Shelter Pizza

80 North 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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Cuisine: Argentinian, Italian food, Pizza, Empanadas
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All major
Hours: Sun-Wed 5pm-2am, Thurs 5pm-3am, Fri & Sat 5pm-4am (kitchen up until 12am, with smaller bar menu after midnite)
Brunch: Weekends
Booze: Full bar
Subway: L train to Bedford Ave.
Urban Daddy says:

Williamsburg: not a place for asking questions. It’s a place for sitting at a slab of oak tree beneath a stuffed goat, and digging on some scrumptious meat pastries… At least it is at Shelter, a spacious Williamsburg lair of whiskey and Argentine-Italian edibles, now open. El Almacen and Rosarito Fish Shack. Same folks behind those created this—a kind of hunting lodge of pizza and empanadas. Which… is a strange combination, yes. But after running the following equation—Pizza + Empanadas + Moose Horns + Whiskey = A Damn Good Time—mathematicians have determined the whole thing works just fine.

You’ve got options here. If you’re looking to pour out a little liquor for the late, great summer weather, pull up a fur-pelted bar stool at the bar and do that. If it’s a date night, you’ve got Navajo-blanket-covered sofas for the cozying. But if you’re here to take food consumption to its furthest frontiers, two things: 1) bring a bunch of people, and 2) good. Your strategy should include some combination of soppressata pizza and empanadas bursting forth with chorizo, fontina, smoked mozzarella and gruyère.

Zagat says:

The Rosarito Fish Shack folks are expanding their western Williamsburg influence with a [Shelter Pizza]. The spot will offer rustic brick-oven pizzas (reportedly Argentina-via-Italy style) and empanadas baked in one of the two on-site brick ovens. A wide selection of Old and New World whiskies is displayed in vintage packing crates, and you’ll find a dozen beers on tap. A vintage Americana vibe carries over in the rest of the decor: a faded American flag painted on corrugated tin marks the exterior, while inside, the high-ceilinged space is dotted with tchotchkes and antiques.