113 Franklin St
(between Greenpoint Ave & Milton St)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Pizza and beer, pizza and beer... go together like a horse and carriage... well I guess that doesn't really rhyme, but who cares. Pizza and beer were made for each other. Kind of like less classy cheese and wine. In a lovely place on the other side of the East River (called Brooklyn for those of you keeping track) there is a bar that really banks on that pairing. They not only serve pizza and beer. Many places do. But with the purchase of a full-priced drink after 6 pm, you get a free pizza. Yes, a FREE pizza. It comes with sauce and mozzarella, but additional toppings will cost you $1 each, with a few $2 exceptions. Here are the lists of toppings...
And here are the beers they have on tap! They also have bottles and of course a full bar where you can get your heart's desire if
Basically, when you buy a drink, the bartender will give you a little ticket which you cash in with the guy making the pizzas. You should definitely tip your bartender (duh!) and also the pizza-maker. They work hard for the money. The pizza zone is at the far left end of the bar, and when your pizza is up the guy rings a bell and you go and pick up your free pizza!
If you weigh this pizza next to a slightly thicker, large slice of pizza you can buy at any number of NY pizzerias, it might not weigh a whole lot more considering the crust is thinner, but I think it's a really great deal overall (and very filling)! A plain (cheese only) slice usually costs about $2.25 at most places I've seen. For another dollar I got 3 toppings on mine! And if you're buying a beer already (as many people do in life), wouldn't you want a free pizza with it? Shouldn't all bars offer free pizzas with the purchase of a drink? Wouldn't the world be a better place if they did? Less bar fights? More happy people eating free pizza and drinking beer? You just never know :)