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The Pine Box

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Taps: 33 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
96
world-class

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.05%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-24-2014 14:57:39 | More by mcintire78
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memphischas

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-05-2014 00:05:40 | More by memphischas
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -5%
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.

04-20-2013 06:13:27 | More by Hopmodium
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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $

Reviewed during the start of happy hour - not too crowded on a Tuesday.

Atmosphere: After talking with the waiter, I learned this place was a former funeral parlor, and the main joint was originally the chapel where services would be held. Neat place - very high ceiling, big ceiling lights, huge bar, plenty of tables and a eclectic feel to the place. Great music as well. Well....I thought it was good. They played Simple Man by Skynryd which usually gets many points for me when I rate atmosphere.

Quality: All great craft beers and a handful of Belgian imports as well. All Pacific NW beers and Northern California on tap or in bottles.

Service: Great waiter - very attentive, quick service, and very friendly.

Selection: 30 beers on tap and about 30-40 beers in bottle form.

Food: Looked like pretty simple but well done fare - I had of all things the Pretzel with spicy mustard. While that mustard was infernally hot, it was full of flavor and the pretzel was perfectly done - not reheated. They took the time to make this from scratch. If this was what a pretzel was like, I suspect the rest of the menu would be quite good.

Value: Very good prices. $5 for a 160z beer, and $4 at happy hour.

I will definitely visit this place again.

04-02-2014 00:51:12 | More by damndirtyape
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dipso123

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-23-2014 00:13:06 | More by dipso123
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-14-2014 23:38:29 | More by yancot
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

05-30-2013 17:37:02 | More by Smurf2055
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rudyarmand

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$

I spent four days in Seattle working a tradeshow at the Seattle Convention Center downtown. I was staying at the Homewood Suites nearby and The Pine Box was two blocks away.

I visited two days consecutively and had a great time. The first day, they had a brewery takeover by Elysian, Ninkasi, and Firestone. They also mix custom made bloody mary's that were outrageously good!

Great tap selection-over 36 types of beer.

The first day I visited they brought in three live chickens and we all played "chicken shit bingo".
The chickens were released into a 8X8 cage with a grid on the floor. Winners won prizes! The chickens were all well treated. In fact they had names; Lady Gaga, Betty White and Apple Dumpling. They were all returned to their farm after their performance.

The bartenders were all outstanding and knew their beer.

A great place to hang out!

09-19-2013 19:16:22 | More by rudyarmand
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LBittman

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-18-2014 19:55:28 | More by LBittman
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

05-17-2014 22:40:23 | More by EspressoGuy
The Pine Box in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.