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.
Pros: Great Wine Bar; One of the last originals in Houston!
Cons: wish they had a bigger menu
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...
Pros: This place is anything but stuffy and the wine is fab!
Cons: I really don't have anything negative to say...
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!
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!
Pros: The place is actually nice and ecclectic inside
Cons: Food, service and plastic utensils!
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.
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!!
Pros: Ambience, parking, wine and food
Cons: can get crowded
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.
Pros: Great bar to meet with friends, not a scene.
Cons: no cons yet.
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.
Pros: Price, Selection
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.\r
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. \r
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!\r
Good Luck and please give this gem a try!
Pros: Charming, near town, plenty of parking
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. \r
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!\r
Pros: Great ambience
I love wine, but maybe I'm not a wine-bar person because the customers and employees all just seem to have this snobby yuppie aura to them like you're going to the library of congress or something. It's just wine guys...crushed grapes...not splitting atoms there. Also, it's not a big place so if you talk, the whole place can hear you and while that's not a problem on weekends, during the week it just seems like not that private of a place for a date. Overall though, I think the wine selection was decent and priced fair..and by fair I mean at least double what you'd find the wine in retail, but I get that you're paying for the atmosphere and what not, but you can have a tab of a couple of hundred bucks for a few friends drinking if you're not paying attention so it's not an everyday place unless you're made of money. \r
I guess if wine bars are your cup of tea, this isn't a bad place...\r
Pros: Decent selection
Cons: snobby yuppies/hippies mostly as customers
Note: Myself and friends visit many wine venues around town and Corkscrew (after several visits) is one of our least favorite. I started to get suspicious about their reviews after looking a littler closer at some of them. I find it amazing that most of the reviews describe the ""events"" about the place, like the reviewer isn't really a customer but a salesman. Kinda funny, also how there are 6 reviews in one day. (See October 2006). Interesting coincidences? The following are some comments about direct experiences to ofset the other suspiciously friendly reviews: 1)The first time we went there, the service was decent but it was extremely loud. The most recent visit the service was bad and it was once again, extremely loud. 2)I'm tired of being asked for money by bums every time I go here. And the parking is minimal/dark. 3) The atomosphere is decent, but the chairs/tables are uncomfortable & small (they have beautiful wood bar though) 4)One of the supposed owners is high on himself it seems while the other seems nice. Not sure who is who. ""Slick"" seems like the proper description for the know-it-all. 5)Prices/Inventory seem to fluctuate too much. Not sure why, maybe there is a legitimate excuse. 6) The truffels are awesome, but the other food is just Ok. **Overall, we just don't look forward to going here 'cause of the noise, uncomfortable chairs, and inconsistency. Given the number of wine options in Houston, this is our least favorite. There are better atmospheres, seating, parking, ""bumless"" locations, etc.. for the price.
Pros: No major Pros other than a nice looking bar
Cons: Bums in Parking Lot, Noise, uncomfortable seating, inconsistency
This is one of my favorite places. Doyle and Andrew are always great. They make you feel like family. They have a great wine selection. Chocolates are great, pizzas and other food need improvement. I used to love to order from other restaurants to have delivered so I could enjoy great wine and other dinner choices.
The Good: This place has potential. Its a cool looking building and the staff is very nice and knowledgeable. The location, is easy to get to and close to everything downtown. Regular looking, non-pretentious , people hang out here.\r
The Bad: The Wine selection is not top notch. While the prices are fair, the overall quality of wine is poor and sporadic. The Bar appears to be mismanaged and the inventory is constantly in an ebb and flow. Sometimes its good. Sometimes not too good.\r
So if you're willing to take a chance and won't be disappointed if the wine list for the day is poor, you might have fun. But if you're going with the expectation of finding top notch wine in the $40-$75 wine, you might be out of luck. Definitely you are unlikely to find the same bottle twice. Is that a supplier problem or a management issue? \r
The service is great, never below a 1/4 of glass. The truffles were great, the frida is AMAZING! The staff is beyond friendly, not only on wine service even offered to get us into the drake without waiting the line. Also, the staff knows how to polietly refill a glass without interuptting convo, that is VERY rare to find someone whom can do that; and it is probably one of my favorite aspects of this establishment. They even wait for a lull in the tables convo before jumping in to ask if everythign is ok or if you need anything. A++ Service. So when the mood/ ambiance is set it stays until you leave. Wish I lived closer and could go every night after dinner. Once you go it will quickly move to the top of your list of Houston Fav's.
Pros: huge variety, Great staff...
