Chicago loves pizza, and there’s no doubt about it. Even more, the city loves their expertly-crafted local brews from 312 to Goose Island and are excited to try beers from around the world. Some of the best pizza in Chicago can be found at local bars as patrons can get their two favorite things at the same time.
The Warehouse Bar and Pizzeria Chicago
1419 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
By far one of the trendiest places to grab a pint and a pizza, The Warehouse Bar and Pizzeria Chicago is located on lively Fullerton Avenue. Some of the most notable pies to try are the Angry Italian for spice lovers and honey BBQ for those a bit sweeter. The brews available on draft are an IPA-lover’s paradise. The best part about it is that trendiness, service and taste do not come with a high price tag.
3832 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
Big Bricks is known as the stop for many Northsiders looking for a brew, pizza and BBQ. The bar is equipped with drafts from around the world from Anchor Liberty Ale to Guinness Stout. Big Bricks is a great place for pizza with a local twist. Many hail the Ditka as a great choice as it sports house smoked Canadian bacon, sausage, pepperoni, bacon, tomato, sauce and mozzarella.
Durbins Restaurant & Lounge
17265 Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Durbins pizza is a staple in southwest suburban Tinley Park. The best thing about this location is that it’s not only a bar, but a restaurant and sometimes a lively night club on weekend evenings. Known for their pizza, Durbins reels customers in with cheesy thin crust pizzas with a herb-packed slightly sweet sauce and keeps them in with their bar, which transforms every weekend evening as lights, music and a dance floor entertain patrons. This is one of the best locations in suburban Chicago for bar pizza, but other bars and pizzerias dot the downtown Tinley Park Oak Park Avenue area.
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Parlor Pizza Bar
108 N. Green St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Parlor Pizza Bar is a centrally-located West Loop location for pizza at the bar. They have menus for every part of the day, including their exciting late-night menu which runs from 11 at night until close every day. The Apple of my Pie is a unique pie with braised pork shoulder, roasted apples, onion conftit, brie cheese, goat cheese and arugula. The result is a sweet, smoky and cheesy (with many different kinds of cheese) way to continue a night out in the legendary city while still being able to keep the drinks flowing.
Flo & Santos
1310 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
It seems fitting that the city with the largest Polish population outside of Poland has an opportunity to have pizza and a brew in a pub with Polish authenticity. The pub has a long bar that runs the length of the restaurant and booth seating towards the red brick wall. Cultures come together in this pub as Polish fare, and most especially Polish beer come together with Chicago’s love for pizza. Why limit yourself to Italian for pizza when you can go explore other opportunities, which is what Chicago is all about.
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Robert Mathius is a Chicago suburb native who currently lives in Tinley Park. He has a passion for the automotive industry in addition to journalism and works to blend his two passions in his writing. Additional automotive reporting by Robert can be found on Examiner.com.