before heading next door enjoy the hookah lounge.
1325 Broadway St., #215
Boulder, CO 80302
In true Boulder fashion, Hookah House is a popular, low key joint among the area’s college crowd. This joint is a little more well lit than other hookah lounges, and doesn’t serve booze, so it’s a great alternative to coffee shops if you’re looking for an afternoon spot to get some work done on the laptop. Choose from a drink menu of iced coffees, espressos, teas and energy drinks and select from a list of tobaccos with flavors such as pumpkin pie, sweet melon and citrus mint..
2290 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 802022
Located in southeast Denver, Marrakech Grill is a casual place for a get together with friends and family. This restaurant/hookah cafe combo boasts some of the best Mediterranean food in Denver, and everything here is done with tradition in mind. Dine on authentic, tasty cuisine before heading to the hookah lounge next door for some tea and flavored tobacco. Try the gyro plate, but don’t fill up on dinner because the baklava is out of this world.Related: Top Tapas In Denver
120 West Laurel St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
If you find yourself up north in Fort Collins, you’ll definitely want to check out Algiers. Drapes hang from the ceiling to separate private, pillow-laden smoking areas, giving you and your friends a relaxing space in which to smoke and sip on complimentary tea. The patio offers up some fresh air should you need it, and the lounge also sells hookahs, coals, shisha (flavored tobacco) and other accessories for those who like to enjoy the experience at home.
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