PIZZA • VHS • LOTTO TICKETS
Open: 11–2 daily
Happy Hour: 3-4 weekdays
Still riled up, and now hungry from watching the Seahawks make it to the Super Bowl, we headed to the Pike-Pine area to grab some New York style slices at Big Mario’s with some of our pals. We high-fived every person (and even a dog) along the way, and whenever a random stranger called out “SEA!” (which was quite often), we responded with the appropriate “HAWKS!” The whole neighborhood was ecstatic.
Big Mario’s is a fun place for pizza and pitchers. When they’re not playing a classic, fun movie from their large selection of VHS tapes (and even sometimes when they are), they’re known to play hard rock, hip hop, and ‘80s pop. A few Christmases ago, they had an impressive mural of characters from Gremlins 2 painted on the horizontal mirrors that span the walls behind the booths.
Other scattered pictures and signs also match this bar’s sense of humor/style. You can even test your luck with an assortment of pull-tab lottery tickets. One thing that’s never a gamble is their pizza (our favorite in Seattle), which is always thin, spicy, greasy, and delicious. Try one with a handful of their unusual toppings, or just a classic pepperoni.
Big Mario’s delivers, in a painted-up vintage Camaro. They deliver until close, and even until 4AM Thursday through Saturday.
$1 beer during happy hour—can’t beat that price! Draft selection is limited, but the cheap beers pair best with their pizza anyway.
There are two, locking unisex rooms decked out in graffiti where extra kegs are stored.
We love their pizza and quirkiness. It’s a great place to grab lunch and watch Encino Man.
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