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Location
219 G Street, across from G Street Pub
School hours
Mon-Weds 11AM-1AM
Thurs-Sat 11AM-2AM (2:00-2:30AM for slices only)
Sun 11AM-12AM
Summer hours
Phone
(530)757-2525
Website
[WWW]woodstocksdavis.com
Delivery charge
$2.75

As of 5/14/2012, Woodstock's of Davis has a full bar, a ton of new staff members comprised of friendly faces from around town, and a new schedule for events and Happy Hour.


Woodstocks_Large.jpgLarge Pepperoni Woodstock's Pizza has to be the most popular pizza joint in Davis. Besides decent pizza, their menu offers salads, chicken wings, and frosted "CinnaBread." For us health nuts they also offer a whole-wheat crust at no additional cost. Sadly, it's not uncommon for the folded over portion of the crust to take about as much surface area as the cheese.

Woodstocks_What_Up.JPGEvent Poster Fall 2006

Woodstock's is generally loud and full of life. Open late, they offer free wireless as well as free refills. Combined with the fact they also now have a full bar, this makes Woodstock's, Original Steve's, and Lamppost Pizza the only places in Davis where you can surf the web, drink a beer, and eat pizza. Unfortunately, after 9PM they used to raise the prices for a slice of pizza to $2.90 (from $2.25 during the day) to squeeze money out of drunk people. To boot, late at night the quality of service goes way down: food takes FOREVER to get to you sometimes. However, slices are always available and the price stays the same throughout the entire day.

Mon-Fri 12:00-2:00PM they have an All-You-Can-Eat pizza buffet for $6.99

Happy Hour: 4:00PM-7:00PM $1.00 off all beers, wells, and appetizers
Delivery costs $2.75 plus tip ($4-$7 is considered a good tip). They'll even deliver to campus. The driver will call you up when they get there so you don't have to wait outside. If you want to pay for delivery using a credit card, they now ask for your credit card number and expiration date over the telephone. The safety of this measure may seem sketchy, but it's likely safer than their previous at-the-door, carbon-copying method.

On a side note, Woodstock's Pizza also has six other locations in California: San Diego, Santa Barbara, Irvine, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and [chico]Chico. An interesting fact, in Santa Barbara they change the name of their beloved pizza from "Causeway Classic" to "IV Classic" (IV stands for Isla Vista, the collegiate equivalent of a cesspool located adjacent to the UCSB campus). Actually, each of the locations of Woodstock's Pizza has it's own name for the "classic" pizza- San Diego "Aztec Classic", Santa Cruz "Cruz Classic", San Luis Obispo "SLO Classic", etc.

An interesting fact is that printed on the bottom of the large pizza boxes are biblical quotes, similar to In-N-Out. woodstock-psalm24.jpgPsalm 24, 1-2, for your convenience on the bottom of the box." There is a news story "atheist are boycotting the store until this is removed

To give the company feedback on your experience at Woodstock's, contact the general manager at <dclark AT woodstocksdavis DOT com> or fill out a survey on-line at [WWW]http://www.woodstocksdavis.com/survey. Before giving them your email address, you might want to take note of the issues associated with not being able to unsubscribe from P.I.E. (listed below in the P.I.E. section).

Events

Woodstock's holds several different events at their bar on a weekly basis. They include:

Karaoke Woody: Canceled until further notice.

Trivia Night: On Thursday nights, Trivia Nights are hosted by Mick and Thomas. Admission is free, and event starts at 10pm but usually fills up by 9:30, so get there early! Event lasts until midnight or so, and prizes are given out to winners of each round, as well as the overall winner. It's technically an all ages trivia event, but if you're under 21 your team is forced to sit in the upstairs balcony area, which can be somewhat inconvenient.

Friday Nights with DJ Ozone. 10pm - last call. No Cover.

Woodstock's events are almost always free, and are almost always ALL AGES! Since Woodstock's uses wristbands rather than carding at the door, the under-21 crowd is always welcome here. Obviously, you have to be 21 to buy alcohol, but you will never be turned away from an event at the bar just because you're not 21 before 10pm. Now that they have a full bar, the bar side of the establishment becomes "21+ only" at 10 pm daily. That being said, they are very strict about underage drinking and will not hesitate to remove you and your entire group immediately if you are caught providing to a minor, not to mention notifying the police if you happen to be caught doing so. Liquor licenses are hard to come by in Davis and Woodstock's doesn't mess around with theirs!

