The Pine Box

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

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
Score:
94
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
4.18%
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 18
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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 Beervana
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of cryptichead
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Highbury09
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WoostaBia
4.7/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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 IPAchris
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Daniellobo
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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 anteater
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

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 Zach122
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of strongaf
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of roan22
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | 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 VashonGuy
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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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The Pine Box in Seattle, WA
4.31 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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