Marfreless Closing March 30 2013

Dearest friends, patrons, charities, and fellow establishments of the evening - the owners and staff of Marfreless are grieved to announce the upcoming closing of our iconic Houston landmark bar and lounge. Our tentative last day of business will be Saturday March 30th, 2013.

While we are actively seeking a new place to call home and another door to paint blue, we have recently and unfortunately joined the ranks of those small businesses which have been forced to adapt to the ever-increasing cost of fees levied by property owners.

We invite you to join us at Marfreless at 2006 Peden St. in River Oaks in the coming days to celebrate our 40 proud years of serving Houston's best patrons and charities. Marfreless owner Michael Wells will be on site Thursday through Saturday during our final week and a half of business to share and hear your stories of poignancy, excess, and debauchery.

Please join us on Twitter at @MarfrelessBar and use hashtag #MarfMoment to tell the world about your favorite moment at Marfreless. Did you find love, meet a friend, do business, or just downright get busy? Stay or go, open or close, we will commemorate the stories of your best Marfreless Moment right here on our website.

Be part of something special in the coming weeks and stop by Marfreless one last time. There's still a few more days to meet someone special.

With four decades of love and appreciation,

- Your friends at Marfreless

Official Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2013


Michael Wells

Marfreless Ventures


Marfreless to Close doors at River Oaks Shopping Center

Just five months after Marfreless’ historic 40th Anniversary, it will be closing its doors at the River Oaks Shopping Center location due to excessive cost of doing business in that area.

Marfreless’ owners have been trying to do whatever they could to keep the bar operational but other entities involved weren’t budging in regards to the rising cost of doing business, making it impossible to keep the business at this location. To save this distinguished community establishment, Marfreless is currently looking at other locations.

Come on in and have a final farewell cocktail while y’all still can at:

2006 Peden St, Houston TX

For any information, contact Michael Wells at or 713-898-7957

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