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Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Piece Brewery & PizzeriaPiece Brewery & Pizzeria
BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
33 Beers
828 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 199
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: 10
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1927 W North Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60622-1316
United States
phone: (773) 772-4422

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @piecechicago

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

8 house taps, 10 guest taps.

Extreme parking enforcement area.
Metered parking on North Ave., permit only on side streets.
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Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
4.5/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I have been going to Piece since it very first opened. In the past few years the beers have only gotten better, the seasonals especially -- the dark, strong and sweet Festivus and Truth, a new blonde doppelbock currently on tap called the "fornicator", the belgian style trippel, saison and a biere de garde, also currently on tap called Surrender. The Top Heavy Hefeweizen is true to form with a lovely bananaey thing going on. The Dark and Curvy is a very nice dunkelweizen. Really really fine beers.

The unfortunate thing that happened sometime after Piece opened was the Real World. They set up shop right across the street. One of the cast members (or several of them) were servers. The cameras were rolling in the bar, on the street, all around the neighborhood. Piece became hip, and the cell phone to person ratio increased exponentially.

Well, the real world is gone, but around 8ish Thursday through Saturday, the hip factor kicks in and the laid back atmosphere evaporates. I say unfortunate, but at the same time, I am very happy that Piece continues, and in fact is thriving. They just expanded their beer making capacity to keep up with demand. Now there is more good beer for everyone. But alas there is not any more space. so go early. Try these delicious beers. Also enjoy the white pizza with clam and bacon -- think clam chowder -- it works).

We've had great service at the bar. Again I am usually there before the hip crowd rolls in. But even if we have to stand in a room full of the hip and trendy, the beers are worth it. The selection of house beers usually includes 4-5 regular beers (golden arm, top heavy or big and curvy, dysfunction/worryin ale, dark bier in summer, flatiron porter or strong arm stout in winter) plus a couple seasonals. The guest taps are no slouches either -- three floyds, capital, sierra nevada and sometimes rogue along with a few european offerings: wittekerke, guinness, stella

This is a great Chicago beer stop -- easy to reach off of the Blue Line (Damen Stop), or from the Map Room, or from Clybourn Goose Island via North Ave. Clybourn Goose's housemade beer section is usually a tad better, but I give Piece the nod for food.

I am very happy for Jonathan Cutler, the brewer, that he got recognition this year at GABF as small brewpub/brewmaster of the year. IMHO it was well deserved.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ChicagoFanatic1
5/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The beer is always second to none. The Wicker Park vibe is nice and laid back. My wife and I love the pizza. You just have to go during the day.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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Review from notes - Visited on a Sunday that the Blackhawks were in the playoffs, so it was extremely hard to get a place at the bar to eat...may have taken 15-20 minutes. Not too bad. I had a beer in hand so all was good. Tried the Marketing Ploy, Victoria, and Golden Arm. All three were well done and served in proper glassware. The staff appeared to be well versed in the beers that they were pouring, but given the situation, they were less inclined to really talk about it. Also had a pizza and it was really good, if you like thin crust pizza. While it is "New Haven" style pizza, and the crust was what I expected, it lacked flavor in addition to the sauce, as compared to those pizzerias in New Haven. Don't get me wrong, the next time that I am in Chicago, I will be back. Good beer, good pizza and a good vibe...what more can you really ask for?

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Piece Brewery & Pizzeria in Chicago, IL
91 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.