Cork Ventura

We are elated to serve you as your Midtown neighborhood wine and beer bar, shop and casual place for special events. We chose Midtown, because we live here, have invested here and want to see our neighborhood thrive.

Cork is the creation of local residents and business owners Diane Laird and Alex Gonzales.

We strive to create an affordable, casually elegant place that demystifies the world of wine by giving you real descriptions of what you are drinking.

Not a wine expert, neither are we. We don’t worry about what the “critics” have to say. We feel wine should be enjoyed by all, novices and connoisseurs alike. If you like it, then good for you. We make up our own minds around here. And we want you to do the same.

The wine bar will offer at least 8 wines by the glass daily, and freshly made food by Chef Rob Hughes. Everything will be sourced locally as much as possible, and the wine list will feature mostly small production from the finest of California's own. Our 12 taps carry some of the best of the local craft beers around.

We plan to have live music, and other special events, both wine related and not. Whether you have an anniversary or birthday party coming up. Our adjoining room is a beautiful flex space that is available to reserve for private events. Both areas are disabled accessible.

While we take what we do seriously, we believe, above all, drinking wine should be fun. We created Cork because we wanted to share our love of delicious food and wine with our community in a comfortable atmosphere where good conversation is experienced and where fine wine and food is enjoyed by all. As we like to say: Sip. Laugh. Repeat.