Vintropolis Wine Bar
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Reviews by SunDevilBeer:
4.14/5 rDev +1.7%
Visited here while visiting the fam for the holidays. Brought 3 family members with me.
Casual place with wine bottles lining the walls. Not pretentious at all.
As previous poster mentioned, the primary focus here is wine. But that doesn't 't stop them from having a varied, well thought out beer selection. No drafts, all bottles. 3 Chimay types (white, blue, red) , Gulden draak, Maresdous, some German offerings such as Ayinger doppelbock, and some nice bombers like Stone Arrogant Bastard highlight the list. All are arranged in a cooler off to the side of the bar with prices clearly labled. Lots of TX beers like St. Arnold's & Real Ale too.
Prices are very reasonable...$5 for the Maresdous & $6 for the 22 oz Stone bomber, $5 for ommegang. Glasses of wine very reasonable too.
Place was quiet & it enabled us to strike up a conversation with the friendly bartender & a woman whom I believe is one of the owners. Very hospitable folks.
Worth a visit if in the area. From what I gather it has one of the better selection of beers in the immediate area besides the YardHouse.
01-03-2012 23:31:34 | More by SunDevilBeer
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
A very unpretentious wine bar, which I found surprising. Maybe I have just gone to the wrong bars before, but most of my experiences at wine bars have been very snooty and pretentious. This place is very welcoming to beer drinkers, beginning wine drinkers, and the more experienced drinkers as well:) The website says they have the best beer selection around. I was skeptical when I first read that, but they are not lying for this part of town. This place is very laid back and a relaxing. There is a small bar and tables inside, and a huge area to sit outside. You can browse the wine selection inside on the wall. Comic book movies are always playing on a few TV's inside. No real reason, the owner just likes them. There is a fireplace, and a shuffleboard in the back. Behind the bar is a cooler full of beer.
When I first visited, I only counted about 25 bottles. I have been back several times, and the selection has about doubled. No taps however. Highlights for me are Rogue Shakespeare Stout and Hazelnut Brown. Other micros include Dogfishhead Immort, 60 minute, and 90 minute. Pretty much all Saint Arnold, Real Ale, and New Belgium beers in bottles. Lots of Unibroue and several other Belgian beers. Celebrator and a couple other good German offerings as well. Fuller's ESB and London Porter. All beers are served in a snifter.
They have no food (other than a meat and cheese plate), but carry a list of places that will deliver. Or you can just walk to the many places around to get something. The service is very nice and friendly. Most of the servers know about the wine, and not much about the beer. Though the bar manager and owner are easy to talk to and knowledgeable. Music is usually playing in the patio outside. Often some jazz or folk band. I really feel comfortable here. A nice place to come a relax with friends. With variety enough for everyone. Much better than the rat hole that is Sherlock's Pub right next door. If you are close to Westheimer and Beltway 8, I would recommend this place.
09-28-2009 04:02:57 | More by champ103
Vintropolis Wine Bar in Houston, TX
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