Swing Wine Bar

4.7
318 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
**Dear Guests, please note that Swing is a 21 and over venue**
Swing is the perfect spot for date night, girl's night out or celebrating with friends!
With an award-winning wine list and wonderful staff, Swing is perched on the hill overlooking Capitol Lake. At night, our glass mosaic bar glows warmly and the niches in our converted bungalow create intimate seating areas. Relax on the outdoor patio (weather-permitting) or reserve our downstairs Wine Cellar for special events.

Swing is a full service restaurant and bar specializing in original & classic craft cocktails, wine flights, and over 40 wines by the glass. We are independently owned and operated since 2007.
What 318 People Are Saying
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LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktail menu alone is worth the trip! A history of bad men cocktail paired well with the chocolate pecan pie.

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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fantastic food and wine.

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SH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The main room had an odor. For one drink and sharing four small apps, my share with tax and tip $36. Left hungry and poorer.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and our waitress was great! We had a great view of Capital Lake too. We ate off the happy hour menu and enjoyed the food. Our only complaint is the noise. We could hardly hear each other talk.

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JU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Excellent view of Capital Lake. The best service we have received in a restaurant! Delicious food, wonderful wine. We could not have been any happier. We will definitely be back.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service, visual ambiance great. Too noisy. Maybe better in summer with the outside dining.

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RS
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome! This is one of favorite restaurants. Enjoy! PS: make reservations

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CF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Small quaint locale. Pleasant staff, food was very good. Wife and I split lamb entree. It was a pleasant touch for staff to present the meal on two plates fully dressed instead of a single plate dressed and an empty plate to share. They also have a large beverage selection with some fun mixed drinks to enjoy with the meal. It was pleasant low-key dining.

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H
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and drink selection. The flights allow an affordable way to try new wines or bourbon. The bacon corn chowder was tasty and the cheddar and later chocolate fondues were a fun accompaniment. Definitely will return to try more food options.

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JB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite! Consistently great food and Faith is the best at picking out wines and recommendations for us. Wonderful for a romantic date night or dinner out with friends.

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great time celebrating our 19th year anniversary.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner was amazing! Awesome food, service, drinks and ambiance :)

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Our waiter was amazing. Very attentive. My husband and I went there for Valentine’s Day last year and it was amazing. This year we were very disappointed with the food. They ran out of the only steak option by 7 pm. We had to order something else. I had the salmon. Which was very wet and soggy. It came with a side of homemade Au gratin potatoes that were good. My husband had duck that came with Pho. The pho was made with Sea bass and my husband described it as “smelling like dirty feet.” He didn’t even try it. We spent over $200.00 on our meal and were not impressed. Our dessert was also lacking. We had a red velvet heart cake with Fondant. A Betty Crocker cake from home would have been more satisfying. The ambiance in the restaurant was great for a date night and the server was great. We will not be going there anytime soon.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been here a few times. Like the ambiance and view. Great drinks and food.

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OT
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Would love to see them expand their menu items.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! You should of been there!

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M
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an impromptu date night and it was delicious.

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O
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The waitress forgot several things requested and ordered. She never wrote it down and forgot. Maybe use a notepad? Besides that it was perfect! Great atmosphere, delicious food, loved the appetizer mushrooms and dates, and nice selection of wine.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here on a Saturday, and it was one of the best meals we had ever had. The beets with chevre and the Napoleon of vegetables were outstanding, and the oysters were wonderful. We began our meal with drinks, which were so well balanced. And the chocolate fondue was sublime for dessert. Perhaps most refreshing - the ambience was low-noise and relaxed; we really enjoyed the ability to have a real conversation without losing our voices after an hour. Highly recommend this place.

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P
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was me and my husbands second time at swing and it was great. We’ve sat at the bar both times to chat it up with the bartender Tom. Great service, great convo, great food. Can’t wait to head back to Olympia and go to Swing. :)

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice vibe. Always great service. Super atmosphere.

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NP
Seattle
68 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the wine flights looked fun.

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I've enjoyed Swing Wine Bar for several years now. Always tasty and an amazing cocktail menu and bartender on duty - fabulous and varied wine list as well. A fabulous place to go for a romantic evening or a GNO night out! Don't miss Swing in the Summer months. Their outdoor patio is lovely and mostly shaded; delightful on a hot summer afternoon.

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M
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place! Very nice food a date or drinks with friends. Lots of good small bites or full meals. Awesome drinks and desserts!

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I go here regularly and always love it! In the spring and summer the outdoor seating is amazing.

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VH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food, sensational wine list, great ambiance. Third visit. Just keep getting better and better.

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KI
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved my first visit to Swing. The wine flight was fantastic, and the server, who happened to be the wine director, was my absolute favorite. I will be returning in the very near future!

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TP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our cocktails were very well made, and smooth. Our meal (we ordered the Brisket) was delicious. The space was a little crammed for our liking and the noise level was high enough we couldn't have a quiet conversation - we had to lean in to hear each other, and we were sitting side by side. The wait staff were very knowledgeable, and attentive.

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RS
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Swing Bar has become our new favorite restaurant. The service is stellar and the food wonderful. We have brought several friends and we all just love it. Enjoy!!!

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy celebrating 21st birthdays here with kids when it’s their turn. They feel special! Pretty, relaxing and fun.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the tables are small and close together, the food was outstanding and the wine flight was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary and my husbands 69th birthday.

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, as was the presentation. The atmosphere was cozy, the service was great, really, really enjoyed the wine flight. We had a fabulous date at Swing!

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RS
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become one of our restaurants. Whether we bring friends or it’s just us, they always make it special and the food is amazing. Enjoy!!!!

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WP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food, great wine list and truly outstanding service. Wish it was quieter. Our waitperson, who I think is the manager was knowledgeable about both the food and wines. He even referenced the founders of the wine we ordered. Servings are generous. Brisket supposed only by the dates and bacon wrap.

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PW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We moved an hour away almost 8 years ago, so we don't get here very often anymore (it used to be within walking distance!). I love the food, the setting, the wine list, and the desserts! We never order a dessert when we go out, but here, we can't resist.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite wine bar in all of Olympia. Excellent food and drinks, never disappointed.

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RS
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! The food is always amazing and the service exceptional. They made our birthday celebration very special. We really love this restaurant! Enjoy!!!!

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O
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great night at Swing Wine Bar. We love the variety of flavors that every visit to Swing brings. The menu is eclectic and has a wide range of choices for every palate. Unlike some restaurants that cater to vegetarians or meat eaters, Swing has delicious options for both. Multiple vegetarian entrees abound along with rack of lamb and a delicious duck. The cocktail menu is unbelievable and choosing just one is never an option. Their happy hour is the best in town and the service is always impeccable. Swing is a great place for a date night, girls night or a business dinner. You can't go wrong with Swing and I didn't even get into the wine! Flights galore. Go soon!

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JB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends for my birthday and am so happy we chose Swing! We are all educated when it comes to good food so impressing us is no small feat. Great server who took excellent care of us and the food was outstanding. We ordered many small plates to share and there wasn’t a dish we didn’t like. Highly recommend for food, drinks and atmosphere.

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W
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the wine flights and the food but felt that it was quite expensive for what you received in reality. The food was very tasty and the service was good, view was of the lights as we were there after dark. They definitely have a great location and we will be back to enjoy the view and more wine tasting during the day so we can enjoy the view of the lake.

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