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Marfreless

2006 Peden Houston, TX 77019 | River Oaks | 713-528-0083

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Famous, or perhaps infamous, for the amount of canoodling that happens on the couches in its secluded upstairs loft, Marfreless has been among Houstonians' most preferred trysting spots for 35 years. Truly hidden away behind the West Gray shops on Peden St. near the River Oaks Theater, the bar is identified only by its blue door (almost as famous as the couches) and no exterior signage. Inside, a Parisian lounge vibe prevails as classical music wafts through the air. Happy hours run 5-8 p.m. weekdays, and free pizza is provided at Monday's trivia night.


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