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The Corkscrew

1308 W. 20th St.
Houston, TX 77008
Best Of
The Corkscrew +

David Rozycki


  • $$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Parking Lot Available
Previously located on Washington Avenue, the Corkscrew seems to be doing better than ever since its move to the Heights, which is going on three and a half years now. In fact it was voted Best Wine Bar in 2013 by our readers, a fact proudly displayed on a banner out in front. The Corkscrew is a fun, energetic, yet laid-back wine bar serving a broad spectrum of patrons of all ages and walks of life. Along with its eclectic wine selection, a full bar is available, as well as bottled and canned craft beers. The food here can be described as upscale bar food, featuring such favorites as thin-crust pizzas and Italian paninis, and Tuesday's steak night is not to be missed. Live music is played here every night of the week except on Sundays, with the highlights being Friday and Saturday nights featuring resident band Nick Greer & The G's, who play an energetic mix of funk, blues, soul and hip-hop. Nick tickles the ivories solo on Thursday nights. The Corkscrew's owner is a local longtime Heights resident whose words of wisdom are painted throughout the walls of the bar. Also of note here is the door on display from the first speakeasy in The Heights, which dates back to the early 1900s.

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