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Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Active Beers: 31
Beer Ratings: 650
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1927 W North Ave
phone: (773) 772-4422
8 house taps, 10 guest taps.
Extreme parking enforcement area.
Metered parking on North Ave., permit only on side streets.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Have to admit was expecting something much greater than I got. Place as the feel of a trashy Euro-poser bar. Its got a really nice kind of curved bar but just not the right atmosphere for debating the finer points of Barleywine, Imperial IPAs and Scotch ales. Just had the feel of an old disco gone bad. Think of big puffy couches around low tables. The beer was good but very suspect clientele who couldn't probably tell good beer if it bit them. The beer itself was very good as mentioned in other reviews and I'd venture to say if this was a more beer-oriented or themed palce the beer crowd would be talking about it a bit more. Anyway, just didn't feel like a place that I want to go back to which doesn't happen to often. Didn't try the food but it looked and smelled good.
12-27-2003 02:55:34 |
More by CRJMellor
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
The first thing you'll want to know: yes, there's very good beer here. The brewers pay some lip service to styles, and have a few light brews for the Bud crowd, then come up with things like Wing Nut, with too much hops and too much malt, and something called "The Truth," an Imperial with extra coffee added. They even offer a "Beermosa" of orange juice and Berliner Kindl Weisse, and several guest taps.
I only had their pizza, but it was excellent; the thin, cracker type crust that is Chicago's other pizza, cheezy and greasy.
Located in the Bucktown neighborhood, formerly a hipster place until it was the focus of a "Real World," now a poser area (lots of 20somethings singing along to Led Zeppelin on the jukebox). But still comfortable, airy and friendly, with sports on TV. Be sure to visit Quimby's book store down the block for esoteric comic books.
12-09-2003 16:04:22 |
More by DrunkMcDermott
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
On the recent trip to Chicago this was the only in city brewpub that I had not yet visited. It is a bit out of the way as it is in North Chicago away from the tourist areas. The bartender was surprised we made the effort to find the place. The place was crowded both at the lengthy bar and in the large dining area. It was darkly lit but I felt comfortable.
They had six different house beers when I was there. I like the names of their beers like Passive Aggressive Porter and Dysfunctionale (IPA). I tried the Dysfunctionale first. I found it to be pretty hoppy with nice floral bouquet. One of my friends ordered the Passive Aggressive Porter. I tasted it and found it to be a nice porter but nothing to write home about.
They also had an unlisted stronger IPA that weighed in at 8.6% abv. I ordered one of these which was served in a 10 oz glass. It was like an Imperial IPA but not quite as hoppy. It was more bitter than the dysfunctionale and a bit more flavorful. Time didn't permit drinking more of their beers. I think I will try to return next spring when I am back in Chicago. I regret not trying out their Fog Heavy Hefeweizen which I hope they will have again.
Piece won't make anyone forget Goose Island or Flosmoor Station but it's still worth checking out. Not as beer focused but they seem to be working on it.
11-01-2003 18:14:43 |
More by fuchebu
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2
Piece: This is a place one would expect the tools from Real World to work, much more style than substance. Great looking big barn, I heard it was a former auto repair shop. Unfortunately, it was staffed with uninterested and non-too bright help. Sample:
J-D: Do you have a sampler?
Wait-Person: Ummmmm. . . . I’ll have to check
J-D: Are you freaking kidding me, bring me the manager; I’ll have to throttle him or her!
W-P: (insipid stare).
J-D: for Christmas crackers, get me a beer.
W-P: sure we have beer.
What was eventually brought was an uninspired “beer” like substance. Bad beer, bad help, bad service, fairly good pizza. Do not believe that this is Chicago style anything, go elsewhere.
11-08-2002 20:57:39 |
More by jackndan
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