Northlake Tavern is gone, but you can still grab a slice

It was sad to see longtime Husky hangout Northlake Tavern & Pizza close late last January. But don’t despair, because the place was bought by Big Mario’s, and after seven months of cleaning up, Big Mario’s, a small local chain, opened its doors to serve huge slices of pizza in a space that retains the legacy of Northlake’s previous 67 years.

The famous Husky memorabilia that adorned the walls is still there, including various editorial cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winner David Horsey, ’76. One of the big changes is that Big Mario’s is now an all-ages place, not a 21-plus tavern, so on your way to a Husky game, load up the kids and go grab a slice before you cheer on the purple and gold.