Many thanks to our friend, Matthew Korfhage, at Virginian-Pilot for the great write-up!
“Cogans Pizza: 1901 Colonial Ave, 757-627-6428, coganspizza.com
Happy hour: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday
$2 domestic drafts & bottles, $3.50 well drinks, $4 Aventinus, $1 off everything else
There’s a Cogans rooftop bar on Colley, and a funny little nook operated by Waterside. But the original Cogans on Colonial Avenue is the place that seems almost contractually obligated to exist in every town with a university — the punk-rock pizza shop with cheap beer and booze and equally cheap slices, with karaoke at night and a patio full of smokers.
Cogans pizza doesn’t need discounts: Two slices, which they call one slice, is a meal at $3.59. And yet here you are each weekday evening drinking $4 glasses of perfect beer: Aventinus weizenbock, potent at 8% ABV. Cheap beer is cheap daily, at $2. And on Tuesdays, expensive beer is also cheap, with an extensive menu of crafts for just $2.50 till 9 p.m. Almost every day, you can get a pint and a meal for less than $10 total. It is a bachelor’s paradise whose crowd remains nonetheless an equal opportunity cross-section of bohemian Ghent: skatepunk and motocross fan, service industry and tipsy cheapskate.
Daily specials: 49-cent wings on Monday, $2.50 drafts Tuesday till 9 p.m., $2 wells and $1 half-pints of PBR on Wednesday from 8 to 9 p.m., large pizza and domestic pitcher for $16.99 on Thursday, BOGO appetizers and $3 bloodies and ‘mosas 11 .m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.”
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photo credit: Yoon S. Byun | The Virginian-Pilot – Line Cook, Amanda Janes, left, and Daytime Cook, Jimmy McKinney, prepare food in Cogans.