Washingtonians love wine. Actually, really – who doesn’t love wine? It’s been around for like a million years and in some places, you drink it with most meals. That might not be your style but we know that plenty of Cyrene’s residents enjoy a glass every now and then. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best wine bars that the Emerald City has to offer. You can trust us on this – all of the spots are just minutes from our downtown Seattle apartments – you don’t have to go far to taste some of the best Washington wines. Here goes:

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

You can’t talk about wine bars in downtown Seattle without mentioning Purple. They do more than curate an impressive global wine list; they also have an extensive menu of delicious Pacific Northwest-inspired dishes. And, they’ll gladly help you pick a wine that pairs perfectly with your meal. Also, if you’re thinking of bringing the kiddos with you, Purple will also cater to them. While you’re enjoying reds and whites, they can explore a fancy flight of flavored milk.

Wines of Washington Tasting Room

Not many downtown Seattle apartments can boast a 7-minute walk from one of the best-known wine bars like we can! If you really want to get to know Pacific Northwest wine, this is definitely the tasting room you need to visit. Here, you have your pick of 60 different small-batch wines from boutique wineries all over Washington. Plus, it’s in the heart of Pike Place Market (minutes from Cyrene’s Downtown Seattle apartments) so you can’t beat the atmosphere!

La Caviste

If you want to lounge in a French cafe, La Caviste is your spot. Residents of our downtown Seattle apartments often come here to drink delicious French wines and munch on scrumptious cheeses and charcuterie. The owner is a sommelier with years of experience, so he makes sure you’re getting the cream of the crop! La Caviste is one of the newer wine bars in downtown Seattle, but you wouldn’t know it since they’ve already received recognition as one of the best places to drink wine in the country.

Le Pichet

Le Pichet is another journey into the world of French wines and food. For over 16 years, they’ve been delighting visitors of Pike Place market with gourmet lunches, dinners and, of course, amazing wines. If you love authentic French experiences and are on the search for downtown Seattle apartments, Cyrene is perfect for you. We’re just a short 8-minute walk from Le Pichet.

White Horse Trading Company

If you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the bustle of Pike Place Market, head over to White Horse Trading Company. It’s a small, cozy bar located in the Post Alley area. Their drink list is not extensive, but they make up for it by offering exotic wines and meads. One thing to remember – this is a cash-only establishment.


For a more modern and hip ambiance, be sure to check out RN74. To say that they have a massive wine list is an understatement. It actually has a table of contents! In addition to a sensational wine selection, they also boast delectable French and American dishes. Fortunately, RN74 is just a few blocks from Cyrene’s downtown Seattle apartments.

Revolution Wine

Revolution is known as one of the unpretentious wine bars in Seattle. Case in point – they serve Rosé slushies. But, this doesn’t mean that they don’t take wine very seriously. The wines on their rotating list are carefully selected from sources all over the world. Keep in mind that they often hold tasting events, so make sure to check the calendar regularly for one that is right for you.

Whether it is wine, food or other experiences, we at Cyrene Apartments always have our finger on the pulse of what Seattleites love. It’s why we chose downtown and the Waterfront to be our home. It’s also why we work to strike a perfect balance of form and function with our downtown Seattle apartments. We make sure there’s nothing left to be desired. Our beautiful and luxurious social spaces are ideal for entertaining guests, connecting with your neighbors or just lounging around. And, if you’re more of a homebody, that’s okay! We make sure that each apartment home is both practical and gorgeous so you always feel like you have an amazing sanctuary to retreat to.

Looking for an incredible place to sip and savor wine in? Call Cyrene today!