When I was a wee lad years ago in New York, I found that you could hardly go wrong by ordering pizza in an establishment that was primarily a watering hole, and not a pizzeria. The crust was usually thin and nicely charred, and the sauce was always tangy. Nowadays, there seems to be very few of these venerable taverns. The Colony in Stamford, CT, is basically a bar that serves great pizza. As is Joe's in Northampton, MA.
Do you know of any old-time local watering holes that also make a great pie?