Welcome Back, Marfreless: Lovers' Lounge Again Ready for Action
Marfreless, that infamous River Oaks lovers' lounge with the the equally infamous blue door, will once again welcome Houston's randiest bar patrons tomorrow, when it reopens its freshly polished doors for business. But this Marfreless will have a new 'do.
The new owners have opted to stay "silent" for now, but have said they'll fancy up the joint a bit. Hints about the renovations have been dropping sporadically over social media during the past few weeks -- photos of stripped staircases here, notes about "private seating" there -- so it's a mystery just what, exactly, Marfreless's newest iteration will be. Details are still pretty sparse.
But, curious little creatures we are, Rocks Off implored the powers that be at Marfreless -- a.k.a. Dean Peckenpaugh, the bar's Facebook administrator -- to give us a little more information. So here's what we know.
Chandeliers sit in place of the former lighting, the walls are now red (which seems quite fitting), and that all-knowing carpet has been replaced by tile, which we like to think is for obvious reasons.
The upstairs has also changed a bit.
But in a good way. It now boasts curtains that, and we quote, "can be drawn for privacy or opened for groups. Or, maybe drawn for groups, if that's what you're into." No comment on our part.
The new owners still recognize that Marfreless is a makeout bar.
What do you think those curtains are for? Or the word "groups"?
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