Brewski set to open viral pizza concept American Pies in Ancoats

Yay finally some opening news in Ancoats!

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th June 2024

The team behind legendary restaurant Brewski have submitted an application to open a pizza restaurant in the heart of Ancoats.

A licensing application has now been lodged for a new branch of their deep-dish pizza concept, American Pies.

It’s set to open in the former Second City site just on the corner of the bustling Cutting Room Square.

Here, it’ll be just across the road from Rudy’s but will offer a very different style of pizza.

While Rudy’s is all about the ultra-floppy Neapolitan base, at American Pies they’re gunning for proper Chicago-style ‘pizza pies’ with serious depth.


As it comes from the minds behind Chorlton’s Brewski, you can expect gargantuan portion sizes and no shyness when it comes to the cheese.

Each pizza starts with a garlic butter parmesan crust, then is stuffed with an ‘unthinkable’ amount of mozzarella and topped with chunky marinara sauce (that’s right, cheese before sauce, get over it).


Toppings then include birria lamb shoulder, pepperoni and hot honey, and buffalo fried chicken with blue cheese sauce.

Also on their menus you’ll find garlic bread focaccias, dirty tots, 24-hour slow-cooked ribs, and deep-dish garlic bread.

If we’re lucky, they might even bring their deep-fried calzone to this new Ancoats pizza site…


This will be the second restaurant for American Pies, which is already based on West Mosley Street.

It’s finally some good news for Ancoats, which has suffered a couple of high-profile closures of late with the disappearance of Trove and Rigatoni’s.

According to the American Pies licensing application, their Ancoats pizza restaurant will have space for 90 dine-in customers plus a small bar area.

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