Looking for a wine bar where sippy cups will fit in alongside those stems? Look no further, Seattle parents. More and more Seattle-area wine bars are not only welcoming families, but embracing them. If you’re ready to satisfy your inner Oenophile, read on for our favorite places to sip when the sitter isn’t available.
photo: Purple Café and Wine Bar
Purple Café and Wine Bar
There are three Purple Café and Wine Bar locations, so no matter where you live in the greater Seattle area, Purple has you covered. And with a collection of more than 600 wines, they’ve got you covered in that department as well. As for the Littles, they can belly up to the bar (well not really the bar, but you know what we mean) with a milk flight (strawberry, chocolate and caramel) or a flight of housemade soda (lemon, blueberry and strawberry). The kids’ menu looks tasty enough for adults to order from, but sorry mom and dad you have to be 12 and under to order off this menu. The Seattle spot is centrally located, close to the Seattle Art Museum and The 5th Avenue Theatre, making it a great destination if you’re planning a slightly more sophisticated family outing.
1225 4th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98101
430 106th Ave. N.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98004
14459 Woodinville Redmond Rd. N.E.
Woodinville, Wa 98072
photo: Village Wines
Village Wines has a history of being a place where everyone can hang out, no matter the age. With three kids of their own, Tim and Lisa Bowen have designed Village Wines to be what they call the ultimate place to gather. And gather they can, with large couches and community tables, Village Wines is a place to go with family and friends, or even make new friends. Moms and dads can quaff their wine while the younger set tuck into homemade mac n’ cheese, kid’s pizza, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches and delicious desserts. Head to Village Wines on a Friday or Saturday night and you’ll find live music for all ages. We’ll drink to that!
14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. N.E., #111
Woodinville, Wa 98072
Robert Ramsay Cellars
Tucked away along Queen Anne Avenue is Robert Ramsay Cellars. It’s small and cozy, with a long bar and a few smaller tables where guests can sit. Bring activities for the Littles and you can enjoy a delicious syrah and some bites. Cheese plates, olives and grilled baguettes are on the menu and moms and dads are bound to find something for kids to share. Plus, live music after 6 p.m. on Fridays will entertain everyone in the fam. Psst… Robert Ramsay Cellars also has a bigger tasting room out in Woodinville where they hold—you guesses it, bigger events!
1629 Queen Anne Ave. N., #102
Seattle, Wa 98109
photo: Carolyn Holt
The Grape Choice
Located on the Eastside, The Grape Choice is a great choice if you want to bring your kiddos, either two-legged or four-legged. Family-friendly and dog-friendly, this wine bar is right on the waterfront in downtown Kirkland. And the perfect spot for a tasting with fam, or a Seahawks Sunday gathering. While The Grape Choice does not have a kids’ menu per se, they do have a wine “bites” menu with cheeses, charcuterie, hummus and pretzels to choose from. If your tots aren’t into fancy nibbles, pack some snacks and everyone will be happy.
9 Lakeshore Plaza
Kirkland, Wa 98033
Red or White? What’s your preference and where do you go to enjoy a good glass of wine? Spill in the Comments below.
— Natalia Dotto