Alligator Lounge uses BOGO (Buy one, get one) to the max

by Stan Phelps

in purple goldfish project

Buy a Drink . . . and Get a FREE Pizza at the Alligator Lounge

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My friend Matt Sheehan recommends the Alligator Lounge in Brooklyn.  A place where the pizza is always on the house as #205 in the Purple Goldfish Project.

Here is a snippet from the NY Magazine’s Karen Hudes on the Lounge:

Inside what was once the Galleria pizza place, this bar’s turquoise walls, pink flamingoes and Romanesque details don’t quite gel, yet one crucial feature remains intact: the arched, wood-burning oven. Because of the owners’ sensational idea of serving free personal pizzas every night until 3:30 a.m., this unremarkable joint has turned into a loveable hangout that’s a great first or last barhop stop. Young and old Williamsburg folk congregate along the bar, in the maroon, open-angle vinyl booths, and around the green pool table. A booming jukebox and Big Buck Hunter Pro game in back provide entertainment. A selection of 10 draft beers complements the delicious crisp-crust pies, which are on the house with every drink; toppings like pepperoni, caramelized onions and flavorful sweet sausage are available for an extra $2.

Here is a review of the place from a customer:

“I don’t want the place to get so crowded that I can’t get in. This is a fantastic place, with Widmer Hefeweizen on tap, and of course… free pizza. I didn’t know about the pizza when I wandered in mid-week. When the bartender told me about it, I pictured pizza pockets… but it’s wonderful wood oven thin crust pizza. You pay 2 bucks for your first topping and 1 buck for after that. I had mine loaded, so it set me back a whole 5 bucks. The same pizza in Manhattan would have set me back 15 bucks. Would I be back? I’m thinking of getting an apartment above the place!”

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