Headed by Ian Roberts (a founder of Seattle Beer Week and former Brouwer's bar manager) and occupying the location of the deceased Chapel, the Pine Box enlivens its (gorgeous) mortuary setting with more than 30 beers on tap, plus a menu created in consultation with the great Scott Carsberg (Lampreia, Bisato). Carsberg's not actually in the kitchen, so results can vary, but the pizza is really good, and the short rib—a Flintstones-sized block of meat served with tzatziki and a shiitake/Parmesan hand pie—is outstanding. Mostly, with its leaded glass windows, enormous mirrors, ornate woodwork, vaulted ceiling, and antique fixtures, the Pine Box works marvelously as a beer hall. It's loud and lovely and a lot of fun.
The Pine Box
1600 Melrose Ave,
Bar/Happy Hour, Good for Groups
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups