When it comes to pizza, not all pies are created equal. That’s why at Northlake Tavern, each pizza that we serve is made-to-order using only the freshest ingredients to compliment our famous twist on a traditional Italian pizza recipe.

Our days start early at Northlake Tavern. Each morning, our kitchen staff carefully prepares all of our pizza sauces and doughs from scratch. One by one, our toppings are sliced daily to make sure that all of our options look and taste as fresh as possible.

Since 1954, we’ve been a local pizza hotspot here in Seattle, Washington. Our casual atmosphere and lively sports bar have made us a fan favorite for game night fun and activities for decades. Located near the University of Washington, we love hosting Husky fans, and even stay open later on Husky game nights to keep the fun going!

Our hours are Monday - Thursday, 11am to 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am to 11pm, and Sunday 12pm to 10pm. To order a pizza to-go or for restaurant pickup, give us a call at 206-633-5317, or place your order online here.

No matter the occasion, pizza and beer are always the answer. Stop by the tavern today to try our world-class pizza and enormous beer selection for yourself; we can’t wait to see you!

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From New York to Seattle

Our specialty pizzas featured in our restaurant are inspired by an old Italian recipe. After many episodes of trial and error, the original owner of Northlake Tavern made a bet that he could craft the best pizza in town. So a bet was made, and the recipe for our speciality pizzas was formulated; a recipe that we still proudly serve here today.

Special Recipe

Our owner recalled eating a great pizza in an Italian restaurant owned by an old friend in New York. After receiving their traditional Italian recipe, he experimented with various kinds of toppings, cheeses, and crust recipes, until perfection was achieved, and the Northlake-style Pizza was born! He won the bet.

Tradition of Excellence

Since then, we have carried on the tradition of making our own special kind of pizza. We work hard everyday to make sure that each pizza ordered is a real tasty treat that you won't forget. Our restaurant uses only the freshest and finest ingredients available, such as real Canadian bacon, Hawaiian pineapple, and freshly-grated cheeses. Plus, our pepperoni and beef sausage is specially-ground to meet our very specific standards.

Since 1954

Northlake Tavern and Pizza House opened in 1954 at a site just a block west of its present location in Seattle, Washington. With the construction of the Interstate 5 Highway bridge, Northlake had to move to a location closer to the U District, where we are still proudly serving the community as a local pub, sportsbar, and pizza restaurant.

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