The Pine Box

Bar, Eatery

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

(206) 588-0375 | map
pineboxbar.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.39
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
41
pDev:
6.61%
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Ratings by yancot:
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Rated by yancot from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jun 15, 2014
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
I've been here several times. Went last night with my wife. Arrived maybe 9pm-ish on a Friday close to peak omicron. They were moderately busy, but no wait for a table. Bar service was fine, though they might be a bit disorganized -- I took my beer directly to the table, but the food we ordered wandered a bit before they figured out who ordered it and where we were sitting.

Selection is good, they always have a variety of interesting things, maybe 24-30 taps, across a number of styles.

It's a somewhat more popular place. It's located in an old mortuary, which is pretty neat.

Food that I've had there has been perfectly fine, but not memorable.
Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by slasich from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Probably the most unique establishment in which I have eaten and imbibed, being that it is in a restored and renovated defunct funeral home. Food was very good, staff was friendly, and the selection is very solid.
May 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Jan 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by RB3 from Washington

Mar 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.64 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

May 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by VashonGuy from Washington

Apr 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Feb 25, 2017
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

3.66/5  rDev -16.6%
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.
Apr 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.79 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by KAJJ324 from Washington

Mar 22, 2016
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Reviewed by HerbGuy42 from Washington

4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
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.
Feb 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
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!
Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.53 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by SimcoeKid from California

Oct 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.44 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Sep 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.7 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts

Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by Ajlvt from Washington

Sep 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.32 by Highbury09 from North Carolina

Aug 06, 2015
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Rated by ccnorthwest from Washington

4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
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.
Jun 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by greg4579 from Pennsylvania

Jun 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.48 by cherche from Washington

May 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.84 by kmahe from Washington

Apr 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Mar 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by SeattleBoB76 from Washington

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.3 by DCLAguy11 from California

Nov 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.6 by roan22 from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2014
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
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.
Oct 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.4 by anteater from Oregon

Oct 14, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by GasPasser69 from North Carolina

Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by nobelk18 from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by LBittman from California

Jul 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4.47 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jul 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by strongaf from Washington

Jul 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Thepleasantimbiber from California

Jul 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by mcintire78 from Massachusetts

Jun 24, 2014
The Pine Box in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 61 ratings