Checking Out Sahra Lounge
Please excuse the bad cell phone photos (I'll have good ones soon), but tonight was the first chance I had to check out this newly opened hookah spot at 1200 H Street. Currently they have no food, but that should change in the next few weeks. The food will come in the form of Middle Eastern tapas. The owner of Souk is a partner here, so I'm expecting some quality eats.
Here's the deal: They serve wine, beers (bottles only), and a full bar (liquor offerings are very limited). They plan to offer Moroccan mint tea. They also are working on outdoor seating. Obviously, they have the hookah thing going on. The menu lists double apple, mango, and peach, but they also have mint flavor. We tried the apple and the mint. We favored the latter. We were one of two parties there tonight (signage is minimal), but a guy from Thrillist was there shooting photos, so expect some crowds soon.
For now, expect a relatively intimate setting. It would be good for a date, or a small gathering of friends. Hookahs cost $20, and most wines are $9-10 a glass. They can also be had for roughly $35 a bottle.
Even the bathrooms are cool.