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Cogan's Pizza

Not Rated.
Cogan's PizzaCogan's Pizza

Taps: 33 / Bottles: 42
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
88
very good

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 6.19%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1901 Colonial Ave
Norfolk, Virginia, 23517-1905
United States
phone: (757) 627-6428

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Reviews by avylover:
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avylover

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was once a dive, basically a place where local heavy metal bands could get a gig. Now it's an "Instant Art" bar..not sure what that means but the good thing is they have a good beer selection. The place is brightly decorated with pastel colors, but not too bright to be annoying. The food is good. I've had subs here that are great with large potions, and the pizza is supposedly good too. Normally around 30 taps with some great and not-so-great beers it there, but there should be something for any beer lover. Some Stone, dogfish head, Aventinus, a few belgians...overall good selection. Service is decent, as I never had to wait for a refill. Overall good place to get a beer & eat, but nothing to write home about. The main thing here is a good selection.

12-10-2003 02:29:35 | More by avylover
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-20-2014 13:03:06 | More by John_Beeryman
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DanoGTCS


4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-01-2014 19:26:51 | More by DanoGTCS
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Frank_TX

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$

I have been eating and drinking at Cogans since 2009. The beer and ale selection is pretty decent if you enjoy the East Coast breweries. They always have an O'connor on tap and have a decent selection of the cheaper American macro brews. Best time to sit out on the covered patio is a Saturday afternoon.

06-25-2014 15:45:10 | More by Frank_TX
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $

After a few beers at The Birch (a must do in the area), we checked this spot out on the recommendation of a local. As Hanzo states in his review below, the lineup isnt particularly amazing, but brews were $2 off when we walked in and we drank Ommegang Rare Vos for $2.50 a pint. Still - being from NC - there were a number of beers I'd not had before. The staff is great, the atmosphere is loud and a lot of fun, and the pizza is damn good. Very laid back fun place with good beer. I highly recommend you give it a shot.

04-09-2014 18:26:06 | More by Mantooth
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RonJeezy

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-13-2014 01:13:35 | More by RonJeezy
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-31-2013 02:12:15 | More by avisong
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

There's nothing technically wrong with Cogan's Pizza, they have delicious pizza and an adequate tap and bottle list. I'd say the main problem is they don't really have anything that stands out, nothing special (at least on my visit). All their beers are very common and can be picked up at Total Wine right around the corner.

I am an admitted ticker but I literally could not find anything good I haven't had before, and for a place where I heard beer was the focal point, this just left me with a meh feeling. Just seems like they were geared for mainstream, which is fine, but it just isn't attractive enough for me to return.

But I am not going to rate this poorly because of this. If I were just your average consumer and not a beer geek I would have been floored by their selection since there are a lot of beers to choose from that encompass many styles. Couldn't really ask for more in a pizza place.

07-15-2013 12:17:53 | More by Hanzo
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ThomWade

Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3 | $$

Cogan's is good local spot to get a decent pizza and enjoy a pretty good variety of beers and ales on tap and bottled. During peak times the place is rather lively. Service is good and food typically well prepared. A good recommendation for a bite to eat and a great brew selection.

03-22-2013 15:15:49 | More by ThomWade
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ackleydg

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Cogan's is a funky spot and apparently has quite a bit of history. It used to be a punk-rock joint several years ago. I heard a story about one night when it got some 142 citations for about anything you can think of. These days, it seems a lot more tame. It's got a great beer selection, from local brews to stellar Belgians and Germans. I didn't try the food, but from the smell of the place, I bet the pizza is awesome. The place was packed the night I went - must be for a good reason. It's an interesting combination of more well-to-do folks and hipsters with tattoos all over. If you can fit somewhere in between, I recommend it.

06-30-2011 02:43:51 | More by ackleydg
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