Houston >Bars & Pubs > The Corkscrew
1308 W 20th St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700829.803710 -95.422567
Monday - Thursday 4pm - midnight
The Corkscrew in Houston voted the Best wine bar is perfect for your holiday party, corporate event, date night or any special event. We are located in the Historic Heights neighborhood and offer something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a casual spot to enjoy a glass of wine, relax and enjoy the Fall whether with friends or looking for the perfect spot to host your next special event, The Corkscrew offers it all. The Corkscrew has won several awards over the years from Best Wine Bar, Best Happy Hour, Best Date Spot and overall Best Bar in Houston! Come to the Corkscrew and join us every Tuesday for Steak Night. We serve a mouth watering ribeye steak served with asparagus, creamy mashed potatoes and Texas Toast. The Corkscrew also serves homemade pizzas that go perfectly with wine. Stop by today for Happy Hour or give us a call at 713-936-5425 to reserve your special event!
Corkscrew = Awesome – This place is a great wine bar. The atmosphere is laid back and the service is great. The wines are always changing which keeps me coming back to broaden my wine drinking horizons. Cool staff too. Highly reccomend it for an after work hang out or a date spot.
The best wine bar in town. – The Corkscrew is definitely the best wine bar in town. It's acomfortable, no-nonsense place you can hang out with your girlfriends, coworkers or on a date, and have a great time. The wine is excellent, the staff is attentive (but not annoying) and they've recently added to their menu, kicking it up a notch. The cheese plate is my fav. Paninis are also a good bet.
At any rate, my last visit, heard about Wineapalooza... a feastival the Corkscrew puts on annually. It's October 4th and will feature more than 120 wines, food and music for just $55. Count me in...
This plays only Screws you!! – This has to be one of the worsr wine bars in town or anywhere for that matter! The wine wall looks like the leftovers nobody wants at the 7elevn. Seriously, slim pickins!!! The frozen pizzas are nasty and the cheese plate is pitiful, can not even make your own selection! The only really reason to go there is not even there anymore...hot, friendly blondes. The rest of the staff seems bitter and well, not too thrilled to work there. Don't waste your time or your money!
What an as$hole - go to a titty bar if you want to check out hot blonds - this place is awesome hope i don't see you there next time I go haha (cuz i am a hot blond)
Plastic plates, supermarket cheese and bad service! – Great location and place, but the service was terrible. Since we were a two person table, it took them quite a bit to pay us any attention vs. the loud and more numerous table right next to us. I was really excited to go to this place since my boyfriend and I are always looking for new and cool wine bars to hang out and have a good time. Our meat and cheese platter was served on plastic plates and I've had better platters from a supermarket. Needless to say I was really disappointed with this place and would NOT recommend this place!
Wonderful place – Wonderful service. My husband and I went there for our 13th ann. and they took SUCH good care of us! Active in causes that are close to our hearts and truly genuine people. SRMcC.
Great Casual atmosphere with a great wine selection and value!! – Corkscrew is a great place to lounge for a casual and relaxed outing with friends. They have a great varietal selection of wine that's won't leave your pockets empty. And they have even extend their menu allowing for more choice of food from wine and cheese to paninis and pizzas!! It's also a great place for large groups as they have a separate wine cellar room you can reserve to the great room next door!!
Wine Bar with Staying Power – Compared with many of the other wine bars around town this is one of my two favorites. The staff is always helpful. I found several new favorite wines for under $10 a glass and it's a generous pour. The price does not have tax added on to it which is a very annoying habit some other wine bars in town have. The cheese plates could use a little work on their presentation but not it that means raising the price. Parking is easy and the doormen have always insisted on making sure women are watched on the way to their cars when I've been there. There's several outdoor tables on the deck for smokers.
The Best Wine Bar! – Compared to other wine bars in the area, this is the best! The wines are affordable and the selection is changed and updated regularly. It always seems full but I have never had a hard time finding a table or couch. The corkscrew offers a place where people can hang out, talk, and enjoy drinks without breaking the bank. Try the truffles with a tasty Cab or Malbec.
Needs a little more something. – This was my 5th visit in 2 years to this little place and I still feel it needs a little something to put it above the rest of the Washington Ave. venues that are popping up and down this street/area. My co-workers and I were having an impromptu together this ending week and being neighbors in the area we wanted to support a place close to our office and that we all would feel comfortable in given our diverse group. The ambiance, surroundings, interior is cozy & wonderful. The noise level does accelerate quickly with more people talking (1 word-rugs). But that I am sure is part of their appeal to alot of folks.
We arrrived around 5pm with the place about 1/3 full, the bar got a little busier as another group was having a party in the other room/lounge area, so nice crowd for the end of a week. What lacked a bit for us was the customer service that the "regulars patrons/friends (just guessing)" seemed to be getting from an owner and one of two waitpersons. The young lady that did help us was as attentive, polite, and as serviceable as could be possible given the situation, but being as more people we coming in, the service did dimish a bit. Maybe a couple of more hands walking around helping out would have, but I know you can never guess what kind of crwod you will have until it happens.
That being said, I congratulate them all on the Salsa music and Sangria night additions, I am sure it will be a success. I wish the Corckscrew many years in business serving wine to a much needed revitalized area/community and hope I be attending many more Salsa nights!
Good Luck and please give this gem a try!
Excellent Wine Bar! – Have been coming to Corkscrew for quite sometime. I don't even live in this part of town, but guess what, have car, will travel. I am always looking for a good wine bar and Corkscrew is GREAT! You have the friendly. cozy atmosphere to be able to get together with friends for good conversation and good wine. Then you also have the room in the back for a more cozy. quaint, date atmosphere.
Last Thursday night, SalsaPooloza! WOW! you guys were awesome! I think you should have this kind of venue atleast once a month. The weather was perfect for the outdoor sitting and we all had a blast! The staff was going at it 100 miles per second. You can tell they were working hard and we were all satisfied. Great appetizers, great wine and oh yeah, how can I forget the Sangria! Wow! That was awesome! Great job to all who were involved in making SalsaPooloza such a success and making everyday at Corkscrew a great place to stop in and unwind!
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