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The Pine Box

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4.4/5
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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
pDev:
6.59%
 
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of brien
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of terence
4.93/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

My wife and I hunkered down at the bar a sunny Sunday early afternoon. The bartender was very friendly and helpful. The beer selection was very good and included some hard to find ones. We didn't order food, but it seemed like your standard bar type food.

Good place here, definitely worth checking out whenever near the area.

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

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 Xena
4.75/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is where I bring my dates when I want to impress them. Fantastic selection of beers, wide range of prices. The food I is ooo-lah-lah delicious. I ordered a sausage dish that arrived plated to look like male genitalia. That was a challenge for me, for obvious reasons. I ate it anyway because after all, this is Capitol Hill in Seattle! It was delicious. The food makes this a worthy destination spot for any foodies in your midst. The beer list is like a snobby wine list without the insufferable snobs. I used to be a wine snob, but beer is much better. The atmosphere is really nifty once you get over the idea of it having once been a funeral home. The pizza oven did not used to be a crematorium. I asked. Really, this is where you should bring your dates. They will be impressed, and you will get to enjoy good food and beer. Even if your date sucks, you will still have a great and memorable evening.

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

Photo of TxUltraRunner
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Came here instead of going to Stumbling Monk, which I'm glad I did. Awesome tap selection, including Logsdon's Farmhouse Ales and Firestone and bottles from Lost Abbey. Great pulled pork sandwich to go with it all. Bartender made great recommendations all night. Great place in Capitol Hill.

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

Photo of roan22
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Beervana
4.53/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of damndirtyape
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.

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Photo of yancot
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of rudyarmand
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!

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 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 dwitt24
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Had some beers out of Oregon, Washington, & California while I was visiting my sister. This place had some rare and awesome beers. Was well worth the visit, a bit fairly expensive compared to Portland taphouses, buy a couple dollars a pint. Service was great, and beer was cold and glasses were filled to the brim.

Would go back

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The Pine Box in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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