From Funeral Home to Foot Stomper

Marfa's new watering hole

Rob Brinkley
December 09, 2009

Watch out, Marfa: There’s a new watering hole in town. (Well, sort of new.) Behold Padre’s, a 100-year-old adobe — past incarnations have been as a feed store, carriage shop and, yes, funeral home — reborn as a no-attitude stop for libations and live music. From the long list of tequilas to the funeral-parlor pews to the fire pit outside, it’s just the place to unwind after all that West Texas chow and Chinati. Cocktail chatter: Houston designer Marlys Tokerud designed the interiors with arches, exposed adobe and multihued tiles. 209 W. El Paso St., 432.729.4425; Rob Brinkley
Photo Julie Soefer