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Beer Available At Piece Brewery & Pizzeria (arranged by most recent)
Piece Festivus 83, Piece Oktoberfist! , Piece The Outsider , Piece The Weight 91, Half Acre Navaja 90, Piece Beer In Progress 73, Piece Half Acre Cold & Wet 70, Piece Big Black Mariah Porter 96, Piece Surrender 73, Piece Dark n Curvy 96, Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout 99, Piece Moose Knuckle Barley Wine 96, Piece Golden Arm 45, Firestone Walker 16 (XVI Sixteenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Piece Full Frontal Pale Ale 95
3fourths (1165) Boulder, Oregon | July 6, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
large interior with a busy lunch crowd, it’s certainly a popular scene that a lot of tourists like to take in. this along with sports on the televisions above the bar had me prepared for the worst but I was genuinely surprised to find the beer quality was high across the board, and the pizza legitimately delicious.
Braudog (690) Hampton, Virginia | July 3, 2005
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
May 2005: One word: Awesome. Super-good beers, including a good selection of guest drafts, and spectacular pizza. My #1 in Chicago.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Went there for lunch on a weekday and the place was half full. The pizza was okay, frankly disappointing for the elogious reviews I’d heard before. I was very, very impressed with the 3 beers I’ve tried though. I almost regret not taking a pint of everything. The strongest on the menu was 6%, but I’ve got a feeling they excel at ’sessionable’ brews and encourage drinkability. Besides, the palce is not very pretty, it’s a huge room with interesting natural light from the ceiling trap, but I’m not a big fan of the young crowd that was already gathering there on a september weekday afternoon. Service was also expeditive and not very friendly.
Dogbrick (637) Columbus, Ohio | April 23, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 04/2010): Piece is located on the northwest side of Chicago on West North Ave not too far off I-94. Metered parking is available in all directions, however the spots right in front of the place cannot be used until after 6pm.
Inside the wraparound bar can be found on the right side, with highboy tables and booths on the left. The paneled skylight ceiling is high and makes the space feel very open. There are chalkboards that list the available beers, and medals and awards won by Piece are displayed all over. There is a dark red and cream color scheme. One other note related to atmosphere: the men’s room is laid out so that there is a clear view to the urinals from the main seating area if that’s your thing.
Piece has around 7 beers of their own beers on draught and another 9 or so guest taps. The house beers run from Kölsch to the Dark ’N Curvy Dunkelweizen to an IPA and IIPA. Some slightly more atypical styles like Altbier and Bière de Garde (Worryin’ Ale) are available too. All in all the beers are above average to very good, especially the Wack Job Imperial IPA. The brews are available in a sampler too. Guest brews include Bell’s, Three Floyds and the like.
Service on an early evening was good, and the place went from relatively empty to practically standing room only in the nearly two hours I was there as the after work crowd started showing up. The Blackhawks were on TV playing my hometown Blue Jackets which I think was part of the draw.
The pizza at Piece is very good. They have some menu pizzas but the recommendation to me was to start with red or white sauce and build my own which is what I did. My creation was delicious if I do say so myself.
Overall I really like this place. If this brewpub was on the ocean it would be neck and neck with Pizza Port as far as my favorite brewpub and pizza place. As it stands it is definitely a place I will try to hit on future trips to Chicago.
BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | February 18, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Went in on a weekday afternoon and were the only patrons at the time. Although, others did arrive while we were there. Very open building near the L train line. Had 7 or 8 house brews plus a few bottled beers (Belgians). Food was pretty good and reasonably priced.
NachlamSie (526) Denver, Colorado | August 17, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The place is medium sized, but wide open inside. Piece is located right in the middle of downtown and is easily accessible by the train. They had a great assortment of their own brews and guest drafts from Flossmoor, 3 Floyds, and a few other respectable brewers. I had a really great time here, but it may have been more due to the televised Bratwurst eating competition than anything else. I skimmed the menu to find that they offer clams, mashed potato, and goat cheese as pizza toppings. If I ever come here again, I will order a pizza with all three of those. This place, I think, is worth making a special trip. They seemed to have a better variety and/or better quality of beer than other brewpubs in downtown Chicago.
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | December 29, 2005| Updated December 30, 2005
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Nice brewpub with good pizza selection, but beer selection was dismal at best, only 4 taps available. Service was rushed and unattentive. Forgot to mention, do not sell samplers, which is unfortunate, as they have a good reputation for quality.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | May 21, 2008
50 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
To be avoided on Thursday night and probably Friday and Saturday nights too. 25 and you’re a veteran in this large annoyingly loud resto-pub/sport-bar. Extra-loud pop music, overcrowded with 300 22 years old kids. If it wasn’t bad enough I got treated with untalented Karaoke “performances”. My waitress was friendly and funny but the place was just too over-packed, I had to wait 30 minutes to order my first pint! Unacceptable, almost stressful for someone on a beer trip. I’m writing this on my laptop in the pub waiting for my first pint to finally arrive. Please someone kill the dude with the microphone. When you hear the sound of someone breaking the glass 100 people applaud, I kid you not. Oh crap they’re playing Vanilla Ice’s Can’t Stop This at extra loud volume right now. I wanna die. I truly hate the atmosphere. To all 25 years old and above beer-geeks reading this I say visit this place in the after-noon. Oh shit! Now there’s that awful voice doing a karaoke on Village People’s YMCA totally off-key… I need a rope. They had 6 of their own beers on tap with, 7 interesting gues t taps (3F Alpha King, Bar Republic, etc.) and a dozen of standard European imported bottles (Duvel, Schlenkerla, Saison Dupont, Fin du Monde, etc.). I only had two pints there and I was truly impressed. The Top Heavy Hefeweizen was one of the best I ever had, and their Cameltoe was truly a superior IIPA. However as good as the beer was (and it was EXCELLENT) I couldn’t stay there for more than 2 pints. Also on the plus side these guys can cook a mean pizza. I ate there and my pizza was in my all-time top-10 pizza. Still I hated the ambiance of that pub. Ok, now it’s getting funny, an Asian dude is karaoke-ing In-The-Navy and he cannot even get the lyrics right. I’m leaving anyway. I’ll come back one day, during the after-noon.
bhensonb (422) Woodland, California | April 23, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Took the Blue Line from O’Hare. What a place. Pizza - large is cookie sheet size. Excellent thin crust. Build your own like you like it. We all agreed it was very, very good pizza. Excellent selection of award winning beers to help put the pizza down. Great place. Good service. If you have a 4 hour stopover at O’Hare, this is worth the trip.
BrewDad (411) Olympia, | July 16, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Wow what a fun place. This is a must stop for any beer geeks. Great beers with a terrific layout. So glad I got to see this place.
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