The Pine Box

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94
outstanding

15 Reviews
Reviews: 15
Visits: 39
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: 33
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1600 Melrose Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98122-2023
United States
phone: (206) 588-0375

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @pinebox

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Place added by: Ianbroberts on 04-02-2012

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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 39
Reviews by DoubleSimcoe:
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Capitol Hill is cooler-than-thou, but not in a Brooklyn-hipster kind of way. Way more relaxed and attitude-free. We all had dinner at Sitka & Spruce and, bam, there it is. The Pine Box right across the street. At first I thought it was an old bank, but it turns out it used to house a funeral home. Later on, I learned that Bruce Lee was buried in this very spot! I think he’d be proud of the fine beer now served here.

About 35 taps, mostly Northwest and West Coast: 10 Barrel, Almanac, Big Time, Black Diamond Peak XV, Highwater Hop Logic, De Dolle, Mad River Serious Madness, Midnight Sun Monk’s Mistress, Oakshine, Sniprd, Tieton… short-but-sweet selection of bottles as well, including Cascade sours, Firestone 17th, Parabola and Sucaba (at $21-$24, not bad at all).

I had some food to go with all the beer and was not disappointed. Porcini-and-smoked-salt popcorn plus baby kale and arugula salad with walnut and chevre. Service is efficient and prices are maybe a tad high but not terrible: around $8 for 12 ounces of the better brews. Easily the best, coolest bar in Seattle. (1,093 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of ccnorthwest
4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The coolest bar catered more towards craft beer that I have ever been to. The building is a old funeral home. They atmosphere is amazing. (137 characters)

Photo of greg4579
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of kmahe
4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Zach122
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of roan22
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of flagmantho
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Having just got a new job down in Denny Triangle, I'm exploring some of the bars on the west side of Capitol Hill. My buddy and I were lucky enough to stumble upon this place yesterday.

It's a damn good beer bar. About 30 beers on tap, with most of them being Northwest selections. When I was there, there was only 1 beer per brewery -- definitely an opportunity to check out a number of breweries. The atmosphere is great; it's in an old mortuary (hence the name) and is furnished with dark woods and warm lighting. Service was reasonable, although the place was ferociously busy at 8 PM and I didn't get a chance to chat with the staff about beer.

I will definitely be returning to the Pine Box. Definitely the best beer bar I've found on that side of the hill. (771 characters)

Photo of anteater
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of GasPasser69
5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of LBittman
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of dwagner003
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of strongaf
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of brien
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of terence
4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

My wife and I hunkered down at the bar a sunny Sunday early afternoon. The bartender was very friendly and helpful. The beer selection was very good and included some hard to find ones. We didn't order food, but it seemed like your standard bar type food.

Good place here, definitely worth checking out whenever near the area. (327 characters)

Photo of yancot
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.45/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Like everyone else has said, it's a great building, great room, wonderful beer selection ... now here's the but ... but the service was not very good. Our bartender was pleasant but he was acting like he really didn't want to serve people. He wasn't mean or nasty just as bare-bones polite as he needed to be. And I expect more from a bartender.
I'd go back to give the service one more try because of all the positive stuff about the place and reviewers saying good things but if I'm hoping for a little interest from the bartender next time. (544 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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The Pine Box in Seattle, WA
94 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.