When one of our favorite places, Pete’s Waterfront Ale House, closed last year, we were very sad, as it had been a staple of ours for years, both pre and post-children. We were not that sure we would like its new incarnation as a thin crust pizza place (Had you ever had their brisket or their Buffalo style calamari? And let’s not forget their desserts… The best bread pudding ever!!!), given the number of different options there are for pizza around here.
Dad Vivant got to know about their daily happy hour (yes, daily from 3.30pm-6.30pm) and since we do love a good deal, we decided to give it a shot after a long week. Another fact that made us check this place out was knowing that most of the old staff, who we have known for years, is still working here.
The place has been totally renovated and looks completely different from what it used to be: bright, with high ceilings and exposed brick on the right, where the long bar is. They have a couple of booths by the two big windows, facing Atlantic Avenue, that can fit around six to eight people each. There are two smaller booths to the left and a line of tables in the left hand side that runs to the end of the restaurant. A row of booths separates the bar area from the dining area.
This place is very kid friendly and it was packed with families both times we went over. They don’t have a kids menu, but then, who needs one when you have pizza, French fries, burgers and sandwiches? They do have a number of high chairs stacked in the back, by the restrooms.
The two unisex restrooms are located all the way on the back, on the left side. They have definitely revamped them from their (very much needed) previous look. They have the same high ceilings as the rest of the place and they have tiled them with shiny black tiles, which made them look bigger and cleaner than what they used to look. Unfortunately, none of them has a changing table, which I found perplexing given the amount of families with little ones we saw here.
We got the happy hour special: a pitcher of beer that comes with a large plain pie. All for under $30. You can’t beat that. The pie was crisp and very cheesy, which was perfect. And the cold pitcher of Brooklyn lager couldn’t have been a better partner to the food. We also had their rotella, very tasty prosciutto di parma rolls with arugula, roasted peppers and smoked mozzarella, which were delicious, and other pizzas that we saw coming out looked really good as well.
So I guess, we now have a new place to grab a bite in good company when we are up in Brooklyn Heights.
155 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Monday – Tuesday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm