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The Pine Box

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

18 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
52
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
4.41%
 
 
Taps:
33
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1600 Melrose Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98122-2023
United States

(206) 588-0375 | map
www.pineboxbar.com

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Added by Ianbroberts on 04-02-2012

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by Xena:
Photo of Xena
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is where I bring my dates when I want to impress them. Fantastic selection of beers, wide range of prices. The food I is ooo-lah-lah delicious. I ordered a sausage dish that arrived plated to look like male genitalia. That was a challenge for me, for obvious reasons. I ate it anyway because after all, this is Capitol Hill in Seattle! It was delicious. The food makes this a worthy destination spot for any foodies in your midst. The beer list is like a snobby wine list without the insufferable snobs. I used to be a wine snob, but beer is much better. The atmosphere is really nifty once you get over the idea of it having once been a funeral home. The pizza oven did not used to be a crematorium. I asked. Really, this is where you should bring your dates. They will be impressed, and you will get to enjoy good food and beer. Even if your date sucks, you will still have a great and memorable evening.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.66/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

An old mortuary turned bar. That's something.

Place was pretty loud and crowded on a Wednesday evening. Still found bar seating. Server was a tad unfriendly but quick. Beer selection was immense and had a lot of local and PNW beers.

I enjoyed drinking there but also came on a night that weird, shitty music was playing.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of IPAchris
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of KAJJ324
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of HerbGuy42
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
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 -11.8%
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 +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of WoostaBia
4.7/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Highbury09
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
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 -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of kmahe
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Zach122
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of roan22
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of flagmantho
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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 +2.1%

Photo of GasPasser69
5/5  rDev +16%

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The Pine Box in Seattle, WA
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.