Nice building with good atmosphere, great selection, and knowledgeable staff. However, due to the accoustics and blaring music, it's not a place for a quiet conversation unless you sit outside with the smokers. The $5 corking fee on bottles irked me a little as I usually associate that with BYOB resturants. Still, it's worth a try if the weather is nice.
Pros: Nice building
Cons: Blaring music, poor accustics, $5 corking fee
Each of my experiences at The Corkscrew has been great. Browse for one of your favorite bottles in their great selection or take the recommendations of the friendly, happy and knowledgable staff....it's obvious the owners take care of their employees. The truffles alone are worth a visit and I really like the atmosphere Corkscrew provides.
Pros: staff/waiter Mike; will open any bottle if you commit to two glasses
Reminds me of Cheers except it is wine. A totally relaxing atmosphere with attractive and helpful staff.
Pros: Atmosphere and staff
Cons: The wine wasn't free.
Corkscrew has recently become one of my favorite hangouts! Definitely a classier alternative to your local bar. Doyle and Andy, the owners, always make time to get to know the customers, and that says a lot about the place. Clientel is totally random; a good place to people-watch with friends ;) \r
Large selection of wine for any budget (best to split a bottle) and AMAZING FOOD. You've got to try the gorgonzola pizza...absolutely the best. I think they recently started having live music on Mondays and Wednesdays (don't quote me on that...I might have my days mixed up) in the dark room, which always brings in a crowd. I LOVE this place!
Pros: Helpful staff, not ""in your face""
What to Expect: Corkscrew is easily the coziest wine bar in town. The staff is upbeat, friendly and fun. The bottle selection is a joy to browse. Yes, you do see some of the ""usual suspects"" that you might find at the Spec*'s downtown or some of the upscale supermarkets in the city, but there are always new surprises, you just have to know what you're looking for or trust the recommendations of the staff (especially Mike, who's never steered me wrong). The prices are very good for a bar setting. The by the glass list changes nightly, but the off-the-list list is where you'll find the real surprises. Pizzas and sandwiches are served very casually, but are all the more enjoyable for that - quality ingredients without pretense, good tasting food taking priority over good looking food. Steak night (Tuesday) rocks - delicious, generous steaks cooked to order at an extremely reasonable price. The Truffles are a delight (the Frieda is legendary, and rightly so). Special events (speed dating, wine tastings, classes and festivals) sell out quickly for a reason--they're loads of fun, and there's no better place for party than here. For non-wine drinkers, there are usually 3-4 beers to choose from and water. The patrons run the gamut, from singles on their way home from the gym to university students out partying after exams to the after-theater crowd. \r
What Not to Expect: Verticals of Cake-bread, top vintage Champagne, a plethora of aged ports, or other rare, highly allocated wine (although some of these *do* pop up from time to time!), duck liver, Kobe beef burgers, etc. The place is extremely down-to-earth, so if you're going out to a wine bar with the goal of being doted over, the staff and patrons that know and love what the Corkscrew is all about would rather you take your business elsewhere.
Pros: Ambience, Staff, Neighborhood
I was one of the first in through the doors at corkscrew. At first, this was a great place, but since the beginning, their wine prices have risen steadily, and the service has become very poor. Great wine stewards like Bree and Robin were let go of and the new staff knows little about wine. The selection is also very poor, with many bottles that are easily found at Spec's and even HEB. Nice atmosphere, but...
Pros: Great ambience.
Cons: Lack of selection, poorly trained staff
Overall I think this is a unique place with a good future. This place has a different feel than Max's Wine Dive or Cova further down Washington. They change up their wines often and are attentive to their inventory. Small bumps in the road - they're getting a little pricey and sometimes the waitstaff seems like they'd rather be at the spa than helping you out.
The Corkscrew is a favorite hangout of mine. \r
It's an intimate, cozy venue where self-indulgence knows no boundaries.\r
With 300+ wine list, and free tastings every Wednesdays and Thursdays, you?ll become a wine connoisseur in no time.\r
Laura?s Truffles? are rich and luscious. But beware: You?ll be left craving for more!\r
The staff is attentive and knowledgeable, offering nothing less than pampering perfection.\r
Owners Andy & Doyle have a heart of gold encased in wit & sharp humor. They go out of their way to make you feel at home each & every time.\r
It's an unexpected blend of illustrious ambience and a relaxed setting? what more could you ask for? \r
This is my first time on city search. I don't normally seek out such sites. I haven't the time. But a girlfriend of mine pointed me here and I'm glad she did. I would like to tell you about my favorite little wine bar called The Corkscrew. Who has ever watched the situational comedy, Cheers, and hasn't long for a place to go where ""everybody knows your name""? You won't get closer to Cheers than the Corkscrew. I've been going there since they opened, and there isn't a person I know that once they try it doesn't love it! It's the atmostphere: warm, inviting, not pretentious. It's the people: the owners, Andy and Dole, without them the place looses all love; the stewards, knowlegdable and friendly; the patrons, real people not of the ""meat market"" mentality. It's the piece of mind: they have security in the parking area, the police department around the corner, Andy and Dole who are never too busy to walk a lady to the car. Honestly, I think I've only seen one ""vagrant"" type person in the year + I've been going there. And I didn't even realize there was someone coming to ask me for money till I heard the security guard speaking to him and escorting him off the premises descretly and respectfully. I've been to a couple other wine bars but I keep coming back to the Corkscrew cause they're ""simply the best"".
