'Member when you were in high school and all you wanted to do was make-out with your sweetie? Under the bleachers at football games, behind the school gym, at a romantic movie ... we all had our favorite smooch spots.
As adults, breaking into a high school gym to get busy with the boyfriend is frowned upon. (And, by the way, it's also kinda Hugh Grant-Divine Brown creepy.) We've grown up. We're more mature than we were at 16. We don't grope and fumble in the back seat of a Z28 parked at Williams Tower. Hell no. We make out in public places where ALCOHOL is served, thus proving our "grownup-ness".
In case you were wondering where you can go to watch others' enamored displays of affection (because clearly you would never do such a thing), here are a few bars that prove "age ain't nothin' but a number."
- Marfreless - Yeah, you knew this one would be on here. Some things never change. I really don't know what more can be said about this infamous spot. The upstairs area has been known to host many an intimate moment, some of which I'd like to believe are just urban legend. Sweet Jeebus, I hope. Any bar that is located in a back alley with no sign on the door has to be a make-out bar or a secret genetic testing facility for the CIA. And genetics don't account for those rumpled clothes and flushed faces.
- The bathroom at Catbird's - Best to quote an anonymous friend. The devastatingly charming, philandering cad had the following to say about the seemingly always-occupied women's facilities at this Westheimer bar: "It's a single-person bathroom, so there's privacy. You get the walk of shame when you come out, but who cares really? You don't have to worry about offending some lady who's in there, because there's only supposed to be room for one. There's also a shelf so ..." Umm, yeah. We're not endorsing that kind of behavior.
- The patio at The Flat - Making out inside the Flat is hard. It's kinda small, the music can be loud and, particularly on weekends, it can be packed. But the patio. Ahh, the patio. On cool spring nights, when the stars are out, you can hear the trees whispering to nubile young lovers or some such crap. Actually, you often can hear not-so-nubile, not-so-young lovers whispering to each other on weeknights and, as long as the mosquitoes don't beat them to it, trading love bites.
- Boheme - Know why Boheme is a good makeout bar? There are just so many dark, quiet places in which to kiss your honey. There's a couch in a cozy little room off to the side, just perfect for sipping wine and gazing into your lover's eyes. Of course, if you're a bit of an exhibitionist, there are couches in the main room, as well. Then there is the dimly-lit patio with the relatively comfy patio furniture (if patio furniture can ever be deemed 'comfy'). To top it all off, check out the walls - all adorned with paintings, some of which seem to have very sensual undertones.