Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse opens new restaurant with beer garden in Northwest Austin

Local restaurant chain Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse on April 27 opened its newest location at 4005 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. E, Austin. (Courtesy Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse)
Local restaurant chain Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse on April 27 opened its newest location at 4005 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. E, Austin. (Courtesy Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse)

Local restaurant chain Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse on April 27 opened its newest location at 4005 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. E, Austin. (Courtesy Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse)

Local restaurant chain Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse on April 27 opened its newest location at 4005 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. E, Austin. Owner John McElroy said the restaurant is currently offering curbside pickup of its pizza and growler fills of Texas craft beer.

McElroy said the restaurant is currently working to open its beer garden for customers soon.

"We're trying to get the patio open and have patio service until we're ready to have people inside," McElroy told Community Impact Newspaper.

Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse offers more than 20 specialty pizza options, including some original recipes, such as its sriracha Brussels sprouts and goat cheese pizza. The restaurant also serves vegan pizza and calzones made with vegan mozzarella cheese. In addition to pizza and calzones, the Northwest Austin restaurant's menu features grinders, salads, dessert and a cheese board.

McElroy said this new Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse location has about two dozen Texas craft beer options available on tap, but the restaurant's bar will eventually offer up to 50 craft beer varieties on draught. The restaurant will also serve a dozen Texas wines.


Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse opened its original location in Elgin, McElroy said, before opening its three other Austin-area locations.

512-582-0097. www.aviatorpizza.com
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.