new heights wine shop
New wine shop and bar bringing speciality sips, bites, and expansive patio to buzzy Heights street
The Heights is one of Houston’s most popular dining neighborhoods, and White Oak Drive is one of the area’s most prolific streets for restaurants and bars. Recent openings like EZ’s Liquor Lounge and Karne Korean Steakhouse will soon be joined a new place to enjoy wine.
Padre’s Wine will open next year in the historic Obsidian Theater space at 3522 White Oak Dr. Born from a wine distribution company that specializes in South American wines, Padre’s will serve as both a retail shop and a wine bar.
Owner William Farley started Padre’s in homage to his late father, Mike, who first introduced him to the world of wine. He purchased the building through Pocky, LLC, according to a release.
The 4,000-square-foot space will have a bottle shop, indoor seating, and an expansive patio. Customers will be able to purchase any of the 500 bottles in inventory for on-site consumption or sip their way through 20 by-the-glass selections. The focus will be on South American wines from small, boutique producers. A small food menu of charcuterie boards, paninis, and other light bites will also be available.
“The Heights has been one of my favorite neighborhoods in Houston and I hope to create a space Heights residents will be proud to visit,” Farley said in a statement.