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All-Day Winecafé Postino Opens in Heights Mercantile

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In case you missed the memo, you probably ought to be spending more time in the Houston Heights. The thriving neighborhood perfectly melds urban Houston savvy with a charming, independent vibe that’s more commonly found in smaller towns. The latest jewel in the district’s crown is Postino WineCafé, now open at Heights Mercantile.

It’s a significant coup for the city in general—Postino has enjoyed a glowing reputation since first opening its doors in Phoenix 15 years ago, and the new spot marks its first foray into Texas. Heights Mercantile, a mixed-use urban market with a broad spread of boutiques, restaurants, and more, stuck out as a natural fit for the Postino brand.

Photo Courtesy of Postino WineCafé, by Bailey Underwood (Upward Projects)
Photo Courtesy of Postino WineCafé, by Bailey Underwood (Upward Projects)

“There’s a feeling we get when we look at a site, the neighborhood, and the landlord when everything just immediately clicks—I have goosebumps just thinking about it,” recalled Postino co-founder Lauren Bailey. “We’re here to make people feel good, and our mission is to be a part of communities where we get this special feeling,” she added. “There is so much to love about this city—and the Heights in particular—with its eclectic and communal feel. Every time we step foot in Houston, it grips us more, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”

Houston, for its part, is excited to welcome Postino into the fold. Aside from its forward-thinking design and inviting atmosphere, Postino offers a stellar wine and beer program that will please your palate and your wallet in equal measure. Local and national wines are available at a broad range of price points, and an emphasis on local breweries like Saint Arnold and 8th Wonder keeps the Houston love flowing. Meanwhile, shareable bar snacks and light bites allow guests to linger in comfort.

Photos Courtesy of Postino WineCafé, by Bailey Underwood (Upward Projects)
Photos Courtesy of Postino WineCafé, by Bailey Underwood (Upward Projects)

Postino is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. till midnight, Saturdays from 9 a.m. till midnight, and Sundays from 9 a.m. till 10 p.m.

Featured photo courtesy of Postino WineCafé, by Bailey Underwood (Upward Projects)


Noah is a Houston-based writer and photographer. You can find him exploring Houston's restaurant and museum scenes with his wife or catching a game at Minute Maid Park. He and his wife serve local businesses through their digital content company, Two Cats Communications.

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