Is it rude to call this place a dive bar? I kind of felt like a pirate was going to come walking in at any moment. I can’t say it’s going to be one of my regular spots, but I had a great time at the Wharf Rat.
I stopped in on a Wednesday, when they have their half price pizza deal – well cheese pizza, but you can pay to add any toppings you feel like. We went with a large – not sure why, it was way to much food – and added sausage pepperoni and red peppers. It definitely hit the spot – super cheesy, a little spicy, but overall, not too greasy. Plus, they have all the extras – red pepper, oregano, and parm – if you want to add your own touch.
What’s crazy is they also have a 3 pony beers for $8. And for as small as they seem, they have a ton of draft choices. The bartender not only pours the beers, mixes the drinks, but she also preps and cooks the food. I wonder if they ask about pizza dough tossing in the interview. Just a note, she can’t be sure your pizza isn’t burning without asking for your patience on the drinks. At the same time, I like my pizza a little on the crispy side, so we made her job easy. Check out the action shot: