Local Likes: Coeur d'Alene Fresh
Last Thursday we had the pleasure of enjoying the hospitality of this week’s local like, Coeur d’Alene Fresh. If you haven’t been to this Downtown Coeur d’Alene wine bar, it’s time to add it to your local bucket list (if you’re 21+ of course)
Just a skip off of Sherman Avenue, the wine bar is on Coeur d’Alene Avenue, between 3rd and 4th streets. If you’re looking for landmarks, they neighbor Coeur d’Alene Crossfit and the new parking garage is across the street.
Although this is technically a wine bar they also offer fresh craft beer and fresh popcorn to pair with it. As you enjoy your beverage, peruse their excellent wine selection and numerous displays featuring local artists. There is quite the selection of art and jewelry for purchase! The monthly Coeur d’Alene Art Walk is a great opportunity to see this special space for yourself.
In the back there is a private entertaining space for hosting group gatherings of all sorts. They call this the “Speak Easy”. We enjoyed this space as a Ladies Night. The evening consisted of a delightful selection of red and white wine, lights hors d’oeuvres, and raffles and individual party favors on behalf of Coeur d’Alene Fresh. You will often see this package at charitable events as an auction item and if you do just know that we approve, go ahead and place that bid.
While we were there we discovered a the most unique event. Every Sunday, at Coeur d’Alene Fresh, there is a Sip and Swap. According to their Facebook Event page,
“Just $10 person gets you 1) A glass of wine 2) Complimentary appetizers 3) FREE stuff!!! Bring (used or new, unwrapped) items to swap (as many or few as you like)”
Throughout the evening names will be called to make a selection from the swap items that get displayed in the Speak Easy. Anything left over at the end is donated to a local charity or thrift store. You can purchase tickets to this event and stay up to date with all events with Coeur d’Alene Fresh on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/coeurdalenefresh/events/?ref=page_internal)