The Pine Box

BA SCORE
98.2%
Liked This Place
4.4 w/ 56 ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(206) 588-0375 | map
pineboxbar.com

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Added by Ianbroberts on 04-02-2012

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
56
Liked:
55
Avg:
4.4/5
pDev:
6.59%
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by DoubleSimcoe:
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4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Daniellobo
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.66/5  rDev -16.8%
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 +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of IPAchris
4.4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of KAJJ324
4.09/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of HerbGuy42
4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
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 -13.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.31/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of WoostaBia
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Highbury09
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
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 -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of kmahe
4.84/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%

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The Pine Box in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 98.2% out of 100 with 56 ratings
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