days of wine and bruschetta
Buzzy wine bar-cafe-happy hour fave tips hat to Houston icon Howard Hughes at newest locale in The Woodlands
Postino WineCafe will not stop until it has brought its affordable happy hour and bruschetta boards to every part of Houston. The Arizona-based wine bar and restaurant will open its sixth Houston-area location on Monday, April 24 in The Woodlands.
Located in the Hughes Landing development near Whole Foods, Postino occupies a 4,000-square-foot space that features a spacious patio. Every Postino location includes an art piece that’s unique to the space. In this case, it’s an installation made of hundreds of fedoras from the ’50s and ’60s that Postino sourced from markets in Round Top. They’re a nod to Howard Hughes, the business magnate for whom the development is named.
Known for its generous happy hour that features $6 wines by-the-glass and $6, 32-ounce pitchers of beer everyday from 11 am-5 pm and lively weekend brunch, Postino has been a hit since its first Houston location opened in 2018 in the Heights. It has expanded to include locations in Montrose, Town & Country, Uptown Park, and Katy. Although a Dallas location closed earlier this year, the restaurant will add San Antonio to its roster in the months to come.
Advanced sommelier Brent Karlicek oversees the wine and beer offerings. They include 30 wines that are available by-the-glass or bottle. Postino will roll out its summer wine menu in May.
Food options include a mix of shareable snacks, cheese and charcuterie boards, and a dozen bruschettas such as Prosciutto di Parma with fig and mascarpone and "Sweet N’ Spicy Pepper Jam & Goat Cheese." It's open daily for lunch and dinner with a lively brunch served on the weekends.
“The Woodlands has been on our radar since we first opened at Heights Mercantile five years ago,” Postino co-founder Lauren Bailey said in a statement. “It’s definitely been worth the wait to find the perfect space to open within the community. The Woodlands embodies everything that excites us — a relaxed vibe connected to the beauty of the outdoors, the familial energy, its burgeoning food scene, and the cultural vibrancy of an international population.”
To celebrate the opening, Postino will donate $1 from every board sold during the first two weeks of May to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Customers will also receive a free glass of sparkling wine during that time.