Lounges in Kew Gardens

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Illuminated stars hang from the ceiling at Hookahloopa Lounge and Grill, setting the tone for a laidback, enchanted visit. While stereo speakers let loose a mix of house, hip-hop, and reggae music, the air fills with the smoke of more than 40 hookah flavors—each derived from premium shisha and heated with high-quality charcoal. Groups of friends kick back in pillowed booths, alternating hookah puffs with bites of Cajun fries, falafels, or rice platters.

10729 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills,
NY
US

Inside Common Space's corridor-style restaurant, chefs infuse Latin American cuts of skirt steak, pork chicharrón, and shrimp with cilantro, garlic, and other staple Caribbean spices. Set against the backdrop of an exposed-brick wall, diners chat in elegant backless chairs as waiters parade tapas, seafood, and pasta dishes to waiting tables. On the outdoor patio beyond the dining room, breezes tease hair, whisper through spherical shrubs, and gently blow on hot entrees before swallowing them whole. In addition to its Latin fusion dining, Common Space bustles with nightlife every night of the week as DJs spin records and guests guzzle fishbowl drinks or smoke hookahs on the patio.

7015 Austin St.
Forest Hills,
New York
US