13 Celsius Expands Sunday Hours

Sunday Funday just got a little longer at 13 Celsius at 3000 Caroline, a Midtown wine bar known for its chill vibe, killer wine list and stunning patio. That’s because it just extended its Sunday hours. It now opens three hours earlier at 1 p.m.

They’re calling it the “13th hour” (natch) because 1 p.m. is 13:00 hours in military time. They’re also throwing a big ol’ party Sunday, May 6 to celebrate the occasion, with drink specials and live music by Omar Felker and Bradley Basker.

“A lot of people kept telling us they were looking for something to do after brunch,” said general manager Adele Corrigan. “That got us thinking that maybe we should do something to capture that crowd.”

Adele Corrigan of 13 Celsius. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Corrigan and her team took the idea of longer hours out for a spin on April 29, with live music and augmenting the usual menu of cheeses, panini and other light bites with prosciutto and asparagus and smoked salmon frittatas. Options like that will stay on the menu with the new hours.

Going forward, the bar’s popular Sunday special selection of discounted bottles will also begin at 1 p.m. and continue until sold out. A weekly and seasonal rotating menu of wine and fine foods will be offered with occasional live music.

“We’re super excited,” said Corrigan. “At the soft opening, every single seat on the patio was taken, people were moving to the music and drinking wine — it was such a cool feeling.”

13 Celsius co-founder Mike Sammons also believes Houston wine lovers will embrace the extended Sunday hours. “Life is short, so it’s an absolute necessity that we enjoy every last tiny bit of it,” he said.

“Opening at the ’13th Hour’ just means more time to soak up some sun on the patio while enjoying a nice glass of rosé,” said Corrigan.

13 Celsius’ new Sunday hours are from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday hours remain 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

About the author: Holly Beretto writes about food, wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local publications, including Downtown magazine and Houstonia. Her work has appeared in Arts + Culture TexasSanta Clara magazine, Maui No Ka Oi, PRIME Living and the Arizona State University and St. Paul’s School alumni magazines. She is the editor of Pierce, the magazine of Franklin Pierce University and the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press. Originally from Rhode Island, she lives in Houston with her husband Mark Love.

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