Best Wine Bars in Seattle


Meta: Find the best wine bars in Seattle. Taste authentic wine and have a unique experience from these highly-recommended bars in the city. 

For those who are about to visit Seattle, there are many things you can enjoy. We have The Space Needle, Pikes Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and Madison Park. We recommend that you include these in your itinerary. And since we want you to fully experience the city, why don’t you also try the best wine bars in Seattle? 

If you are in Seattle or planning to visit the city, you might want to try a couple of wine bars from our list below. These are highly recommended by both locals and travelers all over the globe. 

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar has received high reviews from its customers.To get an average of 4.5 out of 5 from almost 2,000 reviews is a milestone on its own. 

Apart from their wide selection of quality wine, their service is to be recommended as well. It has a perfect location, and the interior is fantastic and trendy. However, expect that the restaurant can be a bit noisy considering the number of guests every day. But that’s also a good sign that the business is not slowing down! 

Making a reservation at Purple Cafe & Wine Bar is pretty easy as you can do it online. It will only take you about two minutes. Or if you want to hold a celebration with your families and friends, they have available event planners to help you every step of the way. They are also open for special requests just in case you can’t find what you want from their menu. And lastly, they have available gift cards, perfect if you are running out of gift ideas. This is a dream wine bar and you can’t possibly ask for more. 

Location: 1225 4th Ave Seattle, WA 


If you want to experience mouth-watering food, to die for wine selections, and a unique ambiance, Bottlehouse will not disappoint. It’s perfect for couples, families, and smaller groups. The entire place is Instagrammable. Every corner is picture-perfect, and it will truly take you back in time. During the warmer days, you can just sit outside and enjoy the surroundings.  

You might want to try one of their Dinner Specials, Living Room Picnic. Enjoy the cheese, lamb rillettes or salami and baguette. They have the best comfort food and most people would agree with us.

And that doesn’t stop there. Are you craving for chocolate truffles too? They have great desserts that will keep you coming back for more. 

Don’t forget to get a bottle of wine. Just call them and it will be ready for pickup. That’s how efficient the staff in Bottlehouse are. 

You will experience superb customer service – and nothing less! It’s also fast, and you can feel the warmth of the staff towards the guests. It’s as if you are visiting a family when you dine here.  

Location: 1416 34th Ave Seattle, WA 

Claret Wine Bar

If you want to taste different wines from various regions around the globe, then pay a visit to Claret Wine Bar. Get the duo option and you will never regret it. You can also bring home a bottle with you as their shop has a lot to offer. 

Claret Wine Bar is a casual place that all of your friends will truly enjoy. There’s a lot of indoor and outdoor seating options which makes it ideal for small groups. 

There are street and paid parking spaces as well if you plan to bring your own ride. It’s very convenient to visit Claret Wine Bar. 

You better try their cheese selection too. Choose from Pecorino, Drunken Goat, 3 Year Aged Gouda, Manchego, or St. Clemens Danish Blue.

Location: 3400 Stone Way N Seattle, WA 

Le Caviste

Expect nothing less from Le Caviste. In all honesty, it deserves to be one of America’s best wine bars. And of course, they serve good food too. Quite a limited menu compared to other wine bars, but the options are just right for the wine they serve.  

You can get authentic French wine and these can be paired with cheese or bread. Whatever your choice is, you will not be disappointed. The staff is very knowledgeable so you’d be educated and entertained at the same time. It’s not surprising that most people who tried Le Caviste instantly fell in love with it, and wanted to go back right away. 

If you haven’t visited Paris, then this is the closest thing to it. The place isn’t too big and that adds to the feeling of exclusivity and luxury. 

Location: 1919 7th Ave, Seattle WA 

The Barrel Thief

If you want to visit a wine bar that has an old-school feel, then choose The Barrel Thief. It’s one of the best wine bars in Seattle for a number of reasons. The drinks are amazing, the food is superb, and the ambiance is quite relaxed. It’s not as noisy as other wine bars in the city. But of course, this depends on the day and time that you visit. 

The Barrel Thief is a small business partnering with local artisans and vendors. They also hold events and even educational classes. For those who are looking for a place to socialize, we couldn’t think of a better place than this. 

Christopher, the owner, wants to keep the bar small, local, and eclectic. That’s good news because that’s where the bar gets its charms.  

Location: 3417 Evanston Ave N #102, Seattle, WA  

Footprint Wine Tap

Are you looking for a cozy place where you can sip quality wine? If yes, then Footprint Wine Tap could be the number one option. The owner is also well-known for being passionate about wines. You can just imagine the learnings you’d get just by visiting the bar.  

Of course, we have to give plus points for the outstanding service they offer. You will definitely get a unique experience from this establishment.  

What’s amazing with the Footprint Wine Tap is that they are conscious with their operations. They are a sustainability-focused business and they limit their carbon footprint as much as they can. 

They have around 30 wines to choose from in their Retail Shop. Whether you want to bring home a bottle for yourself or a gift for your loved ones, you can find something in here. 

The Footprint Wine Tap is where you can enjoy your drinks as you listen to live piano music. They have public events or you can book your private celebration. 

Guests have been raving about the wine bar’s unique concept. And as for you, you shouldn’t miss it. 

Location: 1222 E Madison St. Suite C, Seattle, WA 


Wine bars provide a different experience. It’s more than just sipping and socializing, but it allows you to understand viticulture in a unique way. But of course, before you do your reviews, the most important thing is that you enjoy every sip because you deserve it. 

Summer Thatcher
Summer Thatcher
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