In Tempe, there are lots of hookah lounges serving the college set, but one of our favorites is Crave Cafe & Lounge on Mill Avenue, right next to Harkins Valley Art Theatre. The best day to visit Crave is Sunday, when there are fewer college students crammed into the lounge and several specials, including half-price unlimited hookahs, half-price food menu items, and two-for-one well cocktails (there's lots of free parking around Mill Avenue on Sundays, too).
The lounge inside Crave is decorated with black leather couches and seats, and textured red walls adorned with several mirrors. There's also a projector that projects TV onto the wall, several plasma TVs inside, and a plasma TV mounted on the back patio, where we sat. A variety of music played on the patio speakers (everything fromThe Killers and Alice In Chains to PM Dawn and U2
) while theKnicks vs. Celtics
was muted on the TVs.
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