History

Woodstock's was not always the size it is now. In the older right-hand side, the main eating area used to be raised about a foot above the regular floor. Woodstock's bought the property and remodeled. Previously, it was The Velvet Elvis, a bar opened by a few people, including Seth Sternin, one of the current owners of Ground Zero. It closed primarily because of restricted hours that prevented them from serving alcohol after 11pm, making it a tough investment. Soon after opening, one of Ground Zero's competitors moved from its prominent location in Sacramento (SBI) and the people interested in starting up Ground Zero were offered the lease. It was only possible for Sternin to take up the lease by freeing up his capital to invest in the new location, therefore leaving Velvet Elvis while his partners sold off to a buyer, who never re-opened. In addition to the Davis Ground Zero which apparently opened later, the Sacramento location opened in mid-year and still exists today on Arden Way.

Before it was The Velvet Elvis, it was The Library. Before The Library existed, the northern end was occupied by The Club. The southern end held Honorable Gee's, a Chinese restaurant. Before Honorable Gee's existed, the southern end held "The Spudnut Coffee Shop." Before Spudnut, it was the Sacramento Cafe. With the exception of the demolition of the wall between the northern and southern ends, the basic structure of the southern half is essentially the same as when it was the Sacramento Cafe of the 1920s through 1940s.

Discounts

Also see Discounts and Freebies

P.I.E.

P.I.E. is their email coupon service (as in "pizza pie", a term more common on the East coast). You give them your email address and they send you coupons. Sadly, however, they never stop sending them to you, year after year, even if you move away. They seem to occasionally honor their opt-out, but then resume sending emails again months later. It's not much of an issue if you are a student with a ucdavis.edu email address that will go away when you leave Davis, but it can be very annoying otherwise, so you might want to use an email address you can close down later. When you sign up, you get a BOGO coupon.

DIY

Woodstock's will sell you dough balls if you want to make your own pizza. It's ~$2.50 for a large.

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2010-01-21 20:12:07   If you live or visit Davis it's definately worth going here once. That said, I don't know if I'd ever be willing to go here often or as my regular pizza place. The pizza is a bit on the pricy side and is also not really any better than chain pizza, sadly. While I love local business, my taste buds say stick with Mountain Mikes over Woodstocks for pure taste.

That said, Woodstocks is a fun place to go with friends to hand out and drink and the same cannot be said of any chain pizza joint. Is it a better bar that serves pizza than it is a pizza place? Maybe. —rfrazier


2010-03-14 22:47:38   Their "insert town here" special is the same for every college town.

Hey everyone - look at that phony! —upisdown


2010-03-14 23:02:24   I heard that Woodstock's had some of the best pizza in Davis, so when I finally tried some I was disappointed. The crust is about the flavor and texture of cardboard and the sauce isn't very good.

I also wanted to point out to the commenter that referred to Woodstock's as a "local business" that Woodstock's is actually a small chain based out of San Diego. (See [WWW]http://woodstocksca.com/about-us/contact-us.html for all their chain locations.) I guess they're better than Dominos, but I wouldn't say much better.

My advice is try Lamppost Pizza instead. (I still haven't tried Steve's or Village Bakery.) —gynomight


2010-03-25 14:49:43   I'm surprised to read so many negative comments here. First, I must admit that I am an employee of the restaurant, so I am obviously a little bit biased. As far as the quality/taste of the pizza is concerned, everyone will have their own personal tastes and I can't blame anyone for not liking the food. I personally think it is great pizza, but that doesn't mean everyone will love it. What I am surprised about is the comments about the staff and service. Woodstock's employees work very hard to please their customers, and will not hesitate to correct mistakes of any kind. We truly believe that "the customer is always right," and if you have a problem, we will listen and correct it. Obviously, we are human, and not everything will be perfect all the time. But with that in mind, and with a good attitude and reasonable approach toward reality, you will find that our service can't be beat. Yes, if you come in on Friday night and the line is out the door, your food will probably take a long time to get to you. Yes, if you live in the dorms and give the wrong phone number when you order, or you don't get reception in your building, your order will definitely not make it to you until you call us back; how else are we supposed to get ahold of you? The point isn't that we're perfect. It's that, when we are imperfect, and you take the time to respectfully tell us that, we WILL do absolutely everything within reason to fix that problem and turn you into a happy customer. The last thing anyone at Woodstock's wants is for you to have a bad experience, so if you have an issue, like the many people who have commented here, please give us a chance to fix it before totally blasting us over it. You will most likely find that everything can turn out just fine with good communication, a good attitude, and reasonable expectations. Thanks to all who patronize our store, and to those who no longer do, I encourage you to give us another shot! —AlexHall


2010-03-25 17:01:47   This place and Village are the only two local pizza joints in town that I will order from. The food is always fresh and the quality top notch. The first time that I ever went in I was treated very rudely but after running into the owner I gave them a second shot and am happy that I did. Hands down one of the top 3 pizzas in town. —JoeRandom

