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Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

Not Rated.
Piece Brewery & PizzeriaPiece Brewery & Pizzeria
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

175 Ratings
Ratings: 175
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Active Beers: 34
Beer Ratings: 810
Beer Avg: 3.77
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:
8 house taps, 10 guest taps.

Extreme parking enforcement area.
Metered parking on North Ave., permit only on side streets.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

robriley, Oct 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Tex_hex, May 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Went here late afternoon on a Saturday with my wife for a few slices and beers. Everything about this place was exceptional. We were immediately seated by a friendly host who gave us our choice of two tables. Within a minute of sitting down our server was taking our drink. She was very patient with my indecisiveness over the beer menu. I finally settled on the Belgian Blonde "Cuffs and Collars." Very nice selection of their own beers as well as guest drafts and bottles.

Our food was delivered very quickly and the goat cheese in marinara was fantastic. Our pizza followed and is probably one of the best pizzas I've had in Chicago.

If your in the area, or are looking to make a trip, this place is worth a stop.

As a side note, Piece has a "To Go" special on Sundays that allows you get a large pizza and a growler for $25.

littleg, May 11, 2008
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

TheGingerbreadMan, Nov 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

leprakhan, Dec 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

aussiebeer, Jun 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

sliks96, Mar 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Irishace9, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

gotek, Saturday at 02:29 AM
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.95/5  rDev +21.6%

Came in on a Wednesday night and it was still busy. We got sat in 10 minutes and server was wonderful.

Piece Brews are absolutely delicious. The Pizza is great. Our server said that the pizza was burnt and they gave us a free appetizer and round of beers on the house. It wasn't necessary but greatly appreciated.

I recommend Piece to any beer lover as well as foodie.

NewGlarusFan, Apr 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Keelin, Aug 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

gmendez1122, Apr 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

brother_kenneth, Apr 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

patdunkel, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

ItsGotaBeUrBull, Nov 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Mirrorful, Apr 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Great place. Really good pizza and pizza dessert! Nice beer selections and friendly staff. Cool vibe overall. Tried a few of their brews and really enjoyed them. Wish they had a location closer to me cuz I would go back consistently. Anyone coming into town make sure to try this local gem out.

krl2112, Mar 01, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +15.5%

Read the great reviews of this place before a trip to Chicago and decided it was a must-see. Piece did not disappoint. At first, we weren't sure we were getting in - the door jockeys said they were at "max capacity" even though I could see at least 3 empty tables for four through the window. In no less than 2 minutes, we were able to get inside. It was in fact packed, but we found a couple at the bar getting ready to leave and snagged their spots.

Now, this is where it gets impressive. I said this place was packed and I'm not joking, it was wall-to-wall people. But our service at the bar was fabulous. The bartenders weren't rushed to serve us at all and gave us their undivided attention when they were helping us. Beers ordered were delivered in a very timely manner, again, given "max capacity." Beers were great - no complaints there. Good variety, well-described by the staff. I stuck with the Full Frontal Pale Ale; husband had the Veda Belgian Black and the You Will Fail IPA. We were both impressed our choices.

The pizza - I don't even know where to start with this pizza. Good, great, amazing... there aren't enough adjectives to describe how good it was. Thin, crispy, fresh toppings. We ordered a medium "Plain" with chicken, sauteed mushrooms, and fresh basil. By the time my husband and I were completely stuffed, we still had appx 3 or so pieces left, so the medium is a good-sized pie.

If you're planning a trip to Chicago, do make the trip to Piece!

KelleyAnn76, May 27, 2008
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4.55/5  rDev +11.8%

I stopped by Piece with some friend while on the way home from Dark Lord Day. I really liked the atmosphere. It had the perfect combination of modern, hip, and old fashioned. The music was eclectic (jazz, elvis, hank williams, indie rock). The people were eclectic (bohemians, Japanese business men, hippies with dreds so long they have to put their hair in their coat pocket). The service was very good. It seemed that our waitress was covering half the brewpub, but she still managed to be friendly, and prompt. She was also able to give good descriptions of the beers. The beer was as good as I've had at other great Midwestern brewpubs like Minneapolis Town Hall, or The Great Dane. The Top Heavy Hefe was the perfect antidote to a weekend overdose of RIS and DIPA at DLD. The kolsch they had on was one of the most flavorful I have tasted. The Egyptian Pale Ale reminded me a lot of Bell's Hopslam. While the Big Black Maria was a very well balanced coffee porter. The pizza was some of the best I've ever had. Great toppings with the perfect crust. My sister lives a couple blocks from Piece so I guess I will be visiting her more often to give myself an excuse to hit up the brewpub.

KarlHungus, Apr 28, 2008
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4.55/5  rDev +11.8%

This is my kind of place! "aww the staff has tattoo and is kind of rude, boo hoo"...ok, then go to Giodando's in the Loop then. If you can't handle tattooed servers, non-Chicago style pizza, great beer, eclectic (but surprisingly awesome) selection of music, please avoid this.

I arrived after work on Friday at about 4:30. I was waiting for my wife and was told I could wait at the bar. Ok, strange since it was still early and not many people were there. I could have just grabbed a seat at a table. I ordered the Stout while I waited. The menu is simple and straightforward...no messing about, easy to read. Beers, their styles, awards, and short descriptions are in the menu.

Got a table after my wife arrived and ordered a pizza. What a brilliant change of pace from normal Chicago style (and by that I mean deep AND thin crust Chicago style) pizza. The food seemed to pair beautifully with the beer, if on purpose or by accident I'm not quite sure.

The music was farking brilliant and seemed to be straight out of my music collection. One moment we'd hear Siouxsie and the Banshee, followed up by a 1950's oldie, followed by Junior Senior...just awesome! Eclectic but awesome...not the droning heavy metal you hear at Kumas or Local Option, but just as good (stuff you wouldn't normally hear on the radio!).

Staff is all tatt'd up, which was great. That sort of thing makes me feel very comfortable. Value was good, not expensive at all really: 3 beers + 1 small pizza (perfect for 2 people who don't glutten themselves) = ~26 bucks.

I love this place and will return as often as I can stomach the hipster-laden and hippie-smelling Wicker Park.

Northsider, Jul 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Kevin_Young, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

4thoseabout2bock, Aug 21, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

bowzer4birdie, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

brandoman63, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

cathomae, Feb 20, 2014
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Piece Brewery & Pizzeria in Chicago, IL
91 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.