Pros: I can't say enough good.
Cons: I live in the Galleria and it's Downtown. Can you open a 2nd location?
I feel compelled to respond to a previous review regarding the safety of the Corkscrew. I have been a regular customer since it opened over a year ago. It is the only place I've been in Houston that I feel offers an environment of welcome and sincere security. I go in frequently by myself, as do many of my female friends...often to meet up there, arriving in separate cars. I have NEVER encountered a panhandler in the parking lot brazen enough to approach me. Although it is located in the Historic 6th Ward, considered to be a transitional up-and-coming neighborhood, it is literally around the corner from the Houston Police Department. I know a number of other regulars who live in the neighborhood and actually walk over for a glass of wine. The owners, Andrew and Doyle, are always present, and often walk customers to their cars. The comment in a previous review is an apparent fabrication to sully the wine bar's reputation, as both Andrew AND Doyle have on numerous occasions walked me to my car, without even being asked. I know for certain that if there had been an incident, they would have confronted it immediately and made certain that I was safely on my way. There are no two guys nicer. I challenge any one who claims that this place is unsafe and/or uncaring. The staff is bend-over-backwards friendly, unpretentious and genuine. It feels like it is a community of friends. If you want to go to a place where everybody knows your name, this is the place. And to speak to the selection of wines, there are always some fascinating finds at amazing prices. The unpretentious approach permeates every aspect of this place. I just can't say enough about it...so, if you are worried about the safety of this place, your worry is misplaced. If you miss out on the corkscrew experience...well, then you will just be missing out.
Pros: Ambience, friendliness of staff and customers, selection of wines, great date place
Cons: there is only one!
My girlfriends and I have been hanging at this wine bar lately and we absolutely love it. The chics that work there have all learned our names and even remember what we drank last time we were there. Laura...the one wine steward that makes those amazing chocolates even ordered our pizza for us last time. THey couldn't be friendlier or more attentive. We always get the best service and the owners seem to always be around ready to help us with our wine selection. This is definately or favorite hotspot and ultimately the best wine bar Houston has to offer. I am thinking this one is going to be around for the long haul!
Pros: security is safe and walks you to your car,warm service staff, lots of singles and great wine prices,location is cool too,securi
Cons: can't think of any...
My girlfriends and I attended this establishment a week ago, we had never been there before but someone had said it was close to our apartment; so we went; much to our regret. As soon as we got out of the car we were approached by four men asking for money, we tried to avoid them, but they followed us to the door. There was no security, and we thought it better to be in a public place than a dark parking lot. The men left once we entered the establishment; we told a waitress what had happened, she offered to buy us drinks due to our fear, and inconvience. Of course, we asked to speak to the manager, or owner, and asked if we could be escorted out. The owner, Doyle, or Andy, said they were too busy to help us, ""we had already recieved a free round, if we were not going to spend any money in their bar, they had paying customers to take care of."" We assumed we would be safe once inside, but the owners would not even walk us to our car because we were not spending money. Upon leaving we were lucky enough to have a male customer escort us to our car, I cannot thank him enough because those four men were waiting by our car, two on each side. This may be a place OK for men to go, but women be cautious, I will never go there again alone, or with other women, without a weapon. The worst part is that the employees, and owners, were of no assistance and we had to wait for a good hearted customer to take action and care about five girls well-being. Staff not hospitable, or attentive, location more than sketchy; I do not recommend this bar to anyone!!! Max's, and Cova were so much more hospitable, without any problem going in we were still escorted to our car without even asking! Ladies, beware of bum central at the corkscrew, because no owner, waitress, or manager, will help you out safely. Our experience was scary; please women, learn from our experience, if you go be careful, it is a very shady establishment, and location. Be Safe and aware!!!
