I've visited a total of eight different lounges and have come up with a list of the top contenders. From fruity flavors to cozy atmospheres, these hotspots offer something for everyone.

Whether you're a seasoned hookah smoker or new to the game, there's no better way to unwind with friends than at one of these spots. So sit back, relax, and read on to discover Austin's best hookah lounges- according to yours truly!

Arab Cowboy

Arab Cowboy
🗺️ 901 W 24th St, Austin, TX 78705
☎️ 512-477-9456
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–1 AM
Monday: 11 AM–1 AM
Tuesday: 11 AM–1 AM
Wednesday: 11 AM–1 AM
Thursday: 11 AM–1 AM
Friday: 11 AM–2 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–2 AM

First off, let me say that Arab Cowboy is quite the unique spot. The decor is a mix of traditional Arabian and Wild West themes - think camels with cowboy hats. It's a playful yet professional atmosphere, perfect for a night out with friends or a date.

The hookah selection is impressive and the flavors are top-notch. I tried the Blue Mist and was blown away by how smooth it was. The staff is also super friendly and helpful, making sure you have everything you need for the perfect hookah experience.

One thing that stood out to me was their food menu. They offer some delicious Middle Eastern dishes like hummus and falafel, but they also have burgers and fries for those who want something more familiar. I mean, who doesn't love a good hookah and burger combo?

Overall, I highly recommend Arab Cowboy for anyone looking for a fun yet classy hookah lounge experience in Austin. Don't be afraid to saddle up your camel and mosey on over!

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Campus Hookah Lounge

Campus Hookah Lounge
🗺️ 2714 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
☎️ 512-586-8370
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 PM–2 AM
Monday: 6 PM–2 AM
Tuesday: 6 PM–2:30 AM
Wednesday: 6 PM–2 AM
Thursday: 6 PM–3 AM
Friday: 6 PM–3 AM
Saturday: 6 PM–3 AM

The decor was impressive, with vibrant colors and unique patterns that made me feel like I was in a whole different world. The staff were friendly and attentive, making sure my hookah was always going strong. And the flavors were out of this world! I tried their signature blend, which had a plethora of fruity notes that danced on my tongue.

Overall, Campus Hookah Lounge is a gem in the Austin hookah scene. If you're looking for a fun and relaxing night out, this is definitely the place to be!

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Mezze Cafe - Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Lounge (Downtown)

Mezze Cafe - Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Lounge (Downtown)
🗺️ 504 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
☎️ 512-580-1300
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–1 AM
Monday: 11 AM–12 AM
Tuesday: 11 AM–12 AM
Wednesday: 11 AM–12 AM
Thursday: 11 AM–12 AM
Friday: 11 AM–2 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–2 AM

As soon as I walked in, the ambiance transported me straight to the Mediterranean. The decor was elegant and playful - definitely Instagram-worthy! The menu had a wide range of options for both food and hookah flavors. I ordered the lamb kebab and it was cooked to perfection. The service was top-notch, attentive without being overbearing. And let's not forget about the hookah - it was smooth, flavorful, and didn't leave any harsh aftertaste. Overall, Mezze Cafe is a must-visit for anyone looking for a great night out with friends or an intimate date spot.

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Tarbouch Lebanese Grill

Tarbouch Lebanese Grill
🗺️ 534 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
☎️ 512-326-2001
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

I must say, the decor was simply stunning! The intricate designs on the walls transported me to a magical place. I ordered one of their famous hookahs and it did not disappoint. The flavors were so rich and luxurious, it was like smoking from a genie's lamp.

But let me tell you, the food was the real star of the show. The hummus was so creamy and delicious, it put all other hummuses (or is it hummi?) to shame. And don't even get me started on their falafel - it was so crispy and flavorful, I almost shed a tear.

Overall, my experience at Tarbouch Lebanese Grill was nothing short of exquisite. If you're looking for a hookah lounge that will transport you to another world while satisfying your taste buds, this is definitely the place to be!

