Vinoteca Poscol is a little gem, almost hidden in the Westheimer/Montrose area; it is located in a shopping strip. The wine bar Poscol has a very simple down to earth décor with wooden tables with no white tablecloth on and random mirrors on the wall, which I am sure, were not put there randomly but strategically and the whole feel is very warm yet classy, the venue has tables and also a bar with bar stools if you wish.
The idea of the place is that it is supposed to reminisce the vinoteca’s or wine bars from the streets of Venice; the name of the place comes from the owner’s own town called Poscolle and just abbreviated to Poscol. Since it’s opening in 2009 it has become quite popular since there is always a crowd; so if you want a quite quaint evening this is not the place, but if you like meeting people and crowds and don’t mind waiting to be seated this is golden.
Since it is a vinoteca (wine bar), they have a good selection of wines, which can change daily; their wine menu is divided into bubbly, white, red and sweet and the white and reds are then sub-divided into light, medium or full body. Therefore even if you are not a wine connoisseur, you can get a grasp of what your palate would like to taste and also their happy hour prices are quite good going with $2 for a half a glass and $4 for a full glass.
When it comes to the food menu you can go for a full meal like the mushroom risotto for $10 or the chicken cacciatore and polenta for $15, or you can get some appetizers such as the finger sandwiches like the egg salad and asparagus for $6, or the fried enoki mushrooms for $7, or the bruschetta with peppers and anchovies for $5, or even mix a plate of cheese and a plate of meats to share with the table.
The wine bar is only open in the evenings from Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 11pm, Sunday from 5pm to 10 pm with happy hour being from 5 to 7 Tuesday through Friday and remains closed on Monday and it is located at 1609 Westheimer Road, reservations are strongly recommended and keep in consideration parking as there is not a lot of.