When Simone’s offers $6 pizza and beer on Monday nights, they’re serious about the pizza part. This pizza can comfortably feed two people—and even skews toward adventuresome. Quinoa, potatoes and black bean sauce are guest stars in a lineup of kinda quirky pies. For more traditional folks, the Tuscan, with red pepper and portabella mushrooms, is a consistent winner. Pie quality? No Pequod’s, but way better than Pizza Hut. The beer? OK, it’s PBR. But some of us like PBR and, besides, you’re getting a pizza for $6, so order your favorite craft brew with the savings. The pizzas are just $8 a la carte any other day, and the ongoing mystery four-dollar draft could inspire your own reasonable pizza and brew combo.
960 W. 18th, 312.666.8601, simonesbar.com
Best of Chicago 2014