Chi-Cha Lounge

Chi-Cha Lounge

Hookah Bar, Tapas Restaurant, and Bar
1624 U St NW (at U St NW and 16th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Chi Cha offers a menu of "Modern Andean Cuisine" complimented by hookah's to enhance the lounging vibe. The comfortable couches and chairs are grouped together so informally you often become a part of someone else's conversation.

7.4/10

Based on 92 votes

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  • hookah
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  • sangria
  • ceviche
  • good for groups
  • great value
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  • tequila
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  • music
  • chicken
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  • mint
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  • Micah P.

    Crowded..cramped..left after 10 minutes

    Micah P · December 29, 2014
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  • Jazelynn G.

    It's going down. Chill yet amped! Great music!!!

    Jazelynn Goudy · October 5, 2014
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  • Yewande A.

    Nice music, amazing mojito!

    Yewande Adebayo · August 4, 2014
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  • Sophia M.

    I like this place but their occasional minimums are for the birds. Best to on an off night.

    Sophia Maria · April 26, 2014
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  • Elecia G.

    Hoohak was good but place is over crowded. Not a good place not unless you have a table reserved prior to your arrival.

    Elecia Godwin · November 10, 2013
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  • Jamar K.

    The host has a fucked up disposition

    Jamar Kelly · October 26, 2013
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  • Ciara S.

    Get the guava!

    Ciara Smith · October 13, 2013
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  • Alexey B.

    New Wi-Fi password is 2023611666

    Alexey B · October 10, 2013
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  • Chafeeza B.

    Happy Hour 5-7 Order everything and share !!! It was so worth it !!! I'm such a foodie , believe it .

    Chafeeza Bain · July 13, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    One step through these doors and you’ll swear you’ve walked into a lounge in Latin America (or even Marrakesh given the hookah hook). The sexy scene is a welcome departure from typical DC nightlife. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · July 1, 2013
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  • Christopher A.

    Grab a booth and some friends after work. It's a great place to unwind in the winter.

    Christopher Azar · June 27, 2013
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  • Mychelle W.

    Ask for Joyy short bright an the sweetest! I love her!

    Mychelle Williams · June 7, 2013
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  • Kia

    Takes forever to be seated and even longer to get service.

    Kia · May 23, 2013
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  • Akhil

    Drinks are a bit pricey, hookah is on point - Grape with Mint a favorite here!

    Akhil · May 15, 2013
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  • DJ Jerry

    Bong no longer work at chi-cha lounge.

    DJ Jerry · May 6, 2013
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  • Desi B.

    Love the empanadas!

    Desi Bjorn · April 16, 2013
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  • DJ Jerry

    The music was better tonight.

    DJ Jerry · March 31, 2013
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  • DJ Jerry

    Lemon mint is a new flavor here. It's just one flavor to mix with two or one other flavor. I like to mix with watermelon.

    DJ Jerry · March 15, 2013
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  • Nikki L.

    FOOD IS THE BEST!

    Nikki Loree · February 2, 2013
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  • Catherine L.

    Rude waitstaff and lack of hostess at the door = sub-par customer service

    Catherine Lovett · December 2, 2012
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  • ART

    Chicken is the bomb! Steak is great! Inexpensive as well. Get the strawberry or grape. Hookah!!!

    ART · December 1, 2012
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  • Jason P.

    Apparently new rules on the weekend about wearing tennis. As a regular annoyed and surprised to get turned away at the door. Dot go unless.

    Jason Perry · November 17, 2012
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  • Dapo

    Mix any shisha flavor you get with mint! I recommend Mango/Mint, Watermelon/Mint, Peach/Mint

    Dapo · October 7, 2012
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  • Dee W.

    Tiny pours of Maker's for $10 totally not worth it. Stick to beer.

    Dee Wong · July 4, 2012
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  • Harrison B.

    Come See #DJBEACH some thursdays & Most saturdays! and always ask the bartenders to pick a hookah Flavor for you! they never let me down!

    Harrison Beacher · July 1, 2012
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  • Daniel B.

    You should never go here.

    Daniel B · May 30, 2012
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  • Amanda F.

    Smoke too much hookah and then have troubles walking due to the lack of O2 in your head.

    Amanda Foster · May 18, 2012
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  • Zakk A.

    Awesome guac!

    Zakk Adoum · March 30, 2012
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  • Martin L.

    Try the French Pear Cocktail.

    Martin Lemelle · February 18, 2012
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  • Aisha A.

    Happy hour is the bomb!

    Aisha Anderson · January 7, 2012
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  • Washington Blade

    Professionals in the City & DC Center speed dating for lesbian & bisexual women 7 to 9pm Mon. Tickets are $30. Read more

    Washington Blade · January 6, 2012
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  • Dawn M.

    And they're playing one of my favorite movies...The Usual Suspects!

    Dawn Manga · December 20, 2011
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  • Nnedimma Jessica N.

    The House Sangria is EVERYTHING (This is coming from someone that doesn't drink). I love the relaxing environment.

    Nnedimma Jessica Nwọka · November 29, 2011
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  • Danielle R.

    Try mixing hookha flavors that will complement your favorite cocktail

    Danielle Ricks · July 4, 2011
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  • Nichole M.

    Sangria with shot of Grand Marnier

    Nichole Mooney · July 3, 2011
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  • Nori Z.

    Super fantastic ceviche! Try it with a mojito.

    Nori Zay · April 15, 2011
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  • Brandon R.

    Mint mango hookah... delishous!

    Brandon Ringler · April 10, 2011
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  • Caryn T.

    The mojitos are the best. And the mango-peach hookah is a good flavor combo.

    Caryn Tayeh · March 20, 2011
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  • James H.

    Mix Lemon + Rose flavors. It's a winner.

    James Hairston · March 11, 2011
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  • Erika B.

    Amazing hummus and pita bread! And probably the best Amaretto Sour I have had yet.

    Erika Bilyeu · January 16, 2011
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  • Dj Migg_L

    Try the empanadas ... A bargain on the happy hour. #win

    Dj Migg_L · December 30, 2010
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  • Vincent V.

    Try the off-menu drink with tequila, passion fruit purée, and jalapeño's. Dee-lish.

    Vincent Villano · November 5, 2010
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  • Ashley S.

    Great happy hour specials Monday-Friday. 1/2 off hookah!

    Ashley Schlag · August 20, 2010
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  • Phil B.

    Hookah is a given. The hidden gem here? The effin' Guac and Chips! Sweet sassy!

    Phil Bailey · May 31, 2010
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  • DanK C.

    Hookah bar and Absynthe!!

    DanK Charnley · March 10, 2010
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