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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Going to the Chapel: How's the Food at the Most Gorgeous Place on Capitol Hill?

Posted by on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:55 PM

FROM ON HIGH The mighty airspace of the Pine Box.
  • Kelly O
  • FROM ON HIGH The mighty airspace of the Pine Box.

The Pine Box opened last summer in the former chapel of Butterworth Mortuary. With its leaded glass windows, enormous mirrors, ornate dark woodwork, vaulted ceiling, and antique fixtures, it's the most gorgeous space on Capitol Hill. (The club called Chapel that preceded it was glam and seedy, with service so slow that you might've actually expired before getting a drink.) The Pine Box is headed up by beer guru Ian Roberts, former Brouwer's manager and a founder of Seattle Beer Week (which is sure to be celebrated mightily at the Pine Box starting May 9—and lasting 10 days, as a beer-related week should).

The chapel works marvelously as a beer hall. Its mighty airspace makes for an ungodly, joyous clatter and din when the place is full—yes, it is loud, loud with the laughter that comes from 33 rotating taps of great beer...



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