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Brooklyn Craft Pizza


Winner of SpikeTV's Hungry Investor

(718) 387-0707 / Reservations

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Brooklyn Craft Pizza


Winner of SpikeTV's Hungry Investor

(718) 387-0707 / Reservations

A Destination

The Evil Olive Pizza Bar is a block and a half from the Broadway stop on the G Train (1 stop transfer to the L at Metropolitan), and a block from Lorimer Street on the J & M lines. Don't think of it as Manhattan Lite: this place is 100% pure Brooklyn—right in the heart of Williamsburg. This is a borough and neighborhood with its own working class history and residents who have spent decades here with their families. And everyone here loves a good Brooklyn success story. The Evil Olive is exactly that—a success story, a local chill spot, perfect for a night out, whether you're from Brooklyn or just visiting for a while.


From his humblest beginnings on Union Avenue, owner Jason Tennant set out to create a family and neighborhood-friendly spot in his home borough, in his neighborhood...in fact, on the very street he grew up. Have a look at what the Evil Olive has to offer.

Ambiance

Coming for a quick slice with the kids? We got you, right out front. Coming for dinner, drinks, and conversation with grown-ups? We got you, in the full-service bar and lounge—or even as you wait for your pie out front. Whether you're meeting your first date, or your crew to catch the game, you'll never look at your neighborhood pizzeria the same way again

Awesome Decor

All of the design flair, none of the pretense. The Evil Olive's upscale and modern décor, both in the front service area and the lounge, is perfect for entertaining your family and friends, or for parties and large-scale get-togethers.

Fantastic Food

This is Brooklyn. We have standards to maintain. In a borough with endless choices, the Evil Olive offers the freshest ingredients for all palates, with a staff dedicated to learning and experimentation. The result is craft pizza and craft beer at its finest, together with a classic Brooklyn-style pizzeria menu, one-of-a-kind heroes, salads, appetizers…and empanadas!

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Eat, Drink, Live Happy


Experience The BEST of Brooklyn Pizza and have a GREAT Craft Beer.

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Eat, Drink, Live Happy


Experience The BEST of Brooklyn Pizza and have a GREAT Craft Beer.

Being right up the street from Jason's childhood home, the Olive is a place for everyone in the neighborhood, and all its guests, to enjoy the finest that this corner of Brooklyn has to offer. On any given night, you'll find businesspeople, blue-collar workers, sports fans, families, artists, and public servants sharing the space, a slice, a drink, or each other's company. No matter where you're coming from, you feel welcomed and laid back as soon as you walk in the door. The staff is family—literally—and you become part of it.

The menu items at the Evil Olive are prepared fresh daily, using the freshest ingredients from several local produce markets. All sausages and soppressatas come straight from Emily's Butcher Shop on Graham Avenue. Our full range of craft beers includes selections from local breweries: Brooklyn Lager and Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery, as well as Bushwick Pilsner from Braven Brewery, a startup straight out of Bushwick.

As dedicated members of the community, we donate our time and our pizza to many charity and school events in Williamsburg. We are proud to host an annual toy drive and fundraiser for our kids here in Brooklyn.

The Evil Olive also plays host to Capicu Cultural Showcase, NYC's most dynamic monthly open mic for spoken word, poetry, comedy, and music. Check back soon for our full events calendar.

If you're a fan of local sports teams, we've got you covered. If the game is on, it'll be on here, and our Executive Chef Travis will probably be adding to the commentary. Reggie and Jason are constant presences behind the bar and among the customers. The atmosphere is jovial. The service is fast and courteous. All that's missing is you. 

And yes…we deliver!

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The Staff


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The Staff


Travis Alicea

Pizzaiolo/Manager

Travis Alicea started at the age of 13 as cleaning crew for his cousin Jason's first businesses at the Union Avenue location. By the age of 17, Travis was barbacking, then bartending, then serving as head bartender. When Notice Lounge became the Evil Olive, he knew the building and the business inside and out, so when Jason needed a right-hand man, Travis was equal to the challenge. He and Jason taught themselves the restaurant business, with all the attendant bumps, bruises, and learning curves; today, Travis spends his time in the kitchen meeting new culinary challenges and pushing his skills on the menu. An avid gamer and sports fan, you'll also find Travis highly engaged with the clientele on whatever sport is playing on TV.

Jason Tennant

Owner

Jason Tennant opened his first lounge space (Jarrod's Lounge) at Evil Olive's present Union Avenue location, in August of 2001. It became Notice Lounge soon thereafter, and it ran for seven years when Jason realized he needed to run a business while spending quality time at home. Pairing his love of family with his lifelong dream of owning a pizza shop, Jason opened the Evil Olive in 2011, and life and business has been thriving ever since. Jason's vision and work ethic earned him and his crew a slot on national television—along with a sizeable investment—from the cast of SpikeTV's reality show Hungry Investors.

Jason is also an active New York State-certified electrician with IBEW Local 3 for the last 22 years. He loves racing and riding Harley-Davidsons almost as much as he loves pizza.

Reggie Thomas

PIZZAIOLO/CP

Reggie Thomas started out as a bouncer. But with his gregarious personality and natural humor, it became clear that his public relations skills were needed, relating with customers directly. When not serving pizza or pastry or punch lines behind counters (or behind the occasional Evil Olive microphone), Reggie spends his time behind the lens as a photographer.