Shortly after opening its first area location in the Heights this past spring, Postino WineCafé, will launch a second wine-all-day outpost in Montrose early next year.
The forthcoming arrival will debut at 805 Pacific Street in the spot formerly occupied by Montrose Mining Company, formerly known as Houston’s longest-running gay bar. Before that, the space housed bars and clubs like The Tattooed Lady, Pacific Street Station, and Uncle Charlie’s. “Walking into the old Montrose Mining Company - such a storied space that’s been a neighborhood gathering space since the 1970’s – gave us goosebumps,” co-founder Lauren Bailey said in a statement. “Something just felt right, and we’re thrilled to honor its historic legacy, the neighborhood, and the people who have come before us.”
Postino’s model is built around repurposing old historic spaces. It’s first location in Arizona debuted 18 years ago inside a revamped 1940s post office, which is how Postino (Italian for “postman”) got its name. The 3,500-square-foot Montrose location will feature “eclectic decor” according to a press release, reflecting its artsy neighborhood. “Montrose checks every box that gets us excited: civic pride, a robust arts scene, diversity, authenticity, and an incredible history that speaks to our values,” Bailey said.
Postino will also feature the same food menu found in other locations including multiple bruschetta offerings topped with sweet and spicy pepper jam and goat cheese; prosciutto with figs and mascarpone; and ricotta with dates and pistachios; plus shareable charcuterie and cheese boards; and paninis, salad, and soup combinations. Advanced Sommelier Brent Karlicek has curated Postino’s menu of more than 30 wines and beer, which includes glasses of wine and pitchers of local brews priced at $5 from open to 5:00 p.m. making this one of Houston’s premiere day drinking destinations.
Postino is set to debut in Montrose in 2019. Stay tuned for an official opening date.