Sep 1, 2023 - News

Exclusive: Queso Pan y Vino taking a hiatus for a Southtown relocation

The current Queso Pan y Vino on South Alamo. Photo: Courtesy of Erik Rosales

A nearly decade-long era of Queso Pan y Vino, Pipe Corner and the Backroom at 727 S. Alamo St. is ending.

Yes, but: It's not the end of the Southtown staple businesses. Owner Erik Rosales tells Axios he's moving the bar-restaurant-cigar shop trio a little farther south to 940 S. Alamo, across the street from The Friendly Spot.

  • The concepts will continue to be housed under one roof at the new location.

What's happening: The current location will close on Sept. 8.

  • Rosales expects to reopen by January.
A grayscale rendering showing the entrance of QPV with natural elements throughout.
A rendering of QPV. Photo: Courtesy of Erik Rosales

What they're saying: Rosales is looking forward to owning the new space and having a "clean slate" to bring to life the ideas he's had for years. He knew that if he ever expanded, he wanted to stay in Southtown.

  • "We fell in love with the neighborhood so much that I was so persistent in finding something on the block. I feel like this will be a forever home."
  • The menu and concepts will largely stay the same, but he's planning on taking full advantage of having a larger kitchen by adding customer-requested items.

What's next: Rosales is also opening a speakeasy called "Boutique" on Sept. 22 which will be accessible through a cooler door near the kitchen at Taqueria Los Cuates, his taco concept on South Alamo.

  • The bar will have 18 liquor lockers for members.
  • The general public will be able to book 90-minute reservations on OpenTable soon.
  • Customers can expect elevated mixology, house music and an intimate cocktail experience.
A low-lit bar with marble countertops and shelves lined with various bottles of alcohol.
The bar at Boutique. Photo: Courtesy of Erik Rosales

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