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La Dive on Capitol Hill focuses on natural wine.
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Wonderful Wine Bars and Bottleshops in Seattle

From natural wine to classics, European to Washington, and everything in-between

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La Dive on Capitol Hill focuses on natural wine.
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During the pandemic, many wine bars in Seattle have needed to rethink their business plan, with many opting to emphasize retail (and some converting fully into bottleshops). But the experience of discovering great new wines is still as vibrant as ever, particularly with the recent boom of natural wine interest. Even with dining establishments allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity, takeout and delivery are still primary options for local oenophiles, and there are some great neighborhood shops to go along with wine-focused bars. Here’s a cork-filled treasure map, listed from north to south.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Molly's Bottle Shop

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6406 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Molly Ringe runs this excellent, friendly shop that has a wide selection of natural wines (it supplies neighboring bar Baker’s). There are low-contact pickup and delivery options, as well as a book club that pairs literature with bottles — perfect for these stay-at-home times. It also recently opened a new location in West Seattle.

2. Rapport

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700 Broadway E Suite A
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 705-9500
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Capitol Hill’s self-pour wine and beer bar opened in 2020, and has since expanded its offerings to an all-day menu. The excellent self-pour and bottle selections include many natural offerings, including a crushable Albariño. There are still some takeout options, as well as a sizable patio and limited indoor dining.

3. Vinnie's Wine Shop

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2505 2nd Ave Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 420-7043
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Chris Elford and Anu Apte-Elford, the owners behind Belltown drinking institutions Rob Roy and No Anchor, pair natural wine, cocktails, and snacks at Vinnie’s, which shifted from a seafood bar to a bottleshop during the pandemic. Knowledgeable guide diners through a wine list that emphasizes options such as pleasantly bubbly J Brix riesling.

4. Glinda

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1517 12th Ave Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 480-9803
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Former Juicebox co-owner Kari Brunson opened up this inviting natural wine shop on Capitol Hill in 2020 that includes a section highlighting woman winemakers. Also in the same 12th Avenue space is Karachi Cowboys, which mixes Pakistani, Indian, and Texas barbecue influences (it’s in pop-up form now, but will soon be a full-fledged restaurant, with Glinda providing the wine).

Three wine bottles set in a row, with the one in the middle displaying a label saying Bolle Corsare and a sketch of two cats
Glinda offers a wide selection of natural wines, with a section highlighting woman producers.
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5. La Dive

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721 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

Beaujolais slushies capture the playful spirit here, but the star attractions are the list of natural wines and a menu of satisfying bar food, including pork and potato dumplings. There’s also a monthly wine club and delivery options.

6. Light Sleeper

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1424 11th Ave Suite D
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 333-0466
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Chophouse Row’s anticipated new wine bar has arrived with bottles featured for retail at neighboring Wide Eyed Wines. Veteran sommelier and co-owner Ezra Wicks highlights natural and biodynamic offerings, and the bar is now open for onsite dining, with a menu highlighting ingredients from local farmers, foragers, and fishmongers, as well as wines by the glass.

7. Bottlehouse

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1416 34th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 708-7164
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This classic Madrona craftsman house has a reputation as a solid leisurely hangout, but it has made adjustments during the pandemic, including offering family meals and bottles for delivery. The selection is evenly split between European and PNW wines, plus there is some beer, cider, and cocktails. It also has limited outdoor seating on a heated and covered patio.

A table at Bottlehouse shows two wine glasses (one white, one rose) and bottles behind them.
Bottlehouse has been a Madrona mainstay.
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8. Footprint Wine Tap

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1222 E Madison St suite c
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 485-7175
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Wine on tap is available at lots of bars and restaurants around town, but no other place has embraced the concept with the all-in enthusiasm of Footprint, which has nearly 20 draft wines to choose from, mostly from local PNW sources. There is limited indoor dining with reservations, but the spot also offers to fill up growlers, which provides a better value than bottle purchases.

9. The Tasting Room

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1924 Post Aly
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 770-9463
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The Tasting Room is a retail co-op that serves wine from eight small Washington producers in an old-timey former warehouse at the north end of Pike Place Market’s Post Alley, offering a great sense for the freewheeling nature of Washington wine. The makers are experimenting with a wide selection of grape varieties, and there are often surprising discoveries.

A glass of pink-hued wine at The Tasting Room with shelves of bottles in the background.
The Tasting Room is a Pike Place co-op.
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10. Petite Soif

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3309A Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 420-7131
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The owners of Fremont’s popular cafe Vif opened this relaxed Beacon Hill bar and bottleshop spinoff in 2019, and it’s been a great neighborhood addition ever since. Snacks include some seriously excellent focaccia, and the selections mix plenty of fun with sophistication. Open for takeout, retail, and limited onsite dining.

A group of bottles sit on a table next to a Petite Soif bag.
Petite Soif is both a wine bar and bottle shop.
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11. Locol Barley and Vine

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7902 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 708-7725
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As the name indicates, Locol has a dual allegiance to beer and wine, with an emphasis on small, Washington producers in a laid-back West Seattle setting. The current menu of takeout-friendly fare includes bake-at-home pizzas, tacos, and Cubano sandwiches, but there’s also limited dine-in service inside and outside.

12. Left Bank

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8526 14th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 257-5052
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Seattle may not have any wine dive bars, but it comes close with Left Bank, a tiny hole-in-the-wall across the Duwamish River from Boeing Field in South Park. It has the casual vibe of a basement rec room, complete with turntable, and an everchanging list of natural wines that emphasizes the new and the novel. Contact-free pickup or delivery is available via MyShopify.

