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The Pine Box

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

17 Reviews
Reviews: 17
Visits: 48
Avg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: 33
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1600 Melrose Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98122-2023
United States
phone: (206) 588-0375 | map
www.pineboxbar.com

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Place added by: Ianbroberts on 04-02-2012

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Reviews: 17 | Visits: 48
Reviews by Hopmodium:
Photo of Hopmodium
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great selection, awesome architecture, wild history, decent service, limited seating, happy regulars, chill location, interesting conversation. Go during off hours if you want proper review, high times bring out unwanteds. Men's restroom can urinal view shows great peak at dining hall.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HerbGuy42
4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Clever name. The bar used to be a funeral home, hence, "The Pine Box." Fairly large selection of craft beers on tap. I like the staff, but I am biased because my brother and my sister-in-law work there. The architecture is old, which I think adds cool points to the vibe.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.8/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Housed in a pretty rad former chapel/funeral building in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, this pub has a pretty solid selection of Pacific Northwest Beers. I was pretty impressed with the quality and expedient service. Great place to drink pints!

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Photo of Beervana
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of WoostaBia
4.7/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Highbury09
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of greg4579
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of kmahe
4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Zach122
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of roan22
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of flagmantho
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

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Photo of anteater
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of GasPasser69
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of nobelk18
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of LBittman
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dwagner003
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of strongaf
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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The Pine Box in Seattle, WA
94 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.