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***** Piva Beer Spa is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 6 reviews!

  • *****

    Very nice

  • *****

    This is such a unique concept and a one of a kind experience in Chicago. Definitely check them out!

  • *****

    A friend and I, were invited to come experience their 3 hour long “Platinum Package”, and of course we couldn’t turn that down. This package included Halotherapy for 45 minutes (Salt Room), Steam Room or Sauna for 45 minutes, an AMAZING Beer Soak for 45 minutes, a Relaxation Room with a Beer Mask for 30 minutes, and Massage (60 Minutes). The real deal!

    From the moment I entered Piva Beer Spa, I was blown away, not only by the astounding service, but by the aesthetic, and the quality of everything I was looking at.

    Overall, this is an experience that you have to try for yourself! I am already lining up gift cards to my family members for the holidays. I think the best part about this spa, is that men can go and not feel like the spa is “too girly”. I think a lot of men don’t do spa days because it’s known as a woman’s activity, but this spa is great for everyone. I don’t see how you could come here and not enjoy yourself. Over the past few weeks, my lupus has really been acting up, and I feel 1000 times better after walking out of this 3 hours spa experience.

  • *****

    The rustic wooden vibes really made the place amazing to walk into! Not only is the beer bath such an amazing calming experience but every part of the place is so relaxing. The salt room and aromatherapy message were just the tip of the iceberg. This new and fantastic experience is everything you need to unwind! Check it out!

  • *****

    A friend and I, were invited to come experience their 3 hour long "Platinum Package", and of course we couldn't turn that down. This package included Halotherapy for 45 minutes (Salt Room), Steam Room or Sauna for 45 minutes, an AMAZING Beer Soak for 45 minutes, a Relaxation Room with a Beer Mask for 30 minutes, and Massage (60 Minutes). The real deal!

    From the moment I entered Piva Beer Spa, I was blown away, not only by the astounding service, but by the aesthetic, and the quality of everything I was looking at.

    Overall, this is an experience that you have to try for yourself! I am already lining up gift cards to my family members for the holidays. I think the best part about this spa, is that men can go and not feel like the spa is "too girly". I think a lot of men don't do spa days because it's known as a woman's activity, but this spa is great for everyone. I don't see how you could come here and not enjoy yourself. Over the past few weeks, my lupus has really been acting up, and I feel 1000 times better after walking out of this 3 hours spa experience.

  • *****

    Ha! That was fun!

    I found this place on my morning commute to the highway on a somewhat overlooked stretch of Milwaukee Avenue between Wicker Park and Noble Square.

    I picked the Platinum package online, which I wished more spas would do. I was slightly taken aback by what appeared to be a price of $350 for a one hour experience. That would have put it at or beyond the same level as the most expensive spas in the city. But don't fret, it is actually more like three hours. They should probably change that on the website.

    The platinum package consists of the salt room, beer soak, "relaxation room with beer mask" (more on that later), and a massage.

    My first impression was that the entire operation is much larger than I was expecting. At first glance, it looks like a small two person studio, but then a curtain would be drawn or a door would be opened, and a whole new section emerges, and someone else pops up. Then there are stairs down and a yet another section appears with someone else working there. The place may well be 50 people and 20,0000 square feet, or maybe it's 2000 square feet and they move things around while I'm soaking; I still can't figure it out.

    The salt room was pretty, and a fun place to hang out and relax. The salt actually did do a little something, too. My sinuses cleared up a touch, and it felt like I had spent an hour on the beach (a salty air ocean beach, not a lame lake beach, ye midwestern landlubbers.)

    From there I moved to the (in)famous beer tub. If you've made it this far, there is probably one big question you're wondering about with the beer tub...

    "Do you smell like 2am Saturday afterwards?"

    Surprisingly, no! You don't really smell like anything. When I saw the tub, I was worried that I was going to become a human brew and reek for the rest of the day. But it was really nothing like that. They offer you an optional shower afterwards, but I didn't take it. What I loved was that they served you a nice variety of snacks along with it - breads, cheeses, and....BEER! it tasted like a pretty good craft IPA.

    As I was going through the entire experience, I kept thinking two things:

    1) I've never experienced anything like this before and
    2) This really reminds me of something.

    It wasn't until I got to the relaxation room that consisted of a straw bed (??!) that I finally put it all together.

    Massage?
    Beer soaking?
    Fed a selection of grains and more beer?
    Sleeping on a bale of hay?
    A Himalayan salt room??

    Holy David Burke, Batman! I'm going through the life cycle of a dry-aged Kobe steak!

    Putting aside the dark thoughts that the owners may bust in at any time with knives and forks, I giggled to myself as one of the hostesses returned and said I was now going to get a beer mask.

    No idea what it was meant to do, but if you are ASMR sensitive like I am, then this experience may very well be the highlight. She gently brushed some sort of beer-tinted clay on my face while whispering something I couldn't really make out. I think it was an explanation of what was going on, but I was in a half-trance state from the combination of the accented whispering and the rhythmic brushing. Afterwards, she turned out the lights and let me nap for about 20 minutes. As I dozed off, I wondered if she was secretly warning me that I was about to be eaten and I didn't hear her.

    After she came back, she brought me to the final part of the experience- the massage. She introduced me to the masseuse and then vanished into the ether. The massage was the most conventional part of the entire experience, but even then she brought something a little different to the table (no pun intended).

    As a massage enthusiast myself, I can usually tell in what disciplines the masseuse was schooled. I was impressed that this masseuse brought some accupressure techniques from qigong as well as elements of thai massage. I really appreciated the eastern bend of her technique. You don't see that very often. Ideally, I would have loved a touch of reflexology, either included or as an add-on option, but that's just nitpicking.

    Another minor nitpick is that by the time the massage started, between the beer, the hot soak and the salt room, I was starting to feel a little bit dry aged myself. Ideally, there would be stops for water after each stage to make sure I'm hydrated. The water offer wasn't until the end of the massage, and I was totally parched.

    Overall, this is a totally unique experience that I can see being on a "top things to do in Wicker Park" list in TripAdvisor or AirBnb experiences. This place will be packed on Valentine's Day, it will probably get tons of tourists, but I also hope it gets a steady supply of regulars in the neighborhood. I'm really happy the owners chose here to build this place when the safer option would have been downtown. In the grand tradition of a piva toast, I wish them great happiness and health!

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