It’s hard to describe Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom without having to give some serious thought to ensure that all the “good stuff” about the place is included (without seeming long-winded) – a pub, sports bar, craft beer house, food lover’s mecca – all can be used easily to characterize this recently opened Katy establishment.
Whether you are dropping by after work to enjoy one of their 60 bottles of brew, making a pit stop with the family over the weekend to grab a pizza or two, looking for a place to watch the game, or just an enthusiast who loves great food and has an equal affection towards craft beer (they have 36 beers on draft), Old Chicago Katy will quickly become your everything. The casual vibe seems fitting for many reasons and unlike most beer centric spots, this one is family friendly; a must for a suburban location.
The beers on draft change about every 3 to 4 weeks which is perfect for those that look forward to trying something new. The “Create Your Own Flight”, which allows you to select four beers, is a steal of a deal.
I fell head over heels for the Buffalo Chicken Rolls! I couldn’t wait to tell everyone I knew that I had found my new love. Oh me oh my what a treat. The soft doughy center provided an eye-opening chewy texture while the buffalo sauce added just a bit of kick. Pair that with a side of blue cheese dressing or ranch and you have yourself one perfect bite. If you’re not a buffalo sauce kind of person, the Sicilian Pepperoni Rolls or the Sausage & Onion Beer Rolls may do the trick.
The pizza portion of the menu is fairly expansive and offers traditional options and those not so common. Choose between a red sauce, white sauce, pesto sauce and if you are in the mood for a twist go for the sweet & spicy chili sauce. In addition to selecting your own sauce, you have two choices for crust – their “Chicago Thick” cornmeal crust (which is an inch to inch and a half thick) or the Ale crust that is basically your hand tossed option that is blended with a brown ale. The cheese for the pizza is shred daily, the dough is made daily, and the veggies are hand cut every day. Did I mention this was a 60% scratch kitchen? Yep, that’s how they roll.
From salads, to sandwiches, to the make-your-own mac and cheese, if you are a Katy resident or in close proximity, a visit is a no brainer. For those that dread commuting outside of the loop, this may be one of those exceptions!