Apr 8, 2024 - News

🛋️ One vibey hookah lounge to go

A lounge with a DJ booth and SHEESH written in neon lighting

For friendly hangs over fruity smells. Photo: Naheed "Good Vibes" Rajwani-Dharsi/Axios

Hookah lounges in the Dallas area tend to be run-down, but this upscale spot in The Colony caters to smokers and non-smokers.

The intrigue: Enjoying hookah, also called shisha, is a common pastime in Middle Eastern cultures. People socialize for hours over occasional puffs of flavored tobacco heated on coals.

Vibe check: Sheesh has a moody feel — dark interiors, neon lights, velvet chairs and long sofas. There's live music on some nights, but even the streamed music on regular nights is bumping.

  • The menu includes mocktails, food, dessert and hookah flavors with funny names.
  • Pro tip: The hookahs are shareable and come with disposable plastic tips for each person.
A rectangular slice of cake with yellow drizzling and pistachio crumble
Milky cake worth coming back for. Photo: Naheed "Vibrant" Rajwani-Dharsi/Axios

What to order: Smooth criminal-flavored hookah and a ras malai cake that's soaked in saffron- and cardamom-infused milk.

Where: Sheesh Eatery & Lounge, 4707 State Hwy 121, in The Colony

Cost: $29.99 for the hookah, $6.50 for the cake

Six word review: Modern way to enjoy ancient tradition.

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