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 bram325:
Photo of bram325
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great staff. Fantastic list of NW beers. And we had a great meal sitting at the bar.

The bartender was very helpful in making some selections on beers we were not familiar with. We were posted up at the bar for a solid 4 hours and never once did he make us feel like we were in his way or bothering him with our questions. I will definitely be going back here on my next trip to Seattle

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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.
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