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Tehran cafe

Tehran cafe
🗺️ 12530 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
☎️ 737-444-7990
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 4 PM–12 AM
Tuesday: 3 PM–11 AM
Wednesday: 3 PM–12 AM
Thursday: 3 PM–2 AM
Friday: 3 PM–2 AM
Saturday: 3 PM–3 AM

Upon entering the lounge, I was greeted by the warm and cozy atmosphere that Tehran cafe is known for. The decor is a lovely blend of traditional Persian and modern elements, creating an inviting ambiance.

The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about their hookah flavors. They even helped me pick out a unique flavor that I had never tried before - pomegranate mint. It was a delightful combination of sweet and refreshing.

While enjoying my hookah, I couldn't help but notice the delicious aroma coming from the kitchen. I decided to try their famous kebab platter which did not disappoint. The meat was tender, juicy and full of flavor.

Overall, Tehran cafe is a delightful spot to enjoy some flavorful hookah while treating yourself to some delicious Persian cuisine. So if you're in Austin and looking for a place to relax with friends or simply unwind after a long day, Tehran cafe should be at the top of your list!

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Mazaj Cafe Austin

Mazaj Cafe Austin
🗺️ 13376 Research Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78750
☎️ 512-361-5634
🌐 Website
Sunday: 1 PM–12 AM
Monday: 3 PM–12 AM
Tuesday: 3 PM–12 AM
Wednesday: 3 PM–12 AM
Thursday: 3 PM–12 AM
Friday: 3 PM–1 AM
Saturday: 3 PM–2 AM

The ambiance of Mazaj Cafe Austin is mesmerizing with dim lighting and comfortable seating arrangements. As soon as I entered, the aroma of flavorful hookah filled the air. The staff was very welcoming and attentive to our needs, which made me feel like a VIP. The menu had a wide variety of flavors with unique names that made it hard to choose just one. I ended up trying their signature flavor - "Mazaj Special" - and it was divine. Overall, Mazaj Cafe Austin is a perfect spot for anyone looking for a relaxing evening with some delicious hookah in hand!

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Dorzon International Lounge

Dorzon International Lounge
🗺️ 12636 Research Blvd Ste C-109, Austin, TX 78759
☎️ 512-577-6085
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 PM–3:30 AM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10 PM–4 AM
Friday: 10 PM–4:30 AM
Saturday: 10 PM–5 AM

Walking into Dorzon, I was immediately transported to a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The sultry and intimate lighting complemented the beautiful decor with an eclectic mix of traditional and modern elements. The menu offered a wide range of shisha flavors that were all exquisite, but I must say that the pineapple-mint was a personal favorite. The staff was incredibly welcoming and attentive, making sure our hookah was always smoking perfectly. Overall, Dorzon International Lounge is definitely one of the top contenders for the title of the best hookah lounge in Austin!

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🗺️ 2909 Guadalupe St suite A, Austin, TX 78705
☎️ 832-573-6655
🌐 Website
Sunday: 12–11 PM
Monday: 12–10 PM
Tuesday: 12–10 PM
Wednesday: 12–10 PM
Thursday: 12–11 PM
Friday: 11 AM–2 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–2 AM

Upon entering, I was immediately struck by the sophisticated and cozy atmosphere. The decor was impeccable! The luxurious couches and dimmable lighting created a perfect ambiance for relaxing with friends.

The staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the different flavors of hookah they offer. They even made some great recommendations that I wouldn't have considered trying otherwise.

As for the hookah itself, it was top-notch! The smoke was thick and flavorful without being too overpowering. I tried their signature flavor, which had a little bit of everything - sweet, fruity, and even a hint of mint!

Overall, Z BAR is definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a high-end hookah lounge experience. It's not the cheapest option in town, but the quality of service and products make it worth every penny. Don't just take my word for it though - go see for yourself!

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Susan Wright

Susan has a passion for helping small, locally-owned restaurants and businesses to tell their stories and showcase their unique offerings to the public. With a loyalty to her hometown of Austin, TX, Susan is committed to making sure these establishments get the recognition they deserve. Outside of work, Susan enjoys exploring Austin's food and music scene with friends, hiking in the nearby hill country, spending time in nature, and savoring every bite of barbeque she can find.