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Swing Wine Bar

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825 Columbia Street Southwest, Olympia, WA 98501
360-357-9464
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I've eaten at Swing several times over the years and have always been pleased with the staff. The atmosphere is cozy and warm with a lovely view of Capital Lake. I always try and enjoy one of the many wine flights they offer. The food is usually good and nicely plated. Dinner at Swing makes for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ibjan
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Olympia, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a downstairs room to ourselves. Wonderful appetizers, plus excellent food. The waiter was very attentive to our party of 20 or so. Wide variety of wines.

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Louisville, KY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

With a stunning view of Capitol Lake in Olympia, Washington, the Swing Wine Bar and Café is real find - especially at sunset. Swing is a converted house, high on a hill near the Capitol, with lots of windows facing the lake and a patio specifically designed to enjoy a unique glass of wine or cocktail. The house is small,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've eaten at Swing several times over the years and have always been pleased with the staff. The atmosphere is cozy and warm with a lovely view of Capital Lake. I always try and enjoy one of the many wine flights they offer. The food is usually good and nicely plated. Dinner at Swing makes for a pleasant evening.

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Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great atmosphere and delicious food. A bit pricier at times, but always worth it. Especially for a nice date!

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Olympia, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Quaint, romantic spot with a great view of Black Lake. The drink menu is extensive and tasty, the food is very good and the staff are professional, happy and friendly. I really appreciate the lighter appetite section on the menu for those of us who like to enjoy appetizers and then end up too full for a large entree. The... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Swing offers normal, evening wine-bar hours, but they also have an earlier option. From 4-6 pm they feature their (unfortunately named) "Lush Rush." You can order drinks and choose from a nice selection of large appetizer plates, suitable for sharing, all for a reasonable price. The service is also excellent. The physical space is very pleasant, in what was once... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If I were basing my rating off of the staff alone I'd give Swing 5 stars. I just don't think the food is wonderful enough for a 5 star rating. With that being said, I do think this place is one of the best restaurants in Olympia. I love the wine flights, they have a great Happy Hour menu, and... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Converted house overlooking Capitol Lake. Sit at the bar or grab a table. Feels like home, cause it was one. Good selection of wines and top shelf liquor. I eat here fairly often, especially during the legislative session. Every week, I think on Wednesdays they have live music, usually an acoustic based solo act. Good stuff.

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Olympia, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What a wonderful little spot to hang out and chill. Staff are nice and the service is just great. They have a little spot outside that i havent been to yet, but the view looks nice. Great wine and food.

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kent, wa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Swing was recommended to is and it did not disappoint! We had drinks and food from their happy hour menu (4-6) and it was great! Beautiful intimate spot

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 825 Columbia Street Southwest, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-357-9464

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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