This is a guest post by Brandie Williams. Brandie believes that drinking your feelings should be a delicious endeavor! She’ll never say “no” to more hops or a free shot.
OK I’ll admit it. Being a prissy little Dublinite, I was a little hesitant to check out Yellow Brick Pizza, which is located solidly in Old Towne East. Parking directly in front of an abandoned, boarded up building did little to soothe my nerves. But I put on my big girl pants and headed inside, and boy am I glad I did!
When you pull up to the building, don’t be deterred by the “Olde Town Coin Laundry” sign that still juts from the corner of the building in a nod to its past life.
Walking into Yellow Brick, you’ll find a cozy but modern space with exposed brick and hardwood floors. The main dining area is split into two rooms with the bar running all the way across the back of the space. The kitchen area is open, giving patrons at the bar a first-hand view of the pizza preparation process. The kitchen is dominated by the stone oven which is used to cook the artisan pizzas. As someone who spends a lot of time at bars but is only marginally interested in sports, I was pleased to see that Yellow Brick shows movies on their TV instead of sports.
I was immediately impressed by the extensive beer offerings. With 16 taps and roughly 100 bottles, there is definitely something for even the pickiest beer snob on their menu. One especially nice touch is the draft menu, which has pockets with small cards that give you the the specs of the beer, including its style, ABV, IBU, where it’s brewed, and a brief description.
Happy hour runs from 4 to 7pm on weekdays and offers you 50% off drafts. As if that bargain isn’t great enough, they’ve recently set up a new deal that gets you a slice of pizza and a Yuengling for just $4. Stop in on a Saturday after 4pm for $1 cans of Bürger, $2 Tiger bottles, $10 pitchers of Bitburger.
Like the beer selection, the food menu offers something for everyone. All of the pizzas arrive on hand-tossed crust and are baked in a stone oven. My personal favorite specialty pizza was the Boise Surprise, which included thin potato slices, cheese, bacon, sour cream, and chives. YOM! You can also opt for a salad or appetizers.
For me, what really makes a bar is the people. Yellow Brick passes this test with flying colors. Not only did I have a great time getting to know the staff, I loved hanging out with all of the patrons. Yellow Brick is the type of place where you can belly up to the bar and feel like you’re among friends.