Swing Wine Bar

4.7
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433 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 433 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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W
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are new to the area
and we enjoyed this restaurant
I love that the menu is very clear on GF items

MR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing and they had a huge selection of wines to choose from. I was very happy to have different wine flights available. Overall great place, but it can get pricy very fast.

NY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sent my daughter and her boyfriend from out of town. They’ll be back. We frequent this place ourselves.

J
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Loved the bacon wrapped figs and deviled eggs. Nice wedge salad and the Brisket was great. Quality drinks and fantastic service. Nice view of the city lights over Capitol Lake. Definitely a great little spot.

SF
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Converted house. Tables are cozy, but a nice job creating separation. Parking is a bit of a problem. On street parking only.

JU
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent service, food and wine, and ambiance. Our favorite place in the South Sound. Oh, and the view is spectacular!

R
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Timely seating and near a window, wonderful. Was expecting to hear live music, there wasn’t live music. We did not receive our entire order. Server seemed unable to accommodate simple requests for our dishes(vegetarian, had cauliflower, seemed closer to raw than grilled). Also very difficult to cut, large cauliflower heads kept rolling around, sending food all over table. Pear almost non existent. Server grabbed my drink glass to clear table- while I was still holding it, she never even looked back. Drink seemed watered down. Not our first time to swing, mostly enjoyable experiences, but this Valentine’s experience was a $70 disappointment- we didn’t even order a full dinner, as vegetarian options are only available under other sections of the menu. And as I mentioned, no substitutes or alterations allowed. Disappointing being we even waited till Saturday to celebrate thinking it would be a better experience.

RS
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really love Swing. The shared plates are amazing and the service exceptional. It’s an intimate setting and reservations are a must. Enjoy!!!!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Swing always has impeccable service and food! Steven our waiter was amazing as always!

M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Great wine list. A bit noisy, but we were able to talk without shouting.

BD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were fantastic 👌. The service was great. We were able to enjoy our conversation with friends as well.

AR
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

JG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Swing is my favorite place to gather with good friends! Always delicious and welcoming.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. Something for everyone. And the wine selection is superb.

O
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful rack of lamb as usual. Still need to do something about the brussel sprouts since they are rather tough. Need to trim off more of the stem end. The Old Fashioned didn't seem quite as good as the last time which was months ago. A friends soup was delicious and plenty. Chocolate fondue was delicious and more than enough for the three of us. A lovely place to enjoy good food.

MM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative and delicious dishes, amazing desserts, a huge wine list and fun flights!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service! Will definitely be going back.

PH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food. A great experience!!!

M
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for dinner on Christmas Eve. We were seated promptly and the service was attentive but not overly intrusive. The food was really good. We had the mushrooms which were done to perfection. All the food was hot. The only failing was having our entree served at the same time as our salad. We will definitely be back to try some of the small plates. The wine list was extensive with good pricing on bottles.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful staff. Lovely and cozy atmosphere.

WC
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We always have consistently excellent quality food every time we come.

CP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

We have visited Swing a number of times over the years. This last visit was just okay. The service was not particularly attentive, the food portions were tiny and not all that exciting. We used to love Swing but we will be checking out other spots for our special occasions.

RS
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! The ambiance is fun, yet intimate, the food delightful and the service exceptional. Enjoy!!!

AH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service is absolutely fantastic, but it is so cramped and loud. I made reservations in great advance and felt like we were put in the corner. The table wasn’t big enough for our wine flights and appetizers.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and superb wine selection.

SM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing. The wine tree was beautiful displayed for tasting and Rosemary cheese fondue was the best cheese fondue we have ever had. We also had the deviled eggs and the Italian Flatbread ( which looked like a mini pizza) and they were amazing as well.

G
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent happy hour and the service was impeccable!

B
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great fun sharing 6 small plates among our group. All dishes were terrific and interesting. Wine prices were reasonable and the wine we chose (least expensive on the menu) was great. We especially enjoyed the lettuce wraps and the vegetable relleno.

G
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As usual, we had an excellent experience at Swing. We met friends and were able to have delightful conversation, wonderful wine, and a very good dinner.

o
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined on several different menu items, all of which were excellent. The waiter was excellent, giving us exemplary service. Could not be happier!

DJ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fabulous and the staff was outstanding. The food and wine were fabulous as usual. Always a pleasant night out at Swing.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food well presented and knowledgeably served.

w
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and drinks, as always.

MR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Swing. Great wine flights for my wife, while still having a nice selection of good beers for me. Service was beyond exceptional. Very knowledgeable about wines and after dinner drinks. Took the time to chat about each.

P
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Swing was a wonderful meal, with reasonably priced wine flights and delicious small plates. The waitstaff were excellent and informative about the wines.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best dining experience that I’ve had in Olympia all year! Food was superb... ambience was cozy... and our waitress was amazing! I am in the process of booking again. You won’t be disappointed!❤️❤️

N
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I’ve already recommended it! Excellent food, great wine!

C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem of a find!! I was so impressed with every detail of my experience. The ambience is fantastic, the food and drink menus are extensive and the service was lovely! Everything we ordered left my taste buds dancing! I can't wait to return!

DC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Food and drinks are excellent! Very creative drinks!

OM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This wine bar with a full food menu is a good place to sample shared small plates. My party of two shared four delicious dishes, all different, but all winners. We started with a fondue course, then nibbled on "lamb pops," followed by a vegetarian chile relleno as well as some baked prawns. The service was attentive and friendly.