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The Boiler Room

Bars, Pubs Logan Square
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Photograph: Marina Makropoulos Boiler Room

Time Out says

Thanks to local design crew Alter Ego, this Logan Square pizza bar looks like the Mos Eisley cantina from Star Wars collided with the local transportation department—seat belts, CTA doors and all. Nobody expects great pizza from a bar, so while we’ve had good luck with the meatballs-and-giardiniera pizza, chalk up any gaffes to the Jameson on tap—a shot of the stuff with a PBR tall boy and a slice of pizza rings in at $7.50.



Address: 2210 N California Ave
Cross street: between Palmer and Lyndale Sts
Transport: El stop: Blue to California. Bus: 52, 56, 74.
Price: Average beer: $5.50
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am
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Users say (6)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.1 / 5

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I live by Boiler Room, and it's pretty beloved. Of course I wish they took cards, but sometimes it's nice to have an excuse to take a shot, haha. (Free shots for using ATM.) The PB&J special is a classic, but I also like their sandwiches, appetizers and cocktails. It's just pretty comforting ass comfort food.

The patio is GORGEOUS. Love it in the summer. The whole restaurant has a really charming industrial decor. It's hipster-central over here...but...the servers are generally great, and the food hits the spot. 


I just love knowing that if I need a late night slice and a craft beer, there's an oasis a few block down from me.  Reasonably priced pizza slices and PBR can make the Boiler Room a perfect late night hangout for you and your friends just looking to hang out and have a good time with no frills.

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Pro-tip: grab cash from the ATM outside and you get a free shot with your receipt!

The Boiler Room has pizza, PBR, and a good beer list, but probably my favorite part is the ATM deal. You get a free shot of whiskey when you bring your ATM receipt to the bar. I usually do that, skip the bar (which is almost always packed) and head on over to Township, where things are more my pace. Regardless, Boiler Room does not disappoint on a night out just off the California Blue Line stop.


Pizza and beer. Obviously I love it here. The Boiler Room can get pretty intensely packed, especially on weekend nights, but the vibe is always fun. This Logan Square spot is located right off of the California stop on the blue line too, so it couldn't be easier to stop by, even if you don't live in the neighborhood. The Boiler Room is also known for fun nights like its PBR bingo, where you can win lots of cool swag.