• By Lisa Brody

Brooklyn Pizza in Birmingham reopens as bistro

Brooklyn Pizza, 111 Henrietta Street in downtown Birmingham, has unveiled its newest incarnation – it is now a bistro, with a full bar, expanded dining room, larger patio space and a walk-up window. The restaurant, which retains its original location, expanded into the adjacent former Birmingham Geek location on Maple Road, which allowed it to add more dining space as well as a bar. The owner applied for and received a bistro liquor license from the city of Birmingham. What hasn't changed is their signature pizzas and gelato. “We’re a fixture in downtown Birmingham,” says owner Sam Abdelfatah, “but we’ve always wanted to expand and give customers more space to enjoy their Brooklyn pizza. Taking over the vacant space next door and adding a liquor license made this an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.” The new bar, which features a walk-up window, means customers can now enjoy beer, wine and handcrafted cocktails with their favorite pizza, salads and snacks. Whether a customer enjoys a Bud Light with their slice or indulges in a handcrafted Negroni, Brooklyn’s fully-stocked bar is ready to cater to customers’ beverage wishes. Brooklyn is also licensed to provide beer and wine to-go, Abdelfatah said. He said Brooklyn customers can still expect the same great service and delicious food the pizzeria is known for. Inspired by the authentic tastes found in the pizzerias of Brooklyn, New York, the pizzas at this Brooklyn Pizza, which was founded in 1996, have always been handcrafted with the freshest ingredients and cooked in a custom- designed, open-flame pizza oven.

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