The Pine Box | Seattle, Washington
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The Pine Box
Excellent based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar

1600 Melrose Ave
Seattle, Washington United States 98122 [ print map ]
206 588 0375 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Fri 3pm - 2am, Sat & Sun 11am - 2am

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The Pine Box

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Beer Available At The Pine Box (arranged by most recent)
Engine House No. 9 Verre Violet Current Sour , Breakside Irish Stout 54, Backwoods The Bumbler , Boneyard Hop Venom 99, Epic Escape To Colorado IPA 88, Stillwater Stateside Saison 97, Snipes Mountain Jackal , New Belgium Lips of Faith - Paardebloem 85, Gueuze Tilquin (Draft Version) 99, Big Time S.M.A.S.H. (Simcoe) , 21st Amendment Fireside Chat 56, pFriem Double IPA , pFriem Belgian Christmas Ale , Crux Mosaic 82, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel 87, Lagunitas Fusion XVIII 98, Twelve Bar Brews Wicked Riff IPA , Naked City The Big Lebrewski 92, Iron Horse Beer Shoppe 3rd Anniversary Mocha Death 92, Everybodyís Head Stash Pale Ale
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13 reviews for The Pine Box
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  78%
 Selection  84%
 Food  74%
 Value  72%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (698) The Sunshine State, Florida | December 20, 2013
Fun addition to Capitol Hill. On first glance it looks like a Wetherspoons because it is a well converted heritage building--a former funeral home! Inside they might have done better to pimp the goth potential. I wouldn't call it sterile but the music selection on Friday night was classic rock Clear Channel version?! That was disappointing. The food, however, was good. Porcini dusted popcorn :) pizzas in a gas fire oven good (kimchi pulled pork, etc). Decent tap list, though could use some more skillful curation. Service excellent. Attentive. We had to send a bad beer back and it was accepted without question. It sure is easy to nitpick in Seattle...although it could use a few tweaks (the music especially), it is a great place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 17, 2013
An awesome bar set inside an old building with Greek-style white pillars reminiscent of a bank or courthouse or something. A cozy pub environment but even though they advertised being a hot spot for Seahawks and Sounders games, I didnít actually see a TV inside...The beer list mainly features Pacific Northwest breweries (Alameda, Alaskan, Double Mt, Everybodyís, Firestone, Fremont, Laurelwood, Ninkasi, Silver City, etc) and one of the beers I got was run through a randall. Although I didnít get food, the menu mostly features pizza. Overall a great selection of mostly local beers so itís worth a stop, especially for an out-of-towner.
nate2g  (550) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 12, 2013
A really good, diverse beer selection on tap here. Busy and bustlin too...attentive staff. Very cool. Keep on bringing the tasty beers!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
dgs1300  (5) Washington | August 29, 2013
Going strong since spring of 2012. Convenient to central Seattle, easy walk from bus stop, strong beer selection + booze, good menu. One of Seattleís must-visit beer bars.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055  (52) Seattle, Washington | May 30, 2013
This place is very Brouwerís-esk. They have a fantastic taplist, and get some really cool kegs on occasion. It gets busy at times, so service is usually good but sometimes a bit slow. Havenít had the food yet, and prices are pretty standard. Very well done and a great addition to Capitol Hill.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (556) The íSham, England | April 14, 2013
Visited late on a Thursday evening in Noví12. I beleive the place had only opened earlier in the year and it is located in a former funeral home! The place was fairly busy and the only seats we could find were on stools at the bar. They have big electronic screens displaying the beer range above the bar. Good selection, 30+ taps, largely WA and OR but a few from other parts of the country also. Randaliser was in use and during our visit was infusing Sierra Nevadaís Hefeweizen with orange and hops! Good that the regular beer was also available so that you could do a comparison. Service was good and the bartend gave us a few samples and was happy to make suggestions. Iíll be heading back here on my next trip to Seattle.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic  (68) Portland, Oregon | February 9, 2013
Such a shame about the food here. The beers were all amazing and so was the selection. Itís a beautiful building too. That pizza though, great crust, incredible saltiness. Far too heavy on that.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
AWISLguy  (70) Wisconsin | November 11, 2012
Climb the big hills from downtown up to the grungy-funky Capitol Hill area and find this place of Pine in the side of a huge old building. Lovely architecture inside with a lot of character. Bar area is 15 seats long with 20 taps of a nice range of local and across the country. Pliny on tap when I was there and few other top notch choices ... which looks to be how it typically is. Then you sit down and feel as though you are in a very local establishment with everyone knowing each other. Friendly, a lot of personality, nice tap choices. Really good place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm  (108) Belgrade, Serbia | July 18, 2012
Great new spot in Seattle, gorgeous space and healthy bar to sit at. Terrific beer, some of the best beer folks in Seattle around. Must see if youíre in town, and a good place to become a local if youíre from around here. I havenít tried food but looks like a nice menu
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17  (297) Woodland, California | July 16, 2012
I went here twice, and had great experiences both times. Perhaps one of my favorite places Iíve been to. Itís easily walkable from downtown. Ambiance is awesome...itís an old church or former funeral home. They have about 25 beers on tap, and there are several interesting and local brews combined with national brews. Bartenders appreciate good beer, and they definitely can be snarky and hostile, like to the asshat who asked if they had Fat Tire. I had the cheese and charcuterie platter, which was delicious. I really enjoyed this place, and have no clue why itís not rated higher. They donít really have a bottle list.

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