Kratom Lounge is a once-successful Las Vegas kratom supplier with a land-based shop and an online presence. Many of its patrons knew it from its ads on social media, such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Reddit.
The brand used to be known for its incessant advertising of sales prices and for asserting that it had a strong reputation. While it is true that Kratom Lounge offered sales prices, many in the community would disagree with those prices being classified as discounts.
In any event, this Nevada-based vendor was known far and wide in the global marketplace and its collection was celebrated for its versatility. Somewhere along the way, Kratom Lounge experienced a major change.
Learn all about the highs and lows of this Western supplier in our comprehensive Kratom Lounge Vendor Review.
[Update: As of November, 2021, Kratom Lounge is listed at E. Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise, ID.]
Kratom Lounge was Sin City’s most notorious kratom vendor. After launching in 2009, this exotic and influential brand attracted widespread attention. At the time, a number of Reddit posts were dedicated to the subject of the Kratom Lounge.
Alas, the upward swing could not last and by 2013 the company found itself on the brink of collapse. But you can’t keep a good dog down, as they say. By 2014 the brand had been bought out and brought back by an internet marketing conglomerate.
The name continued to grow, becoming synonymous with head shop culture and kratom expos. As incidents like the one involving Krypton Kratom multiplied, many reviewers wanted nothing to do with smoke shop brands.
By 2021, the Kratom Lounge shop on N Rainbow Blvd was listed as permanently closed. No information about the reason for this closure has been publicly disseminated, but we can speculate.
The last two years have not been kind to business in general, let alone internet conglomerates. While everyone on social media was sharing the hashtags #supportlocalbusiness and #supportsmallbusiness, companies with larger portfolios were forced to consolidate their properties in an effort to sustain their most successful enterprises.
The company lacked the consumer love typical of online vendors, and positive reviews were few and far between. Without the internet’s love or the benefit of nationwide placement, the brand may have languished.
After the pandemic left many brick-and-mortar establishments shuttered, it isn’t hard to imagine Kratom Lounge’s dissolution being high on its parent company’s list of priorities. Better to cut the cord before it cost them any more money.
Regardless, Kratom Lounge is poised to come back in a big way. According to its web site, the company is offering twenty percent off all products until its new online store goes live.
At the height of its good fortune, Kratom Lounge gave customers access to more than thirty unique kratom strains. These included green, red, and white veins, as well as enhanced kratom powders.
Green Bali was arguably its finest green vein, a classic midday brew with a mild-to-moderate aroma. Despite its name, Bali Kratom is not actually grown in Bali. Rather, Bali serves as the port city where Green Vein Bali is exported to the U.S.
You can still find this strain in some smoke shops here in New York and we’ve heard reports of shops in Baton Rouge and Chicago carrying it as well.
Other popular strains included Green Borneo, Green Horn, Green Hulu Kapuas, Green Kali, Green Maeng Da, Green Malay, Green Thai, Premium Bali, Premium MD, Red Bali, Red Borneo, Red Dragon, Red Kali, Red Malay, Red Sumatra, Red Thai, UEI (Ultra Enhanced Indo), White Bali, White Borneo, White Horn, White Kali, White Malay, White Sumatra, and White Thai.
This vendor charged $15 for twenty-eight grams of kratom powder, with one hundred grams going for $30.00. You could also get a quarter for $40, a half-kilo for $75, or a full kratom kilo for $125.00.
These were, more or less, fair prices by current industry standards. The average vendor charges somewhere between $100-130 for one thousand grams.
UEI kratom sold for $25 an ounce, with one hundred grams selling for $55.00. At the time, you could get two hundred twenty-five grams gor $100, five hundred grams for $135, or a kilo for $245.00.
Again, these were pretty standard prices for enhanced kratom powder, but they didn’t leave much of an impression on customers or reviewers. We cannot remember seeing a single outstanding review for this once-famous brand.
Kratom extracts were also priced predictably, with a 15x Kratom Extract selling for anywhere from $35-285.00 and a 30x Kratom Extract going for $55-525.
Back in June of 2021, Kratom Lounge was offering a promo code that was redeemable for fifteen percent off your order at checkout. The code ‘SUMMER21’ no longer works, nor does the Kratom Lounge web site.
This kind of sale was typical of this vendor and usually never exceeded ten percent. However, Kratom Lounge is now offering twenty percent off products sitewide. As it makes it transition from the old site to the new site, you can expect to see some deep discounts on older items and more promotions.
Despite being around since 2009, Kratom Lounge does not have much of an online presence. It seems that when they went out of business in 2013, they lost what momentum they had. When we looked for reviews about this vendor, all we found were people asking if they were any good. And those threads were often responded to by people who didn’t like Kratom Lounge’s prices.
We couldn’t find anything about its customer service, either. When we checked the company’s web site, we did find a “real reviews” section, but keep in mind that these comments should be taken with a grain of salt.
Kratom Lounge has had something of a checkered past and appears to have suffered from the trappings of the global health crisis. However, the brand seems to be ready to bounce back. Here’s hoping it will make some improvements.
In the meantime, there are plenty of solid alternatives to hold you over. If you are looking for a vendor that will take care of you and also offer you lower prices, check out our Complete List of the Best Kratom Vendors!