IMG_7324
IMG_7324

The famous Montrose Mining Company bar on Pacific Street, once one of the stalwarts of the old Montrose gay scene, will get new life as a trendy neighborhood wine café.


Postino, the Phoenix-based wine café that has been a popular spot in the still-new Heights Mercantile development, will in early 2019 expand “its $5 glasses of wine before 5pm and boards of bruschetta, paninis and sandwiches” to the old Mining space which closed two years after decades as a gay go-to, across the street from JR’s and South Beach bars and a stone’s throw from other popular watering holes such as Crocker Bar and The Eagle, per an announcement this morning. South Beach is currently closed for renovations, say reports.

This morning’s press release continues: “Postino’s new 3,500-square-foot Montrose location will feature unique designs and inspiring, eclectic decor that will directly reflect the spirit of the neighborhood. Postino will open at 805 Pacific St.”

The city’s gay community, wistful for the old days of the Mining Company, first opened in 1978, according to online sources, will find the news bittersweet. The bar — notable for its remixed-disco soundtrack, large patio, immodest go-go dancers and large barrel full of peanuts near the front door — was the oldest gay bar in town when, beginning to fall into disrepair, it shuttered in 2016.

Mining Company photo by @michaelharren

Food+Travel

Jones, age 6, models the One Stud Nappa handbag ($3,900) by Valentino.

SPRING INTO SUMMER with the hottest designer accessories — and, might we suggest, a regal rescue pup or kitty? Here are chic seasonal goodies modeled by Houston's most lovable shelter animals. Adopt them all! Art direction by Patrick Magee

Keep ReadingShow less

Crane at Minute Maid Park, located near his two Downtown restaurants, Potente and Osso & Kristalla

In the fifth annual portfolio, meet the icons whose ambitions and accomplishments have shaped those of America’s most fascinating city — and the new titans guiding Houston to an exciting future. Presented in partnership with Residences at The Allen and Bentley Houston

Keep ReadingShow less
People + Places