Pros: nothing, only bums outside with no security
Cons: bad area, staff, lack of security
This is probably my favorite wine bar in Houston. The staff is incredibly helpful and they have some great wines to choose from. The ambience inside is really neat, but can be a little loud at times. Prices are reasonable too. Only real drawback is that it is in a pretty sketchy area, but I'd go to this one over Max's Cova, or the Tasting Room any day.
Pros: good wine, great staff and ambiance
Cons: occasionally loud and in a rough area
The corkscrew has a completely unpretentious vibe that lends to its charm. Trendy sofas in the lounge, order in food from local bistros. The walls sport messages about overindulgence that cant help but remind one the true reason why they?re there. The wait staff are eye candy for the fellas which will keep em coming on a Saturday night so don?t expect to get in. On the weekends come early or don?t come at all. Maybe head over to the Tasting room where there is slightly more seating and a quieter vibe. Or check out the new wine bar 13 degrees Celsius. Not everyone knows about it yet so you can still grab a couch.
If you're looking for an unpretentious, relaxed wine bar go to the Corkscrew! Ask the staff for recommendations - they'll give you great ones! There are two main rooms, one with beautiful mosaic tiled table tops and wooden chairs, and another with comfortably couches, big cushy chairs and coffee tables. The latter of the two rooms is dimly lit and very romantic, but it can get noisy when it's packed. There are also a few tables outside. I haven't had the truffles, but try the Spanish mild cheese plate - it is FANTASTIC! Prices are very reasonable on wine and cheese compared to other wine bars in town. Bring dates here! Bring family here! This is a great place for everyone!
Pros: Service, wine, cheese, atmosphere, value!
Cons: limited parking, noisy when crowded
This is a great wine place! It is not too stuffy like some wine bars. Very relaxed atmosphere, and great people. At some of the newer wine places, it can get too crowded to even hear yourself think.... this place is a great place to unwind with a nice glass of wine. Highly recommended.
Can you say Awesome?!!!! This is the place to be! Atmosphere, great wine, great company and lots of ambiance. How can one go wrong? \r
This place also has WiFi, so forget the coffee shops of old... get your net on here. Possibly the finest selection of wine and by far the best service in town. The truffles, all handcrafted in Houston, are delictible. (!)\r
A definite Must do.\r
Pros: Wine selection, service and neighborhood touch
My girlfriend took me here for my birthday, and since then it has become my favorite wine bar in Houston. There is just so much to appreicate about the wine bar, that it will have you coming back for more. From the entertaining quotes on the wall, the cheese platters, large wine list, comfy romantic lounge area, and a very hospitable staff. The staff will help you find what you are looking for in a wine by letting you have free tastes (some places charged me before for every taste) until you find the one you like. The lounge area with the romantic starry dim-lighted decorum really helps set the mood if you are out on a date. The lounge area is also great for big partys that is fun for everyone. Overall, I HIGHLY recommend the corkscrew for group events to dates.
Pros: GREAT wine bar! Romantic lounge area!
love the ambience and wine/cheese selections! and the humorous wine quotes dotted along the walls! there's a seperate room cloaked in a whole different ambience from the wine bar ... once you step into this room you are immediately greeted with candle-lit tables flanked with comfy couches and stars dancing above you ... a dim room with a touch of mystery, romanticism, and surrealism. comfortable, laid-back, and different. great place to take a date ... or enjoy the company of a group of friends.
Pros: ambience, parking, romantic, eclectic
This is a great date place. Wine options are very good and reasonable. The chocolate truffles were a bit pricey and below average. Go for wine and comfy atmosphere, you will not be dissappointed.
Pros: Good Wine Picks!
Cons: Not good Truffles
This is a great after work escape to sit down, relax, and enjoy a great selection of wines. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. My wife and I have made this a frequent stop. Great place!
Wine bars are everywhere...kind of like coffee shops. What sets them apart is service, atmosphere and selection. The Corkscrew has all three. The owners are always on hand, which says a lot about how much they care about their customers. The staff are knowledgable, friendly...and rather attractive, if I do say so myself. It's also a great date place. The lighting a sensual, live jazz can be heard on Monday's and Tuesday's and there's always something compelling about a renovated 20th century brothel [it actually was]. I also like the fact that they are very active in promoting a wide variety of events and get to know their customers on a first name basis. Highly recommeded, particularly for those who want to avoid the pretentiousness and social veneer of other wine establishments.
Pros: atmosphere, service, value
Cons: parking problems on crowded nights
or in houston, for that matter. i came to town from new orleans (no refugee cracks, please) and was searching for a chill, soulful hang. i was happily surprised to find this place... the corkscrew has the best wine, the rocking staff, and the s*xy atmosphere to give great vibe to even monday nights... don't know about wine? the people there will hook you up without the least bit of snobbery, which can't be said about any other wine bar this side of town... trust me - as a lush, i know of what i type! everytime i've visited, i've been treated beautifully... the only thing better than the warm reception you'll receive is the KILLER WINES YOU'LL DRINK.
