Looking to challenge your taste buds as well as the buttons on your pants? You’re in luck, because Fat Sully’s NY Pizza is ready and waiting. With multiple locations across Denver, the part-pizza place, part-biscuit place, and part-bar (Fat Sully’s, Denver Biscuit Company, and Atomic Cowboy, respectively), is open late and serves up hot, cheesy, NY-style slices at its pickup windows or massive 26-inch pies right to your table. Build your pie from scratch using any of the available toppings and wash things down with a cold beer from the varied tap list. And the one thing you mustn’t miss: Ordering sides of chipotle ranch for dipping. Just trust us—your life will be forever changed.
This pizza joint in the heart of Tennyson Street is as simple and delicious as its name sounds. Now boasting over a decade in business, owners Drew and Leah Watson continue to impress by doing things like surviving a global pandemic and serving up artisanal slices (and whole pies) of traditional, pan, Detroit-style and gluten-free pizza. Plus, a frequently rotating craft beer tap list is always available for the hops to your pie. Oh, and definitely grab one (or four) of the potato-style donuts served inside Hops & Pie every morning until sold out—Berkeley Donuts is proudly Denver’s only potato-style donut shop.
Eating good pizza is cool. Know what’s even cooler? Eating good pizza while supporting a good cause. Sexy Pizza has four Denver locations with a fifth on the way down in Trinidad, and in addition to serving hot, tantalizing slices that are indeed pretty sexy, there’s also a full PhilanthroPies menu (see what they did there?) where a percentage of the pie goes to a community partner. You can support the Colorado Youth Symphony, Project Voyce, or another local organization all while melty cheese, thin and crispy crust, and your favorite toppings make your taste buds dance. Sit down with the Becktown featuring feta, bacon, red onion, and mozzarella, or test out one of the many deals available, like two slices and a beer for just $10. Oh, and those with dietary restrictions have the options of gluten-free pies and vegan cheese, too.
A crowd favorite across the board is the Colorado pizza chain that began in Boulder some two decades ago and man, when we say cult following, we mean it. Fans love this place so much they’ve taken to getting tattoos of the brand’s cartoon astronaut. That’s some serious pizza love. It is tasty for sure, with a wide range of signature pie options or the chance to build your own customized pizza from scratch. There are some classic combos, sure, but this is also a great place to get creative and challenge your predetermined pizza topping notions. Barbecue sauce and pineapple? Go for it. Cream cheese? Never look back.
We couldn’t resist adding this one into the mix, and if you look at even a single photo, you’ll understand why. Also, the idea of seriously artisanal, made-to-order pizzas (for those lucky enough to live in or near Arvada) via Instagram DMs is a true testament to the times. You can choose from East Coast, Detroit, or Neapolitan style pizzas that are almost too pretty to eat, send a DM to order, and pick up on Wednesdays. Follow Get Sauced on Instagram for weekly menus and send a message to place your order. It’s currently working on a donation-basis via Venmo and PayPal, so have your phone ready upon arrival to call that you’re there and pay for your pie.
Now that it’s had over a year to settle into its new digs on Antique Row (and making it through Covid-19, no less), Joy Hill continues to win the hearts of pizza-loving Denverites. The “Bar and Pizza Club” offers wood-fired pies made with naturally leavened sourdough crust and apps like garlic bread and pepperoni rolls that really make the senses tingle. Its customer favorite pie, the Chilis N Pep, features pepperoni, pickled peppers, honey, and mozzarella, though if none of the signature pies are catching your eye, you can always build your own atop its classic cheese pizza, complete with caciocavallo and pecorino romano cheeses in addition to the standard mozz. The best part? They’re also the only pizza place around with a rooftop patio.