It all started with a dream to build a place welcoming to all, serving food like mommas cooking to keep you coming back for more. Bryan’s journey to opening the Pitch Pizza & Pub has been long and varied and not necessarily food centric. Food has always been an important interest in his life, just not the way he made his living until 6 years ago. Rugby and beer were the other important factors in the life altering choices that Bryan and his wife Tracy undertook in the fall of 2011. Bryan became an owner and the managing partner in the iconic downtown Springfield Brewing Company. This opportunity and the experiences that followed while leading the Brewco only served to awaken the “foodie” in Bryan and his desire to continue to explore and create “solid” dishes.

Coffee ironically and not beer was at the center of Bryan coming up with the idea for the Pitch while visiting with friends at Panera in the Southern Hills shopping Center. The idea to convert the space to the Pitch Pizza & Pub was actually the answer to a question by a friend, “you know rugby and beer really well, what kind of food pairs with those”? Come to find out it is pizza, pasta and much more that they are making from scratch.

Bryan and his father Robert did the lion’s share of destruction and construction of the Pitch along with family friends. The infill was born from his rugby travels and adventures that Bryan thought would go with the comfort food dishes that we are preparing. The bar itself was born from the years that Bryan spent in the local construction trade, and the need for it to with stand the destructive tendencies of his rugby brethren .

Bryan has surrounded himself with a team of bright, talented and energetic managers that make him successful everyday.

We started construction January 2017.  We opened Good Friday.

Locally sourced for freshest flavors. A full-service pub with a carefully crafted selection of cocktails. Authentic, real food that changes with the seasons and will impress any foodie.

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