Hours: Lunch: Saturday-Sunday; dinner: seven days
Open late: Saturday till 3, other nights till 2
Bar and pizzeria from the people behind Simone's.
The Boiler Room embraces kitsch, from its industrial, subway-themed take on cool to its predictable punk and mid-90s alt-rock soundtrack. The Logan Square bar and pizza joint, from the owners of Simone’s, also offers daily specials—and one permanent one, the PB&J: an enormous slice of pizza, a tall boy of PBR, and a shot of Jameson for $8.50. Actually, if you can avoid ingesting PBR or Jameson during your meal, you should probably get a gold star or a high five or something. The Boiler Room's eponymous pizza comes with PBR meatballs, giardiniera, and oregano; the Purist with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a welcome drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Aside from slices and pies, the stripped-down menu offers a handful of appetizers and salads as well as a dessert special. Use the ATM, with its $2.75 withdrawal fee, and get a free shot of Jameson (the Boiler Room is cash only).