You're probably thinking, "That sounds great, but I've never bought a car or a computer without first reading the Wikipedia definitions for car and computer—I'm not about to buy a Groupon either without a briefing." Well neither would we, and since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Milwaukee: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (20 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want (well, at least until the deal expires—today's expires in six months). If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
It's nice to wake up to something new every day. Some people get their daily fix from desk calendars with a cute puppy and a funny caption every morning. Groupon is like a desk calendar, except the puppy is an unbeatable discount and the funny caption is a profound reflection on the flowers and needles growing from life's cactus. We selflessly share our deep insights, hoping that you will join our mob of consumers, thus strengthening our collective buying power and commanding even better deals.
If pizza can fill in as frisbees and wrestling mats, then surely it can fill our plates and sauce our supper bibs, too. For $5, today's Groupon gets you $10 worth of oven-baked pizza and delicious drinks at Pizza Shuttle. Celebrating its 25th year in operation, this award-winning pizzeria is one of the top 100 independent pizzerias in the nation and Marquette University's favorite pizza crust.
Pizza Shuttle's hip and welcoming atmosphere—packed with a jukebox, photo booths, and a cow painted by Andy Warhol—will inspire even the most artistically disinclined to create their own signature circle from an arsenal of 50 fresh toppings that include Italian meatballs, breakfast bacon, breaded eggplant, banana peppers, bananas, french fries, Jamaican jerk sauce, and more ($9.99 for a 12'' before toppings). Warhol himself always ordered four identical pizzas with slightly different colored toppings for each. For the indecisive, Pizza Shuttle thoughtfully provides specialty pies such as the Wisconsin mac 'n' cheese pizza ($11.99) and the chicken Cordon Bleu topped with alfredo sauce, swiss cheese, smoked ham, Capricola ham, marinated chicken, and asiago ($11.99), among others. If you lost touch with your inner college student after graduation and can't find him or her on Facebook, pairing your pizza with a mug of Fat Tire or New Glarus Spotted Cow ($3.49/20 oz. mug) will let you find out what they've been up to.
Sandwiches (such as the Philly steak and provolone cheese with onions, mushrooms, and green peppers, $6.25), calzones, burgers, ice creams, and more flesh out Pizza Shuttle's menu. Today's Groupon is good for both dine-in and delivery, so you'll want to order in person and then race your delivery driver to your home.
- Overall, I find it hard to dislike anything about Pizza Shuttle. The staff behind the counter is eclectic and hip, which definitely is a reflection of the general area surrounding the elevated building overlooking Farwell Avenue. They’ve got nearly everything: burgers, pasta, salads, chicken, pitas, ribs, seafood, dogs and brats, pizza that makes me weak at the knees and custard that should make Wisconsin proud. – Steve Seamandel, Lumino Magazine
- Our chef salad was very good; a crisp bed of lettuce piled with tomatoes, black olives, turkey bits, ham squares and cheese. We liked that it came with Newman's dressing and there was definitely enough to serve as a main course or for a pre-pizza group nibble...[The pizza] was hot and soft, without being too chewy, smothered with a slightly spicy sauce and a load of toppings. – Molly Snyder Edler, OnMilwaukee.com
- Large variety and good size quanities [sic]. We were impressed by the freshness of the ingredients in our dishes. We loved the pepperoni pizza and the hot wings were still lingering on the tongue long after we left. The beer was cold and the ice cream refreshing. We love the atmosphere! It is a great place for adults and college kids to hang out. – jacquie48, Citysearch
Lower East Side
1827 N Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202Get Directions