Frank (91) Chicago, Illinois | May 31, 2005| Updated July 8, 2010
I couldn’t say enough good stuff about this place if it wasn’t for the fact that it is bathed and dripping with yuppie scum. The pizza is excellent something like New Haven style wood oven pizza with high quality toppings. Their salads are great too. This is all aside from the beer of course, which ranges from very good to mind-blowing. There’s some inconsistency between batches, I’ve found, but you can always count on at least one of their drafts will be a real treat. Their specialty seems to be wheat beers and indeed their hefes are amazing but I’m an American boy so I prefer their IPA’s and such which are rich, fruity and refreshing. I would probably make this a weekly stop if it wasn’t for the crowd.
2/19/16 - Came late one Friday, very crowded but able to get a seat at the bar. This place was highly recommended for the pizza and beers, a recommendation not only spot on, but even exceeding my high expectations. The two beers I had, The Bowie Beer and the award winning The Weight Beer, were excellent, as good as their respective namesakes. The pizza was very good, in terms of taste, texture and crust. Not sure why I never made it here before, though I definitely want to hit this again, both for the beer and pizza.
East coast style pizza and beer destination. Taplist includes both their own beers (expect a weizen, at least one IPA, goldenarm, and one dark) as well as a few beers from other breweries (including some locals). Generally also a seasonal collaboration or specialty which is what we go there for. Easy to get to from Wicker Park Blue Line (Damen/North/Milwaukee) stop. Go early to avoid the crowds and a wait.
Huge pizzas, a couple of excellent beers, tons of TVs with college football on and a very nice space. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Value was very good. Pizza was outstanding. Probably only 8 beers on tap but a bunch of guest taps as well from local breweries. Cool place.