If you haven't been to the Corkscrew yet, you are missing out! What a cool place. It's definitely not like any of the other wine bars in Houston. It's far from sterile and full of personality. Not to mention a fabulous wine selection at toally reasonable prices. They even have great specials on certain nights. Live jazz in the lounge sometimes too. In addition, there's also a private wine room in the back. The place is huge. The owners are brothers and are the friendliest and funniest guys ever. The people that are in there are very friendly and interesting and the employees know their wine. Hands down the best hang out in Houston and I go out a lot!
Pros: There are none.
Cons: Bad location. Cheap wine. Owners are cheapskates.
My wife and I are, what you night call,geriatric (read ""old""), yet we always come away from the Corkscrew with a young at heart feeling. There is something about the friendly, homey atmosphere and the respect with which we are treated by the staff and even the other patrons that takes years off our lives (spiritually if not physically). We have never failed to make friends at the Corkscrew.\r
We are not true wine connoisseurs but the knowledgeable staff always seems to find something good for us from their extensive collection. I highly recommend an evening at the Corkscrew for the young and the young at heart. It won't be your last time, I guarantee it.
Pros: Ambiance is spectacular
Cons: Needs to be bigger
An interesting and ever changing selection of delicious wines with truffles, beautiful cheese trays, a knowledgeable and very friendly waitstaff. I love this place and you will too! Great ambiance,interesting architecture,cool wall mural - great place for a romantic fun date or classy business lunch!
Pros: Ambience, ample parking, helpful and friendly staff
Cons: There should be Corkscrews all over the city!
I bet that guy's girlfriend or ex-girlfriend slashed his tire... who the hell slashes for fun...he must have been out with someone else. After all, it is an intimate atmosphere perfect for a date. The staff is absolutely welcoming and you will feel like you are right at home. They have a HUGE selection of wines but also serve beer. So if you are a lady who likes to drink wine but your man drinks beer it is a perfect compromise! The cheeses are to die for and the truffles are even better. The location is convenient and safe beacuse there are always cops driving up and down Washington Ave... I should know I got pulled over there just a few weeks ago. So if you haven't been you should most definately check it out!
Pros: huge wine selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff great location
Cons: There aren't any!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This amazing find on Washington Avenue is well worth your time. The whole place has a warm and welcoming vibe. Its a phenomenal addition to the neighborhood. The owners deserve praise for spending the time and money to tastefully restore an older brick building instead of locating it in a generic strip mall. The wine selection is outstanding and very reasonably priced. If youre looking to try new wines or dont know much about wines the friendly staff, weekly classes, and tastings will open your eyes to some incredible selections all in an approachable manner. The key words here are unpretentious and entertaining.
Great wines!! Great atmosphere!! Great service!!\r
But I had my tire slashed while I was there. I parked at the car dealer next door. I would not go back due to concerns with security and not wanting to change my tire again.
Pros: great wines, great appetizer plate, great service
Cons: shabby neighborhood, unsecure parking
We frequent the corkscrew everyweek ppractically! We are even thinking of getting a wine locker their. I love their cheese trays and sometimes we stay so long that we order in italian delivery. They carry all price ranges and their selection is delish! If you have not been then you are really missin out!
Pros: outside deck, food, wi fi
Cons: too many wines, closes at 12 or 1
Finally, a laid-back, unpretentious wine bar that caters to wine lovers and those of us who are simiply curious. My experience at The Corkscrew was unsurpassed by those I've had at other similar establishments in town. The staff was quite friendly and enthusiastic about helping me find a wine to please my palate. I felt very comfortable and unitimidated by their wealth of knowledge. And they have a cheese expert! What could be a better combination than good wine and good cheese? They excel in what they do and keep things small so that service and a comfortable atmosphere are not comprimised. I happened to be there on a Saturday evening and the cheese expert was more than happy to prepare a plate of cheese and salamis to pair with my wine, a combination that was not on the menu and not exhorbitantly priced.
As a wine enthusiast, I cannot express my first impression with the Corkscrew and with the expert wine classes held at the Corkscrew. A wine expert from California flew in for the class and gave the most informative wine 101 session I have had the pleasure of experiencing. I would suggest this class to anyone with a passion for wine. My class was sold out, via internet, so I would encourage anyone interested to buy in advance.
Pros: Trendy, Inexpensive, Laid Back