The Beer Temple

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The Beer TempleThe Beer Temple
BA SCORE
100
world-class

109 Ratings
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.78
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

3185 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-7133
United States
phone: (773) 754-0907

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(Place added by: MasterSki on 01-01-2013)
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Reviews by Monsone:
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5/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped in on opening day.

Atmosphere - Really cool layout. Clean and new but with some very solid design choices. The register stand that is made from reclaimed Bourbon County Rare barrels. Beautiful solid wood top on that as well. The shelving also very nice for a beer shop.

Quality - No crap here. Every item on a shelf or in a cooler belongs in a craft beer store. From local craft to imports, almost every beer is great.

Service - Chris and Margaret are tremendously helpful and friendly. They were also pouring free samples from 3-4 beers at the time.

Selection - For an opening day selection this was pretty top notch. Three Floyds sixers (Gumballhead), Bourbon County Coffee, Green Flash, etc, etc. Will be exciting to see how the inventory develops over time, because there is plenty of space for additional bottles.

Food - DIdn't see any food offerings (but Pork Shoppe, Urban Belly (BYO) and Kumas are all in stumbling distance)

Value - This is high end beer (and some wine), so it isn't cheap per se, but the prices are right in line with the West Lakeview, and Binny's in Chicago. When you considering the free samples that they plan to always be pouring, I think that represents a good value.

Overall, this beer boutique has tremendous potential to be the best beer shop in Chicago. Will they ever do the volume that Binny's does? No. But do think they could rise to the top fairly quickly based on selection and customer service.

NOTE: They plan on starting on shipping on some time. And FREE PARKING behind the building.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sweffin
4.71/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
5/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Conveniant location, excellent selection, friendly service, great prices. Also love the youtube reviews. Keep up the great work!

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The Beer Temple in Chicago, IL
100 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.