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Swing Wine Bar

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American, Wine Bar
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825 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1215
+1 360-357-9464
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16:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite spots in Olympia. Wonderful staff, interesting menu (in a very good way) and great wine selection. Very comfortable and welcoming...Great work all of you!

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Thank rodnmartha
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Swing is a small refurbished house that has been converted into a lovely restaurant. We did not have reservations but chose to sit at the bar anyways. We had a lovely view of some body of water (not sure which one) and enjoyed some great wind and appetizers. The bartenders were charming and a lot of fun to chat with.... More 

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Thank kathyhK2757IM
Kennewick, Washington
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325 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Located in a house built in 1937 with a lovely view of the lake. We had friendly efficient service. They have a number of $6 specialty cocktails on the happy hour menu and we each tried 2! We had the brisket sliders, the Gorgonzola stuffed mushrooms and the pork bellly and eggs. Everything was wonderful. When we return to Olympia... More 

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1 Thank juliebug52
Lacey, Washington
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

had a great time downstairs listening to the live jazz guitar player for arts walk. it was packed and a little too small and cramped downstairs for my anxiety when its a full house. i cant wait for a nice day when we can try the outside seating area overlooking the lake. wine flight was great and i found a... More 

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Thank Amaris C
Olympia Washington
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Olympia for 22+ years and always thought of Swing as a cool little wine bar for after work wine flights with friends. This past weekend we met here with friends and sat outside on an early crisp, almost fall, evening. It was surprisingly busy for so early but the service was impeccable. Close, but not too close,... More 

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Thank mcmc1953
Olympia, Washington
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Tucked up behind the Capital is a converted house on the hill overlooking Capitol Lake. Swing Wine Bar is a delightful restaurant with an extensive wine menu as well as some of the best appetizers, small plates, mains, and desserts in Olympia. You can dine alfresco in the warmer months or inside if you prefer. The menu will satisfy the... More 

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Thank Kini2011
Olympia, Washington
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We enjoyed drinks and small plates on a Monday evening. The "lush rush" offered refreshing Summer cocktails and a nice variety of Apps and small plates' We had gravlax, pork belly and deviled eggs, stuffed mushrooms and lamb chops. Everything was delicious though i wish the garlic in the stuffed mushrooms hadn't been raw. It's a charming place with beautiful... More 

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Thank Kathleen2cats
Olympia, Washington
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a unique, stylish (without pretentiousness) and creative place for cocktails, dinner, small, shared plates--whatever. I've been here twice, and the service was exemplary both times. A word about the cocktails: Posh, silky masterpieces of inspired matchmaking. Exactly what cocktails are supposed to look and taste like.

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1 Thank Donna P
Petoskey, Michigan
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My wife and I ate here twice. The first time we started with appetizers, and were dazzled by the presentation and the taste -- some really innovative pairings. But we were a bit disappointed in the entrees. Not that they were bad... they just didn't live up to what we were expecting after the appetizers. So we tried it again... More 

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Thank dbuddha
Vancouver, Washington
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196 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Pleasant place to have drinks & small plates for Lush Rush (Happy Hour) when the weather is nice. Tables are set up outside on the grass with a view of Capitol Lake. Good food & reasonable prices. They have several wine flights which is a good way to try several different wines without breaking the bank.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-357-9464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?