Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Active Beers: 32
Beer Ratings: 687
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 115 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by nortmand:
3.73/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Ginormous place, with a huge bar and huge seating capacity. Low levels of colored lighting make this a unique experience.
The house beers were pretty average brewpub fare, and not much was on when I was there. I think I had an ESB and was unimpressed, as were my friends with their selections, so I only had 1 beer.
Service was a bit slow, but the place was packed, so this was understandable.
The best part of this place was the food. Absolutely fantastic pizza, great sauce and a huge variety of fresh toppings. I had basil, artichoke and chicken and it was great.
12-05-2005 20:46:53 | More by nortmand
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
Piece is a must visit for out of towners. Everyone has to get over the idea that all Chicagoans only eat is deep dish. While you won't find an extensive beer list here you will find a small, but great selection of Piece brews. They have their regulars / year rounds (4-6) with a small rotation of seasonals and limited releases (2-3 beers).
It's always busy, but if you go for an early or late dinner then getting a table shouldn't be a problem. Avoid this place 5pm-8pm or you can put your name in and walk around Wicker Park while you wait. There are plenty of bars to get a beer at while you wait an unreasonably long time.
The beers are above average with a few standing out against others. Most of the brews are of the Belgian style (not my cup of tea), but they do some great stouts and porters. My personal favorite, Flatiron is a solid oatmeal stout with some chocolate notes.
The pizza is what really sets this place apart. Do not order a pepperoni and cheese with red sauce. It's a great pizza, but you have so many other options here that you're doing yourself a disservice. We always order the white pizza with mashed potatoes and bacon. Delicious.
Piece is a great spot for game days and I'd suggest going early then bar hopping in Wicker Park or down Division (a few blocks south) for a great sampling of Chicago night life.
12-22-2013 15:16:56 | More by Yarni28
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria in Chicago, IL
89 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.