A hookah pipe can serve as a unique table decoration, a conveyance for deliciously flavored smoke, and an elegant headpiece for demonstrating good posture. Take a stance with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of hookah smoking, appetizers, and drinks at Koal Hookah Lounge in Slippery Rock. You must be 18 years and older to enter the lounge.
Koal Hookah Lounge attracts puffing patrons with homemade tobacco within a luxurious lounge setting. Socialize in style with a shareable argileh pipe, which serves three people and comes with two coals filled with a choice of 22 homemade tobacco flavors ($13). Blow smoke trapezoids in fruity fragrances such as strawberry, pomegranate, or sweet melon, or engage in more adventurous essences, such as walking on sunshine or balancing an egg on the moon. Add-ons to the pipe base can enhance the bubbly flavors, with varieties including apple juice, orange juice, and pineapple juice ($3). Complement inhalation celebrations with a variety of appetizers, snacks, and desserts, such as egg rolls ($4.99), mozzarella sticks ($3.99), and quesadillas ($4.99). Koal is BYOB (corkage fees do apply), with customers welcome to bring a preferred alcoholic beverage or cherished empty bottle, although mixers such as Red Bull ($2.39) and sodas ($1.79/20 oz.) are available, as well as various smoothies and frozen beverages ($3.25) and coffee drinks ($2.25+).
Romantic lighting and traditional Middle Eastern floor seating welcome guests indoors, and oversized cocktail umbrellas, candlelit patio seating, and torch lighting transport outside patrons to an exotic, fragrant locale where breathing on one another is encouraged.
KOAL Hookah Lounge
Hookah is all about embracing a slower pace of life. When seated in front of a shisha, one is committed to doing nothing, at least for a little while. The street cafes of Cairo hum with groups of friends exercising this ethos, taking turns inhaling sweet, fragrant smoke and sipping tea. Despite Pittsburgh’s distance from the Sahara, KOAL Hookah Lounge brings a bit of that mentality to Slippery Rock.
After boiling tobacco leaves with one of 21 fruit varietals, the staff at KOAL pack ornate water pipes for parties of three or five. Though most menu flavors reflect long-established tradition, the lounge experiments with unconventional blends such as the Vanilla Sky, a mixture of vanilla and blackberry tobacco. The modern décor further illustrates this embrace of old and new, with track lighting illuminating a bottle-lined wall, and bold reds encapsulating a row of sleek black stools. Guests can dramatically exhale on the outdoor patio, as well, as they savor hot chocolate and fervently detail the interesting dream they had last night.