Adyson and Andrew Alvis the duo cousin behind Mill coffee bar in West U, have opened a new establishment, Wild. The new multi-dimensional lounge, located high up, is a one-stop-shop – a bustling cafe by day and an eclectic Balinese-inspired bar and dispensary by night.
As Texas legislation begins to sort out the possibility of legalizing cannabis, Houston is one of the cities leading the way. “We wanted to create a place that immediately transforms your emotions into a casual and relaxing ambiance, an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Houston.” said Andrew Alvis.
Unique it is – the bar brings a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t find anywhere else in Texas.
Delta-8 THC is currently legal in Texas after a Travis County judge temporarily blocked the state from classifying it as a controlled substance. Under current law, hemp-derived Delta-8 THC containing less than 0.3% THC is legal to buy and sell, which has created a window of opportunity for the Alvis family. At Wild, customers can kick back, relax, learn, and experience the benefits of CBD and other hemp-derived products such as Delta-8, Delta-10, THCV, THC-O, and HHC.
If that’s not enough to put you in a mellow mood, the intimate space adapts to the time of day – perfect for an early morning work session or happy hour with friends once you’re out. of the clock.
The family duo, who love to travel the world, wanted their joint cafe to merge cultural experiences that both enjoyed. The interior was particularly inspired by their travels to Mexico, Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
You will instantly feel a sense of relaxation upon entering Wild; the interior is adorned with neon lights and greenery, adding to the serene ambience, as well as rattan light fixtures, wood and wicker furniture in the cozy living room that transports you to an imaginary five-star resort.
Not to mention the vibrant cocktail list.
Among them, my favorite, the Pineapple Express, made with Mandarine Hangar 1, hibiscus, pineapple, ginger and lime, served in a pineapple-shaped glass and garnished with orange blossom and of hibiscus. And, yes, the use of CBD also extends to beverages.
Accompanying the selection of boozy cocktails, hemp-infused elixirs such as Orange Crush, made with tangerine, lime, vanilla, mint, tonic — offering a different kind of buzz. For budding CBD enthusiasts or beginners, you have nothing to worry about. The staff is knowledgeable from hemp to drinks.
The food won’t be the star of the show at Wild, though — the cafe has a few light bites like tacos, pastries, and sandwiches from Koffeteria that you can order with your coffee, but that’s about it. The bud bar, however, is filled with CBD goodies, such as THC Hemp Gummies or moonrock pre-rolls.
But if you’re just up for a quick morning visit, you won’t be disappointed. The owners have partnered with Tenfold, another Heights-based company, to supply coffee blends from around the world. think Shakerato, matcha lattes and macchiatos. Pro tip: Wild has a latte art machine where you can choose any latte art design and it will print directly onto your cup of coffee.
When you’re ready to take a walk on the Savage aside, stop by the Heights bar to soak up all the soothing vibes, whether it’s curing ailments or giving you an energy boost.
Wild, 2121 N. Shepherd Drive. More information here.