2010-04-13 12:26:00 Woodstock's Pizza is the best place to order pizza! My family loves the pizza so much. We especially like how the pizza crust is filled with sauce. I recommend this place to anyone who loves great pizza and wonderful service. -Giovanni Janzen


2010-05-13 14:03:01   I have a question about the picture with the Psalm: Where is this news story about atheists boycotting Woodstock's? I'd never heard that. —Shiva


2010-06-02 12:37:41   Woodstock's Pizza isn't that bad—it's not the greatest as some will attest, but it's on my top choice of whom to order from when in Davis. A bit pricey, considering you can get some pretty cheap pizzas elsewhere. My hugest gripe with Woodstock's is their karaoke. I've been here a few times and have come early in order to get in a song or two, but the karaoke DJ is pretty horrible. I went on a pretty slow summer night, where there were only a few singers in front of me, which prompted me to think that I could get my chance in under an hour. That didn't happen, unfortunately. The DJs friends who sat at the table with her (I remember two girls distinctively) went an alarming four times went on before I had a chance to sing my one. Blatant favoritism? Definitely. I went again later that summer and had the same experience. —BreeButler


2010-06-10 11:19:15   LOVE THE STAFF! awesome pizza. good beer. great atmosphere. —MissAmyLu


2010-06-13 00:53:40   me and my friend used to order late at night to grub here. but seriously, the crust gives my jaw a workout. it's also very pricey...i would rather get the $5 at Ceaser's. the atmosphere looks quite relaxing though: a nice tv up front, music, and puff the magic dragon(the mascot) watching over us. —binladen


2010-07-02 16:27:15   Hey there, I just wanted to stop by to say that I've been to Woodstocks a couple of times lately, and I found the service to be courteous and attentive and professional. I was very impressed. —drpottsiv


2010-07-02 17:01:44   I would say this is the best tasting pizza in davis —smartgirl


2010-07-16 17:36:56   I think this is the worst pizza in Davis. —JasperD


2010-09-18 11:09:00   Good pizza, very good beer selection and GREAT customer service, even on super-crowded Friday nights. —JulieCross


2011-02-06 17:52:54   I only go here for the slice pizzas, staff is really nice —NikhilDahal


2011-03-24 13:35:17   I haven't gone here since my friend was assaulted by one of the employees last year. Because there's a bar, I'll explain that there was no drink involved (for moral reasons, he won't touch the stuff). He had put down his stuff and gone to order pizza (so was standing near the door), one of the employees asked him to leave due to his clothing, he was annoyed, but he went to get his stuff. The employee suddenly shoved him INTO the door and out and slammed the door in his face. I was almost hit too by my friend as he was being shoved towards me. I was shocked by the sudden violence and almost called the police (I would have if it had escalated). Admittedly, I don't know if the employee was a bouncer or at what level they're allowed to physically assault patrons into leaving, but it seemed like since he was quietly going to get his stuff and leave, it went way too far. If this was illegal (and again, I don't know if it is or not), Woodstocks really needs to look into it. —Ravyn


2011-03-28 19:16:47   People need to not steal/lose the boardgame pieces. Otherwise it's a fave. —A*Lo


2011-04-07 17:29:53   I love this place. Woodstock has some of the best employees in Davis. They are always very nice and all of the laugh at my lame jokes. I know they're lame, they know that they're lame, but they laugh anyway. Thats how nice they are. Top notch. —Dozer


2011-04-10 00:04:50   Woodstock pizza satiates my late-night cravings again: At 11:09 PM, Jonathan took my phone order for delivery of a 16" X-large Davis Classic with thin crust on white bread (pepperoni, sausage, black olives, mushrooms, onions and extra cheese) — normally a $22.99 pie, but I had an e-mail coupon for $5.00 off. Adding in an order of 12-piece buffalo wings for $7.99, after tax and delivery, my total was $30.69. Jonathan said that it was busy night, so he thought it'd take about 45 minutes to 1 hour before my delivery, which was no problem for me (I wasn't going anywhere tonight).

I hung up the phone at 11:15 PM but at 11:51 PM, the driver called and was outside my door. Impressed with the prompt service (36 minute turn around before midnight), I gave the driver a $5.00 tip.

Now -that's- how a vendor successfully manages customer expectation. —T.Zukumori

Thanks T. Zukumori!


2011-04-10 16:16:52   I'm surprised so many people think this is the best pizza in Davis. The crust tastes like cardboard IMO.

