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The Pine Box

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

15 Reviews
Reviews: 15
Visits: 40
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: 40
Reviews by Smurf2055:
Photo of Smurf2055
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

This place is very Brouwer's-esk. They have a fantastic taplist, and get some really cool kegs on occasion. It gets busy at times, so service is usually good but sometimes a bit slow. Haven't had the food yet, and prices are pretty standard. Very well done and a great addition to Capitol Hill. (294 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Highbury09
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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%

Photo of nobelk18
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%

Photo of mcintire78
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%

Photo of dipso123
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)

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