Pizza Files: Episode 7 – Boiler Room, Whiskey and Pizza Paradise

In honor of my most favorite day, National Pizza Day, I’ll cover one of my most favorite pizza joints in Chicago, Boiler Room. While I couldn’t partake in today’s celebration, I had a pizza potluck over the weekend which will be discussed in my next pizza file, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Boiler Room is one of my favorite places in the entirety of Chicago. I’ve been so many times I didn’t realize I’d never written about about it. My b. Warning, Boiler Room has been deemed a hipster haven, but If being a pizza-loving hipster is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right. Also, Boiler Room isn’t so much a cool pizza joint, as it’s a cool bar with good pizza; you may come for the pizza, but you’ll stay for the whiskey and PBR.

Boiler Room: Logan Square

Typically Order: PB&J Special – Pizza + Beer (PBR) + Jamo = $8.50; with a side of Jamo ice cream (!!!).

Cost: Yup, $8.50, what a deal. Can’t remember the cost of ice cream, but worth it.

Taste ‘n’ Stuff: The slices are large, so you’ll usually only need one, maybe two if it’s a hangry day. This is America after all, so the bigger the better; am I right? The taste though can be hit or miss sometimes. I would say 90% of the time the special is good, but occasionally you may get a weird combo or it may come out lukewarm, but it’s rare. Overall, they serve good ol’ big slices of greasy pizza, just the way I like.

Vibe: Fun, loud, and occasionally rowdy. The patio in the summer is the bomb diggity.

Things to Know: The first Monday of the month they have PBR bingo. Free to play and you can end up winning swag and… more PBR. Though I was the ONLY one in my group of friends not to win anything last time, I got to mooch off their swag, and it was still entertaining. Boiler Room is also cash only. Some people get all bent out of shape about it, but if you have to take out money there, they’ll give you a shot in return for your ATM receipt.

Yelp: 3.5 out of 5 (Yelp can’t always be right)

Alien Classification: Alien Refuge

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Arty the Alien