Houston >Liquor Stores > Double Cross Lounge
114 Gray Street, Houston, TX | Directions 7700229.752560 -95.377999
Mon-Thurs 4pm-12am,Fri 4pm-2am,Sat 11am-2am,Sun 11am-12am
Neighborhoods: South Central, Midtown
The price requires much better service1 – The service at TR has definitely gone downhill since it has become an Uptown hotspot, and the prices have gone out of control. It was possible to get a decent red wine for $22-25 per bottle, and that has gone up in some cases by double. The owners are definitely taking advantage of their current popularity, but as always in Houston, the crowd will move to the next hot spot especially if it gets too expensive. The owners are better advised to moderate their pricing from pre-boom to current market and offer a long term commitment to their customers so the customers will stay long term. Based on current events, I will not go back until things change.
Love it! – I usually come here right after work for happy hour. It's a great place to relax and unwind. Now that the weather has cooled off, I enjoy a some great wine outside on the patio. The patio is HUGE! The last time I went, I shared a delicious cheese plate and some wine with a friend. It was perfect. Even though I had a bad day a work, it all changed after I went to the tasting room.
Great Wine and Beer! – I LOVE this place. It is a great, fresh place in the midst of Midtown. It's a great place to hang out and listen to some good music. It's a lounge, so it is very cozy and intimate. I recommend this place to anyone.
This place might be a wine bar, but they have great beer AND it is very reasonable.
Cool place, HORRIBLE service – The place was really cool. I enjoyed the cozy feeling, the atmosphere, and the crowd. The wine was also very good. It's such ashame that the staff was completely AWFUL. I asked about the availability of a certain wine and one of them just retorted that I should take a look at the menu. Then, when I was placing an order, the other girl was extremely rude to me as well. We didn't know that the bar closed at midnight and my friend ordered a bottle of wine 5 minutes before closing. We barely even had a sip of wine before they were pushing us out the door. I think she could have told us they were about to close before she poured us 4 glasses of wine. She pretty much made us chug our wine and then made it seem like it was the end of the world that she had to stay 5 minutes after closing. I'm not trying to be unsympathetic because I have worked in the restaurant industry before and I know how it feels when people stay after closing, but in every restaurant environment I've worked, we've never once rushed people to leave. I guess you can argue that this is a "bar," but I think it would have been nice for them to tell us when closing was before they let us order another bottle and I think they could have been a little more professional throughout the night.
Good Location and Good Wine – It is a casual wine bar with a very nice patio perfect for lounging after work or enjoying the sunset. There was the occasional bum walking by, but no worries, they keep to themselves. Inside the wine bar is a different experience. The space seems a little cramped especially with the large crowds that tend to gather. We had chosen to sit outside because it was bit too loud for us, but everyone in there seemed to be enjoying themselves. We had participated in a tasting that we had found online but because their website is not very helpful I had to retrieve the address and location from citysearch. If you do happen to participate in an event that they are hosting make sure to also call and reserve your spot. There was a couple that did not reserve their spot and they were required to pay a surcharge, but were still allowed to partake. Servers are attentive but because occupancy was so high I did have to wait awhile to close out.
Great Service – The service was great, the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. They happily explained the details of various wines. The venue is also very cozy, with several couches inside, and a decent sized patio outdoors.
Editorial Review – Midtown wine bar and specialty retail shop for wines by the bottle or case.
Great affordable wine bar – I love this place- it feels like you are sitting somewhere other than downtown Houston when you are sitting outside, and the inside is fun as well. The owner (? manager) is always around and is always very helpful. The only complaint I would have is that somtimes when you recommend a wine in a price range they will bring you something way more expensive, but this is an easily avoided problem so not a big deal. The fact that you can buy the bottles for such a low price is amazing and the cheese/meat plates are too!
2nd best in Houston – This place is great. Less selection as the Uptown locale, but very cool atmosphere and great wines at amazing by the glass pricing. Oh yeah, for the wine lover, check out the happy hour each night--fantastic deals. I've tried the new "wine bars" in town--they pale in comparison. In this case, the original is by far still the best.
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lovely relaxing atmosphere – My husband and I recently discovered this place. Now we love going every chance we get since we live on the northwest side of Houston. We have become familar faces and are always treated with great service. We like to sit at the bar since we like to chat with Farrah, but the outside tables are nice as well. Staff is knowledgeable about the wine selections. Overall we love coming here and will continue to make this a regular place to visit when possible.
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