1. Molly's Bottle Shop

6406 32nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Molly Ringe runs this excellent, friendly shop that has a wide selection of natural wines (it supplies neighboring bar Baker’s). There are low-contact pickup and delivery options, as well as a book club that pairs literature with bottles — perfect for these stay-at-home times. It also recently opened a new location in West Seattle.

6406 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

2. Rapport

700 Broadway E Suite A, Seattle, WA 98102

Capitol Hill’s self-pour wine and beer bar opened in 2020, and has since expanded its offerings to an all-day menu. The excellent self-pour and bottle selections include many natural offerings, including a crushable Albariño. There are still some takeout options, as well as a sizable patio and limited indoor dining.

700 Broadway E Suite A
Seattle, WA 98102

3. Vinnie's Wine Shop

2505 2nd Ave Suite 103, Seattle, WA 98121

Chris Elford and Anu Apte-Elford, the owners behind Belltown drinking institutions Rob Roy and No Anchor, pair natural wine, cocktails, and snacks at Vinnie’s, which shifted from a seafood bar to a bottleshop during the pandemic. Knowledgeable guide diners through a wine list that emphasizes options such as pleasantly bubbly J Brix riesling.

2505 2nd Ave Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98121

4. Glinda

1517 12th Ave Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98122
Three wine bottles set in a row, with the one in the middle displaying a label saying Bolle Corsare and a sketch of two cats
Glinda offers a wide selection of natural wines, with a section highlighting woman producers.
Glinda/Instagram

Former Juicebox co-owner Kari Brunson opened up this inviting natural wine shop on Capitol Hill in 2020 that includes a section highlighting woman winemakers. Also in the same 12th Avenue space is Karachi Cowboys, which mixes Pakistani, Indian, and Texas barbecue influences (it’s in pop-up form now, but will soon be a full-fledged restaurant, with Glinda providing the wine).

1517 12th Ave Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98122

5. La Dive

721 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Beaujolais slushies capture the playful spirit here, but the star attractions are the list of natural wines and a menu of satisfying bar food, including pork and potato dumplings. There’s also a monthly wine club and delivery options.

721 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

6. Light Sleeper

1424 11th Ave Suite D, Seattle, WA 98122

Chophouse Row’s anticipated new wine bar has arrived with bottles featured for retail at neighboring Wide Eyed Wines. Veteran sommelier and co-owner Ezra Wicks highlights natural and biodynamic offerings, and the bar is now open for onsite dining, with a menu highlighting ingredients from local farmers, foragers, and fishmongers, as well as wines by the glass.

1424 11th Ave Suite D
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Bottlehouse

1416 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
A table at Bottlehouse shows two wine glasses (one white, one rose) and bottles behind them.
Bottlehouse has been a Madrona mainstay.
Bottlehouse [Official Photo]

This classic Madrona craftsman house has a reputation as a solid leisurely hangout, but it has made adjustments during the pandemic, including offering family meals and bottles for delivery. The selection is evenly split between European and PNW wines, plus there is some beer, cider, and cocktails. It also has limited outdoor seating on a heated and covered patio.

1416 34th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

8. Footprint Wine Tap

1222 E Madison St suite c, Seattle, WA 98122

Wine on tap is available at lots of bars and restaurants around town, but no other place has embraced the concept with the all-in enthusiasm of Footprint, which has nearly 20 draft wines to choose from, mostly from local PNW sources. There is limited indoor dining with reservations, but the spot also offers to fill up growlers, which provides a better value than bottle purchases.

1222 E Madison St suite c
Seattle, WA 98122

9. The Tasting Room

1924 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101
A glass of pink-hued wine at The Tasting Room with shelves of bottles in the background.
The Tasting Room is a Pike Place co-op.
Courtesy of Stasia Brewczynski

The Tasting Room is a retail co-op that serves wine from eight small Washington producers in an old-timey former warehouse at the north end of Pike Place Market’s Post Alley, offering a great sense for the freewheeling nature of Washington wine. The makers are experimenting with a wide selection of grape varieties, and there are often surprising discoveries.

1924 Post Aly
Seattle, WA 98101

10. Petite Soif

3309A Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
A group of bottles sit on a table next to a Petite Soif bag.
Petite Soif is both a wine bar and bottle shop.
Matthew Lombardi

The owners of Fremont’s popular cafe Vif opened this relaxed Beacon Hill bar and bottleshop spinoff in 2019, and it’s been a great neighborhood addition ever since. Snacks include some seriously excellent focaccia, and the selections mix plenty of fun with sophistication. Open for takeout, retail, and limited onsite dining.

3309A Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

11. Locol Barley and Vine

7902 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

As the name indicates, Locol has a dual allegiance to beer and wine, with an emphasis on small, Washington producers in a laid-back West Seattle setting. The current menu of takeout-friendly fare includes bake-at-home pizzas, tacos, and Cubano sandwiches, but there’s also limited dine-in service inside and outside.

7902 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

12. Left Bank

8526 14th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

Seattle may not have any wine dive bars, but it comes close with Left Bank, a tiny hole-in-the-wall across the Duwamish River from Boeing Field in South Park. It has the casual vibe of a basement rec room, complete with turntable, and an everchanging list of natural wines that emphasizes the new and the novel. Contact-free pickup or delivery is available via MyShopify.

8526 14th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

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