The sun is setting on a yellow umbrella over a concrete patio as light beams cut through the aging trees. I exhale and take in the mellow, inviting vibe of the open and airy patio space. Intergalactic starts to play over the speakers as I sip a warming glass of Sauv Blanc and bite into a tasty piece of bruschetta with brie. This place has a comforting sense of familiarity to it and it’s exactly where I need to be after a long day at the office. Welcome to Postino.
Located in the vibrant and budding neighborhood of LoHi, Postino’s Winecafe sits in the iconic Denver Book Binding Company building off 17th and Erie St. Postino’s opened Wednesday, August 26th and I’m here on a Monday at 5pm and the place is already pretty full. Postino’s seems to fits into LoHi like it’s been here for 10 years. I take another sip of my wine and notice the 8bit Space Invaders tribute collage on the far wall, well done.
“It’s like it has always been here..”
The service is solid. The staff is relaxed, but moves with a purpose. My water glass is never empty. Postino offers a unique, but approachable wine list. The bruschetta and panini dishes I see the staff bringing out to other guests are easily sharable. I’ll need to bring my significant other back here for a date night, she’d love this.
Originally from Arizona, this isn’t the first time Postino has transformed a historically relevant building into a modern wine cafe. After Colorado’s well-known AM eatery, Snooze, expanded to Arizona, the owners quickly became inspired to return the favor and help bring the first Postino to Denver. Known for blurring the lines between outdoor and indoor spaces, I’d say they outdid themselves with this location. Oh, and the Proclaimers just started playing, you know, the “I would walk 500 miles” song? Again, well done.
“..kick-back, relax, socialize and take in the fading summer vibe.”
Whether it’s a short walk for those living in the LoHi area or a quick drive post Rockies game, Postino needs to be on your list of places to visit in Denver. With their “all-day happy hour” ($5 wines by the glass from 11-5), their weekend brunch, or their $20 Board and Bottle Special on Mondays and Tuesdays (that’s a full board of bruschetta and a bottle of wine for $20 people), LoHi’s latest offering is a place for you to kick-back, relax, socialize and take in the fading summer vibe.
Now, back to that Sauv Blanc … cheers folks!
2715 17th Street
Denver, CO 80211
Featured Photos by: Brad Gustafson of Loki Media