An Austin location of Atlanta-based “fast-casual hookah-hemp lounge” Cru Hemp Lounge is opening in West Campus. Cru comes from Dennis McKinley, the ex-fiancé of Actual Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, and can open on Saturday, July 17 at 2716 Guadalupe Road, within the former location of the Love Goat bar.
Cru (which isn’t affiliated with wine bar chain Crú), will serve wings, mac and cheese, a burger, and nachos. True to its location by campus, there’s additionally a full bar with hangover-inducing sugary concoctions like a drink made with Bitter Patch Children and one with Hennessey, Hypnotiq, and punch.
Cru additionally gives hookahs loaded with flavored shisha and hemp oil, in addition to pre-rolled hemp joints and different CBD-infused merchandise. Company reserve a hookah for two-hour increments.
Cru, which has grow to be the most important Black-owned nightlife chain and largest hookah lounge chain in the USA, began in Atlanta in 2011, and has since expanded to over 25 areas throughout the nation (together with each Dallas and Houston, and a deliberate location in San Antonio).
The constructing’s former occupant, Love Goat, closed in early 2020 after virtually a decade in enterprise. It was identified for affordable drinks and pub video games.