The Tavern Favorite pizza Photo by Lori Bandi

The menu at Bryan Street Tavern is beyond bar food. Most diners come for the stone-fired, thin-crust pizza with ingredients from revered Italian grocer Jimmy’s Food Store, just down the street. “That’s what makes our pizza shine,” says Moody Fuqua, the tavern’s general manager. “The pizza has always been a staple here.” Popular pizzas — which are cut into rectangles — include the Tavern Favorite with pepperoni, Jimmy’s spicy Italian sausage, onions and mushrooms. There are about seven pizzas to choose from, not including the build-your-own option. The tavern recently received new owners who renovated the interior and rebuilt the bar, which has 20 beers on tap. It’s also a music venue, booking all genres of bands that are “interesting, with a kitsch,” Fugua says.

Chicken pesto pizza Photo by Lori Bandi

Bryan Street Tavern

4315 Bryan


Price range:$8-$20 for pizzas

Tip: The tavern serves a breakfast pizza for brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.



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