The Pine Box

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

18 Reviews
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

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
52
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
4.41%
 
 
Taps:
33
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A great new beer bar in Seattle. The space, an old funeral home from what I hear, is fantastic with loads of character and authenticity. It's got stained glass windows, high ceilings, an old wood floor, great wooden booths, an outdoor seating area and a second floor balcony area with tables. The bar is large and has the taps displayed nicely behind it.

The selection is outstanding with an emphasis on beers from the northwest. I had a Double Mountain Hop Lava (cask), Boneyard Hop Venom and Firestone Walker Wooky Jack. All were fresh and fantastic. We also had the sausage and cheese plate and it was pretty solid.

The Pine Box is a great addition to downtown Seattle and well worth a visit.

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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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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.
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