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Washington Sips

608 S First St, La Conner, WA
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Ranked #16 of 22 restaurants in La Conner
Cuisines: American
Description: Wine bar with a nice menu
Restaurant details
Description: Wine bar with a nice menu
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25 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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Ferndale, WA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was our third wine bar stop on an overnight visit to LaConner. The first stop Hellam's Vineyard, (where we were informed the complementary tasting that came with our hotel room was not valid, because they were having a "special"), after being informed of that in a tone that I can describe as no less than borderline rude, we looked... More

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Lakewood, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We came here specifically to participate in the wine and chocolate event...five red wines paired with five decadent chocolate bites. Upon arrival, we were told to take any table in the small dining area and someone would be right with us. Thirty minutes later, the same young lady that directed us to find a table, finally came and asked if... More

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North Bend, WA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Thinking this was just another place to taste some wine, we were very pleasantly surprised. We arrived in the late afternoon and the tasting was a blind taste of six pinot noirs. We were asked to rate the color, aroma, taste, etc. and to try and guess where the wine originated. Great fun and something different. The proprieter was most... More

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Marysville, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I just wanted to let you what a disappointing experience we had at Washington Sips. We arrived and from the moment they learned we were not there for the expensive dinner and show but we had a voucher, we were immediately were made to feel unwelcomed. We sat down.. waited, waited and waited to be helped. All around us everyone... More

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Kathy1128, Owner at Washington Sips, responded to this review

I am sorry you made the trip during our Argentine Wine & Food Pairing Special Event and were disappointed. If you note, the Living Social voucher states: " Promotion not valid during live music and special events" We had this added as we get extremely busy during special events and live music - and therefore cannot devote the personal attention... More

San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Small wine bar, don’t expect a big selection of meals there, light appetizers, but you definitely can rely that you taste some great local wines. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable, they focus on Washington wines and very carefully select the wines they offer. The view from the deck over the river is beautiful. They have music quite often,... More

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Stanwood, Washington, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been there a few times and have enjoyed conversing with the owners, Mike and Kathy. It's nice to learn about local wines and wineries. We had a wonderful time on the fourth with good wine, food, music, and then watching the fireworks over the water. Hope to have this become our annual place to be that day.

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Seattle, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had a Living Social coupon for this place. I was excited for wine, appetizers and scenery. Yes the scenery is great but that was about it. We ordered the wine and appetizers. We ordered more than what was on the coupon. The spreads were delicious until I found a hair mixed in. Yes I know this happens frequently anywhere... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a very low key place, so if you're looking for something fancy, this might not be for you. But, if you're looking for a laid back atmosphere, great Washington wine and knowledgeable service...This is it! Thanks to Mike & Kathy and their crew for the wonderful service we always receive when visiting Washington Sips.

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Seattle WA
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Mike and his wife are the proprieters of this quaint wine tasting spot. My mom and I visited on a day trip to La Conner. We were able to sit outside on the back deck overlooking the swinomish river sipping many tastes that Mike so graciously brought for us. They serve very light appetizers, so do not expect a meal.... More

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Victoria, BC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We decided to try this place after reading a review on Tripadvisor, and also getting a bit of a frosty reception at another wine bar in town. WS is very low key, not fancy, and the storefront needs some work to attract customers. But the owners were friendly and helpful. We were the first to arrive and sat in the... More

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