Although no one can explain why, most people agree that beer and pizza go together like a melodious string of shooby-dooby-do-bop-a-doobity-dang-a-dooby. Partake of this harmonious pairing with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of pizza, pasta, and pub fare at Bison Creek Pizza & Pub in Burien.
Within the historic walls of an 1890s-era theater, Bison Creek Pizza populates plates with an Italian-inspired menu of customizable pizzas, cheese-laden pastas, and meaty sandwiches alongside a rotating lineup of 15 draft beers. After spinning disks of whole-wheat, gluten-free, or regular dough, pizza chefs slather their creations with a selection of four sauces and more than 30 toppings, including meatballs, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes. Patrons can savor slices of protein with the Meathead Combo pizza ($12–$24.50), which tops its saucy circle with pepperoni, canadian bacon, salami, sausage, and ground beef to account for every section of the USDA meat pyramid. The Blazing Bison Wing pizza ($12.25–$24.25) drapes morsels of chicken in wing sauce, onions, and a choice of creamy dressing, and the garlic-laden Greek Goddess ($14–$31) towers with a meat-free mélange of olives, spinach, artichoke hearts, and feta. Toasted french rolls bundle an array of sizzling grinders ($6.25–$8.25), and oven-baked helpings of smoked-gouda mac ‘n’ cheese ($9.95) mingle with savory bacon, bringing a grownup flavor to childhood memories like opening escrow on a bounce house. Between bites, diners can sip on selections from a lofty drink list that includes 15 draft brews, 19 wines, and cocktails forged from a flavorful range of house-infused vodkas.
Set inside the renovated 19th-century structure of the Burien Theater, Bison Creek Pizza & Pub's stately wooden bar looms with period engravings illuminated by antique fixtures. Diners can sidle up to the watering hole on classic red-cushioned barstools or travel to modern times in lush black leather booths as the eatery’s weekly live entertainment fills the space with tunes and inspires chefs to DJ on imaginary pizza turntables.
Bison Creek Pizza & Pub
At Bison Creek Pizza & Pub, the past meets the present in both food and décor. Located inside the historic Burien Theatre, the pizzeria serves its gourmet pies from a modern kitchen, but it pours mixed drinks from the theater's original saloon-like bar. A stage has replaced the screen, and free live shows blare music across the expansive room regularly. Bison Creek's menu exemplifies the same juxtaposition of tradition and change, boasting specialty pizzas that it's served since opening in 1975, now with modern twists such as gluten-free crusts, soy cheese, and invisible slices.
Customers can build their own pizza, but the pub is known for its gourmet options such as the 6th Gear—a pizza piled high with chicken, bacon, and artichoke hearts simmering garlic cream sauce with onions and garlic. The menu has expanded as well. Grinder sandwiches filled with tender pulled pork or heaps of salami, bacon, and pepperoni come with a pile of fries, and the kitchen produces pasta dinners with homemade sauces such marinara, alfredo, or pesto cream.