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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


The Kava Bar Oasis in North Texas

The Kava Bar provides relaxation, community and a touch of ancient tradition where patrons come together to relax and socialize. The world of kava offers health benefits, environmental impact and advances the North Texas movement toward becoming a wellness destination. It serves as a distinctive oasis, offering kava-infused drinks such as concentrates, teas and shots in a relaxed, sociable setting. Although alcohol is not part of the menu, patrons don’t miss it. Instead, they appreciate the tranquil ambiance and the peaceful experience.

Founder Dr. David Darrigan discovered kava’s potential during the COVID-19 pandemic, and his dedication to creating an inclusive, welcoming space has established The Kava Bar as a community hub. Darrigan invites everyone to experience Bula, a Fijian term for joy and friendship.

Kava (Piper methysticum), hails from the South Pacific Islands. For centuries, Pacific Islanders have revered kava, using it in ceremonies to promote relaxation, camaraderie and spiritual connection. The beverage is traditionally prepared by grinding the root and mixing it with water, resulting in an earthy flavor and calming effects.

Kava offers several wellness benefits, primarily due to its active kavalactone compounds, which can reduce anxiety significantly without causing withdrawal or dependency. Kava also provides neuroprotection and pain relief. The Kava Bar promotes sustainability and supports local ecosystems. Unlike alcohol, it does not cause a hangover or impair cognitive function, making it a natural alternative that enhances well-being without the risk of addiction.

The Kava Bar Is located at 109 Industrial St., in Denton (940-320-6015); and 14856 Preston Rd., Ste. 212, in Dallas (469-608-5050). For more information, visit