Within the still-burgeoning CityCentre - not in central Houston at all, but where I-10 meets Beltway 8 on the far west side - Monnalisa is Hotel Sorella's in-house bar. As such, patrons should expect hotel-bar prices, but Monnalisa compensates with a rich atmosphere and modern feel. Besides an open-flame fire pit anchoring the room, amenities include a gorgeous above-bar chandelier, secluded booths along the back wall and a long, curvy couch on a small landing near the bar. Patrons can also slip out the door to lounge by the blue-lit pool on the second-floor deck.

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