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Innovative New Wine Bar With Self-Service Sampling Taps Opens In Houston

Colby Smith Colby Smith

Innovative New Wine Bar With Self-Service Sampling Taps Opens In Houston

Swirl and sip this spring at Roots.

Foodies and wine connoisseurs will delight in the opening of Houston’s newest wine bar. Roots wine bar has just opened in East Downtown, promising automated wine dispensing sampling machines, a trendy rotating menu, and a cutesy outdoor patio.[Featured image: @rootshtx]

Let’s be honest, we’re not the kind of people that would send a bottle of wine back at a restaurant because it didn’t suit our palettes. That being said, it is good to know what you’re getting into with wine. At Roots, the bar gives customers the opportunity to sample the wine before making a purchase. With their self-service “Try Before You Buy” automated machines, customers can use their card received upon entry to sample from a list of 50+ wines – not all at once, granted – to try in 1 oz, 3 oz, or 5 oz pours.

Additionally, the wine bar offers a rotating menu of scrumptious gulf coast eats. Their present menu features such options as Caramelized Brussels Sprouts ($12), Fried Oysters ($15), Smoked Beets Salad ($14), Patatas Bravas ($12), and Crawfish Croquettas ($12). Entree options are also available in the present form of MKT Fish made with purple hull and black eye pea stew, seared mushroom, and butternut squash ($26), as well as Duck Breast with glazed turnips, charred scallion, pickled strawberry, sweet potato puree, and radish ($25).

For dessert, Roots offers an eye-brow-raising Foie Gras PB&J made with torchon, pecan, brioche, muscadine grape gelato, and tendrils ($12).

In addition to wine, Roots offers an assortment of local craft beer, cider, and mead.

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Roots is open from 4 pm to midnight from Monday to Friday – with the exception of being closed on Tuesdays. Saturdays, the wine bar is open from 2 pm to midnight, and from 2 pm to 10 pm on Sundays.

In regards to the governor’s recent lifting of COVID protocols, the bar will continue operating at its current capacity with face masks required upon entry.

See also: Houston’s Largest Winery Opens In Richmond Suburb