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Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Piece Brewery & PizzeriaPiece Brewery & Pizzeria
BEER AVG
3.84/5
Based on:
38 Beers
996 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 122
Visits: 222
Avg: 4.01
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 | map
www.piecechicago.com

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: 122 | Visits: 222
Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JJH1018
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rddayson
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of Gorf_Minor
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

what a cool spot, with a couple of entrances, one for beer and pizza to go, the other for the main restaurant and bar. we did not eat, but the pizzas coming out looked and smelled sensational, and i will certainly be back to try them. the beers were really solid, it sounded like the brewer had quite the resume, and the beer, while somewhat simplistic in terms of styles on the menu, absolutely showed that experience. the porter was probably my favorite, but the pale and kolsch were also outstanding. they had some neat guest beers here too, so assuredly something for everyone. the space is big and warm, really long bendy bar with some great staff back there. our dudes were really friendly, happy to chat, and eager to share all their stuff. they also were full of information about the chicago beer scene, and enhanced our trip tremendously. the porter was the winner for me, lots of chocolatey layers, and a smooth full bodied feel. perfect for a chilly saturday afternoon. i look forward to coming back, gorging myself on pizza, and hunkering down for a nice long session. these guys are really worth checking out.

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Photo of 98green
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.45/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of slavall
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of boulay50
5/5  rDev +24.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of boothbeer
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Wolverine48092
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of srletend
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Good beer that you can't get outside the brewpub. A couple of the beers were 4/5 in my opinion. Others were average. Service was okay, but not great. Pizza (Atomic) was awesome--something different (thin crust) than the crowded deep dish places. Bottom line: very good beer and great pizza make this a place worth visiting when in Chicago.

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Photo of ewolfson
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.53/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

My favorite place in Chicago for pizza and beer. I always thought the pizza was better than the beer, but since I've been going there, they've stepped up the beer game, both with the house brewed stuff, and the guest taps. They make a few great beers that go great with eating pizza- The Weight and Golden Arm come to mind. Great thin crust, New Haven style pizza bucks the Chicago deep-dish trend, but I'd rather be eating the thin stuff when drinking any day . Cool natural lit wide open room in the center/bar area, but the booths can be dim and dark. I suggest going during the day, or right when they open for lunch. Sunday Pizza and a Growler to go for 20 Bucks is an awesome deal. I go back every time I visit Chicago.

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Photo of tim007007
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of april333
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

It's busy, but worth it. Good beer and pizza.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of malin_genie
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of djgoodwi
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ChicagoFanatic1
5/5  rDev +24.7%
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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Piece Brewery & Pizzeria in Chicago, IL
90 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.