My favorite part of Woodstock's is the trivia night. I love when the category involves music, such as playing a theme song and you have to name the TV show. My main problem with trivia is they need to ask the questions at a faster pace. I start out not minding, but halfway through it really gets to be a drag. It seems like forever in between each question and even if they cut off one minute of answering time for each question we could actually be out before midnight. Some of us have places (work/school) to be the next morning... —MeggoWaffle


2011-05-02 18:51:16   I don't suggest using the pin ball machines. —Graveflower


2011-06-15 21:19:37   Got a pizza delivered to my place this afternoon, and the guy who took the order was very friendly. I had eaten here before, but forgot the name of the pizza I wanted. I named off the two ingredients (jalepeno and chicken) and he automatically told me the name of the pizza (it was called the Firebird). I ended up ordering an extra large Firebird pizza and he told me it would take 30-35 minutes.

I had a student discount coupon that I forgot to mention on the phone and I called Woodstocks back, and someone else answered and informed me that the pizza was already on the way. But to tell the driver that when he arrived to my place, for him to call back to verify  the price change. By the time the pizza came, I told the driver (who ended up being the guy who took my phone order) about the changes, and he was very courteous and told me it was no problem about the late-coupon, and that Woodstocks had already called him.

I applaud to Woodstocks for being very professional today, and to the driver for being really courteous.

Even when I go to Woodstocks in the evenings, the staff is always friendly.


2011-08-11 17:58:36   Woodies is always fantastic, for late night slices or dinner and cinnabread

it's a Davis landmark that is for sure.

When I was younger I was enthralled with the upper seating area —StevenDaubert


2011-11-12 14:14:25   The pizza I ordered was DRENCHED in grease. Disgusting. I will NOT be returning. —OliviaGlass


2011-11-24 01:37:18   Still the best place to get a slice and a pint in Davis. —JakeJames


2012-02-06 20:12:53   The all meat orgy pizza and cinnabread are quite tasty :) The pizza could use a bit more sauce, though. —LoriOrf


2012-02-23 12:53:00   I unsubscribed from P.I.E. in 2008. Recently, I started getting spam directed at the email address I created only for Woodstock's. Are they selling their address list? Anyone else getting this junk?

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The bit with the white font on the white background reads: "You are receiving this email from the Vibe Media | Access Network because you registered for the promotional mailing list with one of our partner sites." —DanWillenbring


2012-03-16 06:25:55   I cannot figure out why there is so much hype for this place. I have not found a pizza that I actually find enjoyable. I have been here multiple occasions with friends and the problems with the pizza are usually that they are covered in so much grease that it feels like the pizza was deep fried. Or if you order a pizza with more than one topping; everything just falls off the pizza onto your plate leaving you with greasy dough and a mess on your plate. The only way they will get me back there is if I'm with friends, even then I find it hard to believe that I will touch their pizza again. —HGibson


2012-03-28 18:31:51   i'm not a fan of their pizza at all, but occassionally enjoy their cinnabreads. —SaThai


2012-08-11 12:28:15   This is the second time I have had their pizza and so far I've enjoyed every slice of it! It was fantastic. —MAIkram


2012-09-22 16:50:54   Mediocre pizza makes me sad pretty much whenever I go there... but on the other hand DK and the other barstaff are (generally) very fun and knowledgeable on football! Definitely the BEST place in town to watch the game and have a beer. —JamesMcCardle


2013-01-01 14:39:19   Their hold music is some christian rock song o.O —JamesMcCardle


2013-03-13 22:02:46   Great dessert pizza. Regular pizzas are super greasy, and they consistently give me a very upset stomach. —AnBan


2013-06-20 19:46:34   I'm not a big pizza fan but I love their veggie pizza with vegan cheese! My husband and son's however are HUGE pizza fans and love Woodstock's! Great pizza Great service every time. Thank you Woodstock's!! —AngelaGerould


2013-07-26 10:56:04   all you can eat slices? why not?? the crust folded over the sauce was woodstock's original idea! brilliant! good brews and delicious pizza... you cant go wrong! —CandaceSmith


2013-11-22 18:40:15   Great pizza, great wings, great salad and once again great delivery service!! Thank you Woodstock's!! —AngelaGerould


2014-01-18 20:51:27   Had a disappointing delivery experience. Ordered a Large pepperoni and sausage pizza with an 8" cinnabread and was quoted a 45 minute delivery time (although I was TWO BLOCKS AWAY. I figured "what they hey" and said that was fine. When they were about 20 minutes late I gave them a call asking what was happening and they said that it was enroute and would arrive in a couple minutes. It arrived about 10 minutes later. The cheese of the pizza congealed and the cinnabread relatively cold and tasting stale as a result. I also felt like I nearly broke a molar on a bit of small bone or hard cartilage in one of my bites that had sausage in it. Won't be ordering again. —E.C.H.

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