Who doesn’t love pizza? Who doesn’t love pizza and beer? Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom has both! With a full bar and more beers on tap than you could imagine this Mockingbird Station staple has everything for the eaters and drinkers.
When I sit down for a great piece of pie I assume I’ll just order a beer because generally the two go hand in hand. However, Old Chicago wants to break that assumption with a wide variety of craft cocktails in addition to their extensive beer selection, most of which are from local breweries. I’ve been on an Old Fashioned kick lately so I opted for the Wheat Old Fashioned which combines Bulliet Rye American Whiskey, Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, bitters, and simple syrup. For all you whiskey lovers, this is the drink for you. Also on the cocktail menu is a thirst quenching, night starting with a Strawberry Mojito that’s sweet for the ladies and packs a punch for the fellas!
What’s a Taproom without appetizers? When trying to decide between the Italian Nachos (served on airy, house made won-ton chips, covered in mozzarella, topped with Italian sausage, pepperoni, and peppercinis), Sicilian Pepperoni Rolls, or Cheese Garlic Bread, just don’t! Choose all three and order the Chi-Town Trio! Your table will devour this starter and give you an idea of the deliciousness that is to come!
My personal preference is a hearty crust so it’s no surprise that my first choice was the signature Chicago Thick crust. This is the butteriest, lightest, softest, crust I have ever experienced and I have sent anyone that will listen to try it! For toppings I wanted something to distinguish Old Chicago from the other guys and the Kick’n Canadian Bacon does just that. This stand out with jalapeno cream cheese smothered in house-made pizza sauce, mozzarella and pepper jack cheeses, Canadian bacon, diced tomatoes, and topped with green onions. Once you try it, your taste buds will be forever grateful!
If you lean towards a classic crust then the Ale crust is your calling! Spiked with brown ale and lightly sweetened, this makes for the perfect foundation in which to build your perfect pie. We opted for the Italian Grinder with a red pizza sauce, seasoned beef, salami, pepperoni, sweet Italian sausage, red onion, roasted garlic, and red peppers and peppercinis.
Who can resist mac-n-cheese? Certainly not me. With 3 different cheesy options I went for the Cajun Spice. A medley of corkscrew macaroni, Anaheim peppers, roasted red peppers, and andouille sausage blended with Cajun spices, in-house white cheddar and topped with aged white cheddar, buttered bread crumbs, and green onions. This is a home-style favorite with Cajun flare!
Old Chicago is happy to offer a number of gluten free options including pizza crusts on their menu. Open until 2am, Old Chicago will be there for your late night pizza cravings! Be sure to use the hashtag #OldChicagoPizzaIsBetterThanYours during your visit!
I received dinner in exchange for my review. All opinions in this post are totally mine.
Location: 5319 Mockingbird Station, Suite 100, Dallas 75206
Hours: Sun-Sat 11am-2am