Walkers: A new wine bar comes to Park & KingApril 17, 2009 14 comments Print Article
This weekend, Walker's Wine Bar will become the latest business to open in Riverside's Park King District.
The official opening for Walkers Wine Bar is Saturday, April 18, 2009. Inspired by New York and Boston bar designs, the wine bar is located in a building, constructed in 1929, that was the district's first gas station.
Walkers Wine Bar coming to Riverside
Friday night a few friends and myself went to the soft opening of Walkers Wine Bar in Riverside. They are on Post Street directly across from Park Place, and around the corner from Kickbacks. Their official opening is Saturday, April 18, 2009.
While the inside is not quite as casual as Bold City Brewery, the staff is just as friendly and helpful. For the soft opening they had bowls of Wasabi peas and spicy corn chips around the bar, but do have a Tapas menu "coming soon". The prices were reasonable and the owner said he plans on having a 100+ bottle selection available and frequently bringing new wines into the rotation. And by reasonable I mean their glasses start at $5 (not $9+ like some places) and they have a nice dry bottle of champagne for $20 that they kept on ice for us.
They are going to have live music on the weekends, definitely some Jazz. The space really is perfect for this type of venue. The exposed brick walls, ceiling beams and abundance of lit candles is just the sort of ambiance I love.
Walkers is SWM Builder's Inc. most recent urban core development. In addition to the wine bar, SWM is also bringing another historic structure back to life in the urban core.
Located in the Springfield Warehouse District, 2111 Liberty Street was originally designed in 1929 as the Chevrolet Parts Depot warehouse by famed industrial architect Albert Kahn.
Walkers Wine Bar is located at 2692 Post Street, on the corner of King and Post Streets. Their grand opening is Saturday, April 18th, from 7PM to 2AM.
Images by Steve Congro