In Fine Spirits We Trust: Austin’s Urban Wine + Liquor

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Considering the great recent resurgence of urban living and playing in downtown Austin, only fitting that new businesses continue to pop up in and around the central business district to further support this excellent growth.

No finer addition to the streets of ATX than Urban Wine + Liquor, an excellent retailer of the finest wine, beer and spirits in all of downtown that opened at the base of The Austonian high-rise on Congress Avenue at 2nd Street just a few months back.

The brainchild of the gregarious and excitable owner, Buckley Wineholt, Urban Wine + Liquor is a wonderfully designed space featuring a very well thought out selection of roughly 500 wines, 50 types of gin, more than 100 kinds of both rum and tequila and in excess of 200 kinds each of scotches and vodkas. The place is a goldmine in the making.

In addition to the stellar array of elixirs available at Urban, the New Orleans transplant (and diehard Saints fan), Wineholt, has made sure to maintain a presence from The Big Easy at his store here in Austin with the inclusion of Zapp’s Potato Chips and an array of Bloody Mary mixes for sale, along with an overall “laissez les bon temps rouler” feel within the location.

While Urban is still new to the local scene, the retailer is in a prime position to be THE place to purchase “the cure that ails you” if you’re anywhere in the downtown area, especially after a hard day’s work.

With a private event facility and tasting space in the works on Urban’s second floor, as well, Wineholt and his staff are fully prepared to “provide an elemental amenity,” as he puts it, for years to come here in ATX. Delivering throughout downtown, while serving as the sommelier for The Austonian residents, Urban will only continue to get better and leave its mark on the residents of this great town. In other words, stay tuned!

So, if you’re feeling thirsty, find yourself on the streets of downtown ATX and want to meet a personality you won’t soon forget, swing on down to Urban Wine + Liquor and tell Buckley I sent ya! Cheers, y’all!

Urban Wine + Liquor
200 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701


  1. Christopher Cain says:

    Nice piece.

    On Aug 16, 2012,

  2. Fantastic piece! Thx for the coverage, Randall! Cheers!

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