Halfseas Wine and Bottle Shop to open up on 6th Ave NW

A new wine-focused bottle shop is coming to the former coffee shop location at 5413 6th Ave NW.

Brimmer & Heeltap owner Jen Doak has had a wine club for quite some time that she’s operated out of her restaurant at 425 NW Market St. The wine club turned into Halfseas Bottle Shop, which Doak set up in the Brimmer & Heeltap garden.

Now, it looks like Halfseas is getting its own space: Doak and business partner Natalie Rohde have applied for a liquor license to set up shop across the street from Brimmer & Heeltap at 5413 6th Ave NW.

The location was home to at least two cafes in My Ballard’s recollection: Sun Cafe and Slate Coffee. Sun Cafe moved into the spot in 2008, and Slate opened in 2013 but closed down during the pandemic and now operates as a coffee subscription company.

Halfseas still runs a wine club that meets monthly.

No news yet on when the new bottle shop will be open, but we’ll keep you updated.

Thanks to Andrew for the tip!