Can't wait for Gulf Coast-centric Bernadine's and Hunky Dory to open? Neither can Treasdsack, the group behind the anticipated restaurants in the Heights. With an expected spring debut on the horizon, Treadsack is getting all of its ducks in a row and that includes obtaining a Private Club Liquor License.
Both restaurants are located in the dry part of Houston Heights, an area that has been dry since the days the Heights was its own small town, over a 100 years ago. Because selling and serving alcohol is prohibited, restaurants and bars like Treadsack's DownHouse use a clause that allows them to skirt around the law by setting up a private club where they're legally allowed to serve members.
With that little piece of history out the way, let's get down to nitty gritty: Treadsack wants you to join its private club. How awesome is that? Well maybe not that awesome, but in doing so, you'll help them obtain their license quicker, bringing Bernadine's and Hunky Dory that much closer to opening. Check out the details:
In order for us to serve liquor at Hunky Dory and Bernadine’s, we are required to obtain a Private Club Liquor License (exclusive! exciting!) To do that, we have to form an organization of founding members, which both sounds and is important. If you want to enjoy alcoholic beverages at either Hunky Dory or Bernadine’s in the future please complete this "membership agreement" form. You’ll notice that it says something about paying $40; we are loaning our founding members this fee (with no expectation of repayment.) The more members we get the quicker we will be able to serve you!
An added bonus for those who sign up (which is completely free) a complimentary $25 gift card to use at either restaurants. The only thing that's left to ask is, who's ready to sign up?